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North Dakota

North Dakota Geography

The Missouri; it rises in southern Montana in the Rocky Mountains, first flowing north then generally southeast across the heart of the United States, ending at the Mississippi River, just to the north of St. Louis, Missouri. It is the longest river in the United States (2,500 miles) (4,023 km).

Other rivers of note include the James, Red and Sheyenne. The most significant lake is Sakakawea, one of five major lakes created on the Missouri River by the U.S. government in an effort to eliminate the annual flooding of river lowlands.

For a detailed look at the topography of North Dakota, view this Landforms of America

  • Landforms of North America
  • Rivers of North America
  • North Dakota Photographs

    Missouri River Winds Through the Plains of North Dakota

    Missouri River winds through the North Dakota plains...
    by Phil Schermeister
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    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
    This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.