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North Dakota

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Ratification or Admission:  November 2, 1889 (39th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1889
State Abbreviation:  ND
State Capital:  Bismarck
Largest City - Population:  Fargo
Origin of the Name:  Named after the Dakota Indian word for “allies” or “Friends”.
State Motto:  “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever: One and Inseparable”
State Nickname:  Peace Garden State
State Song:  “North Dakota Hymn” | Words by: James W. Foley | Music by: C.S. Putman
State Animal:  Nokota horse
State Bird:  Western Meadowlark
State Fish:  Northern Pike
State Flower:  Wild Prairie Rose
State Fruit:  Chokecherry
State Gemstone:  None
State Insect:  Convergent Lady Beetle (Lady Bug)
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  American Elm
State Flag:  North Dakota flag’s dark blue field displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the words “One nation made up of many states”. The shield on its breast has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The fan shaped design above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation, the United States. The name “North Dakota” appears on a red scroll below the eagle.


AGRICULTURE: barley, beans, cattle, hay, honey, milk, oats, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat. MINING: coal, natural gas, petroleum, sand and gravel. MANUFACTURING: food processing, machinery. For addition information check the listings below pertaining to this state

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