map of North Dakota UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Bismarck // state code ISO: ND ; FIPS: US38
    surface: 178696 = 68996 sq.mi // rank in USA: 17 // location: West North Central
    climate: continental, with a wide range of temperature and moderate rainfall
    entered USA as 39th state on: 1889-11-02
    administrative division: 53 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 642,200
    population density 2000: 4 per = 9 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 0,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 92,4%; black 0,6%; Asian 0,6%; Native American/Nat. AK 4,9%; other 1,5%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: spring wheat, durum, barley, flaxseed, oats, potatoes, dry edible beans, honey, soybeans
    livestock (million): cattle: 2 / pigs: 0,185 / sheep: 0,138
    timber/lumber: oak, ash, cottonwood, aspen
    chief industries: agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, food processing
    chief industrial products: farm equipment, processed foods, fabricated metal, high-tech. electronics
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, lime, crushed stone, clays, gemstones
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: White Butte 1069 m = 3506 ft
    other mountains: Black Butte 1057, Sentinel Butte 1045
    lowest point in the state: ca 240 m in the NE corner
    lakes: Devils Lake, Long Lake, Horsehead Lake, Stump Lake
    artificial lakes: Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe, Lake Tschida
    rivers: Missouri, Red River of the North, Sheyenne, Souris, Little Missouri
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Peace Garden State
    motto: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
    song: North Dakota Hymn
    flower: Wild prairie rose // bird: Western meadowlark // tree: American elm
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.03 by Jan Lahmeyer
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