- Historical notes
- To see
- Natural parks
Il Minnesota it is also called the state of 10.000 lakes. Its territory is in fact characterized by numerous waterways, including the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. Probably the name Minnesota itself derives from a term in the language of the native Indians of the place, and which has the meaning of Water reflecting the sky.
Minnesota borders Canada to the north, Iowa to the south, Winsconsin to the east, Dakota to the west. The state capital is Saint Paul.
Il climate of Minnesota is continental with very cold winters characterized by snowy atmospheric precipitation and also with the phenomenon of blizzard, or snow and wind storms that limit visibility. Snow can last until early spring, which is usually rainy and can also be characterized by tornadoes. In summer, however, the temperature rises considerably, while remaining a fairly humid climate.
The territory presents itself above all with prairies surrounded by woods and forests.
Minnesota had wood as a great economic resource from the beginning, which was transported along the many rivers of the state, which led to the creation of precisely water-powered sawmills. On the other hand, wheat was gathered from the prairies, ground in the mills always placed along the rivers. In the nineteenth century, many immigrants from northern Europe moved to Minnesota, favoring the creation and exploitation of mines. In the twentieth century, however, the countryside was depopulated following the start of industries and the construction of large urban centers.
The capital Saint Paul along with Minneapolis is called the Twin City, twin city. Unlike the second, however, the capital still retains buildings from past centuries alongside modern skyscrapers. The city is made up of several very different neighborhoods, testifying to the mixture of origins of the citizenship of Saint Paul. The path that leads to the discovery of the places where the famous writer lived and worked is interesting Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
Minneapolis is a larger city than Saint Paul, it is characterized by a friendly and very progressive atmosphere, the services are very efficient and it offers a rich presence of cultural activities alongside the gastronomic ones. Museums, galleries, theaters and many services also aimed at children, make Minneapolis one of the best cities in America.
The largest shopping mall in the United States is in Minnesota, precisely in Bloomington, it's called the Mall of America. It opens in the morning and offers not only 400 shops but also theaters, cinemas, indoor jogging tracks, restaurants and theme parks such as the Lego Center.
There are numerous natural parks that have sprung up around the lakes, the most striking being the one that protects the Minnesota springs, near Lake Itasca. Another park is the Pipestone National Monument, which holds the precious red aluminum silicate rock for which only the Indians have the authorization to take it to build their characteristic ceremonial pipes. The Superior National Forset even offers the opportunity to visit 2000 lakes scattered throughout the area.
|MINNESOTA, MN - 44.84N, 92.99W||STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE|
|ABNAMED: “The Gopher State” or “The North Star State”|
|ORIGIN NAME: From the fierce battles against the Sioux remains the memory in the coat of arms, where the decline is represented.|
|CAPITAL: St. Paul|
|OTHER CITIES': Minneapolis|
|MEMBER UNION FROM: May 11, 1858 (32nd state)|
|CAPITAL POPULATION: 304.547 from.|
|COUNTY NUMBER: 87|
|POOR PEOPLE: 8,9 % water content|
|MOTTO: “The North Star”|
|TREE: Norway Pine|
|BIRD: Common Loon|
|FLOWER: Lady Slipper|
|SONG: Hail! Minnesota|
|FLAG: The Minnesota flag is royal blue with a gold fringe. In the center of the flag is the coat of arms of the state. Around it there is a crown with the flower of the state. three dates are remembered: 1858, the year in which Minnesota became a state; 1819, the year they settled in Fort Snelling; and 1893, the year the flag was adopted.|
- AGRICULTURE: Dairy products, livestock, soy, pigs, wheat, turkeys.
- INDUSTRY : Food Processing, Metal Products, Mining, Tourism.
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