Entered the Union: November 2, 1889
As the 39th state
Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever: one and inseparable
Nickname: Sioux State, Flickertail State, Peace Garden State
Flower: Wild prairie rose
Bird: Western meadowlark
Song: North Dakota Hymn
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: From the Sioux tribe, meaning allies
Major Industries: Agriculture - wheat, cattle, and barley; Minerals - coal and petroleum; Manufacturing - machinery and processed foods. (v. 20)
Historical Sites: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Points of Interest: International Peace Garden, the State Capitol at Bismarck, the Badlands, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Bordering States: Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada to the North.