Although nicknames the "Land of 10,000 Lakes, the state has 11,842 lakes that are 10 acres or larger according to Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources. Depending on the definition used to measure a lake, the number can go up, due to including lakes that are smaller than 10 acres. On top of the lakes, there are another 6,500 miles of rivers and streams.Know More
Thanks to all of the lakes and waterways in the state, one of its prime money sources is tourism and fishing. The lakes are well known for their high fish population. It is one of the best states to fish for walleye, pike, muskie and bass. With the high number of lakes in the state, the names of many are repeated, so a map or checking with locals may be needed to find your way to the exact lake that you are looking for.
According to a study of the United States census completed for Walk Score in 2009, approximately 20,000 cities or metropolitan areas are located in the United States. In 2012, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago were the three largest cities in the country.Full Answer >
The state of Hawaii counts 137 islands in the Hawaiian chain, including all minor islands and islets. The eight main islands forming the center of the state’s commerce and tourism are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the big island of Hawaii.Full Answer >
As of November 2014, there are just over 319 million people living in the United States of America, according to the US Census Bureau Population Clock. This figure places the United States as the third most populated country in the world, behind China and India. The population in the United States is expected to continue increasing for the foreseeable future.Full Answer >
As of 2015, there are 59 fully fledged national parks in the United States that are distributed among 27 states and two territories (American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands). However, as of 2013, the National Park System includes sites in all 50 states.Full Answer >