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North Dakota OutlineState Name: North Dakota
State Nickname: The Sioux State
also known as:
  • The Flickertail State
  • The Peace Garden State
  • The Rough Rider State
State Capital: Bismarck
State Governor: Jack Dalrymple
State Abbreviation: N.D.
2 letter Postal Code: ND
Area: 70,665 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Nov. 2, 1889
State #: 39
Borders: Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana
North Dakota flagFlag Meaning: An eagle is centered on a field of blue and represents authority and power. The olive branch clutched in its talons symbolize peace and the arrows symbolize military protection. Thirteen stars are above the eagle's head and represent the original 13 colonies. The state's motto "One nation made up of many states" is displayed on the ribbon that is clenched by the eagle's beak. The flag was adopted in 1911.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 1
State Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever: one and inseparable
State Flower: wild prairie rose
State Bird: western meadowlark
State Song: "North Dakota Hymn"
State Tree: American elm
State Mammal: Nokota Horse
State Fish: northern pike
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo, Mandan, Dickinson, Jamestown, Williston, Wahpeton
Famous Residents:
- Angie Dickinson, actress
- Peggy Lee, singer
- Roger maris, baseball player
- Lawrence Welk, band leader
Attractions: International Peace Garden, Geographic Center of North America, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Standing Rock Reservation, Fort Union Trading Post, Burning Lignite Beds, DeMares Chateau, Fort Abercrombie, Fort Dilts, Fort Rice, Huff Indian Village, Medicine Butte, Whitestone Hill, Writing Rock
Agriculture: barley, cattle, calves, flaxseed, potatoes, rye, wheat
Natural Resources: clay, lignite, petroleum, sand and gravel

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