North Dakota (pronunciation: Listeni/ˌnɔːrθ dəˈktə/; locally [ˌno̞ɹθ dəˈko̞ɾə]) is the 39t state o the Unitit States, haein been admittit tae the union on 2 November 1889.

State o North Dakota
Banner o North Dakota State seal o North Dakota
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Peace Garden State,
Roughrider State, Flickertail State
Motto(s): Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
Cairt o the Unitit States wi North Dakota heichlichtit
DemonymNorth Dakotan
Lairgest ceetyFargo
Lairgest metroFargo metropolitan aurie
AurieRanked 19t
 • Tot70,700 sq mi
(183,272 km2)
 • Width211[citation needit] miles (340 km)
 • Lenth357 miles (574 km)
 • % watter2.4
 • Latitude45° 56′ N tae 49° 00′ N
 • Longitude96° 33′ W te 104° 03′ W
PopulationRanked 47t
 • Tot756,927 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density11.70/sq mi  (3.83/km2)
Ranked 47t
 • Heichest pyntWhite Butte[2][3]
3,508 ft (1069 m)
 • Mean1,900 ft  (580 m)
 • Lawest pyntReid River o the North at Manitoba border[2][3]
751 ft (229 m)
Afore statehuidDakota Territory
Admission to Union2 November 1889 (39t)
GovrenorDoug Burgum (R)
Lieutenant GovernorBrent Sanford (R)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJohn Hoeven (R)
Heidi Heitkamp (D)
U.S. Hoose delegationKevin Cramer (R) (leet)
Time zones 
 • maist o stateCentral: UTC -6/-5
 • soothwastMoontain: UTC -7/-6

It is locatit in the Upper Midwastren region o the Unitit States, bordered by the Canadian provinces o Saskatchewan an Manitoba tae the north, the states o Minnesota tae the east, Sooth Dakota tae the sooth, an Montana tae the west.[4] The state caipital is Bismarck, an the lairgest ceety is Fargo. North Dakota is the 19t maist extensive but the 4t least populous an the 4t least densely populatit o the 50 Unitit States.

North Dakota haes weathered the Great Recession o the early 21st hunderyear wi a boom in naitural resoorces, pairteecularly a boom in ile extraction frae the Bakken formation, which lees beneath the northwastren pairt o the state.[5] The development haes driven strang job an population growthe, an law unemployment.[6][7]


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  4. Geography of North Dakota – Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  5. Shactman, Brian (August 28, 2011). "Unemployed? Go to North Dakota". CNBC. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  6. Fernando, Vincent; Jin, Betty (August 23, 2010). "10 States With Ridiculously Low Unemployment – And Why". Business Insider. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  7. Shaffer, David (December 22, 2012). "N. Dakota population growth is tops in U.S". Star Tribune. Retrieved February 7, 2013.

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