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Blue Earth County, Minnesota


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Page Contents for Mankato, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Mankato is approximately 31,477 (1990), 39309 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,688 (1990), 14851 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mankato is 29.952 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.447 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mankato to Washington DC is 999 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mankato is positioned 44.16 degrees north of the equator and 93.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mankato elevation is 781 feet above sea level.

History & History Related Items

The name means, "Blue Earth," in the Mankato Indian tongue. It is located on a bend in the Minnesota River at its confluence with the Blue Earth River. The color of the clay along the river is why the area was named Mankato.
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Heritage Center
415 Cherry St.
Mankato, MN
Phone: 507-345-5566
This center has much information, artifacts, furniture, etc. from early Blue Earth settlements. A research library is also available.

Minneopa State Park
4 miles west of Mankato
Phone: 507-625-4388
This park has 1,145 acres and includes two large waterfalls and a historic grist mill built in 1873.
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Mankato City Government

Mankato City Manager
202 E Jackson St
Mankato, MN 56001-3632
Phone: 507-387-8690
Mayor's Office Phone: 507-387-8693

Mankato is the county seat of Blue Earth County.

Mankato Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
112 S River Front Dr
Mankato, MN 56001-3619
Phone: 507-345-4519

Mankato Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
112 S River Front Dr
Mankato, MN 56001-3619
Phone: 507-345-4519

Mankato Libraries

Minnesota Valley Regional Library
100 E Main St
Mankato, MN 56001-3501
Phone: 507-387-1856

Mankato Schools

Mankato School District
209 S 2nd St
Mankato, MN 56001-3626
Phone: 507-387-3167


Rasmussen College
A Minnesota College- Rasmussen College is the place to acquire the training necessary for a rewarding career or to brush up on your career skills. Learn more about the programs that Rasmussen College offers such as criminal justice degrees, business associate degrees, child care, medical coding, pharmacy technician, massage therapy, computer training and so many more.

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