The U.S. state of Minnesota is situated in the American Midwest. Minnesota has gained the nickname of “Land of 10.000 lakes” due to the numerous lakes in the territory (11.842) and a portion of Lake Superior, the water border on the northeast. The state capital Saint Paul and the city of Minneapolis are rich with cultural institutions. They are known as the “twin cities”, as both make the larger metropolitan area in the country, around the Mississippi River. This state is abundant with wildlife and natural areas.

Population: around 5.55 million inhabitants

Capital: Saint Paul

Other major cities: Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, Burnsville, Brooklyn Park

Main attractions: Minnesota State Capitol, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Mall of America, Spirit Mountain, Superior National Forest, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Major airports: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP); Duluth International Airport (DLH); Rochester International Airport (RST)

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