North Dakota Facts

State Location North Dakota Location In The US
State Abbreviation ND
Statehood November 2, 1889
State Capital Bismarck
State Size Total (Land + Water): 70,700 sq miles; Land Only: 68,976 sq miles
Number of Counties 53
State Population (2015)756,927
State Population Density11.0 people / square mile
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date August 28, 2006
State Motto Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
State Flower Wild prairie rose
State Tree American elm
State Bird Western Meadowlark
Nickname Sioux State, Flickertail State, Peace Garden State, Rough Rider State
State Flag North Dakota State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.2300 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$0.44 / Pack
Area Codes 701
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Fargo (105,549)
Bismarck (61,272)
Grand Forks (52,838)
Minot (40,888)
West Fargo (25,830)
Major Sports Teams None

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