|Before statehood||Minnesota Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||May 11, 1858 (32nd)|
|Largest metro||Minneapolis–Saint Paul|
|• Governor||Tim Walz (DFL)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Peggy Flanagan (DFL)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Amy Klobuchar (DFL)|
Tina Smith (DFL)
|U.S. House delegation||5 Democrats|
3 Republicans (list)
|• Total||5,628,162 (2,018 est.)|
|• Density||68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)|
|• Median household income||$70,218|
|• Income rank||10th|
|Latitude||43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N|
|Longitude||89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W|
|Minnesota state symbols|
|Flower||Pink-and-white lady's slipper|
|Gemstone||Lake Superior agate|
|State route marker|
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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References[change | change source]
- "Median Annual Household Income 2016". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- "Minnesota State Tree – Red Pine (Norway Pine)". statesymbolsusa.org. State Symbols USA.
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