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The population of Mankato is approximately 31,477 (1990), 39309 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,688 (1990), 14851 (2010).

The amount of land area in Mankato is 29.952 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.447 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mankato to Washington DC is 999 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mankato is positioned 44.16 degrees north of the equator and 93.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Mankato elevation is 781 feet above sea level.

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Mankato history:

The name means, "Blue Earth," in the Mankato Indian tongue. It is located on a bend in the Minnesota River at its confluence with the Blue Earth River. The color of the clay along the river is why the area was named Mankato.
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Mankato attractions: Heritage Center
415 Cherry St.
Mankato, MN
Phone: 507-345-5566
This center has much information, artifacts, furniture, etc. from early Blue Earth settlements. A research library is also available.

Minneopa State Park
4 miles west of Mankato
Phone: 507-625-4388
This park has 1,145 acres and includes two large waterfalls and a historic grist mill built in 1873.

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