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Ely Travel Guide, Minnesota

The city of Ely, situated in Minnesota, lies in the Vermillion Iron Range. In the past, the town housed many famous iron mines. As per the last census surveyed in 2000, the population of the town was 3,755. Today, Ely stands as the gateway to the Canoe Area and houses the North American Bear Center and the International Wolf Center. It is a very lively city with facilities ranging from sightseeing to restaurants, an active transport network to museums and heritage sites. Many national state highways pass through the city.

Ely Travel guide- Location

Capturing a total area of 3 square miles, Ely is an all-land-no-water-city. The Echo Trail Road is the main road connecting the city to other provincial parts. Ely flaunts some beautiful lakes, rivers, wetlands, granite crags and rolling forests and happens to be a very remote area in the entire United States. You can also enjoy fishing, skiing, canoeing, snowmobiling and camping. It is because of all these scenic wonders that Ely continues to attract tourists from all around the world.

Ely Travel guide -City of Hoaxes

The most interesting feature of the city is that the people in this area have framed several hoaxes to get the city publicized.

Ely Travel guide -Demography

As per the census conducted in 2000, the population of the city was 3,755 with almost 50% households. Then, 1365.5 was the value of population density, which might have grown over the years. The average annual income of an individual stood at $16,755 and almost 15% of the population struggled below the line of poverty.

Ely Travel guide -Economy

The economic scenario of the city is quite sound. More than 93% of the entire population strives on maize, soybean, rice and oats. Iron & steel, machinery and plastics industries are the dominant contributors to the economy. Amongst minerals, lead, copper, uranium and oil are the most abundant ones.

Ely Travel guide -Transport

Ely has one of the finest networks of buses roaming within and outside the city. The trans-Ely network connects the city to other adjoining cities. Though cabs and motorbikes are also frequent, buses are the most preferred mode of travel. Railways do not form an integral mode of transport as it passes just through the outskirts of the city. However, city has a domestic airport which globalizes it with the outside world.

Ely, with its industries and growing economy, promises to be a city of distinction.

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