Winona, Minnesota

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Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the U.S. State of Minnesota.[3] Located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, its most noticeable physical landmark is Sugar Loaf.

The city is named after Princess We-Noh-Nah, daughter of Chief Wapasha (Wabasha) III.[citation needed]

The population was 27,069 at the 2000 census. Its annual celebration, Steamboat Days, is held in the summer. It is known as the stained glass capital of the United States.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61.0 km²), of which, 18.2 square miles (47.2 km²) of it is land and 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²) of it (22.62%) is water.

Winona's primary suburbs are Goodview, Stockton, Minnesota City and Rollingstone to the west, Homer to the southeast and Fountain City to the north. Rochester is 44 miles to the west of Winona, La Crescent is 21 miles to the south, and La Crosse is 30 miles to the southeast.

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