Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 21st most populous of the U.S. states.
Nearly 60 percent of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community.
Twin Cities: St. Paul-Minneapolis
is an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity (苗族) in China. The Hmong began a gradual southward migration in China in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land.