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North Dakota

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Origin of Name "Dakota" comes from the Dacotah (Sioux) Indians. Total Area (rank) 70,704 sq mi (19th). Population (rank) 723,393 (48th). Capital Bismarck. First Explored By Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de la Vérendrye, in 1738. Admitted to Union (rank) November 2, 1889 (39th).
Official Symbols of North Dakota
Official Symbols of North Dakota
Adopted in 1911, the state Flag of North Dakota features a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its talons. Other symbols include the Wild Prairie Horse, the Nokota Horse, and the Mandan Railroad Museum.
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