Burnsville stands on Minnesota River’s south bank; exactly upstream from its confluence with Mississippi River. This city; along with nearby suburbs, goes on to form Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s southern portion.
Burnsville has obtained reputation in Metro Area owing to Burnsville Center, a regional mall. This place also serves as recreational attraction in the form of Alimagnet Dog Park; i.e. a section of ‘Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve’, and Buck Hill, i.e. vertical ‘ski peak’. Wildlife along Minnesota River has been protected by Minnesota valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Having fed by Lake Agassiz and receding glaciers around 12000 years back, Minnesota River Valley of today had been carved by Glacial River Warren. As per US Census Bureau, area is 69.3 sq. Km; out of which 6.96%25 consists of water.
The population in the year 2007 was 59118.
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