This article is about the city in Minnesota. There is also Minneapolis, Kansas. For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 382,618 making it the largest city in Minnesota. It is in the southeast part of the state, adjoining the second-largest city and state capital, St. Paul. Together, the two cities on the Mississippi River are known as the Twin Cities. Minneapolis takes its name from minne, the Dakota word for water, and polis, the Greek word for city. This and the nickname "City of Lakes" refer to the many small bodies of water in and near the city. The city's name was suggested by an early settler and its first schoolmaster, Charles Hoag. The other names considered for the city were Brooklyn and Albion.
Minneapolis, probably including the surrounding metro area, is recognized as a world-class city.
Web Sites and Links
City of MinneapolisOfficial web site for city government. Services and departments, history and statistics, upcoming events and recent news. Includes links to local information sources such as news, weather, and business information.
The World Clock: Minneapolis, MinnesotaCurrent local time, current UTC (GMT) time, time of sunrise and sunset.