The Minnesota CTU Database is the state's repository for names and unique IDs for cities, townships and Census-defined unorganized territories in Minnesota. From this website you can:
You may search 'Feature name' by substring. For example, "Paul" finds both "Saint Paul" and "Spaulding"
The Minnesota CTU Database is a subset of the federal Geographic
Names Information System (GNIS) database. It contains all Minnesota
entries for cities, townships and Census-defined unorganized
territories, both active and historical.
Click here to see a complete description of the Minnesota CTU Database.
This system is integrated with the Office of Administrative Hearings Municipal Boundary Adjustment database. When a new city or township comes into existence, or when an existing city, township or unorganized territory becomes historical, that change is formally registered and reported to the U.S. Geological Survey for inclusion in the GNIS. This process results in the timely creation of a new updated CTU code. The unique ID for each entry in the database complies with Minnesota’s state CTU standard and ANSI INCITS 446-2008.
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