North Dakota State
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North Dakota State collage of images.
North Dakota State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted North Dakota as the 39th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about North Dakota.

State Name:
North Dakota

Abbreviation:
ND

Capital:
Bismarck

Date of Statehood:
December 2, 1889

Population:
636,677 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
North Dakota ranks first in the nation's production of spring and durum wheat, and the state's coal and oil reserves are plentiful. Other agricultural products include barley, rye, sunflowers, dry edible beans, honey, oats, flaxseed, sugar beets, hay, beef cattle, sheep, and hogs.

Primary Industry:
North Dakota's top industries include food processing and farm equipment. The state also produces natural gas, lignite, salt, clay, sand, and gravel.

Nickname:
The Peace Garden State

Motto:
Liberty and union now and forever, one and inseparable.

Flower:
Wild Prairie Rose (Legislation of 1907)
Picture of the Wild Prairie Rose, the official state flower of North Dakota.

Tree:
American Elm (Legislation of 1947)

Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1947)
Picture of the Western+Meadowlark, the official state bird of North Dakota.
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Fish:
Northern Pike (Legislation of 1969)

Insect:
None (Legislation Pending)

Gemstone:
None (Legislation Pending)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of North Dakota.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of North Dakota.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of North Dakota.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of North Dakota state.
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