Minneapolis (pronounced /ˌmɪniːˈæpəlɪs/ (deprecatit template)), nicknamed "Ceety o Lakes" an the "Mill Ceety," is the coonty seat o Hennepin Coonty, [1] the lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Minnesota, an the 48t lairgest in the Unitit States. Its name is attributit tae the ceety's first schoolteacher, who combined mni, the Dakota wird for watter, an polis, the Greek wird for ceety.[2]

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis lies on baith banks o the Mississippi River, juist north o the river's confluence wi the Minnesota River, an adjoins Saint Paul, the state's caipital. Kent as the "Twin Ceeties," Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 16t-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the U.S., wi 3.5 million residents. The Metropolitan Cooncil estimatit the ceety's population in 2008 as 390,131.[3]

The ceety is abundantly rich in watter wi ower twinty lakes an wetlands, the Mississippi river, creeks an waterfalls, mony connectit bi pairkways in the Chain o Lakes an the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. It wis ance the warld's flour millin caipital an a hub for timmer, an the day is the primary business centre atween Chicago an Seattle.[4] Named Americae's maist literate ceety,[5] it haes cultural organisations that draw creative fowk an audiences tae the ceety for theater, visual airt, writin, an muisic. The community's diverse population haes a lang tradeetion o charitable support throu progressive public social programs, as well as private an corporate philanthropy.[6]

Sister ceetiesEedit

As shawn ablo Minneapolis haes 10 sister ceeties:[7][8]


ReferencesEedit

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  2. Bright, William (2007). Native American Placenames of the United States. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 286. ISBN 0806135980. Retrieved 21 Januar 2009.
  3. "Twin Cities Population Grows to 2.88 million, according to Metro Council estimates". Metropolitan Council. 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  4. "Minneapolis". Emporis Buildings (emporis.com). Retrieved 18 Mairch 2007.
  5. "America's Most Literate Cities". Central Connecticut State University. 2007. Archived frae the original on 11 Februar 2008. Retrieved 4 Februar 2008.
  6. Nocera, Joe (22 December 2007). "The capital of corporate philanthropy". International Herald Tribune. The New York Times Company. Archived frae the original on 8 Mey 2008. Retrieved 11 Januar 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help) and "A History of Minneapolis: Social Services". Minneapolis Public Library (mpls.lib.mn.us). 2001. Archived frae the original on 8 Mey 2008. Retrieved 11 Januar 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  7. "International Connections". City of Minneapolis. Retrieved 29 Julie 2009.
  8. Baran, Madeleine (31 Julie 2009). "City council approves Najaf, Iraq as Minneapolis' sister city". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 1 August 2009.

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Coordinates: 44°58′55″N 93°16′09″W / 44.9819°N 93.2692°W / 44.9819; -93.2692