..is not for sale but is the place to be with wide open spaces and friendly faces. Take a peek at the following and you will wonder why you're not here!
NORTH DAKOTA PROFILE
Population: 756,927 (2015)
Land Area: 44.1 million acres
Land in farms: 39.2 million acres
Number of farms: 30,900
Average farm size: 1,260 acres
Number of counties: 53
FAMOUS NORTH DAKOTANS
Lawrence Welk, Strasburg - Entertainer
Roger Maris, Fargo - 61 homers New York Yankees baseball
Louis L'Amour, Jamestown - author of short stories
Angie Dickinson, Kulm - Hollywood actress
Phil Jackson, Williston - NBA president of the New York Knicks
Phil Hanson, Oakes - Buffalo Bills football
Travis Hafner, Sykeston - Cleveland Indians baseball
Jim Kleinsasser, Carrington - Minnesota Vikings football
Josh Duhamel, Minot - actor
Carson Wentz, Bismarck - Philadelphia Eagles football
AGRICULTURE IS OUR LEADING INDUSTRY
NORTH DAKOTA FACTS AND TRIVIA
Bismarck is the state capitol
Milk is the official state beverage
When Dakota Territory was created in 1861 it was named for the Dakota Indian Tribe. Dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.
The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba on the north, Minnesota on the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana as its western neighbor border North Dakota
Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota. Devils Lake derives its name from the Native American name Minniwaukan. Early explorers incorrectly translated the word to mean Bad Spirit. Bolstered by the many legends of drowned warriors and lake monsters the name evolved into Devils Lake. The very fertile prairie lake grows large numbers of the fish known as walleye, northern pike, and white bass. The lake has earned the reputation of being the Perch Capital of the World.
The name Roughrider State originated in a state-supported tourism promotion in the 1960s and 70s. It refers to the First US Cavalry that Theodore Roosevelt organized to fight in the Spanish American War.
Only one word is needed to describe Lake Sakakawea country—big. From the massive two-mile long Garrison Dam near Riverdale to the end of Lake Sakakawea near Williston, Lake Sakakawea is nearly 200 miles long with a shoreline of countless bays and inlets that cover 1600 miles.
North Dakota is 212 miles long north to south and 360 miles wide east to west.
The official state flower is the wild prairie rose. The state rose grows along roadsides, in pastures and in native meadows.
The state bird is the Western Meadowlark.
Watch out Texas! Get back California, Louisiana and Alaska! North Dakota is on track to knock all of you off as the oil capital of the United States. A thin layer of rock known as Bakken Shale, located a couple of miles under the Badlands, holds up to billions of barrels of recoverable oil, making it the single largest oil reservoir that federal scientists have ever assessed. North Dakota has now moved into the number 4 spot as an oil producing state.
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