North Dakota is a state of the United States, located in the north of the USA, on the Canadian border. The capital is Bismarck.
North Dakota was admitted to the Union as the 39th state after the division of the Dakota Territory in 1889. North Dakota has the epithets Peace Garden State, named after the International Peace Garden on the border with Canada, as well as Sioux State. The name Dakota is derived from the Native American ethnic group of the Dakota, who lived in this area before the subjugation by the Americans and still live here today.
North Dakota is 183,112 km2 in size and borders the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north, Montana to the west, South Dakota to the south and Minnesota to the east.
To the west are the hilly Great Plains and the Badlands. In this area are the White Butte (1069 m), the highest elevation in the state, and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Missouri River flows through western North Dakota. There are also some natural resources in the west, such as petroleum and lignite.
In central Dakota are the Drift Prairie and the Missouri Plateau. Lakes, river valleys and gently rolling hills characterize the region. The Turtle Mountains are located in the Drift Prairie near the Canadian border. The geographical center of North America is located near the city of Rugby.
To the east is the flat Red River Valley, which forms the curving Red River of the North. Like the other rivers in this part of the state, the Red River flows towards the north. At the end of the last Ice Age, the river fed, among others, Lake Agassiz. Today, the land around the river is very fertile, which has led to the settlement of many farms and small towns. To the east is also Devil’s Lake, the largest natural lake in the state.
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