Minneapolis St Paul is a major metropolitan area around Mississippi, Minnesota and Saint Croix rivers. It is commonly known as Twin Cities for its pair of largest cities, Minneapolis, with the biggest population in Minnesota, and Saint Paul, the state's capital. Minneapolis - St Paul is an example of twin cities in the sense of geographical proximity. The two cities together anchor the 2nd-largest economic center in Midwest, behind Chicago Illinois.
There are different definitions of the region and many refer to Twin Cities as the 7-county region governed under Metropolitan Council governmental agency and planning organization. The US Office of Management and Budget designates 16 counties as Minneapolis-Saint Paul–Bloomington MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, the 16th biggest in the USA. The entire region (known as "Minneapolis-St. Paul MN-WI Combined Statistical Area") features a population of around 3,9 million, ranking it the USA's 14th largest.
Despite the Twin moniker, both towns are independent municipalities, quite distinct from each other, with defined borders. Minneapolis is somewhat younger with its modern skyscrapers, while Saint Paul has often been likened to an European city with quaint neighborhoods and a collection of late-Victorian architecture. Minneapolis has been influenced by its Scandinavian and Lutheran heritage and hosts the biggest Somali population in North America. Saint Paul was influenced by early French, Irish and German roots and currently hosts a Hmong population.
Highlights: Twin Cities
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