The state of North Dakota is located in the northern United States on the border with Canada. North Dakota became the official state of the United States in 1889 as the 39th state in a row. In addition to Canada, North Dakota is bordered by three other U.S. states – in the south by its namesake South Dakota, in the west by Montana and the western border shares North Dakota with the state of Minnesota. The capital of the state is the city of Bismarck.
The area of today’s North Dakota was inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Dakotas and Mandans for many years before the arrival of the colonists. The first Evorpans began to penetrate here in the first half of the 18th century, but it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that migration began to take on greater proportions; The completion of the railway was an important milestone. Most of present-day North Dakota came under United States rule in 1803 after being bought from France. In 1851, the official territory of Dakota was created, which included the territory of today’s four states (in addition to North and South Dakota, as well as Wyoming and Montana). North Dakota became the official state of the USA in 1889.
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North Dakota is located in an area called the Great Plains, which is characterized by extensive steppes and prairies. The highest point of the state is White Butte with an altitude of 1069 meters.
North Dakota is located near the very geographical center of the North American continent. The climate here is continental; while the western part of the country is dominated by a semi-desert climate, the east is rich in rainfall and, together with very fertile soil, forms the basis for excellent agricultural conditions. The highest average summer temperatures reach about 29 degrees Celsius, winters are relatively long and frosty – at night temperatures drop to an average of -16 degrees Celsius and only in March during the day they get above freezing on average.
North Dakota is rich in minerals; in the middle of the 20th century, oil was discovered here, which is today the main commodity product of the state. However, North Dakota is best known for its agriculture, which has a long tradition here. North Dakota is at the top of the rankings among US states in grain growing, cattle breeding and dairy production.
The capital of North Dakota is the city of Bismarck, which is located in the central part of the state and has about 60,000 inhabitants. The largest city in the state and its main commercial center is Fargo, with a population of 100,000.
The flag of the state of North Dakota was adopted in 1943.
|Abbreviation||ND (Reference: AbbreviationFinder)|
|Populace||723 393 (2013)|
|Accession to the Union||2. 11. 1889|
|The highest point||White Butte (1 069 m)|
The capital of North Dakota – Bismarck
The capital of the state of North Dakota is the city of Bismarck. It is located in the middle of the state and has a population of 60,000. It was founded in 1872 and has been its capital since the founding of the state of North Dakota.
Bismarck is located on the Missouri River, which owes its origin. Along with the development of river navigation, a settlement with the long name “Crossing on the Missouri” gradually emerged here. In 1872, a town with the original name Edwinton was founded here, but it was soon renamed Bismarck in honor of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck in an effort to attract German investment in railway development.
Due to its location on the Missouri River, Bismarck has become an important commercial center, and the discovery of a gold deposit near the city has helped its growth. In 1883, Bismarck became the capital of what was then Dakota and, after the establishment of the independent state of North Dakota in 1889, its capital.
Today, Bismarck is an important commercial center for agricultural products, as well as a financial and telecommunications center.