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CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMinnesota Territory
Admitted to the UnionMay 11, 1858 (32nd)
Largest cityMinneapolis
Largest metroMinneapolis–Saint Paul
 • 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)
 • Total5,628,162 (2,018 est.)[1]
 • Density68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
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
FlowerPink-and-white lady's slipper
TreeNorway pine[3]
Inanimate insignia
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

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.

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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  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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