North Dakota Geography
- Geographical Region: Midwest
- Size: 70704 sq.mi., 19th rank overall.
- Admitted to Statehood: November 2,1889
- Population: 646,844;48th rank overall.
- Capital: Bismarck
- Other Major City: Fargo
- Abbreviation: ND
- Nickname: Peace Garden State
- State Flag: Click Here (opens window to 50states.com)
- State Bird: Western Meadowlark (opens window to 50states.com)
- State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (opens window to 50states.com)
- The eastern part of the state is flat with fertile farmlands supporting a large agriculture industry. It is called the Red River Valley.
- To the west of the Red River Valley is the Drift Prairie, marked by rolling hills, stream valleys and occasional moraines. These lands also support a large agriculture industry.
- The Great Plains occupy the southwestern half of North Dakota. This area is hilly with many mineral deposits.
- Also in the southwestern portion of the state is the Badlands. These sandstone and clay formations have been shaped and molded by the high winds and water for centuries.
Map: Relief Map of ND
Petroleum, food processing, machinery, natural gas, mining, tourism
Wheat, grains, cattle, dairy products, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets
- Rugby is home to the geographical center of North America that is marked by a rock obelisk with U.S. and Canadian flags flying next to it.
- In 1982, Rutland went into the Guinness Book of World Records with the World's Largest Hamburger that weighed 3,591 pounds.
- North Dakota has more registered vehicles than it has residents.
- The Hunkpapa Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, was originally buried on the western edge of Fort Yates.
- The state's eastern edge was a vast glacial lake bed 10,000 years ago.
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