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North Dakota Facts and Symbols

North Dakota became the 39th state in 1889 and is the 48th largest state by population with about 640,000 residents. It is also the 17th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 70,700 square miles.

North Dakota and South Dakota became states on the same day. The order they were admitted is done alphabetically making North Dakota the 39th and South Dakota the 40th.

The name Dakota is a Sioux Indian word meaning "friend."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current North Dakota Governor, a state map, North Dakota members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the North Dakota State Quarter.

North Dakota State Quarter

North Dakota
State Quarter

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North Dakota State Capital - Bismarck

State Nickname - The Prairie State

State Slogan - North Dakota has four nicknames:
(The Peace Garden State, The Flickertail State,
The Roughrider State and The Dakota State)

State Motto - "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable"

State Flower - Wild Prairie Rose

State Tree - American Elm

State Bird - Western Meadowlark

State Fish - Northern Pike

Honorary State Equine - Nokota Horse

State Fossil - Teredo Petrified Wood

State Grass - Western Wheatgrass

State Dance - Square Dance

State Fruit - Chokecherry

State Beverage - Milk

Official State Web Site -


North Dakota State Governor:

Jack Dalrymple

Office of the Governor Jack Dalrymple
  State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0001
Phone: 701.328.2200
Fax: 701.328.2205

North Dakota State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
North Dakota State Map - Click for Larger View


North Dakota State Congressional District Map:

North Dakota State Congressional District Map


North Dakota Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (North Dakota Members):

  Kent Conrad - (D-ND) John Hoeven - (R-ND)  

United States House of Representatives (North Dakota Members by District):


Rick Berg - At-Large


North Dakota State Song:

North Dakota Hymn
The words were written by James W. Foley.
The music was composed by Dr. C.S. Putnam.

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