|Elevation||1,342 ft (409 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
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Zim is an unincorporated place in McDavitt Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. In 2010 the population of Zim was 5,228 people according to the U.S. Census. Zim makes up 2.6% of the population of Saint Louis County.
A post office called Zim was established in 1899, and remained in operation until 1990. The community derives its name from a logging camp run by a lumberman named Zimmerman who worked in the area.
Arts and culture
The nearby Sax–Zim Bog area is home to one of the world's best birdwatching places and the site of the annual Sax–Zim Winter Birding Festival held in February. The bog was named for Zim and the nearby community of Sax.
- "Zim, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Zim, Minnesota". Local Town Websites. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 492.
- Gustav Axelson (18 January 2013). "In a Minnesota Bog, a Festival of Birds". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
- Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
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