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14 Facts About Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

A U.S. state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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As of 2016, the city's estimated population was 304,442.

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Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota.

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The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city.

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, containing about 3.5 million residents.

The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles long, in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent.

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Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents.

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or just metro, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.

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Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849.

The Territory of Minnesota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1849, until May 11, 1858, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Minnesota.

A territory is an administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a state.

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The Dakota name for Saint Paul is "Imnizaska".

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Though Minneapolis is better-known nationally, Saint Paul contains the state government and other important institutions.

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Regionally, the city is known for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, and for the Science Museum of Minnesota.

The Science Museum of Minnesota is an American museum focused on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education.

The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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As a business hub of the Upper Midwest, it is the headquarters of companies such as Ecolab.

Ecolab Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets.

The Upper Midwest, or the North, is a region in the northern portion of the U.S. Census Bureau's Midwestern United States.

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Saint Paul, along with its Twin City, Minneapolis, is known for its high literacy rate.

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It was the only city in the United States with a population of 250,000 or more to see an increase in circulation of Sunday newspapers in 2007.

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The settlement originally began at present-day Lambert's Landing, but was known as Pig's Eye after Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant established a popular tavern there.

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When Lucien Galtier, the first Catholic pastor of the region, established the Log Chapel of Saint Paul, he made it known that the settlement was now to be called by that name, as "Saint Paul as applied to a town or city was well appropriated, this monosyllable is short, sounds good, it is understood by all Christian denominations".

A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Lucien Galtier was the first Roman Catholic priest who served in Minnesota.

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