Leota is a census-designated place (CDP) in Leota Township, Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 230 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land. Leota is situated on the western side of the Buffalo Ridge, the drainage divide between the Mississippi River and Missouri River systems.
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