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The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.

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55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55415, 55417, 55418, 55419, 55450, 55454, 55455

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Minneapolis is approximately 382,618 (2000), 382578 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 172,666 (1990), 163540 (2010).

The amount of land area in Minneapolis is 153.000 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Minneapolis is 59 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.00 sq kilometers.
The distance from Minneapolis to Washington DC is 984 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Minneapolis is positioned 44.58 degrees north of the equator and 93.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Minneapolis elevation is 695-945 feet above sea level.
Minneapolis per capita income is $33,561 (1998).
Minneapolis median income is $47,002 (1998).

Minneapolis miscellany.

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Minneapolis location: in southeastern Minnesota next to sister city, St. Paul, along the Mississippi River. Here is a map page for Minneapolis.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Minneapolis is invigorating! Summer days are hot and possibly humid with cool evenings. Fall is chilly and by November, winter has set in. Snow is plentiful all winter with many days below 0. Minneapolis is the second coldest city in the United States
The weather in Minneapolis is seasonal. Call this number for current weather: 612-452-2323

Here is a weather page for Minneapolis and the area.
Minneapolis average annual rainfall is 26 inches per year
Minneapolis average annual precipitation is 34.43 inches per year.
Minneapolis average annual snowfall is 45 inches per year.
Minneapolis average temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 2-37 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Minneapolis history:

Though St Paul and Minneapolis have grown up on opposite banks of the Mississippi River, they are quite different cities. The people of St. Paul are of many nationalities, largely German, Irish, Polish and Italian. The capital of Minnesota, St. Paul began as a settlement by the name of "Pig's Eye!" By 1807 this area was selected as the site for Fort Snelling with areas set aside as government reservations. It wasn't long before many more settlers came into the area, with the government driving them off the protected land more often than not. A group of settlers under the direction of Pierre Parrant - known as "Pig's Eye," moved into a landing area near the Fort. It was named after the group's leader, Parrant. A year later, when Father Lucien Galtier built a chapel to his patron saint, St. Paul, he was able to persuade the people in town to change the name to something a little less flamboyant. Around the same time, another group of soldiers from the Fort had built a saw and flour mill on the same side of the Mississippi, forming a village known as St. Anthony. It wasn't long before a suspension bridge was built linking St. Anthony and a small village across the Mississippi. These two villages merged to form a larger community named Minneapolis. The name combined "minne," an Indian word for water, with "polis," the Greek word for city. After the Civil War, Minneapolis became the larger of the cities with more industry, due most likely to the water power of St. Anthony Falls. It became a center for flour-milling. St. Paul became an early steamboat terminus with the fur trade of the area as well as travelers and shipping of agricultural goods.

Also known as "Minneapple", as in The Mini Apple (vs. The Big Apple), noting Minneapolis' love of the arts and entertainment and our little known cosmopolitan nature.
The incorporation date of Minneapolis: 1 March 1856 (town), 1867 (city)

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Minneapolis Attractions:

Eloise Butler Wildflower and Bird Sanctuary
on Theodore Wirth Parkway.
Phone: 612-348-5702
Bicycle trails wind through this sanctuary. Guided tours are available.

The Guthrie Theater
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612 377-2224

Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
PHone: 612-870-1329

Minneapolis Planetarium
in the Minneapolis Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-372-6543

Minnesota Zoological Gardens
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN
20 miles south on SR 77
Phone: 612-431-9200
Over 2,000 animals may be seen here on 485 acres of grounds. Different parts of the world and their habitats are displayed in natural settings. Animal shows are present frequently.

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
219 Main St. SE
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-379-4046
Here you may see over 200 items related to medical quackery, including a device to reverse the aging process.

James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History
17th Ave. & University Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-624-9876
See many dioramas of Minnesota life plus an art gallery and more.

Walker Art Center
Hennepin Ave. & Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-375-7600
See displays of 20th century art from both America and Europe. Additional displays, exhibits, and events are available throughout the year.

Original Baseball Hall of Fame
910 S. 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415-12109
Phone: 612-375-9707

Bakken Library
3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone: 612-927-6508
Phone: 612-926-3878
Fax: 612-927-7265
A center for learning that furthers the understanding and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and medicine.
The Bakken was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker.

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Rd # 200
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
Phone: 612-625-9494

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Vineland Pl & Lyndale S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-375-7577

Minnesota Air Guard Museum
34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55450
Phone: 612-713-2523

Things to see and do in the area.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lindbergh Terminal
4300 Glumack Drive, Suite 3000
St. Paul, MN 55111
Phone: 612-726-5555
Humphrey Terminal
7150 Humphrey Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55450
Phone: 612-726-5800

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