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State of North Dakota
Banner o North Dakota State seal o North Dakota
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Nickname(s): Peace Garden State,
Roughrider State, Flickertail State
Motto(s): Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
Cairt o the United States wi North Dakota heichlichtit
Demonym North Dakotan
Caipital Bismarck
Lairgest ceety Fargo
Lairgest metro Fargo metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 19t
 • Tot 70,700 sq mi
(183,272 km2)
 • Width 211[citation needit] miles (340 km)
 • Lenth 357 miles (574 km)
 • % watter 2.4
 • Latitude 45° 56′ N tae 49° 00′ N
 • Longitude 96° 33′ W te 104° 03′ W
Population Ranked 47t
 • Tot 756,927 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 11.70/sq mi  (3.83/km2)
Ranked 47t
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt White Butte[2][3]
3,508 ft (1069 m)
 • Mean 1,900 ft  (580 m)
 • Lawest pynt Reid River o the North at Manitoba border[2][3]
751 ft (229 m)
Afore statehuid Dakota Territory
Admission to Union 2 November 1889 (39t)
Govrenor Jack Dalrymple (R)
Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley (R)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R)
Heidi Heitkamp (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation Kevin Cramer (R) (leet)
Time zones  
 • maist o state Central: UTC -6/-5
 • soothwast Moontain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166 US-ND
Abbreviations ND,
Wabsteid www.nd.gov

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.

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 natural resources, pairticularly 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]

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  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PopEstUS
  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 – netstate.com. 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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