With an estimated population of 285,068, Saint Paul is a city with deep rooted tradition, buzzing with talent, diversity and strong with cultural and economic vitality. The city is undoubtedly Minnesota’s historical and cultural heart and is reputed as the most livable city in America. Did you know that more than 90 languages and dialects are spoken in St Paul public schools.
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Interesting and Fun Facts about St Paul!
- St. Paul is the 2nd most populous city in the state of Minnesota.
- Saint Paul encompasses more city shoreline than any other city on the Mississippi River.
- St Paul is the capital of Minnesota.
- Saint Paul has a mayor-council form of government.
- St. Paul was formerly known as Pig's Eye Landing or Pig's Eye.
- Other nicknames of St Paul include 'the Capitol City', 'Last City of the East', 'the Saintly City', 'STP.'
- The city is a home to many commercial, transportation, manufacturing, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.
- Saint Paul's racial makeup include 67.0% White, 1.1% Native American, 12.4% Asian, 11.7% African American, 3.8% from other races and 0.1% Pacific Islander.
- Rondo Days is one of the largest African American festivals celebrated in Minnesota.
- St Paul is home to the country's longest preserved Victorian avenue - the elegant Summit Avenue.
- The 5-mile long skyway in St Paul is the world's 2nd longest continuous skyway system.
- The Boat Club’s Boathouse was built to honor the Minnesota's first amateur athletic association.
- Saint Paul's Rice Park is older than New York City's Central Park.
- The city is the first to start 3M, the creator of Post-it Notes and Scotch tape.
- The popular Mickey’s Diner in St Paul was filmed in three movies - "Jingle All the Way”, “The Mighty Ducks” and “A Prairie Home Companion”.
- Saint Paul is the birth place of 'peanuts' creator Charles Schulz.
- A foundation in Union Depot - "Saint Paul Forever" is recognized as the biggest Lite Brite piece in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records.
- The St Paul Chamber Orchestra is the United States' only full-time orchestra.
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