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Minnesota Facts

  • Capital City: Saint Paul (pop.) 277,251 (2008 est.)
  • Minnesota Population: 5,379,139 (2012 est.) (21st)
  • Minnesota Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)


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  • Minnesota Quarter:The second quarter released in 2005 honors Minnesota and is the 32nd in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Minnesota was admitted into the Union on May 11, 1858, becoming our Nation's 32nd State. Nicknamed the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota's quarter features a tree-lined lake with two people fishing, a loon on the water and a textured outline of the state surrounding its nickname.

    The coin bears the inscriptions "Minnesota," and "1858". Additional details

    Minnesota Facts Quarter
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park
  • Name: The origin of the name Minnesota is based on a Dakota Indian word meaning "sky-tinted water."
  • Statehood: May 11, 1858 (32nd state)
  • Symbols

Minnesota Photographs

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Minnesota State Capital Building, St. Paul

Minnesota Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Aitkin Aitkin 218
Minneapolis Anoka 763
Detroit Lakes Becker 218
Bemidji Beltrami 218
Sauk Rapids Benton 320
Ortonville Big Stone 320
Mankato Blue Earth 507
New Ulm Brown 507
Cloquet Carlton 218
Chaska Carver 952
Cass Lake Cass 218
Montevideo Chippewa 320
North Branch Chisago 651
Moorhead Clay 218
Bagley Clearwater 218
Grand Marais Cook 218
Windom Cottonwood 507
Brainerd Crow Wing 218
Saint Paul Dakota 651
Kasson Dodge 507
Alexandria Douglas 320
Blue Earth Faribault 507
Chatfield Fillmore 507
Albert Lea Freeborn 507
Red Wing Goodhue 651
Elbow Lake Grant 218
Minneapolis Hennepin 612
La Crescent Houston 507
Park Rapids Hubbard 218
Cambridge Isanti 763
Grand Rapids Itasca 218
Jackson Jackson 507
Mora Kanabec 320
Willmar Kandiyohi 320
Hallock Kittson 218
International Falls Koochiching 218
Madison Lac Qui Parle 320
Two Harbors Lake 218
Baudette Lake of the Woods 218
Le Sueur Le Sueur 507
Tyler Lincoln 507
Marshall Lyon 507
Mahnomen Mahnomen 218
Warren Marshall 218
Fairmont Martin 507
Hutchinson McLeod 320
Litchfield Meeker 320
Princeton Mille Lacs 763
Little Falls Morrison 320
Austin Mower 507
Slayton Murray 507
Mankato Nicollet 507
Worthington Nobles 507
Ada Norman 218
Rochester Olmsted 507
Fergus Falls Otter Tail 218
Thief River Falls Pennington 218
Pine City Pine 320
Pipestone Pipestone 507
East Grand Forks Polk 218
Glenwood Pope 320
Saint Paul Ramsey 651
Red Lake Falls Red Lake 218
Redwood Falls Redwood 507
Olivia Renville 320
Faribault Rice 507
Luverne Rock 507
Roseau Roseau 218
Duluth Saint Louis 218
Shakopee Scott 952
Elk River Sherburne 763
Arlington Sibley 507
Saint Cloud Stearns 320
Owatonna Steele 507
Morris Stevens 320
Benson Swift 320
Long Prairie Todd 320
Wheaton Traverse 320
Lake City Wabasha 651
Wadena Wadena 218
Waseca Waseca 507
Saint Paul Washington 651
Saint James Watonwan 507
Breckenridge Wilkin 218
Winona Winona 507
Buffalo Wright 763
Granite Falls Yellow Medicine 320
This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.