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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Saint Paul // state code ISO: MN ; FIPS: US27
    surface: 212298 = 79625 sq.mi // rank in USA: 14 // location: West North Central
    climate: northern part: moist Great lakes storm belt; western border at the edge of the semi-arid Great Plains
    entered USA as 32nd state on: 1858-05-11
    administrative division: 87 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 4,919,479
    population density 2000: 23 per = 62 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 12,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 89,4%; black 3,5%; Asian 2,9%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,1%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets, hay, barley, potatoes, sunflowers
    livestock (million): cattle: 2,6 / pigs: 5,8 / poultry: 15,8; broilers 44,2 / sheep: 0,17
    timber/lumber: needleleaves and hardwoods
    chief industries: agribusiness, forest products, mining, manufacturing, tourism
    chief industrial products: food, chemical & paper products, industrial machinery, electric & electronic equipment
    chief mining products: iron ore, sand & gravel, crushed stone, dimension stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Eagle Mt. 701 m = 2301 ft
    other mountains: Misquah Hills 685
    lowest point in the state: ca 200 m in the SE corner
    lakes: numerous e.g.: Lake Superior, Lower & Upper Red L., Leech L., Mille Lacs L., Rainy L., L. of the Woods
    artificial lakes: there could be a few relatively small ones, but they are hardly recognisable on maps
    rivers: Mississippi, Minnesota, Red River of the North, Rainy River, Red Lake
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): North Star State, Gopher State
    motto: L'Etoile du Nord (The star of the north)
    song: Hail! Minnesota
    flower: Pink and white lady's-slipper // bird: Coomon loon // tree: Red pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.02 by Jan Lahmeyer
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