The state of Minnesota is said to have 90,000 miles of shoreline. Minnesota has more shoreline than the states of Florida, California and Hawaii combined. Minnesota has close to a total of 12,000 lakes.
Minnesota is bordered by the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Minnesota shares a water border of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, with Michigan. Minnesota comprises an area of about 87,000 square miles, making it the 12th largest state. Minnesota has a maximum width of about 350 miles and a length of 400 miles. Minnesota had a population of approximately 5.4 million people, as of 2013, making it the 21st most populated state.Learn More
Idaho is located in the Rocky Mountains, and much of the state is taken up with different mountain ranges, including Clearwater, Salmon River and Seven Devils. Idaho also has the Snake River Plain, which is a fertile plateau region where much of the state's agriculture is centered, and Hell's Canyon, which is the deepest gorge in the country, going to 7,900 feet at its deepest point.Full Answer >
Montana became a state on Nov. 8, 1889. Known as the Treasure State, Montana was the 41st state admitted to the Union, preceded by South Dakota and followed by Washington.Full Answer >
California's Coastal Region stretches more than 800 miles along the west side of the state. Even though it is a single region of a single state, the climates of the northern and southern regions of California's coast are very different.Full Answer >
The state of California covers a very large land area and has many different climates in different parts of the state. Coastal climates are generally considered Mediterranean and weather is generally mild through much of the rest of the state, but the state does also contain extreme climates in desert and mountain areas.Full Answer >