Map of Iowa

The Hawkeye State of Iowa gets its name from the “Ioway” tribe of native Americans who once inhabited the state.

Map of Iowa portrays the geography of the state to enable the fastest possible orientation of its urban space. State capital Des Moines and other major towns are labeled with readable fonts in their true location. Terrain features are also highlighted and captioned.

The map is furnished with three additional insets of major settlements which include State capital Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City. Road networks and points of interest are marked prominently in each frame.

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This graphical representation of the state of Iowa is not only perfect for general reference but makes an attractive display in any space. It features urban geography with high-end detailing, displaying interlinking transportations networks, numbered highways, and placements of all primary and secondary towns and cities.

Topographical details like the Mississippi river plains, lakes, savanna uplands, prairies and central grasslands can be spotted without an effort. The state capital Des Moines and other major urban settlements like Cedar Rapids and Sioux City are laid out in separate insets. Each city frame is designed with latest street information and accurate landmark locations.

Political boundary with other states is demarcated with contrasting colors and defined line margins. Other details include state parks, national parks, airport locations, recreational areas, and military installations.

This comprehensive map poster of Iowa comes in high-quality print with various finishing options. It is furnished with two detailed indices of towns /cities and county. A driving distance marker helps estimate the distance between town and cities marked on the map. The map face also provides the Country placement of Iowa along with digitized flag of the state.

Other aspects of the map include a numbered highway system, airport location, rail routes, parks, recreational area, and military installation. A useful legend simplifies symbolic details of the title frame.

  • Location

    The territory of Iowa is bordered by three rivers and six US states. The Mississippi River borders Iowa in the east and the Missouri and its tributary Big Sioux River borders the state to the west. Illinois can be seen bounding the state from the east and southeast. Wisconsin can be placed on the northeastern side whereas Missouri and Minnesota make the southern and northern border respectively.The bordering state in the west is Nebraska. South Dakota can be placed in the northeast.

  • Key Table/ Index/ Chart

    The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, state parks, military areas, highways, important roads, airports and other details of the title frame. The map is also supplemented with two tabular indices on cities/towns and counties. A driving distance chart based on accurate information and map data helps locate all towns and cities on the map.

  • Region Location on the Map of Iowa

    According to the USCB the State of Iowa is located in Midwest Region in Division 4 West North Central. The other States under this region are Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Missouri.

  • Time Zone in Iowa

    Iowa falls under the Central Time Zone and observes the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • ZIP Code of Iowa

    The Zip Code Range of the state Iowa is from 50001-52809.

    • Zip Code Range of Cedar Rapids:52227, 52228, 52233, 52324, 52338, 52401 -52411, 52497-52499
    • Zip Code Range of Sioux City:51054, 51101-51106, 51108, 51109, 51111
    • Zip Code Range of Des Moines:50047, 50211, 50301-50322, 50327-50329,50330-50335

Major cities of Iowa

Iowa has a large urban settlement. It is divided into 99 counties. The largest county in terms of area is Kossuth and Polk County is the most densely populated. The smallest county in terms of area is Dickinson.

  • Des Moines City Inset

    Des Moines is the state capital and also the most populous city. It is the seat of Polk County. Des Moines gets its name from the Des Moines River which is a tributary of the Mississippi. It is the center of the insurance industry and other businesses. Attractions of the city include Civil war memorials and monuments, museums, parks, river walks, and botanical gardens. Interstate 35 and 80 serve the Des Moines’s metropolitan area and Interstate highway 235 runs through the capital city. Other important road networks that are marked on the inset include the Des Moines Bypass, national highways, State Highways, and other roads. Rail routes and airport locations are also indicated with clarity.

  • Cedar Rapids City Inset

    Cedar Rapids is located on the banks of Cedar River and the seat of Linn County. It is the second-largest city and the economic hub of the state. The grain processing industry is Cedar Rapids' most important sector. The city is nicknamed “City of Five Seasons”. The city believes that the fifth season is the time to enjoy life and the other four seasons. Parks, recreational areas, museums and universities and other points of interest can be located easily on the frame. Interstate highways 380 run from north to south. Other national highways and state roads are numbered and marked prominently.
  • Sioux City Inset

    Sioux City lies in the northwestern part of the city on the banks of Missouri River. It extends over two counties. Most of the city lies in Woodbury County and it is also its county seat. Some part of the city lies in Plymouth County. The city borders two states, South Dakota and Nebraska. Parks, recreational areas, museums, art centers, landmarks historic sites, and important buildings are marked notably on the inset. Interstate 29 serves the city and its suburbs. National highways and state highways are color-coded and numbered. Other primary and secondary roads along with airport location can also be found on the inset easily.


A tabular index on cities and counties and distance markers based on accurate information and map data helps locate all towns and cities on the map.

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SKU globeturner-GT038-ST-IA-16-1
Flat Size 20.75 x 18.5 in
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Name Globe Turner
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