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   Georgia

Georgia is located in the southeastern United States and is famous for its peaches. Atlanta is its biggest city and also the state capital. Georgia was one of America's original 13 colonies, and today it ranks as the 8th most populous state in the U.S.

   Iowa

Labeled the "Hawkeye state", Iowa is known for its agriculture, specifically corn. Iowa's largest city and capital is Des Moines, and the U.S.'s 30th most populous state is bordered by the Missouri River (west) and Mississippi River (east). 

   Michigan

Michigan is the only state in America that consists of two peninsulas, and is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes. Michigan is widely regarded as the automotive industry center of the U.S., as the nation's three main automobile companies are headquartered near its largest city, Detroit. Lansing is the capital, and Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the U.S.

   Ohio

Located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., Ohio is the 7th most populous state in America. Columbus is its largest city and capital, though Cleveland and Cincinnati are also major metropolitan areas. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye state", which is in reference to the Buckeye trees found there, and people from Ohio are often referred to as "buckeyes".

   Wisconsin

Known as "America's Dairyland", Wisconsin is the U.S.'s 23rd most populous state. The capital is Madison and the largest city is Milwaukee. Wisconsin is famous for its cheese and "cheeseheads", also known as fans of the Green Bay Packers, the NFL team located in Wisconsin.

   Utah

Utah is home to five National Parks and seven National Monuments as well as over 40 state parks, and the state relies heavily on tourism as a main industry. Salt Lake City is Utah's capital and largest city, and Utah is the 31st most populous state in America.

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