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North Dakota

North Dakota State Map - EVSP

History: North Dakota became a state on November 2,1889. It was the 39th state to join the United States.

North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state.

Famous People from North Dakota: Josh Duhamel, Clint Hill, Angie Dickinson, Lawrence Welk, Louis L’Amour (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-north-dakota for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Peace Garden State”
    The International Peace Garden straddles the international Boundary between North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo
  • Average Climate: 2-85°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Knoephla, walleye, fleischkuekle, hotdish, lefse, hot beef sandwich, goulash, sauerkraut, cheese buttons, kuchen (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-dakota/iconic-foods-nd/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: http://www.ndtourism.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in North Dakota is available at http://www.ndtourism.com/listings/historic-sites

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in North Dakota include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in North Dakota include: