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North Dakota
KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidDakota Territory
Admittit tae the Union2 November 1889 (39t)
Lairgest ceetyFargo
Lairgest metroFargo metropolitan aurie
 • 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)
 • Total756,927 (2,015 est)[1]
 • Density3.83/km2 (11.70/sq mi)
Latitude45° 56′ N tae 49° 00′ N
Longitude96° 33′ W te 104° 03′ W

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

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 wast.[2] The state caipital is Bismarck, an the maistmuckle city is Fargo. North Dakota is the 19t maist extensive but the fowert least populous an the fowert least densely populatit o the 50 states.

North Dakota haes weathered the Great Recession o the early 21st hunderyear wi a boom in naitural resoorces, in pairticulair a boom in ile extraction frae the Bakken formation, that lees ablo the northwastren pairt o the state.[3] The development haes driven strang job an population growthe, an law unemployment.[4][5]


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  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. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. Geography of North Dakota – netstate.com. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  3. Shactman, Brian (28 August 2011). "Unemployed? Go to North Dakota". CNBC. Archived frae the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 7 Februar 2013.
  4. Fernando, Vincent; Jin, Betty (23 August 2010). "10 States With Ridiculously Low Unemployment – And Why". Business Insider. Retrieved 7 Februar 2013.
  5. Shaffer, David (22 December 2012). "N. Dakota population growth is tops in U.S". Star Tribune. Retrieved 7 Februar 2013.

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