Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is bordered by Lake Superior and Wisconsin to the east, Iowa to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north. The state has a large variety of landscapes, from coniferous forests and lakes, to tallgrass prairies and deciduous forests. Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" because of its many lakes and extensive wetlands.