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North Dakota Overview:
The US state of North Dakota lies in the northern and midwestern parts of the country. Of all the 50 states, it is the fourth sparsely populated. North Dakota was included in the United States on November 2, 1889. The state is home to KVLY-TV mast, the tallest structure made by humans in the Western Hemisphere.
North Dakota Capital
Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota. It is also Burleigh County's county seat. Bismarck is the second most populated city in the state with Fargo holding pole position. The population of the city as of 2017 was 132,142. It became capital of North Dakota in 1889.
North Dakota Governor
North Dakota Demographics
The population of North Dakota was 755m393 as on July 1, 2017. It ranks fourth when it comes to least populated states. Other than native Americans, the population of North Dakota has fewer minorities compared to other states in the United States. About 20.7 percent of the state's population younger than one year of age were minorities.
Fargo is the biggest metropolis in North Dakota. It is the region's economic center. Bismarck, the state's capital city, lying in the south-central part of Noth Dakota along the Missouri River is another major economic powerhouse. The northern city of Minot is home to North Dakota State Fair. Mandan city lies to the west a few miles to the west of Bismarck. The world's biggest Holstein cow statue is in New Salem. The biggest bison statue in the world is located in Jamestown.
North Dakota Racial Breakdown
As per the 2010 census, White Americans make up 90 percent of the North Dakota population. Native Americans make up 5.4 percent and African Americans constitute 1.2 percent. Asians and Pacific Islanders make up one percent and 0.1 percent respectively.
North Dakota Attorney General and US Senators
Wayne Stenehjem is the current Attorney General of North Dakota. He is a Republican and assumed office on December 15, 2000. The state sent John Hoeven of the Republican Party and Heidi Heitkamp of the Democratic Party to the Senate.
North Dakota Languages
As of 2010, about 94.86 percent of North Dakota residents spoke English as the primary language. Only 5.14 percent spoke any other language other than English. German was spoken by 1.39 percent. Spanish and Norwegian speakers comprised 1.37 percent and 0.30 percent respectively.
North Dakota Major courts
The court system in North Dakota has a four-level system. Cities are served by municipal courts. A majority of courts began in district courts, which are general jurisdiction courts. The seven judicial districts have 42 district judges. The North Dakota Court of Appeals listened to appeal from trial courts and challenges to particular governmental decisions. The North Dakota Supreme Court has five Justices and hears all appeals from Court of Appeals and district courts.
North Dakota Native American history
North Dakota was home to Native American peoples much before the arrival of the Europeans, The Mandan people were around from at least the 11th century. The Hidatsa group arrived a few hundred years down the line. Crow Indians traveled all over the plain to trade with the Hidatsas. The Dakota people were later divided into Yanktonai, Lakota, and Santee.
North Dakota Geography
North Dakota is flanked by Canada and lies at the North American continent's center. It is located in what is known as the Great Plains. The state area comes to 70,762 square miles, making the state 19th largest in the United States.
North Dakota Industry
Agriculture is North Dakota's biggest industry, followed by petroleum, technology, and food processing. It is the sole US state with its own state-owned bank, the Bismarck located Bank of North Dakota.
Things to do in North Dakota
The list of attractions includes the Maah Daah Hey Trail which is 144 miles long. Visitors also come to the state to partake in hunting and fishing activities.
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