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Minnesota State Facts

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  • Capital: St Paul


  • Largest city: Minneapolis


  • Highest point: Eagle Mountain, 2,302 ft (701 m)


  • Lowest point: Lake Superior, 601 ft (183 m)


  • Admission to Union: May 11, 1858 (32nd)

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Minnesota State Information

  • Nearly 60% of Minnesota's residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area


  • The Mississippi begins as a small stream in the north woods of Minnesota


  • Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"


  • The Land of 10,000 Lakes, is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres (0.040 km2) in size.


  • Rochester is home of the world famous Mayo Clinic


  • You may not eat a hamburger in Minnestoa on a Sunday


  • Every man in Brainerd, Minnesota is required by law to grow a beard.


  • Some of the state’s best scenery is found along the Amtrak route, which serves Winona, Red Wing, Saint Paul, Saint Cloud, Staples and Detroit Lakes


Minnesota Points of Interest

Minnesota Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Minnesota, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Minnesota State Counties

87 Counties in Minnesota

  1. Aitkin County


  2. Anoka County


  3. Becker County


  4. Beltrami County


  5. Benton County


  6. Big Stone County


  7. Blue Earth County


  8. Brown County


  9. Carlton County


  10. Carver County


  11. Cass County


  12. Chippewa County


  13. Chisago County


  14. Clay County


  15. Clearwater County


  16. Cook County


  17. Cottonwood County


  18. Crow Wing County


  19. Dakota County


  20. Dodge County


  21. Douglas County


  22. Faribault County


  23. Fillmore County


  24. Freeborn County


  25. Goodhue County


  26. Grant County


  27. Hennepin County


  28. Houston County


  29. Hubbard County


  30. Isanti County


  31. Itasca County


  32. Jackson County


  33. Kanabec County


  34. Kandiyohi County


  35. Kittson County


  36. Koochiching County


  37. Lac qui Parle County


  38. Lake County


  39. Lake of the Woods County


  40. Le Sueur County


  41. Lincoln County


  42. Lyon County


  43. Mahnomen County


  44. Marshall County


  45. Martin County


  46. McLeod County


  47. Meeker County


  48. Mille Lacs County


  49. Morrison County


  50. Mower County


  51. Murray County


  52. Nicollet County


  53. Nobles County


  54. Norman County


  55. Olmsted County


  56. Otter Tail County


  57. Pennington County


  58. Pine County


  59. Pipestone County


  60. Polk County


  61. Pope County


  62. Ramsey County


  63. Red Lake County


  64. Redwood County


  65. Renville County


  66. Rice Rock County


  67. Roseau County


  68. Scott County


  69. Sherburne County


  70. Sibley County


  71. St. Louis County


  72. Stearns County


  73. Steele County


  74. Stevens County


  75. Swift County


  76. Todd County


  77. Traverse County


  78. Wabasha County


  79. Wadena County


  80. Waseca County


  81. Washington County


  82. Watonwan County


  83. Wilkin County


  84. Winona County


  85. Wright County


  86. Yellow County


  87. Medicine County






Our Story

  • The state of Minnesota is located in the region of the Midwestern U.S. And was actually carved from the eastern part of the Minnesota Territory, and joined the union as the 32nd state in on May 11, 1858. The state is well known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and its state name is derived from the Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. The combination of the thousands of bodies of water in addition to the parks, forests, and other various wilderness areas draw the attention of many tourists and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country. Minnesota is the 12th ranked most extensive state in the country with a total land area of 86,939 square miles and is the 21st ranked most populated state with a population of 5.34 million. The capital of Minnesota is the city of St. Paul.


  • A large majority of the population resides in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas of the state which is the core of business, transportation, education, and industry in the state. Much of the remaining land in the state is made up of prairies which are used for agricultural purposes, and forests which have been cleared for the use of farming. The major industries in Minnesota are farming (soybeans, corn, sugar beets, dairy products, and wheat), paper pulp and iron ore mining. Minnesota is ranked as one of the healthiest states and has a very literate population as well as one of the highest voter turnouts. Most of the people living in the state have German and Scandinavian descent in them, and the state is also known to be the core of Scandinavian American culture.


  • Aside from the thousands upon thousands of natural lakes in the state, some of the more popular bodies of water include the Minnesota River, Red River of the North, St. Croix River, Rainy River, Mississippi River, Rainy Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Upper Red Lake, Lower Red Lake, Vermillion Lake, Lake of the Woods, Leech Lake, Lake Pepin, Lake Winnibigoshish, and Lake Superior. The highest point of elevation in the state is Eagle Mountain which peaks at 2,301 feet above sea level. The state bird in Minnesota is the Common Loon, the state fish is the Walleye, the state flower is the Pink and White Lady's Slipper, and the state tree is the Norway Pine Tree. The state of Minnesota has a very unique geography that is perhaps the most beautiful in the entire country as continues to be a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the country.


  • There are over 350 shipwreaks on the bottom of Lake Superior


  • The original name of St.Paul Minnesota was Pig's Eye. It was renamed St. Paul in 1841.


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