19 Facts About Dakota

1. North Dakota contains the world's biggest deposit of lignite, a type of soft, brown coal.

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2. North Dakota is bordered by Canada in the north, Minnesota in the east, South Dakota in the south, and Montana in the west.

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3. The current Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota is Brent Sanford, who is the President of the Senate.

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4. North Dakota has six level-II trauma centers, 44 hospitals, 52 rural health clinics, and 80 nursing homes.

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5. North Dakota is the second leading producer of sugarbeets, which are grown mostly in the Red River Valley.

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6. The word "Dakota" is a Sioux word meaning "allies" or "friends".

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7. North Dakota has the most churches per capita of any state.

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8. North Dakota is one of the top resettlement locations for refugees proportionally.

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9. North Dakota was a known popular destination for immigrant farmers and general laborers and their families, mostly from Norway, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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10. North Dakota is near the middle of North America with a stone marker in Rugby, North Dakota marking the "Geographic Center of the North American Continent".

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11. North Dakota has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters.

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12. South Dakota is to the south, Montana is to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are to the north.

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13. North Dakota is in the US region known as the Great Plains.

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14. North Dakota is called the Flickertail State because of the many flickertail ground squirrels that live in the central part of the state.

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15. North Dakota is a Midwestern state of the United States.

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16. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota.

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17. South Dakota is bordered by North Dakota in the north, Minnesota and Iowa in the east, Nebraska in the south, and Wyoming and Montana in the west.

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18. South Dakota is home to two of the world's longest caves.

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19. South Dakota has often been referred to as "the land of infinite variety.

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