The Northwest Angle, known simply as the Angle by locals, and coterminous with Angle Township, is a part of northern Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota that is the only part of the United States outside Alaska that is north of the 49th parallel. Lake of the Woods County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent 49th Parallel ( is the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. That parallel is the northern boundary of the 48 contiguous states extending eastward from the west coast along the northern boundaries of Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and part of Minnesota to the Northwest Angle. The term continental United States refers to the 48 contiguous states located on the North American continent south of the border with Canada plus the District Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern North Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States of America. Farther east, U. S. territory does not extend that far north. Map projections sometimes create an optical illusion that Maine extends farther north than that; that illusion does not occur in maps in which parallels of latitude are straight lines. A map projection is any method of representing the Surface of a sphere or other shape on a plane. This article is about visual perception See Optical Illusion (Album for information about the Time Requiem album The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi ( Φ) gives the location of a place on Earth (or other planetary body north or south of the Like Alaska, Point Roberts, Washington, and Elm Point, Minnesota (also at Lake of the Woods), the Northwest Angle cannot be reached from the rest of the United States without either going through Canada, flying in via small aircraft, or crossing water—specifically, the Lake of the Woods. Point Roberts is a small Census-designated place in Whatcom County Washington, United States. Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Elm Point Minnesota, in Lake of the Woods County, is a small cape and a United States practical Exclave, southwest of the Northwest Angle. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Lake of the Woods (lac des Bois is a Lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U A sizeable portion of the Angle is held in trust by the Red Lake Indian Reservation (Ojibwa). The Red Lake Indian Reservation covers 325981 km² (125862 sq mi in parts of nine counties in northern Minnesota, USA. The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations As this area is uninhabited, there are no permanent Ojibwa residents. 
The total population of the Angle was 152 at the 2000 census.
The northwest corner of the Northwest Angle is at.
The Treaty of Paris (1783), concluded between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the American Revolutionary War, stated that the boundary between U. The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" S. territory and the British possessions to the north would run "…through the Lake of the Woods to the most northwesternmost point thereof, and from thence on a due west course to the river Mississippi…" The parties did not suspect that the source of the Mississippi, Lake Itasca (then unknown to European explorers), was south of that point. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to Lake Itasca is a small Glacial lake, approximately 18 square miles (4 A factor in this mistake was the use of the Mitchell Map during the treaty negotiations; that map showed the Mississippi extending far to the north. Mitchell Map is the common name used to refer to a Map made by John Mitchell and all the various reprints made during the late 18th century In the Anglo-American Convention of 1818, the error was corrected by having the boundary run due south from the northwest point of the lake to the 49th parallel and then westward along it. The Convention respecting fisheries boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the 49th Parallel ( is the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. When a survey team led by David Thompson finally located the northwesternmost point of the lake and surveyed this north-south line, it was found to intersect other bays of the lake and therefore cut off a portion of U. David Thompson ( April 30, 1770 &ndash February 10, 1857) was an English-Canadian fur trader surveyor and map-maker known S. territory, now known as the Northwest Angle.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Angle Township has a total area of 596. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 square miles (1,544. 5 km²) of which 123. 09 square miles (318. 81 km²) is land and 473. 2 square miles (1,225. 7 km²) (79. 36%) is water. The land includes several islands, including Oak Island, and two small capes that are below (south of) the 49th parallel north in the extreme southwest part of the township, south of the southeast corner of Manitoba, and not far from the northeast corner of Roseau County. Oak Island Minnesota is the name of an Island and a post office on that island in Lake of the Woods, in Lake of the Woods County Minnesota, on the The 49th parallel north is a Circle of latitude that is 49 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Roseau County is a County located in the state of Minnesota Of the 2000 census population of 152, there were 118 living on the mainland, and 34 persons on the islands in Lake of the Woods. Lake of the Woods (lac des Bois is a Lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U All of the populated islands are north of the 49th parallel. The mainland portion of the township north of the 49th parallel has an area of 302. 075 km² (116. 632 sq mi). The total land area of all islands is 16. 325 km² (6. 303 sq mi), and the two capes total 0. 408 km² (0. 157 sq mi). The township has the last one-room public school in the state. The border crossing (image) is unstaffed. Travelers using the single gravel road into the Angle are expected to use a telephone at Jim's Corner to contact Canadian or U.S. Customs and make their declarations. Gravel is rock that is of a specific Particle size range In Geology, gravel is any loose rock that is larger than two millimeters (2mm Until March 2003 the United States Customs Service was the portion of the U
Elm Point, in Lake of the Woods County, is a small cape southwest of the Northwest Angle. Elm Point Minnesota, in Lake of the Woods County, is a small cape and a United States practical Exclave, southwest of the Northwest Angle. It borders Canada and may be separated by land from the continental United States. Buffalo Point, much smaller than Elm Point and to its east, might also be considered a U. S. territory not connected by land to the rest of the United States.
Secession from the United States and annexation by Canada has been proposed by some area residents on occasion, but has never been put to a vote given the proposal's non-urgent nature. Annexation ( Latin ad, to and nexus, joining is the legal incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous The area is one of several distinct regions of Minnesota. Minnesota is the northernmost state outside of Alaska its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of
Author Tim O'Brien popularized knowledge of the location with his bestselling novel, In the Lake of the Woods, set in the Angle. Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American Novelist who mainly writes about his experiences In the Lake of the Woods (1994 is a novel by Tim O'Brien, author of Pulitzer Prize -nominated The Things They Carried.
The Danny Orlis series of books, a Christian fiction series for youth, were largely set in the Northwest Angle. Danny Orlis is a Christian fiction series for youth by American author Bernard Palmer (1914 1998 and published predominantly by Moody Press of Chicago In Fiction, the setting of a story includes the time location and circumstances in which it takes place
As of the census of 2000, there were 152 people, 71 households, and 48 families residing in the township. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The census records all 152 as White, one also being Hispanic. The population density was 1. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2 people per square mile (0. 5/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 2. 2/sq mi (0. 9/km²).
Of the 71 households, 10 have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45 are married couples living together, one has a female householder with no husband present, and 22 are non-families. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** Seventeen households are made up of individuals and 4 have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 14 and the average family size was 2. 53.
In Angle Township, 22 people are under the age of 18 (11 girls and 11 boys), 5 are between 18 and 24, 32 from 25 to 44, 74 from 45 to 64, and 19 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. There are 58 adult women and 72 adult men.
The median income for a household in the township was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,932. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 13. 3% of families and 12. 3% of the population were below the poverty line. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country No one under 18 or over 65 lives in poverty.