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Minnesota // St. Paul, MN // Midwest Region // Central Time
(The North Star State, Land of 10,000 Lakes)
Territory established: March 3, 1849
Statehood granted: May 11, 1858 // 32nd state
Minnesota was formed out of land from the
Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Northwest Territory,
and the British cession (1818).
[View map of US territorial acquisition]   [View maps of Minnesota evolution]

#4299 // August 6, 2009
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Minnesota State Flag
grain elevator on a river bank
and swans
#1975 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
and Showy Lady Slipper
#1664 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Minnesota State Flag

#981 // March 8, 1949
Minnesota Territorial

Pioneer and
Red River Ox Cart
#1106 // May 11, 1958
Minnesota Statehood

Lakes and Pines
#4266 // May 11, 2008
Minnesota Statehood

Mississippi River reflecting
late-afternoon sun and
Winona's iconic bridge

#3583 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Minnesota

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Minnesota state quarter
View Minnesota state map
View Minnesota clock

The name of the state is based on a Dakota Sioux Indian word which means
"sky-tinted water" and refers to the Minnesota River and the many lakes of the state.
Minnesota is the home of the oldest rock in the world,
3.8 billion years old and found in the Minnesota River valley.
Land/Water Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
79,610 [206.189]
ranked 14th
7,329 [18.982]
(census 2010)
ranked 21st
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
67 [26]
ranked 32nd
The State of Minnesota has 87 counties.
Minnesota shares in the north a 547-mile-long (880 km)
international border with the Canadian provinces of
Manitoba (MB) and Ontario (ON).


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