Mankato, Minnesota

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Mankato
City
Nickname(s): Key City
Motto: A Little Twin Cities, A Lot Minnesota
Location of Mankato within Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°10′3.6″N 94°00′12.24″W / 44.167667°N 94.0034°W / 44.167667; -94.0034Coordinates: 44°10′3.6″N 94°00′12.24″W / 44.167667°N 94.0034°W / 44.167667; -94.0034
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Blue Earth, Nicollet
Founded 1852
Government
 • Type City Charter
 • Mayor John Brady
Area
 • City 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Land 15.2 sq mi (39.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (238 m)
Population (2006)
 • City 35,493
 • Density 2,132.5/sq mi (823.2/km2)
 • Metro 90,261
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Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 56001-56003
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-39878[2]
GNIS feature ID 0647438[3]

Mankato is a city in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties of Minnesota in the United States. It is the county seat of Blue Earth County. About 32,400 people were living in Mankato as of 2000. It can be found by the Minnesota River where it meets up with the Blue Earth River. It has a sister city called North Mankato. The city of Skyline can be found inside of Mankato.

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