Thursday, October 27

Facts about North Dakota

North Dakota Facts

Learn facts about North Dakota for kids.

Who has visited North Dakota? Maybe you live there? Whatever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about North Dakota right here! Just keep reading. I like learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. I would love to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about North Carolina. This week we are posting quick facts about North Dakota. You will learn facts about North Dakota's state flag, bird, and many other state facts. Only 16 more states to blog about! Just sixteen more weeks to go.

Did you know that North Dakota was the thirty-ninth (39th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! North Dakota officially joined the union on November 2, 1889! North Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. North Dakota is bordered by three (3) states: Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana. North Dakota also shares a border with Canada. North Dakota is the nineteenth (19th) largest state in the United States. That means North Dakota is one of the bigger states. There are about 774,948 people that live in the state of North Dakota. That is not a lot of people for how big the state is.


North Dakota famous person alert:

Did you know that Era Bell Thompson lived in Driscoll, North Dakota? Era Bell Thompson was a writer and editor. She graduated from Bismarck High and continued her education at the University of North Dakota. To learn more about Era Bell Thompson: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about North Dakota:

1. A few things North Dakota is known for are: the beautiful landscapes, cream of wheat, and sunflowers. A few of the nicknames for the state of North Dakota are: the Peace Garden State, the Flickertail State, and the Norse Dakota State. The North Dakota state motto is “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable.” The North Dakota state motto was adopted sometime in 1889. The abbreviation for North Dakota is ND.

2. The capital of North Dakota is Bismarck. Bismarck officially became the capital of North Dakota in 1883. Bismarck has an estimated population of about 74,138 people.

3. The state bird of North Dakota is the Western meadowlark. The Western meadowlark was chosen as the state bird for North Dakota in 1947. Western meadowlarks have a bright beautiful yellow color on its neck, underneath, and chest area. It also has a black v shape on its chest area. They have a mixture of black, brown, and a creamy grey coloring on their backs, tails, and wings.

4. The North Dakota official state flower is the Prairie rose also known as the wild Prairie rose. The Prairie rose is a climbing plant that can be found growing throughout the state of North Dakota. The Prairie rose starts blooming during the late spring and summer months. The Prairie rose is a beautiful rose!! The North Dakota Prairie rose became the official state flower on March 7, 1907.

5. North Dakota’s current state flag was officially adopted in March 1911. North Dakota’s state flag has a blue background with the North Dakota state seal on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in North Dakota are: barley, black beans, lentils, soybeans, sunflowers, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in North Dakota are: the Enchanted Highway, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the International Peace Garden.

8. Some animals that live in North Dakota are: black bear, bighorn sheep, bison, coyotes, moose, pronghorn, squirrels, and wolverines.

9. North Dakota can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota was 121 degrees Fahrenheit in Steele, North Dakota on July 6, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota was -60 degrees (60 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Parshall, North Dakota on February 15, 1936 .



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Facts about North Dakota



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Books about North Dakota:

1. My United States North Dakota by Ann O. Squire

2. P is for Peace Garden A North Dakota Alphabet by Roxane B. Salonen

3. My First Book About North Dakota by Carole Marsh

4. The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Dakota Roxane Beauclair Salonen

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