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Quick Facts: North Dakota
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Capital City: Bismarck

North Dakota: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Peace Garden State / Flickertail State/ Sioux State
Motto: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
Statehood: November 2,1889 (39th or 40th -- Admitted the same day as South Dakota)
Origin of State's Name: Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend."
Largest Cities: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Dickinson
Border States: Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota
Land Area: 68,994 sq. mi., 17th largest
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa arkansana)
State Tree: American Elm (ulmus americana)
State Song: North Dakota Hymn
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