Parents and Teachers: Support Ducksters by following us on Ducksters Facebook or Ducksters Twitter.
Ducksters Educational SiteDucksters Educational Site
History Biography Geography Science Games

Geography >> US States>> North Dakota History

North Dakota

North Dakota State Flag

Location of North Dakota State


Capital: Bismarck

Population: 699,628 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot

Borders: Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Canada

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $46,016 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including barley, wheat, oats, corn, beans, sugar beets, and oilseeds
Mining of petroleum, natural gas, and coal
Food processing, technology, farming equipment, and bank

How North Dakota got its name: The name Dakota comes from a Sioux Indian word for friend.

Atlas of North Dakota State
Click on map for larger view

North Dakota State Symbols

State Nickname: Peace Garden State

State Slogan: Legendary

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

State flower: Wild Prairie Rose

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State fish: Northern pike

State tree: American Elm

State mammal: Nokota horse

State foods: Sugar Beet

Becoming a State

Date admitted: November 2, 1889

Number admitted: 39

Prior Name: Dakota Territory

Postal Abbreviation: ND

North Dakota State Map


The Geography of North Dakota

Total Size: 68,976 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Red River at 750 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pembina (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: White Butte at 3,506 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Slope (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Sheridan County approx. 5 miles southwest of McClusky (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 53 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Missouri River, Red River, Sheyenne River, James River, Lake Sakakawea, Devil's Lake, Lake Oahe

Famous People

Fun Facts

Professional Sports Teams

There are no major professional sports teams in North Dakota.

Geography >> US States>> North Dakota History

For state symbols, flag, maps, geography, and fun facts:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming





About Ducksters Privacy Policy   

Follow us on Ducksters Facebook or Ducksters Twitter

This site is a product of TSI (Technological Solutions, Inc.), Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved. By using this site you agree to the Terms of Use.