Ten fun facts about Saint Paul
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The city's population at the 2010 census was 285,068.
Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota.
Regionally, the city is also known for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, and for the Science Museum of Minnesota.
It is second in the United States in the number of higher education institutions per capita.Fact 5
The district is diverse with students from families speaking 70 different languages, although only four languages are used for most school communication: English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.Fact 6
It was the only city in the United States with a population of 250,000 or more to see an increase in circulation of Sunday newspapers in 2007.Fact 7
It has a continental climate typical of the Upper Midwestern United States. Winters are frigid and snowy, while summer is hot and humid.Fact 8
The earliest known inhabitants from about 400 A.D. were members of the Hopewell tradition who buried their dead in mounds (now Indian Mounds Park) on the bluffs above the river.Fact 9
It is the birthplace of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts), who lived in Merriam Park from infancy until 1960.Fact 10
Other notable residents include writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, playwright August Wilson, who premiered many of the ten plays in his Pittsburgh Cycle at the local Penumbra Theater, painter LeRoy Neiman, and photographer John Vachon.
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