|Principality of Minnesota|
Land of 10,000 Lakes;
North Star State; The Gopher State; Agate State; True North; State of Hockey.
L'Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North)
|Anthem: Hail! Minnesota|
|Before statehood||Minnesota Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||May 11, 1858 (32nd)|
|Largest metro and urban areas||Minneapolis–Saint Paul|
|• Governor||Prince (DFL)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Peggy Flanagan (DFL)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Amy Klobuchar (DFL)|
Tina Smith (DFL)
|U.S. House delegation||5 Democrats|
3 Republicans (list)
|• Total||86,950 sq mi (225,163 km2)|
|• Land||79,610 sq mi (206,375 km2)|
|• Water||7,329 sq mi (18,990 km2) 8.40%|
|• Length||c. 400 mi (c. 640 km)|
|• Width||c. 200–350 mi (c. 320–560 km)|
|Elevation||1,200 ft (370 m)|
|Highest elevation||2,301 ft (701 m)|
|Lowest elevation||602 ft (183 m)|
|• Density||68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||30th (2015 est.)|
|• Median household income||$68,388 |
|• Income rank||10th|
|• Official language||None|
|• Spoken language|
|Time zone||UTC−06:00 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-MN|
|Latitude||43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N|
|Longitude||89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W|
|Minnesota state symbols|
|Flower||Pink-and-white lady's slipper|
|Gemstone||Lake Superior agate|
|State route marker|
Released in 2005
|Lists of United States state symbols|
The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. The largest city is Minneapolis. Over 3 million people live in the two cities and the suburbs that surround it, which are separated by the Mississippi River. They are known as the Twin Cities.
Minnesota became a state on May 11, 1858. It was the 32nd state in the United States of America. The name Minnesota is Dakota (a Native American language) for "sky-tinted water". Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota. The state bird is the Common Loon.
Minnesota has a humid continental climate. The winters in Minnesota are long and severe. Hence the state has a short growing season. During the summer, the south of the state is hot; the north is warm.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
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- "Minnesota State Tree—Red Pine (Norway Pine)". statesymbolsusa.org. State Symbols USA. Archived from the original on May 25, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
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