Minnesota is a midwestern U.S. state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The state contains more than 10,000 other lakes, including Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s primary source. The “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and state capital Saint Paul are dense with cultural landmarks like the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum.
State Capital: Saint Paul.
Minnesota state is the 32nd state to join the Union on 11th May 1858. Minnesota is the most northernly state of the 48 conterminous US states. As a north - central state, Minnesota borders the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north, Iowa state to the south, Wisconsin state to the east, North Dakota and South Dakota to the West.
Thousands of rivers flow northward through Minnesota via the Red and Rainy rivers to Hudson Bay, southwards through the Mississippi River towards the Gulf of Mexico and eastward through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
The name "Minnesota" comes from the Dakota (Sioux) word "Sky-Tinted Water" for the Mississippi's major tributary - the Minnesota River.
Covered with extensive woodlands lakes and fertile prairies, Minnesota has been nicknamed "Land of 10 000 Lakes". Minnesota has 12 000 lakes and each of them is larger than 10 acres in area. This has provided Minnesota with almost 5000 square miles of fresh water and this is a distinct feature of Minnesota. With a continental climate consisting of warm summers and cold winters, around 1 in 4 Minnesotans is believed to be of Scandinavian origin. Minnesotans of German descent make up the single largest ethnic group in Minnesota.
The services industries became a dominant contributor to Minnesota's economy by the turn of the 20th century, over taking mining, farming, and manufacturing which were the major sources of income for Minnesota since its early days.
Minnesota's state capital is St. Paul and the Twin Cities region (St Paul - Minneapolis) is a major economic, administrative and cultural hub of Minnesota.
The Main Cities in Minnesota
Below are the largest cities in the state of Minnesota and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Minneapolis - 713,777
2.St. Paul - 285,068
3. Rochester - 106,769
4. Duluth - 86,265
5. Bloomington - 82,893
6. Brooklyn Park - 75,781
7. Plymouth - 70,576
8. St. Cloud - 65,842
9. Eagan - 64,206
10.Woodbury - 61,961
Famous Landmarks in Minnesota
Below are some of Minnesota’s most visited landmarks:
-The Mall of America in Bloomington is often referred to as a "city within a city." It's home to over 400 stores and attracts between 35 to 40 million visitors per year.
Tallest Buildings in Minnesota
Below are the tallest buildings in Minnesota:
-The IDS Center is the tallest building in Minnesota and has been since 1972. Located in Minneapolis, it is 57 stories and 792 feet tall.
1. IDS Centre (57 stories; 792 feet)
2. Capella Tower (56 stories; 775 feet)
3. Wells Fargo Centre (57 stories; 774 feet)
4. 33 South Sixth (52 stories; 668 feet)
5. Campbell Mithun Tower (42 stories; 579 feet)
6. US Bank Plaza I (41 stories; 561 feet)
7. RBC Plaza (40 stories; 539 feet)
8. Fifth Street Towers II (36 stories; 504 feet)
9. Ameriprise Financial Centre (31 stories; 498 feet)
10. Target Plaza South (332 stories; 492 feet)
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