Capital City: St. Paul
Population (2019): 5,639,632; Rank: 22 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
Admission to Statehood: May 11, 1858 (32nd State)
State Motto: “L’Etoile du Nord”. It translates to the Star of the North.
State Nickname: North Star State / Land of 10,000 Lakes
Origin of State Name: Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word mnisota for “sky-tinted water,” referring to the Minnesota River
Area Codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Zip Codes: Minnesota Zip Codes
Flag: The Minnesota state flag is royal blue, with a gold fringe. In the center of the flag is the state seal. Around the state seal is a wreath of the state flower, the lady slipper. Three dates are woven into the wreath: 1858, the year Minnesota became a state; 1819, the year Fort Snelling was established; and 1893, the year the official flag was adopted. Nineteen stars ring the wreath. The largest star represents Minnesota. Get this Flag
Area: 86,943 sq.mi (225,182 sq.km.), 12th
Land: 79,617 sq.mi. (206,207 sq.km.), 14th
Water: 7,326 sq.mi. (18,974 sq.km.), 7th
Great Lakes: 2,546 sq.mi. (6,594 sq.km.),tied for 5th
Highest Point: Eagle Mountain ; 2,301 feet, (701 m.), 37th tallest
Lowest Point: Minnesota; 602 feet, 40th lowest
Geographic Center: Crow Wing, 10 miles southwest of Brainerd
Absolute Center: 46°1.5’N / 95°19.6’W
Relative Center: Crow Wing, 10 miles southwest of Brainerd
Agriculture: Dairy products, corn, cattle, soybeans, hogs, wheat, turkeys.
Industry: Machinery, food processing, printing and publishing, fabricated metal products, electric equipment, mining, tourism.
White Pages: Minnesota White Pages