Ten fun facts about North Dakota


Fact 1
The exact center of North America is located in the town of Rugby, North Dakota. The spot is detailed with a 15 foot structure that holds both an American Flag and a Canadian Flag.

Fact 2
The official state beverage of North Dakota is milk.

Fact 3
The oldest standing attraction in the state is the Opera House which was built in 1909 and can hold up to 1,000 patrons.


Fact 4
The oldest rodeo in the state is the Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo.

Fact 5
Is the 17th largest state covering 70,665 square miles of land. It is 212 miles in length from north to south, and 360 miles in length east to west.

Fact 6
The word “Dakota” is a Sioux word that is easily translated as “friends” or “allies.” The state was named after the Dakota Indian Tribe that resided on the land when it was established in 1861.

Fact 7
The first grizzly bears that were encountered during the Lewis and Clark expedition were encountered in North Dakota.

Fact 8
The wild prairie rose is the official state flower of North Dakota.

Fact 9
This state is home to the largest pyramid built out of empty oil cans. It is 50 foot in height and was built by Max G. Taubert.

Fact 10
This state grows more sunflowers than all other states.


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Short about North Dakota
Is a state located in the western portion of north-central US


Fast facts
Number of households
282,667
Population
701,345
Per capita income
$28,700
Life expectancy in number of years
79.5
Statehood
November 2, 1889
Capital
Bismarck
Largest city
Fargo
Number of billionaires
0
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Western meadowlark
State mammal
Nokota horse
State fish
Northern pike
State tree
American Elm
State flower
Wild prairie rose

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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