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All About North Dakota

State Facts

North Dakota was the 39 state to join the union. It became a state on November 2, 1889.

State facts about North Dakota

Capital - Bismarck

Abbreviation - ND

Nickname - Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State

Motto - "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable"

Song - North Dakota Hymn

Bird - Western Meadowlark

Flower - Wild Prairie Rose

Insect -

Area - approximately 70,704 square miles

Websites for studying about North Dakota

North Dakota State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about North Dakota

A to Z Kids Stuff - North Dakota

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - North Dakota

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on North Dakota

Mr. - North Dakota

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of North Dakota resources.

Explore the States - North Dakota

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - North Dakota

Facts & Trivia about North Dakota - North Dakota

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in North Dakota

Awesome America - North Dakota

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about North Dakota.

North Dakota Map/Quiz Printout

North Dakota State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

North Dakota Virtual Field Trips

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