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North Dakota Description

North Dakota, a U.S. State

Statehood for both North and South Dakota was established on November 2, 1889. The exact order of admission of the two states remains unknown. However, because of the alphabetical position, North Dakota is considered to be the 39th state and South Dakota, the 40th.

By 1910, there was a large population of settlers, comprised of German Americans, Scandinavian Americans and Yankees.

The largest majority were the Germans whose origins could be traced back to the Volga River area in Russia. The influx of these arrivals was so large that the south-central part of North Dakota became known as the "German-Russian Triangle".

North Dakota Commerce

farm North Dakota is considered to be the most rural of all the states in the U.S. with more than 90% of the land devoted to farming. The production of spring and durum wheat, barley, rue, sunflowers, beans, honey, oats, sugar beets, hay flaxseed, hay, beef cattle and sheep ranks it first in the nation for agriculture.

Recently, food processing and the production of farm equipment have expanded. The oil and coal reserves are plentiful and North Dakota is one of the most prosperous states in the U.S. and also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates.

North Dakota Travel

With its upper Midwest location, weather conditions can vary widely. North Dakota has distinct four seasons. In 2009, the American Lung Association ranked Fargo as the cleanest city in the U.S. with an A rating for air quality.

North Dakota offers many options for visitors. It's home to more wildlife refuges than any other state. With wide-open spaces, it's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, golfing, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. North Dakota is also a favorite destination for grouse, pheasant and deer hunting.

international peace garden Opened in 1932, the International Peace Garden straddles the border of Canada and North Dakota near the town of Denseith and receives more than 150,000 visitors per year.

In honor of this historic and signifcant monument, in 1957 the legislature declared the official nickname of North Dakota to be the Peace Garden State.

Fargo, the state's largest city, is home to the Roger Maris Museum, the North Dakota native baseball super star. Minot hosts the Norsk Hostfest each year - North Ameria's largest Scandinavian festival.

With its Indian history, the Louis and Clark trail and many national historical sites, North Dakota is a fascinating travel destination and one of America's most affordable vacation sites.

North Dakota Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Hettinger Adams 701
Valley City Barnes 701
Fort Totten Benson 701
Medora Billings 701
Bottineau Bottineau 701
Bowman Bowman 701
Powers Lake Burke 701
Bismarck Burleigh 701
Fargo Cass 701
Langdon Cavalier 701
Oakes Dickey 701
Crosby Divide 701
Killdeer Dunn 701
New Rockford Eddy 701
Linton Emmons 701
Carrington Foster 701
Beach Golden Valley 701
Grand Forks Grand Forks 701
Elgin Grant 701
Cooperstown Griggs 701
New England Hettinger 701
Steele Kidder 701
Lamoure Lamoure 701
Napoleon Logan 701
Velva McHenry 701
Wishek McIntosh 701
Watford City McKenzie 701
Garrison McLean 701
Beulah Mercer 701
Mandan Morton 701
New Town Mountrail 701
Lakota Nelson 701
Center Oliver 701
Cavalier Pembina 701
Rugby Pierce 701
Devils Lake Ramsey 701
Lisbon Ransom 701
Mohall Renville 701
Wahpeton Richland 701
Belcourt Rolette 701
Milnor Sargent 701
McClusky Sheridan 701
Fort Yates Sioux 701
Marmarth Slope 701
Dickinson Stark 701
Finley Steele 701
Jamestown Stutsman 701
Cando Towner 701
Mayville Traill 701
Grafton Walsh 701
Minot Ward 701
Harvey Wells 701
Williston Williams 701

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.