Minnesota State of America

Minnesota, 32nd State
L’Étoile du Nord
(The North Star)
  • Name (Dakota Indian): “mní sóta”; “sky-tinted water”
  • Governor: Timothy James Walz (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)
  • Capital: Saint Paul
  • Population:  5,700,670 (2020), (22nd most populous)
  • Location: Minnesota is located in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States.
    1. North; Manitoba and Ontario (Canada),
    2. East; Lake Superior, Wisconsin,
    3. South; Iowa,
    4. West; South Dakota, North Dakota,
  • Area: 225,182 km2/86,943 mi2, 12th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: MN
  • Admitted to Union: May 11, 1858
  • official language: none
1.       State’s Symbols
  • State Mushroom: Morel Mushroom
  • State tree: Red Pine
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Pink & White Lady Slipper
  • State food:
    1. State Fruit: Honeycrisp Apple
    2. State Grain: Wild Rice
    3. State Muffin: Blueberry Muffin
    4. State Drink: Milk
  • State Insect: none
  • State Fish: Walleye
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Common Loon
  • State Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
  • State Fossil: none
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: Lake Superior Agate
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: Ice Hockey
  • State Song: Hail Minnesota
  • State Tartan: none
  • State Poet Laureate: Joyce Sutphen
  • State Photograph: Grace
  • State Dance: none
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Ship: one
  • State Soil: Lester Soil
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 206,207 km(79,617 mi2), 14th
  • Water: 18,974 km(7,326 mi2), 17th
  • Great lakes: 6,594 km(2,546 mi2), 5th(tied)
  • State Forests: 58
  • National Forests: 2
  • State Parks: 66
  • Lakes: 11,842
  • Public Beaches: N/A
  • National Parks: 6
  • Water: 4%
  • Largest city (by area): Minneapolis (9 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Minneapolis (437,069 people)
  • Lowest point: Minnesota; 602 feet, 40th lowest
  • Highest point: Eagle Mountain; 2,301 feet, (701 m.), 37th tallest
3.        Facts about Minnesota
  • One of the nicknames of Minnesota the “Bread and Butter State” because it has numerous flour mills and butter-making plants.
  • The largest mall in the United States is the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. It’s 9.5 million square feet.
  • Scotch tape, water skis, the stapler, the automatic pop-up toaster, Wheaties cereal, rollerblades, and Snickers all were invented in Minnesota.
  • The University of Minnesota is the pioneer for first open-heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States.
  • Minnesota has a large population of white-tailed deer. There are over 3 times more white-tailed deer than college students. 1.5 million white-tailed deer. Also, 3 million cows live in Minnesota which is more than the population of 20 different states.
  • Nickname/s: North Star State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State
  • Key Cities: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Bloomington, Rochester
  • Major industries: Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, bioscience, fishing.
  • Famous for: Lakes, The Mall of America, boating
  • Area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
4      Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Sugar beets
    2. Sweet corn
    3. Green peas
    4. Soybeans
  • Livestock:

    1. Turkeys
    2. Milking cows
    3. Horse
    4. Swine
  • Livestock products:

    1. Dairy beef
    2. Dairy products
    3. Calves
  • Forest:

    1. Jack
    2. Norway
    3. Aspen
    4. Balsam
    5. Spruce
    6. White birch
    7. Groves of ash
    8. Black walnut
    9. Elm
    10. Maple
    11. Oak
  • Gemstones and Minerals:

    1. Iron ore
    2. Manganese
    3. Granite
    4. Limestone
    5. Sandstone
5.        Mountains

               Mountains: 30

              Best Prominent to Visit:

  • Eagle Mountain
  • Jack Pine Hill
  • Pike Mountain
  • Big Thunder Peak
  • Mount Sophie
  • Inspiration Peak
  • Lima Mountain
  • Stony Tower Hill
  • Moose Mountain
  • Carlton Peak
6.        Divisions
  • 87 Counties
  • 853 Cities
  • N/A Towns

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