No matter where you go in North Dakota, everything here is “larger
than live”, bigger than life, and not just the landscape, but also
the culture. Big names have shaped this state throughout its
history, such as the legendary explorers and explorers of the Wild
West, Lewis and Clark, the famous General George Custer and the
Indian chiefs Sakakawea and Sitting Bull.
U.S. President Theodore
Roosevelt is the namesake of the national park, where bison and wild
horses roam undisturbed. North Dakota offers the
right entertainment, culture and sport program for all holiday
guests. It is impossible not to spend a wonderful and unforgettable
Hiking, wildlife viewing, climbing, mountain biking, fishing,
water sports, sightseeing and shopping are just a few of the
activities that make a vacation in North Dakota seem very
entertaining. Once you are here, you don’t want to leave.
North Dakota is characterized by numerous different cultures that
exemplify cooperation. Friendliness and openness to everyone is one
of the outstanding qualities of these people. Hence the name
North Dakota says it all, because in the Sioux
Indian language Dakota means friendliness.
Regardless of where the journey takes you, there are numerous
entertainment and leisure opportunities with exciting events,
culture, art, good gastronomy and sightseeing in town and country.
North Dakota: facts
- Area: 183,112 sq km
- Population: 672,591
- Abbreviation: ND
- Capital: Bismarck
- Local time: UTC -7
- Nickname: The Peace Garden State
North Dakota - a state in the far north with a sunny temper
Nature seems to provide evidence of North Dakota's sunny
disposition, because no state grows so many sunflowers and so much
honey. The official nickname Peace Garden State describes this area
on the border with Canada very aptly. This name comes from the
International Peace Garden on the Canadian border.
North Dakota shares the border with the Canadian provinces of
Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Neighboring states are Montana, South
Dakota and Minnesota. To the west are the Badlands and Great
Plains. The Great Plains are the extensive, intensively agricultural
prairie landscapes that stretch down to Texas.
The Badlands are a vegetation-poor landscape, which can best be
compared to a desert made of red-brown rock. You can also
find grassy limestone areas and steep slopes in this area. The
Missouri River flows north through Lake Sakakawea, one of the
largest man-made lakes in the United States.
In the center of the country is the Missouri Plateau, which is
characterized by valleys, lakes and hilly landscapes. The flat Red
River Valley is in the east, through which the river of the same
name meanders. Many farmers and small towns have settled in this
part of the country. The highest elevation is the White Butt in the
Bad Lands with 1,069 meters of altitude.