Wisconsin is a very natural state. There are more than 15,000 lakes here, and a large part of the region is covered with forest. Tourists from all over the world, but also Americans come to Wisconsin to enjoy the peace and quiet and nature.
According to ehotelat, Milwaukee and Madison are the state’s largest cities. They are well worth a visit as you can find some small sights here.
Otherwise there are three very nice museums in Wisconsin, which provide a cultural offer in different subject areas.
For anyone who appreciates the charm of the local landscape and loves lakes and forests, Wisconsin is the right place for a vacation. Here, nature-loving people can spend the whole day in the fresh air and just enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of the landscape.
In many regions of Wisconsin you will find the best conditions for observing the native animals in their natural environment.
Wisconsin key figures
Land area: 169,639 sq km (23rd place of all US states)
Share of water surface: 17%
Population: 5.63 million people (2008 estimate, ranked 20th of all states in the USA)
Population density: 33 residents per square kilometer (23rd place of all states in the USA)
Member of the USA since: May 29, 1848 (as the 30th state in the USA)
Capital city: Madison (223,389 residents, 2006, metropolitan area 543,022 residents)
Largest city: Milwaukee (602,191 residents, 2007, metropolitan area 1.74 million residents)
Highest point: 595 m, Timms Hill
Lowest point: 176 m, Lake Michigan
Governor: Jim Doyle (Democrat)
Lieut. Governor: Barbara Lawton (Democrat)
Local time: CET -7 h. From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November: CET -6 h.
The time difference to Central Europe is -7 h in both winter and summer.
Postal abbreviation: WI
West Virginia is also known as the Mountain State in the United States. Rightly so, when you consider that the Appalachians make up a large part of this area and ensure that the entire landscape is characterized by mountains and valleys. Particularly noteworthy among the natural attractions in West Virginia is the New River Gorge, a deep gorge that attracts many tourists.
West Virginia is a state where you can mostly get out in the fresh air and hike or climb in the mountains.
The Black Waterfalls and the bridge that spans the New River Gorge are some of West Virginia’s finest attractions.
Lots of people in West Virginia make a living from Agriculture, so that you can find numerous small and large farms there. The forests in the state have unfortunately been severely cut down, which of course also detracts from the beauty of the landscape. However, they are currently in the process of reforesting the forests, which is already showing initial success. In the meantime, there are again smaller forest areas.
West Virginia is an interesting state that you should definitely visit if you want to get a complete picture of the United States.
West Virginia Key Figures
Land area: 62,755 sq km (ranked 41st of all US states)
Share of water surface: 0.6%
Population: 1.81 million people (2008 estimate, ranked 37th of all states in the USA)
Population density: 28.9 residents per square kilometer (27th place of all states in the USA)
Member of the USA since: June 20, 1863 (as the 35th state in the USA)
Capital city: Charleston (53,421 residents, 2000, metropolitan area 309,635 residents)
Largest city: Charleston
Highest point: 1,427 m, Spruce Knob
Lowest point: 73 m, Harpers Ferry
Governor: Joe Manchin (Democrat)
Lieut. Governor: Earl Ray Tomblin (Democrat)
Local time: CET -6 h. From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November: CET -5 h.
The time difference to Central Europe is -6 h in both winter and summer.
Postal abbreviation: WV