North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota

Quick Facts

Capital City:  Bismarck

Abbreviation: ND 

Population (2019):  723,393; Rank: 48 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Midwest

Admission to Statehood: November 2,1889 (40th State)

State Motto: Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

State Nickname: Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State

Origin of State Name:  Based on the Sioux Indian word dakhota meaning “friend

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of North Dakota State

Bordering States: The State of North Dakota has 3 neighbors namely, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota. | List of US Regions

Area Codes:  701

Zip Codes: North Dakota Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people born in North Dakota

State Symbols

Bird:  Western Meadowlark | List of State Birds

Animal:  Nokota Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

State Fruit:  Chokecherry

Popular Gemstones:  Barite, hematite, dolomite, etc.

Flag:  North Dakota flag’s dark blue field displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the words “One nation made up of many states”. The shield on its breast has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The fan shaped design above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation, the United States. The name “North Dakota” appears on a red scroll below the eagle. Get this Flag

Flower:  Wild Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Williams

Song:   “North Dakota Hymn” | Words by: James W. Foley | Music by: C.S. Putman Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: American Elm (Ulmus americana) | Other State Trees

Quarter:   North Dakota Quarter | List of State Quarters


North Dakota on a map



  • Area: 70,704 sq.mi (183,123, 19th
  • Land: 68,994 sq.mi. (178,694, 17th
  • Water: 1,710 sq.mi. (4,429, 22nd

Largest Cities:  Fargo | Bismarck | Grand Forks | Minot | West Fargo | Mandan | Dickinson | Jamestown | Williston | Wahpeton

Highest Point:  White Butte ; 3,506 feet, (1,069 m.) 30th tallest

Lowest Point:  North Dakota; 750 feet, 43rd lowest

Geographic Center:  Sheridan, 5 miles southwest of McClusky

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of North Dakota , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit North Dakota City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks:  Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
North Country National Scenic Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park



State Government

Governor:  Doug Burgum (R)

Senators:  Joe Hoeven (R) Kevin Cramer (R)

Representatives:  Senate House

Constitution:  North Dakota’s constitution

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the North Dakota government offices directory

Electoral College Votes:  3 votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of North Dakota


  • Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets.
  • Industry: Food processing, machinery, mining, tourism.