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State Facts

Full Name

State of Minnesota

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

May 11, 1858 (32nd)

Population 2000 (Rank)

4,919,479 (21st)

Land Area (Rank)

79,610 square miles; 206,189 square kilometers (14th)

Capital

St. Paul

Postal Abbreviation

MN

State Nicknames

  • North Star State,
  • Gopher State,
  • Land of 10,000 Lakes

Motto

L’Etoile du Nord (The North Star)

Song

“Hail, Minnesota” (music by Truman E. Richard, words by Truman E. Richard and Arthur E. Upson)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Lady slipper
  • Tree: Red (Norway) pine
  • Bird: Common loon
  • Fish: Walleye
  • Mushroom: Morel

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Dairy products,
    • corn,
    • cattle,
    • soybeans,
    • hogs,
    • wheat,
    • turkeys
  • Industry:
    • Machinery,
    • food processing,
    • printing and publishing,
    • fabricated metal products,
    • electric equipment,
    • mining,
    • tourism