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North Dakota, USA — visiting The Flickertail State

North Dakota, USA -- photo: THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, North Dakota, USA --Popping Colors -- Springtime is one of the most colorful seasons to visit the badlands. All of the flowers are in bloom and the grasses are vibrant green. That, combined with gorgeous skies, the barren buttes really pop their colors. [graphic/composite: travel1000places.com; photo: NPS/Kathy Turner]
North Dakota, USA — photo: THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, North Dakota, USA –Popping Colors — Springtime is one of the most colorful seasons to visit the badlands. All of the flowers are in bloom and the grasses are vibrant green. That, combined with gorgeous skies, the barren buttes really pop their colors. [graphic/composite: travel1000places.com; photo: NPS/Kathy Turner]

What to do / Sightseeing

  • Bismarck (capital of North Dakota)
  • Fargo
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Minot, the Magic City, founded in 1886
  • Grand Forks

State Data & Essentials

North Dakota Flag

State Name
North Dakota  – State Abbr.: ND
Statehood
2-Nov-1889
– Statehood Ranking: 39
Land Area
68,976 square miles  (178,641 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 17
Population
762,062 (est. 2019 by US Census Bureau); 672,591 (2010 Census); 642,200 (2000 Census)
Capital
Bismarck
Biggest City
Fargo
Nickname
The Sioux State oder The Flickertail State oder The Peace Garden State
Motto
Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
Highest Point
1.069 m / 3,507 ft (White Butte)
Lowest Point
229 m / 751 ft (Red River)
Timezone
Central Standard Time (GMT-6hrs, MEZ-7hrs), only south of the Missouri River is Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7hrs, MEZ-8hrs)
Daylight Saving Time: yes
Tree
American Elm (Ulmus Americana)
Flower
Wild Prairie Rose (Rosa Blanda or Arkansana)
Bird
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella Neglecta)
Song
“North Dakota Hymn” (Text: James W. Foley / Musik: Dr. C. S. Putnam)

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