Minnesota, United States of America (State) 1911 Profile, #01: General Description


MINNESOTA, a North Central State of the United States of America. It is bounded on the S. by Iowa, on the W. by South and North Dakota-the Red River (commonly called the Red River of the North) separating it from the latter state-on the N. by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, being separated from the latter by the Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake, and certain of their tributaries and outlets, and on the E. by Lake Superior and by Wisconsin, from which it is separated for the greater part of the distance by the Mississippi and St Croix rivers. It is the tenth state in size in the Union, with a total area of 84,682 sq. m., of which 3824 sq. m. are water surface. 2 From north to south it is about 400 m. in length, extending from 43 degrees 30' to 49 degrees 2 3' 55" N. lat., and from east to west its width is about 354 m., lying between long. 89 degrees 29' and 97 degrees 15' W.

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      "Minnesota, United States of America," Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 18, Medal to Mumps (11th ed.), (New York: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911); digital edition, ( : posted 15 Jan 2013)

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