State Abbreviation ND
Statehood November 2, 1889
State Capital Bismarck
State Size Total (Land + Water): 70,700 sq miles; Land Only: 68,976 sq miles
Number of Counties 53
State Population (2010) 672,591
Electoral Votes 3
State Quarter Issue Date 28-Aug-06
State Motto Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
State Flower Wild prairie rose
State Bird Western Meadowlark
Nickname Sioux State, Flickertail State, Peace Garden State, Rough Rider State
Area Codes 701
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Fargo (105,549)
Bismarck (61,272)
Grand Forks (52,838)
Minot (40,888)
West Fargo (25,830)
Major Sports Teams None
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions None
State Prisons James 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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