Minnesota

state of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest of the United States of America. Part of the state has a border with the country of Canada.

Minnesota
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMinnesota Territory
Admitted to the UnionMay 11, 1858 (32nd)
Largest cityMinneapolis
Largest metroMinneapolis–Saint Paul
Government
 • GovernorTim Walz (DFL)
 • Lieutenant GovernorPeggy Flanagan (DFL)
LegislatureMinnesota Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsAmy Klobuchar (DFL)
Tina Smith (DFL)
U.S. House delegation5 Democrats
3 Republicans (list)
Population
 • Total5,628,162 (2,018 est.)[1]
 • Density68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)
 • Median household income
$70,218[2]
 • Income rank
10th
Language
Trad. abbreviationMinn.
Latitude43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N
Longitude89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W
Minnesota state symbols
Flag of Minnesota.svg
Minnesota state seal.png
Living insignia
BirdCommon loon
ButterflyMonarch
FishWalleye
FlowerPink-and-white lady's slipper
TreeNorway pine[3]
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
Food
GemstoneLake Superior agate
OtherPhotograph: Grace
State route marker
Minnesota state route marker
State quarter
Minnesota quarter dollar coin
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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/minnesota-population/
  2. "Median Annual Household Income 2016". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. "Minnesota State Tree – Red Pine (Norway Pine)". statesymbolsusa.org. State Symbols USA.

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