Senator Heidi Heitkamp United States Senator for North Dakota

About North Dakota

About North Dakota Photo

Quick Facts

State Seal

Statehood           November 2, 1889

Nicknames          “Peace Garden State”, “Flickertail State”, “Roughrider State”

Capital City          Bismarck

Population          699,628 (Census 2012 Estimate)

Land Area            69,000

State Bird             Western Meadowlark

State Fish            Northern Pike

State Flower        Wild Prairie Rose

State Fossil         Teredo Petrified Wood

State Fruit           Chokecherry

State Grass          Western Wheatgrass

State Insect          Lady Bug

State Motto         Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

State Tree            American Elm