Where is Minneapolis?


Quick Answer

Minneapolis rests in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River. With a population of more than 400,000, the city is the largest in the state, and adjoined by fellow "Twin City" St. Paul to the east, which serves as the capital.

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Minneapolis serves as the primary business hub between Seattle and Chicago and boasts the fifth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters. The nation's largest shopping mall, the Mall of America, is located within the city. Minneapolis is home to four professional sports teams: the Timberwolves, Twins, Vikings and Wild. The city is also the site of the University of Minnesota's main campus.

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