North Dakota: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

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North Dakota is an American state in the Midwest on the border with Canada. The third least populous state in the United States, it is located in former Sioux territory, and the origins of the state’s inhabitants are interesting. Just under 80% of North Dakota’s population has ancestors in either Germany or Scandinavia.

North Dakota: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of North Dakota / Where is North Dakota?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about North Dakota
  2. What to See in the State of North Dakota
  3. Fun Facts about North Dakota
  4. North Dakota Weather
  5. North Dakota’s Largest Cities
  6. North Dakota Food Prices
  7. State Symbols of North Dakota

Basic information about North Dakota

  • State Name: North Dakota
  • State Abbreviation: ND
  • Capital: Bismarck
  • Largest City: Fargo
  • Area: 183,272 kilometers2 (19th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 762,062 (48th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: southwest of the state MST (UTC-7) and summer MDT (UTC-6), rest of the state CST (UTC-6) and summer CDT (UTC-5)
  • More Information:North Dakota maximum speed, Current Time in North Dakota, Minimum Wage in North Dakota

What to See in the State of North Dakota

  1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  2. Capitol Building in Bismarck
  3. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  4. Maah Daah Hey Trail
  5. North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
  6. Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot
  7. Knife River Indian Villages
  8. Museum in Fargo
  9. Historic Chateau de Mores
  10. National Bison Museum in Jamestown

For tips on other sights and places of interest in North Dakota, post in the discussion.

Fun Facts about North Dakota

Date of North Dakota’s Entry into the Union

November 2, 1889 (39th in order)

North Dakota State Nickname

Peace Garden State

The Highest Mountain in North Dakota

White Butte (1,069 metres)

North Dakota Rivers

  1. Missouri River (3,770 km)
  2. James River (1,140 km)
  3. Yellowstone River (1,114 km)
  4. Sheyenne River (951 km)
  5. Little Missouri River (900 km)

Airports in North Dakota

  1. Fargo – Hector International Airport
  2. Bismarck Munincipal Airport
  3. Minot International Airport
  4. Grand Forks International Airport
  5. Williston – Sloulin Field International Airport

North Dakota Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in North Dakota

  • North Dakota State University
  • University of North Dakota
  • Minot State University

ZIP Codes


Weather in North Dakota | Average Temperatures in North Dakota | Average Precipitation North Dakota

North Dakota Weather

There are four seasons in North Dakota. Snowstorms occasionally linger in the spring, after which the weather warms up and tornadoes can plague the state in late May. The Red River Valley is not infrequently hit by floods in the spring. Temperatures range from 0 °C to 15 °C.

Summers in North Dakota tend to be hot, with temperatures hitting the 30 °C mark, resulting in relatively frequent thunderstorms. Tornadoes tend to be most frequent during the summer months. Autumn is the opposite of spring, with temperatures roughly the same.

During the winter, cold weather and fairly frequent snowstorms are to be expected. The coldest months are January, when temperatures drop to -20 °C in some areas.

Current Forecasts:

North Dakota’s Largest Cities

# City Population Map
1 Fargo 124,662 Show on Map
2 Bismarck 73,529 Show on Map
3 Grand Forks 55,839 Show on Map
4 Minot 47,832 Show on Map
5 West Fargo 37,058 Show on Map
6 Williston 29,033 Show on Map
7 Dickinson 23,133 Show on Map
8 Mandan 22,752 Show on Map
9 Jamestown 15,084 Show on Map
10 Watford City 7,835 Show on Map

North Dakota Food Prices

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.50
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.50
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.89
  • Milk (1 l): $0.97
  • Bread (500 g): $2.53
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.86
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.29
  • Cheese (1 kg): $7.25
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $8.92
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $9.31
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.57
  • Bananas (1 kg): $2.00
  • Orange (1 kg): $2.62
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.67
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.57
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.66
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.14
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $6.00

Grocery prices in Fargo effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

North Dakota Flag | North Dakota State Emblem

State Symbols of North Dakota

  • Fossils: petrified wood
  • Horse: Nokota
  • Flower: Arkansas Rose
  • Drink: milk
  • Bird: Western Wolfhound
  • Fish: strawberry
  • Tree: American elm
  • Dance: Square Dance

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