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North Dakota

a state in the N central United States. 70,665 sq. mi. (183,020 sq. km).
Capital: Bismarck.
Abbreviation: ND (for use with zip code), N. Dak.
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North Dakotan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • It is, however, for their seed value that North Dakota potatoes are noted.

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  • And in this North Dakota does not differ from other states of the Union.

    On the Firing Line in Education Adoniram Judson Ladd
  • A true picture of cattle-raising in North Dakota can scarcely be gained from present conditions.

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  • Likewise it would be a lesson to the newspapers of North Dakota.

    The Great American Fraud Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The early metis of North Dakota, ancestors of the present metis, enjoyed life with true appreciation.

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British Dictionary definitions for North Dakota

North Dakota

a state of the western US: mostly undulating prairies and plains, rising from the Red River valley in the east to the Missouri plateau in the west, with the infertile Bad Lands in the extreme west. Capital: Bismarck. Pop: 633 837 (2003 est). Area: 183 019 sq km (70 664 sq miles) Abbreviation N. Dak., N.D., (with zip code) ND
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North Dakota in Culture

North Dakota definition

State in the north-central United States, bordered by Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada, to the north; Minnesota to the east; South Dakota to the south; and Montana to the west. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.

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