North Dakota Facts

North Dakota Facts

North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States on November 2, 1889.

North Dakota Counties:

* Adams * Barnes * Benson * Billings * Bottineau * Bowman * Burke * Burleigh * Cass * Cavalier * Dickey * Divide * Dunn * Eddy * Emmons * Foster * Golden Valley * Grand Forks * Grant * Griggs * Hettinger * Kidder * LaMoure * Logan * McHenry * McIntosh * McKenzie * McLean * Mercer * Morton * Mountrail * Nelson * Oliver *

More Facts About North Dakota:

  • State Flag: adopted in 1911

  • State Motto: "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable"

  • State Capital: Bismarck

  • State Abbreviation: ND

  • State Name of Residents: North Dakotans

  • Date State Entered the Union: November 2, 1889

  • State Size: 70,704 square miles - The 19th largest state

  • State Song: North Dakota Hymn

  • State Dance: Square dance

  • State Nick Name: Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State

  • State Tree: American elm

  • State Flower: Wild prairie rose

  • State Grass: Western Wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii)

  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

  • State Fish: Northern pike (Esox Lucius)

  • State Honorary Equine: Nokota breed (Descended from Sioux Chief Sitting Bull's war ponies)

  • State Soil: Williams (unofficial)

  • State Fossil: Teredo Petrified Wood

  • State Beverage: Milk

  • State Major Rivers: James River, Missouri River, Red River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Sakakawea, Lake Ohe

  • State Highest Point: White Butte - 3,506 feet (1,069 m) above sea level

  • Bordering States: Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota

  • State Bordering Country: Canada

  • State Name Origin: The Sioux Indians called themselves Dakota.

  • State Largest City: Fargo

  • State Other Largest Cities: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo, Mandan, Dickinson, Jamestown, Williston, Wahpeton

  • State Other Largest Cities: 53

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