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Saint Paul, Minnesota
State caipital ceety
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City of Saint Paul

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Nickname(s): "the Capital City", "the Saintly City", "Pig's Eye", "the Silver City"
Motto: The most livable city in America.1
Location in Ramsey Coonty an the state o Minnesota.
Location o Saint Paul City Hall in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan aurie
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Location o Saint Paul City Hall in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan aurie
Coordinates: 44°56′38.76″N 93°05′6.72″W / 44.9441000°N 93.0852000°W / 44.9441000; -93.0852000
Kintra Unitit States
State Minnesota
Coonty Ramsey
Incorporatit 1854
Government
 • Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
Area[1]
 • State caipital ceety 56.18 sq mi (145.51 km2)
 • Land 51.98 sq mi (134.63 km2)
 • Water 4.20 sq mi (10.88 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • State caipital ceety 285,068
 • Estimate (2011[3]) 288,448
 • Rank Ceety: 67t
Metro: 16t
 • Density 5,484.2/sq mi (2,117.5/km2)
 • Metro 3,317,308
 • Demonym Saint Paulite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55101–55175
Area code(s) 651
Website www.stpaul.gov
1 Current as of July 30, 2008.[4]

Saint Paul (pronounced /ˌseɪnt ˈpɔːl/, abbreviatit St. Paul) is the caipital an seicont-maist populous ceety o the US state o Minnesota. The ceety ligs maistly on the north bank o the Mississippi River, dounstream o the river's confluence wi the Minnesota River, an adjyns Minneapolis, the state's lairgest ceety. Kent as the "Twin Ceeties", thir twa ceeties form the core o Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the 16t lairgest metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States, wi aboot 3.175 million residents.[5] The ceety's population at the 2000 census wis 287,151.[6] Saunt Paul sers as the coonty seat o Ramsey Coonty, the smawest an maist densely populatit coonty in Minnesota.[7]

Foondit naur historic Native American settlements as a tradin an transportation centre, the ceety rase tae prominence whan it wis named the caipital o the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Awbeit Minneapolis is mair naitionally recognised, Saint Paul conteens important institutions an the state's poleetical activity.[8] Regionally, the ceety is faur ben for the Xcel Energy Center, hame o the Minnesota Wild,[9] an for the Science Museum o Minnesota.[10][11] As a business hub o the Upper Midwast, it is heidquarters for companies sic as Ecolab an Lawson Software.[12] Saint Paul, alang wi its Twin Ceety, Minneapolis, is kent for its heich literacy rate. It is the anerlie ceety in the US wi a population o 250,000 or mair tae increase the circulation nummer o Sunday newspapers in 2007.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Saint Paul haes ten sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International: [13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  3. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. "The City of Saint Paul – Official website". The City of Saint Paul. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  5. "Table 2: Population Estimates for the 100 Most Populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas Based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. "Ramsey County". Metro MSP. Minneapolis Regional Chamber Development Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  8. Bill Salisbury (2008-08-10). "Pawlenty is latest to make Minneapolis blunder about RNC's location". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  9. Associated Press (2000-12-17). "Stars Can't Go Home Again". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  10. "Some Notable U.S. Museums.". The History Channel. 2008. 
  11. "National Science Foundation Selects Museum of Science, Boston to Head $20 Million Network for Public Engagement with Nanotechnology" (Press release). Materials Research Society. 2008. 
  12. Capital City Partnership (2006). "A City Where People Work". Capital City Partnership. Archived from the original on 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  13. "Saint Paul Sister Cities". Saint Paul Sister Cities. 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2010.