North Dakota, located in the centre of the North American continent and borders Canada to the North, is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth-least populous and the fourth scarcely populated of the 50 U.S. States. The word ‘Dakota’ is a Sioux Lakota and or Dakota word meaning “allies” or “friends”. The state was admitted to the union on November 2, 1889, as 39th states. Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota while some of its largest cities include Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, West, Fargo etc.
Most of the state is covered in grassland as crops cover extensively eastern North Dakota. Agriculture is North Dakota’s largest industry. Some other major industries include Oil and gas, petroleum, food processing, technology, tourism and services.
The climate of the state differs but it is mostly warm in summers and cold in winters. Even though North Dakota is considered the least visited state because of not being rich with tourists attractions, tourism contributes as much as $3 billion to the state’s economy annually. Some of the best places to visit in the country are Theodore Roosevelt National Park, National Buffalo Museum, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Bismarck, Fargo, Lake Sakakawea etc.