|State of Minnesota|
Land of 10,000 Lakes;
North Star State; The Gopher State; Agate State; State of Hockey. Canada in The US
|Motto(s): L'Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North)|
|State song(s): "Hail! Minnesota"|
|Largest metro||Minneapolis–Saint Paul|
|• Total||86,936 sq mi |
|• Width||c. 200–351 miles (c. 320–560 km)|
|• Length||c. 600 miles (c. 800 km)|
|• % water||8.40|
|• Latitude||43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N|
|• Longitude||89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W|
|• Total||5,628,162 (2018 est.)|
|• Density||68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)|
Ranked 30th (2015 est.)
|• Median household income||$70,218 (10th)|
|• Highest point||Eagle Mountain|
2,301 ft (701 m)
|• Mean||1,200 ft (370 m)|
|• Lowest point||Lake Superior|
602 ft (183 m)
|Before statehood||Minnesota Territory|
|Admission to Union||May 11, 1858 (32nd)|
|Governor||Tim Walz (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)
|Time zone||Central: UTC −6/−5|
|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.
- "Median Annual Household Income 2016". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- "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.
- "Lake Superior Water Levels", Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Updated daily.
- "Minnesota State Tree – Red Pine (Norway Pine)". statesymbolsusa.org. State Symbols USA.