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Land Area Ranked 12th

• Total 86,950 sq mi (225,163 km2)
• Land 79,610 sq mi (206,375 km2)
• Water 7,329 sq mi (18,990 km2) 8.40%
• Length about 400 mi (640 km)
• Width 200–350 m
• Latitude 43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N
• Longitude 89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W

Before statehood Minnesota Territory

Admitted to the Union May 11, 1858 (32nd)

Metes and Bounds

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the habitants of that portion of the Territory of Minnesota which is embraced within the following limits, to-wit: Beginning at the point in the center of the main channel of the Red River of the North, where the boundary line between the United States and the British Possessions crosses the same; thence up the main channel of said river to that of the Bois de Sioux river; thence up the main channel of said river to Lake Traverse; thence up the center of said lake to the southern extremity thereof, thence in a direct line to the head of Big Stone lake; thence through its center to its outlet; thence by a due south line to the north line of the State of Iowa; thence along the northern boundary of said state to the main channel of the Mississippi river; thence up the main channel of said river, and following the boundary line of the State of Wisconsin, until the same intersects with the St. Louis river; thence down the said river to and through Lake Superior, on the boundary line of Wisconsin and Michigan, until it intersects the dividing line between the United States and the British Possessions; thence up Pigeon river and following said dividing line to the place of beginning, be and they hereby are authorized to form for themselves a constitution and state government by the name of the State of Minnesota, and to come into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, according to the Federal Constitution.

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