North Dakota State Facts and History

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North Dakota Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Doug Burgum (Republican)
  • Capital: Bismarck
  • Population: 762,062 (2019 est.)
  • Residents:
  • Land Area: 69,000.80 sq km
  • Water Area: 1,697.52 sq km
  • Total Area: 70,698.32 SQ KM
  • Width: 200 mi (321 km)
  • Length: 300 mi (482 km)
  • State Motto: “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable”
  • Nickname: Flickertail State
  • Electoral votes: 3
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 1 (of 435)
  • State Song: “North Dakota Hymn”
  • Date of Statehood: November 2, 1889
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT − 6 hours)
  • Official Website of North Dakota:
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: ND
  • Origin of name: creating the Dakota Territory, which originally included the area covered today by both Dakotas as well as Montana and Wyoming. The name was taken from that of the Dakota or Sioux Indian Tribe.

State Symbol of North Dakota

Hononary State EquineNokota horse
State BeverageMilk
State BirdWestern meadowlark
State DanceSquare dance
State FishNorthern pike
State FlowerWild prairie rose
State FossilTeredo petrified wood
State FruitChokeberry
State GrassWestern wheatgrass
State InsectLadybug
State MarchFlickertail March
State MottoLiberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
State NicknameSioux State; Flickertail State; Peace Garden State; Rough Rider State
State Song“North Dakota Hymn”
State TreeAmerican elm

College & Universities

Bismarck State College
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Dakota College at Bottineau
Dickinson State University
Fort Berthold Community College
Headquarters Academy of Hair Design Inc
Jamestown College
Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Fargo Downtown
Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks
JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School
Lake Region State College
Mayville State University
Medcenter One College of Nursing
Minot State University
Moler Barber College
North Dakota State College of Science
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Sitting Bull College
Trinity Bible College
Turtle Mountain Community College
United Tribes Technical College
University of Mary
University of North Dakota
Valley City State University
Williston State College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  2. International Peace Garden
  3. Red River Zoo
  4. Dakota Zoo
  5. Fargo Theatre
  6. Fargo Air Museum
  7. Plains Art Museum
  8. Bonanzaville, USA
  9. Enchanted Highway
  10. Fort Mandan – Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center
  11. Roosevelt Park Zoo
  12. Chahinkapa Zoo
  13. Fort Abraham Lincoln
  14. North Dakota Heritage Center
  15. SuperSlide Amusement Park

Famous Natives and Residents

Lynn Andersonsinger;
Maxwell Andersonplaywright;
Dr. Robert H. BahmerU.S. archivist;
Elizabeth Bodinehumanitarian;
Dr. Anne Carlseneducator;
Warren Christopherstatesman;
Ronald N. Daviesjurist;
Angie Dickinsonactress;
Ivan Dmitreartist;
Carl Ben Eielsonaviator;
Phyllis Frelichactress;
Bertin C. Gamblefounder of Gamble-Skogmo;
William H. Gasswriter and philosopher;
Rev. Richard C. HalversonU.S. Senate chaplain;
Brynhild Hauglandstate legislator;
Phil D. Jacksonbasketball player and coach;
Dr. Leon O. Jacobsonresearcher and educator;
Harold K. Johnsongeneral;
David C. Jonesgeneral;
Louis L’Amourauthor;
Peggy Leesinger;
William Lemkerepresentative;
Roger Marisbaseball player;
Marquis de Morescattleman who established Medora;
Gerald P. Nyesenator;
Casper Oimoenskier;
William A. Owensadmiral;
Arthur Petersonradio and TV actor;
Cliff (Fido) Purpurhockey player and coach;
James Rosenquistpainter;
Harold Schaferfounder of Gold Seal Co.;
Eric SevareidTV commentator;
Ann Sothernactress;
Dorothy Stickneyactress;
Edward K. ThompsonLife magazine editor;
Era Bell ThompsonEbony magazine editor;
Tommy Tuckerband leader;
Bobby Veeentertainer;
Lawrence Welkband leader;
Larry Woiwodewriter.
  1. Leslie Bibb
  2. Angie Dickinson
  3. Josh Duhamel

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