Ten fun facts about Minnesota


Fact 1
It is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

Fact 2
The state's name comes from a Dakota word for “clear water”.

Fact 3
Minnesotan musicians of many genres include rock star Prince, harmony singers The Andrews Sisters, rockabilly star Eddie Cochran, folk musician Bob Dylan, surf band The Trashmen, garage rock band The Castaways, pop songwriters Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, indie rock artists Jonny Lang and Soul Asylum, independent hip-hop labels Rhymesayers Entertainment and Doomtree and cult favorites such as Hüsker Dü and The Replacements.


Fact 4
Minnesota is the 12th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the U.S. States.

Fact 5
Minnesota is the northernmost U.S. state apart from Alaska.

Fact 6
Minnesota contains some of the oldest rocks found on earth, gneisses some 3.6 billion years old, or 80% as old as the planet.

Fact 7
It known as a center of Scandinavian American culture.

Fact 8
The state's high point is Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet (701 m), which is only 13 miles (21 km) away from the low of 601 feet (183 m) at the shore of Lake Superior.

Fact 9
The state has the nation's largest population of timber wolves outside Alaska, and supports healthy populations of black bear and moose.

Fact 10
Minnesota is geologically quiet today; it experiences earthquakes infrequently, and most of them are minor.


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Short about Minnesota
is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,101,875
Population
5,379,646
Per capita income
$30,656
Life expectancy in number of years
80.85
Statehood
May 11, 1858
Capital
St. Paul
Largest city
Minneapolis
Number of billionaires
5
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Common loon
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Walleye
State tree
Red Pine
State flower
Pink and white lady's slipper

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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