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North Dakota Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for North Dakota?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of North Dakota (ND) known as the "Peace Garden". North Dakota has 53 counties, and the capital of the State is Bismarck.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of North Dakota is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of ND is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the ND Abbreviation for North Dakota was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format.

Map of North Dakota


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for North Dakota is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

North Dakota - (ND) - N.D.

Map showing location of North Dakota in USA

Where is North Dakota? (ND)

The State of North Dakota is located in the north central United States bordering on Canada.


Abbreviation of North Dakota - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for North Dakota?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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North Dakota Abbreviation (ND)

Initials & Acronym - ND
Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'
Facts about AP style
North Dakota - (ND) - N.D.
What state is ND? Abbr. of states
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Old states initials, letters and acronym
Two letter abbreviation of North Dakota (ND)

Abbreviation (ND)

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