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State o Minnesota
Banner o Minnesota State seal o Minnesota
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Nickname(s): Laund o 10,000 Lochs;
North Starn State; The Gopher State; Agate State; State o Hockey.
Motto(s): L'Étoile du Nord (French: The Starn o the North)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Minnesota heichlichtit
Demonym Minnesotan
Caipital St. Paul
Lairgest ceety Minneapolis
Lairgest metro Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Aurie Ranked 12t
 • Tot 86,936 sq mi
(225,163 km2)
 • Width c. 200–351 miles (c. 320–560 km)
 • Lenth c. 400 miles (c. 640 km)
 • % watter 8.40
 • Latitude 43° 30′ N tae 49° 23′ N
 • Longitude 89° 29′ W tae 97° 14′ W
Population Ranked 21st
 • Tot 5,489,594 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 68.9/sq mi  (26.6/km2)
Ranked 30t (2015 est.)
 • Median hoosehauld income $68,730[2] (6t)
 • Heichest pynt Eagle Moontain[3][4]
2,301 ft (701 m)
 • Mean 1,200 ft  (370 m)
 • Lawest pynt Loch Superior[3][4]
602[5] ft (183 m)
Afore statehuid Minnesota Territory
Admission to Union Mey 11, 1858 (32nt)
Govrenor Mark Dayton (DFL)
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith (DFL)
Legislatur Minnesota Legislatur
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
Al Franken (DFL)
U.S. Hoose delegation 5 Democrats, 3 Republicans (leet)
Time zone Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-MN
Abbreviations MN, Minn.
Wabsteid mn.gov

Minnesota (Listeni/ˌmɪnˈstə/; locally Aboot this soond[ˌmɪnəˈso̞ɾɐ]) is a state in the midwastren an northren regions o the Unitit States. Minnesota wis admittit as the 32nt U.S. state on Mey 11, 1858, creautit frae the eastren hauf o the Minnesota Territory. The state haes a lairge nummer o lochs, an is kent bi the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its offeecial motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Starn o the North).

Minnesota is the 12t lairgest in aurie an the 22nt maist populous o the U.S. states; nearly 60 percent o its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan aurie (kent as the "Twin Cities"), the centre o transportation, business, industrie, eddication, an govrenment an hame tae an internaitionally kent airts commonty. The remainder o the state consists o westren prairies nou gien ower tae intensive agricultur; deciduous forests in the sootheast, nou pairtially cleared, fermed an settled; an the less populatit North Woods, uised for minin, forestry, an recreaution.

Minnesota is kent for its progressive poleetical orientation an its heich rate o ceevic pairteecipation an voter turnoot. Til; European settlement, Minnesota wis inhabitit bi the Dakota an Ojibwe/Anishinaabe. In the 19t an early 20t centuries, a lairge nummer o European settlers entered the state that haed mainly emigratit frae Scandinavie an Germany. The state remeens the day a centre o Scandinavian American an German American cultur. In recent decades, immigration frae Asie, the Horn o Africae, the Middle East an Laitin Americae haes braidened its historic demografic an cultural composeetion. Minnesota's staundart o leevin index is amang the heichest in the Unitit States, an the state is an aa amang the best-eddicatit an walthiest in the naition.[6]

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  1. National, State, and Puerto Rico Commonwealth Totals Datasets: Population, population change, and estimated components of population change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 U.S. Census Bureau (2015)
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.
  5. "Lake Superior Water Levels", Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Updated daily.
  6. Frohlich, Thomas. "America's Most (and Least) Educated States". 24/7 WallStreet. 24/7 WallStreet. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 

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