68 Facts About North Dakota

1. North Dakota is a state on the northern Great Plains, populated largely by the descendants of Yankees, Norwegians, and German-Russians.

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2. The North Dakota Access Pipeline does not cross the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, even at the portion of the pipeline that is the subject of dispute at Lake Oahe.

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3. North Dakota has the world's largest buffalo statue, which weighs 60 tons.

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4. North Dakota has the world's largest cow statue, Salem Sue, which stands more than 38 feet high.

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5. North Dakota was once the home of legendary Native American leaders Sitting Bull and Gall.

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6. North Dakota lies in the western part of the northcentral United States and is bordered by South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Canada.

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7. North Dakota joined the Union as the thirty-ninth state on November 2, 1889.

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8. The University of North Dakota competes in collegiate ice hockey, winning National Collegiate Athletic Association championships seven times, most recently in 2000.

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9. North Dakota had an outstanding debt of $1.6 billion, or about $2,613.82 per capita.

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10. In 2004, North Dakota was the leading producer of honey, with 9.1 million pounds worth $31.9 million.

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11. In 2004, North Dakota ranked 37th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a per capita income of $29,494; the national average was $33,050.

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12. In 2005, North Dakota had a gross state product of $24 billion, ranking 50th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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13. In 2006, North Dakota ranked 48th population in the United States with an estimated total of 635,867 residents.

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14. In 2003, North Dakota had 17 hazardous waste sites listed in the Environmental Protection Agency's database, but none was on the National Priorities List as of 2006.

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15. North Dakota has the largest sharptailed grouse population in the United States and has more wild ducks that any other state except Alaska.

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16. North Dakota is predominantly a region of prairie and plains spread with Indian, blue, and buffalo grasses.

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17. In 2001, North Dakota had 82 public library systems, with a total of 89 libraries, of which eight were branches.

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18. In 2003, North Dakota had 40 community hospitals with about 3,600 beds.

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19. North Dakota has the highest percentage of individual policy holders among the fifty states.

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20. In 2004, a total of 22,027 people in North Dakota were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM.

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21. In 2004, North Dakota had 117 producing natural gas and gas condensate wells.

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22. North Dakota is one of 22 states with a right-to-work law.

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23. North Dakota has more coal resources than any other state.

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24. North Dakota firms received more than $309 million in defense contract awards in 2004.

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25. In 2003, North Dakota spent $26,679,568 on homeland security, an average of $39 per state resident.

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26. In 2005, North Dakota had 53 counties, 360 municipalities, 230 public school districts, and 764 special districts.

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27. North Dakota had three electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

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28. North Dakota is governed by the constitution of 1889, as amended.

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29. In 2003, North Dakota led the nation in personal income and wage growth.

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30. In 2005, North Dakota had a total of 308 public and private-use aviation-related facilities.

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31. North Dakota is one of the most rural states in the United States, with over half of its population living outside metropolitan areas.

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32. In 2003, North Dakota had 17 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency database, but none were on the National Priorities List as of 2006.

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33. North Dakota is predominantly a region of prairie and plains, although the American elm, green ash, box elder, and cottonwood grow there.

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34. North Dakota lies in the northwestern continental interior of the United States.

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35. North Dakota has two major rivers: the Red River of the North, flowing northward into Canada; and the Missouri River, which enters in the northwest and then flows east and, joined by the Yellowstone River, southeast into South Dakota.

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36. North Dakota is bordered on the n by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba; on the e by Minnesota; on the s by South Dakota; and on the w by Montana.

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37. North Dakota is the coldest state in the contiguous United States.

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38. North Dakota holds the Guinness World Record for the most�snow angels�made simultaneously in one place.

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39. North Dakota is one of the least-populated states in the country.

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40. North Dakota was admitted to the union as the 39th state on November 2, 1889.

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

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42. 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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43. North Dakota is a Native American Sioux word that roughly means "friend" or "ally.

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44. North Dakota was the first state to complete its Interstate highway system.

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45. North Dakota has more registered vehicles than it has residents.

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46. North Dakota is the only state in the nation to never have an earthquake.

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47. North Dakota has a high population of both Lutherans and Catholics.

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48. North Dakota has the highest number of churches per capita.

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49. North Dakota usually ranks No 1 in the nation when it comes to sunflower production, but wet weather and flooding had it coming in second behind South Dakota in both 2011 and 2013.

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50. North Dakota had an unemployment rate of 2.6 percent as of April 2014, by far the lowest rate in the nation.

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51. North Dakota has the fewest endangered species of any state.

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52. North Dakota was explored in 1738a€“1740 by French Canadians led by Sieur de la Verendrye.

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53. Air Force family from North Dakota died in Montana crash.

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54. In 2005 North Dakota ranked 22nd highest by per capita state taxes.

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

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56. North Dakota expanded Medicaid in 2014, and its health insurance exchange is the federal site, HealthCare.

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

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

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

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

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

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62. 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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63. The center of population of North Dakota is in Wells County, near Sykeston.

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

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

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66. 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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67. North Dakota is a Midwestern state of the United States.

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68. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889.

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