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What is the Abbreviation for Minnesota?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Minnesota (MN) known as the "North Star State". Minnesota has 87 counties, and the capital of the State is St. Paul.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Minnesota is determined by taking the 'First and last letter of the old abbreviation' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of MN is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the MN Abbreviation for Minnesota was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of Minnesota


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Minnesota is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Minnesota - (MN) - Minn.

Map showing location of Minnesota in USA

Where is Minnesota? (MN)

The State of Minnesota is located in the north United States bordering on Lake Superior and on Manitoba and Ontario, Canada.


Abbreviation of Minnesota - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Minnesota?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Minnesota Abbreviation (MN)

Initials & Acronym - MN
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Minnesota - (MN) - Minn.
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Two letter abbreviation of Minnesota (MN)

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