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Capital City:

Bismarck

Statehood:

November 2,1889 (39th or 40th -- Admitted the same day as South Dakota)

Population:

642,000

Nickname:

Peace Garden State / Flickertail State/ Sioux State

Motto:

Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

Origin of State Name:

Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend."

Counties:

53

Largest Cities:

Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Dickinson

Border States:

Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota

Land Area:

69,299 sq. mi., 17th largest

Highest Point:

White Butte, 3,506 ft.

Lowest Point:

Red River, 750 ft.

State Bird:

Western Meadowlark

State Flower:

Wild Prairie Rose (rosa arkansana)

State Tree:

American Elm (ulmus americana)

State Song:

North Dakota Hymn

State Web Site:

www.state.nd.us


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