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ID: 7014080
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014080

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Minneapolis (inhabited place)  Minneapolis (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 58 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.9667  decimal degrees
Long: 093 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -93.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mississippi River's Falls of St. Anthony in SE central Minnesota; "Twin Cities" with St. Paul as region's largest economic center; named for Dakota Sioux word "minne" (water) & Greek "polis" (city); site visited by Father Hennepin in 1680.

Names:
Minneapolis (preferred,C,V)
Saint Anthony (H,V)
Fort Saint Anthony (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Minnesota (state)  ............  Minnesota (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hennepin (county)  ................  Hennepin (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Minneapolis (inhabited place)  ....................  Minneapolis (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  now state's largest city, created by merging St. Anthony (1st permanent settlement at Falls in 1837) with Minneapolis in 1872
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for agricultural, electrical & transportation machinery & for metal & paper products
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for linseed oil, food processing, chemicals, apparel, precision instruments, printing & publishing
mill center (C)  ............  for vast regional wheatlands, superseding lumbering as leading industry, site for headquarters of 5 large milling companies
trade center (C)  ............  Minneapolis Grain Exchange is one of world's largest cash grain markets
agricultural center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  serving as Minnesota's major hub for road, water, air & rail
port (C)  ............  of entry at head of navigation on Mississippi River
educational center (C)  ............  for University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, Minneapolis College of Art & Design & North Central Bible College
cultural center (C)  ............  for American Swedish Institute, Guthrie Theatre, orchestra, dance, science museum, planetarium & historical museum
tourist center (C)  ............  for city's 22 lakes & 150 parks
timber center (H)  ............  established in 1848, reached its height in 1899; last lumber mill closed 1919

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Saint Paul .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Minnesota, Ramsey county) [7013947]
..............................  across the river from each other, form the "Twin Cities"

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Saint Anthony..........  [VP]
...................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 601
Minneapolis..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 601
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 166-167
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS27012974
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 766
Saint Anthony..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 601
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 601
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 166-167
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS27012974
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 766
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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