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The capital of North Dakota is Bismarck.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for North Dakota: ND
Typical abbreviations for North Dakota: N.D., N.Dak.
The pronunciation of North Dakota:
When the people of North Dakota refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: While the majority of North Dakota lies in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone, the southwest corner lies in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone. The following counties observe Mountain Time:
All of North Dakota observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for North Dakota: "The Peace Garden State"; "The Flickertail State"; "The Roughrider State"
State Motto: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable"
State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)
State Tree: American Elm (ulmus americana)
State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa arkansana)
State Song: "North Dakota Hymn"
Statehood: North Dakota became the 39th state on Nov 2, 1889.
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