North Dakota, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Sitehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KnifeRiverIndianVillagesNHS1.jpg
is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Winnipeg to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west.
North Dakota covers an area of 70,700 sq mi (183,272 sq km), making it the 19th largest state out of the 50 in the country. It measures 210 miles (340 km) from east to west and 340 miles (545 km) from north to south. The highest point in the state is White Butte, which stands at a height of 3,506 ft (1,069 m).
North Dakota has a population of 647,000 (2010 est.). It is the third least populated state, and ranks 48th out of the 50 states. The biggest city is Fargo while the capital is Bismarck. North Dakota was known as Dakota Territory until it achived statehood on 2 November, 1889, making it the 39th state to join the Union.
North Dakota has two time zones. Much of the state is in the Central time zone, which is -6/-5 behind GMT while the southwest part of the state is in the Mountain zone, at -7/-6 behind GMT. The abbreviation for the state is ND.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakotahttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TRNP2009.jpg
Travel to North Dakota
There are domestic airports in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown, to name a few towns in the state. If you are planning to explore North Dakota, it would be advisable to rent a car upon your arrival.
Interstate 94 is a highway that cuts across North Dakota, linking Bismarck with Fargo. I-29 is another highway. It runs from the Canadian border and passes through Fargo before exiting the state in the south.
Cities in North Dakota
- Bismarck (56,000)
Capital of North Dakota.
- Dickinson (16,000)
Home of bakery manufacturer Baker Boy.
- Fargo (96,000)
Largest city in North Dakota.
- Grand Forks (51,000)
City in a region known as the Red River Valley.
- Jamestown (16,000)
City and county seat of Stutsman County.
- Minot (37,000)
Trading center for northern North Dakota.
- Rugby (3,000)
Town billed as the geographic center of North America.
- Williston (13,000)
County seat of Williams County, North Dakota.
Places of Interest in North Dakota
- Devils Lake
National Parks in North Dakota
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