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Eagle Mountain highest summit in Minnesota
Eagle Mountain is the highest natural point in Minnesota at 701 m (2,301 ft). The hill is located in the Arrowhead Region within the Superior National Forest, a forest along the border of Minnesota and the Canadian province of Ontario.
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About Minnesota

Location map of Minnesota state, USA
Where in the United States is Minnesota? Location map of the State of Minnesota in the US.
Minnesota is one of the 50 states of the US, located in the western part of the Great Lakes Region. The 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' borders the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba in the north, North Dakota and South Dakota in the west, Iowa in the south, and Wisconsin in the southeast. It shares a water border with Michigan in Lake Superior. Minnesota is divided into 87 counties.

Short History
A part of what is today Minnesota was ceded to Britain by the French in 1763, and 20 years later, in 1783, acquired by the United States. The remainder formed a portion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Minnesota joined the Union on 11th May 1858, as the 32nd state.

Minnesota State Map
Reference Map of Minnesota
General Map of Minnesota, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of Minnesota with boundaries, the location of the state capital Saint Paul, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

You are free to use the above map for educational and similar purposes; if you publish it online or in print, you need to credit Nations Online Project as the source.

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Some Geography

Minnesota Topographic Regions Map
Topographic Regions Map of Minnesota. (Click the map to enlarge)
Minnesota's landscape is characterized by its diverse natural beauty. The state is known for its vast forests, numerous lakes, and rolling plains. The northern part of Minnesota features dense pine forests, rocky shores along Lake Superior, and rugged terrain. To the south, the landscape changes to fertile farmland with expansive fields of corn and soybeans. Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," with countless pristine lakes scattered across the state, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and recreational activities.

Minnesota occupies an area of 225,181 km² (86,939 sq mi) [1], compared it is somewhat smaller than Romania (238,391 km²) or just slightly larger than the US state of Utah. The state would fit into Texas about three times.

In the Arrowhead Region, a triangle-shaped region in the northeastern part of the state, is Minnesota's only mountain range, the Sawtooth Mountains, a series of hills and small mountains on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Northwest of the Sawtooth Mountains lies a major iron ore mining area of the United States, the Mesabi Range, collectively known as the Iron Range; it is the largest of three iron ranges in northern Minnesota.

Highest point
The highest point is "Eagle Mountain" at 701 m (2,301 ft), part of the Misquah Hills, located in the northeastern corner of the state.

Minnesota landscape in Kandiyohi County
Minnesota landscape in lake-rich Kandiyohi County.
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The "Land of 10,000 Lakes" is abundant with water, the state counts exactly 11,842 lakes, which are larger than ten acres (40,000 m²) in size.
Some of the largest lakes besides Lake Superior are the Lake of the Woods (partly in Canada), the Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Lake Winnibigoshish, and the Upper and Lower Red Lake. Lake Itasca, a small glacial lake, is the source of North America's longest river, the Mississippi.

Besides the Mississippi, other major rivers are the Red River (aka Red River of the North), which forms the border with North Dakota and a short section of the border with South Dakota. The Rainy River defines a long section of the United States border with Canada, separating north eastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario. The Minnesota River and the St. Croix River are both tributaries of the Mississippi River.


State Capitol in Minnesota's capital Saint Paul
Rendered image of the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. The Italian Renaissance style building houses Minnesota's Senate and the House of Representatives.
Image: Google
The "North Star State" (its other nickname) has a population of 5.61 million people (est. 2018); [2]
The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. The state's largest city is Minneapolis; the largest urban area is the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, also known as Twin Cities, with a population of 3.1 million; this corresponds to approximately more than half of the state's entire population.

The remainder of the state is known as the Outstate or Greater Minnesota, much less urbanized and populated than the Twin Cities.

The population of Minnesota is predominantly white (84%), African-American (7%), Hispanics or Latino (5.6%), and Asian (5.2%). [3]

The busiest airport in the state is Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain Field; IATA code: MSP).

Cities and Towns in Minnesota

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Minnesota:

Largest city is Minneapolis (425,000),
Capital and second largest city is Saint Paul (303,000), Rochester (117,000), Bloomington (86,000), Duluth (86,000). Population figures 2018

Other cities and towns in Minnesota

Minnesota's capital Saint Paul at Mississippi River
Minnesota's capital Saint Paul, with riverboat. The city on the east bank of the Mississippi River adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Together they form Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area with about 3.5 million people (est. 2017).
Image: Jonathan Miske

Aitkin, Albert Lea, Alexandria, Anoka, Austin, Bagley, Baudette, Bemidji, Blue Earth, Brainerd, Breckenridge, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Cloquet, Coon Rapids, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Elk River, Ely, Fairmont, Faribault, Fergus Falls, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Grand Rapids, Granite Falls, Hallock, Hibbing, Hutchinson, International Falls, Lakeville, Litchfield, Little Falls, Luverne, Madison, Mahnomen, Mankato, Marshall, Milaca, Montevideo, Moorhead, Morris, New Ulm, Northfield, Northome, Olivia, Ortonville, Owatonna, Park Rapids, Pine City, Pipestone, Preston, Red Wing, Redwood Falls, Roseau, Sauk Centre, St. Cloud, St. James, St. Peter, Thief River Falls, Two Harbors, Virginia, Wadena, Walker, Warren, Warroad, Willmar, Windom, Winona, and Worthington.

Lakefront skyline of Duluth, Minnesota Lakefront skyline of Duluth, a major port city at Lake Superior in Minnesota.
Image: Tony Webster

Weather Conditions Minneapolis–St. Paul




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