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How to recognise Iowa on a map 

(Pronounced eye-ow-wuh)

Iowa's outline looks like a chef's face.

To remember the appearance and location of the US state Indiana on a map, use the following mnemonic:

The chef's face was smiling when he thought about his girlfriend, "I owe her (Iowa) one great meal," he said,  and he knew this was it.

The chef's face was smiling because he had told his wife "I owe you one great meal" and he knew this was it.


Seven American states together look like a chef holding a number of baking trays. This is useful for remembering the shapes of the states and being able to recognise them on a map. 

The seven states are:

Chef outline for American states

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