• Originally settled by Sioux (Dakota) and Chippewa (Ojibwa).
• Claimed for France in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut.
• Once home to more millionaires (per capita) than any other city in the world.
• Population: 86,000; within 30-mile radius, population is 184,134.
• Located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, halfway between Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Canadian border.
• Terrain: City is built into a steep, rocky cliffside
• 2,342 freshwater miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth via the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway.
• Area: 43,067 acres.
• Altitude: Ranges from 605 feet (at Lake Superior’s shoreline) to 1,485 feet above sea level.
• Industries include tourism, healthcare, financial/banking, mining, paper, communications, education and shipping.
• City's harbor welcomes over 1,000 ocean-going and Great Lakes freighters annually. Seaway Port Authority of Duluth provides foreign trade zone and economic development services.
• Interlake cargoes of iron, grain, coal and stone combine to make this the top volume port on the Great Lakes with a total of $250 million in annual economic impact.
• Home to the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior Community College, Fond du Lac Community College and across the bay, the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
• Regional medical center for surrounding states and provinces.
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