State AbbreviationND
StatehoodNovember 2, 1889
State CapitalBismarck
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 70,700 sq miles; Land Only: 68,976 sq miles
Number of Counties53
State Population (2010)672,591
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date28-Aug-06
State MottoLiberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
State FlowerWild prairie rose
State BirdWestern Meadowlark
NicknameSioux State, Flickertail State, Peace Garden State, Rough Rider State
Area Codes701
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Fargo (105,549)
Bismarck (61,272)
Grand Forks (52,838)
Minot (40,888)
West Fargo (25,830)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsNone
State PrisonsJames River Correctional Center (inmate capacity 365)
Missouri River Correctional Center (inmate capacity 151)
North Dakota State Penitentiary
Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center (inmate capacity 126)

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