North Dakota is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 12th largest, the 38th most populous and the 3rd least densely populated of the 50 states. The state's capital and largest city is Bismarck, with a population of 70,225.
North Dakota is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba to the north and Saskatchewan to the east, Minnesota to the south, and South Dakota to the southwest. The Missouri River forms the western border with Montana.
The state's name comes from Dakota, the name of a Native American tribe that once lived in the area. North Dakota was admitted to the Union as the 39th state on November 2, 1889.
North Dakota is a major agricultural state. The state's main crops are wheat, soybeans, corn, and barley. The state also has a large oil and natural gas industry.
North Dakota is a beautiful state with a variety of landscapes, including prairies, forests, and lakes. The state is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Here are some interesting facts about North Dakota:
- The state's official motto is "Strength from the Soil."
- North Dakota is the only state in the United States that does not have a sales tax.
- The state's official flower is the wild prairie rose.
- The state's official bird is the western meadowlark.
- The state's official tree is the American elm.