within McDavitt Township, Saint Louis County
|Elevation||1,342 ft (409 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||662843|
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 entire population of Saint Louis County. Zim got its name from a nearby lumber camp of a man named Zimmerman. Nearby is the "Sax-Zim Bog", one of the world's best birdwatching places. It was named for the two nearby, mostly uninhabited, towns of Zim and Sax. Every February the habitat hosts a three-day festival for birdwatchers.
Arts and culture
The annual Sax–Zim Winter Birding Festival is held in February. The event is organized for birdwatching. The nearby "Sax –Zim Bog" is home to one of the world's best birdwatching places. It was named for the two nearby communities of Zim and Sax. Every February, the habitat hosts a three-day festival for birdwatchers.
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- Warren Upham, Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance, Volume 17 (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1920), p. 492
- Gustav Axelson (18 January 2013). "In a Minnesota Bog, a Festival of Birds". The New York Times. 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.
- Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
- Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
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