Wisconsin's climate is classified as humid continental. The highest
temperature ever recorded in the state was in the Wisconsin Dells, on July
13, 1936, where it reached 46 ?C. The lowest temperature ever recorded in
Wisconsin was in the village of Couderay, where it reached −48 ?C on both
February 2 and February 4, 1996.
In 2000, 92.7% (down from 94.2% in 1990) of the state population five years
old and older spoke only English in the home.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official
currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ?).
Wisconsin ranked 20th in population in the US (down from
16th in 1990) with an estimated total of 5,441,196 in 2002, an increase of
1.4% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Wisconsin's population grew from
4,891,769 to 5,363,675, an increase of 9.6%.
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and
the county seat of Dane County. It is also home to the University of