|State of North Dakota|
|Governor||Doug Burgum (R)|
|Time zone||−6 / −7|
|Joined||2 november 1889|
|Nickname||Peace Garden State|
North Dakota (Dutch: North Dakota) is one of the states of the United States. The standard abbreviation for the “Peace Garden State”, as it is nicknamed, is ND. The capital is Bismarck.
State of North Dakota
Homesteaders in Milton in 1898: A son of Norwegian immigrants built this house in 1896 from peat sods.
The government of the new state wanted to promote the state to attract new immigrants. To that end, they created the so-called “North Dakota Myth.” This message consisted of three parts: the mythical image of a “garden,” a philosophy of work, and “winning” (the realization of the American Dream of home ownership through hard work). and the image of a rich country in the making, built by good and honest people, large numbers of new immigrants came to North Dakota from 1910.
In western North Dakota, thanks to high oil prices, there was a strong growth in oil exploration in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This growth ended in the 1980s when oil prices fell again. From 2000, employment grew strongly again, mainly in western North Dakota, again due to oil exploitation (in the Bakken oil field).
The state of North Dakota belongs to the Great Plains and covers 183,272 km², of which 178,839 km² is land. The state belongs to the Central time zone, apart from the Southwest, which is in the Mountain time zone.
North Dakota is bordered by Canada to the north, Montana to the west, Minnesota to the east, and South Dakota to the south.
The main river is the Missouri. There are two large reservoirs on the Missouri: Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe. The highest point in flat North Dakota is the peak of White Butte (1069 m).
Copper climate zones in North Dakota
Most of North Dakota has a temperate continental climate (Dfb) with precipitation throughout the year. Despite the cold winters, this climate is relatively suitable for agriculture. After all, the summers are almost subtropical. The cold winters, on the other hand, mean that there is little hardy natural vegetation. However, the precipitation varies greatly from the east (moderate precipitation) to the west (semirid). The natural vegetation in North Dakota is prairie, a type of grassland.
Demography and Economics
According to TRACKAAH, North Dakota had a population of 672,591 (3.67 per km²). The largest city is Fargo, which is near the Minnesota border and forms the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area with Moorhead, Minnesota. In 2013, the population was estimated at 723,393.
5% of the residents are of Native American descent. There are extensive reserves in the state. 47.2% are of German descent, followed by Norwegians who make up about 30% of the population.
The state’s gross product was $19.0 billion in 2001, the lowest of any state. Agriculture and related activities were the most important, now it is oil extraction, which has made this state boom for years, both in economic terms, in personal wealth and in percentage population growth.
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In 2010, 94.86% (584,496) of North Dakotans over the age of 5 spoke English as their native language. 5.14% (31,684) spoke a language other than English. 1.39% (8,593) spoke German, 1.37% (8,432) spoke Spanish, and 0.30% (1,847) spoke Norwegian. Other languages spoken include Serbo-Croatian (0.19%), Chinese (0.15%), Japanese (0.15%), French (0.13%) and Amerindian languages.
In 2010, 2.5% of people spoke German in addition to their native English.
According to COUNTRYAAH, North Dakota is divided into 53 counties.
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1 July, 2007
|Grand Forks||66.983||Grand Forks||51.740|
The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. In 2016, Doug Burgum of the Republican Party was elected governor of the state of North Dakota.
The legislature is made up of the North Dakota House of Representatives (North Dakota House of Representatives) with 94 members and the North Dakota Senate (North Dakota Senate) with 47 members.