It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.
state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous.
Manufacturing, especially paper products, information technology (IT), cranberries, and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.Subsequent French writers changed the spelling from Meskousing to Ouisconsin, and over time this became the name for both the Wisconsin River and the surrounding lands.English speakers anglicized the spelling from Ouisconsin to Wisconsin when they began to arrive in large numbers during the early 19th century.The legislature of Wisconsin Territory made the current spelling official in 1845.The Algonquin word for Wisconsin and its original meaning have both grown obscure.
Interpretations vary, but most implicate the river and the red sandstone that lines its banks.