”’Minnesota”’ is a state in the Midwest of the United States, one of the so-called states of the Northwest Center.
Minnesota is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in the north and northeast. Minnesota is bordered by Wisconsin in the east, by Iowa in the south, by South Dakota and North Dakota in the west.

In the Dakota tribe language, the word Mnisota (as they called the Minnesota River) means “sky-colored water” or “cloudy water.”

The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul.

Minnesota’s nicknames

Land of 10,000 Lakes, North Star State, The Gopher State, Agate State


Minnesota area

Total 86,936 sq mi (225,163 km2)
Width c. 200–351 miles (c. 320–560 km
Length c. 600 miles (c. 800 km)


Minnesota was home to the Ojibwe, Dakota, and Winnebago Indian tribes. French fur buyers, who were the first Europeans in the 17th century that penetrated these places, had to respect the Indians at the very beginning. The number of white people was too small, and the tribes were very aggressive.
The struggle of France and England for the control of these territories and the purchase of furs led to full-scale wars, in which Indian tribes participated, drawn as allies. As a result of wars, new diseases, and famine, the number of Indians was continually decreasing.
In 1862, after another uprising, the Dakota tribe was evicted from Minnesota. Some Indians of other tribes remained in Minnesota on reservations.

The area of ​​present-day Minnesota east of Mississippi became part of the United States after the War of Independence, another region, in the west, passed to the United States as a result of the Louisiana purchase of 1803.
On March 3, 1849, the Territory of Minnesota emerged from Iowa, which initially included much of modern North and South Dakota. May 11, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the Union, becoming the 32nd state of the country. The state constitution was adopted in 1858.

During the Civil War, fighting in Minnesota was not conducted. State officials fought in the army of northerners.
At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, rapid economic development was observed in the state. In 1915, steel enterprises of United States Steel were opened in Duluth. Maritime shipping also developed through navigation along the St. Lawrence River.


Around 5,300,000 people live in Minnesota. The average population density in the state is about 68.9/sq mi  (26.6/km2).

The largest cities of Ohio are Minneapolis (over 380,000 inhabitants, the capital of the state is Saint Paul (about 290,000 inhabitants), Rochester (about 110,000 inhabitants), Duluth (about 90,000 inhabitants), Bloomington (more than 80,000 inhabitants), Brooklyn The park (more than 75,000 inhabitants) and Plymouth (more than 70,000 inhabitants).

TOP 5 Universities

Best Universities in Minnesota

* University of Minnesota
* Carleton College
* University of St. Thomas
* Minnesota State University, Mankato
* Rasmussen College


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