Minnesota is a state in the Midwest of the USA. Although it is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it actually has 21,871 lakes (larger than 2.5 acres). The northern tip of Minnesota that juts into Lake of the Woods is the most northern point in the lower 48 states of the United States.

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Minnesota regions – Color-coded map

  Twin Cities
The state’s dominant urban area, with Minneapolis, Saint Paul and their vicinities
  Northwestern Minnesota
The borderland to Canada, with plains and forest and the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
  Northeastern Minnesota
The North Shore of Lake Superior, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Duluth.
  Southern Minnesota
Rolling farmland, the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, and Rochester.

Map of Minnesota

  • 44.944166666667-93.0936111111111 St. Paul , the capital and second-largest city, with a historic-looking state capitol.
  • 44.833611111111-93.311 Bloomington , home of the Mall of America, and the only IKEA in the state.
  • 46.786938888889-92.0935555555561 Duluth , the primary city in northeastern Minnesota and gateway to the North Shore and Arrowhead Region.
  • 44.167666666667-94.00341 Mankato , the hub of the smallest metropolitan area in Minnesota.
  • 44.9733-93.26431 Minneapolis , the largest city in the state and the center of the “North”. Extremely rich in culture and diversity.
  • 44.458333333333-93.1611111111111 Northfield , on the Cannon River with the motto “Cows, Colleges, and Contentment” and the annual “Defeat of Jesse James Days” celebration.
  • 45.826111111111-92.9686111111111 Pine City , the primary city in the East Central region, equidistant to Minneapolis and Duluth, and home to the Snake River Fur Post.
  • 44.0234-92.462951 Rochester , the primary city in southeastern Minnesota and a global destination for health and wellness, home to the Mayo Clinic.
  • 45.553888888889-94.1702777777781 St. Cloud , the largest population center in the State’s central region.

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