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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Biwabik is approximately 954 (2000), 969 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 509 (1990), 469 (2010).
The amount of land area in Biwabik is 12.463 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Biwabik is 4.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.872 sq kilometers.
The distance from Biwabik to Washington DC is 1005 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 183 miles. (as the crow flies)
Biwabik is positioned 47.53 degrees north of the equator and 92.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Biwabik elevation is 1,448 feet above sea level.
Biwabik median income is $ 28,359 (2000).
The Biwabik median home price is $ 43,400 (2000).
Biwabik average annual precipitation is 28.7 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 3.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 37.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 64.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 40.9 degrees F.


about 54 miles northwest of Duluth in northeastern Minnesota. Other nearby communities include Aurora, Gilbert, Virginia, Hoyt Lakes, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, Tower and Buhl.

Here is a map page for Biwabik.
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History & History Related Items

Biwabik, Ojibway for "valuable," was incorporated as a village in 1892, and is located in the heart of Minnesota's Iron Range. See this history page for additional historical information plus a nice photo of a historic home in Biwabik. 1893 - 3,000

The Biwabik of today still reflects the ethnic diversity of these early miners, with many area residents working at the nearby mines. The mines produce taconite pellets and utilize all the latest mining technologies-a far cry from the hand-dug and loaded red ore of yesteryear.
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The Bavarian theme found throughout the town is a treat to the senses, and is designed to bring out the special flavor of simpler days. Biwabik has become a year-round travel destination, attracting many visitors to its annual festivals, and hosting thousands of golfers, snowmobilers, and Alpine and Nordic skiers.
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Biwabik City Government

City of Biwabik
P.O. Box 529
Biwabik, Minnesota 55708
Phone: 218-865-4183
Fax: 218-865-4580

Biwabik Community Events

Fourth of July
Annual event

First Saturday each December
Biwabik's Winter Lighting Festival

Biwabik Schools

Mesabi East Schools
601 North 1st Street West
Aurora, MN 55705
Phone: 229-3321 ext. 4921 Biwabik


The population of Biwabik was:
1893 - 3,000
1990 - 1,097
2000 - 954
2002 - 934 (estimate)

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