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Bismarck, North Dakota (ND)

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Where is the Capital of North Dakota?
The Map of North Dakota (ND) shows the location of the state capital in the "Peace Garden". North Dakota has 53 counties, and the capital of the State is Bismarck. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Bismarck including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Bismarck, North Dakota.


The Map of North Dakota and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 70,704 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Bismarck, is 31.23 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Bismarck located?
The location of Bismarck is on the Missouri Plateau, on the east bank of the Missouri River, in the south central part of the state. The city is located in Burleigh county, North Dakota.

Capital of North Dakota - Bismarck
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Bismarck is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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.


History & Facts on Bismarck, the Capital of North Dakota
The History and Fast, fun facts about Bismarck, the capital city of North Dakota:

History & Facts about Bismarck, North Dakota - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Bismarck although the largest city is Fargo

Fact 2: The state covers 70,704 square miles and the size of the capital is 31.23 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 64,751. Nickname "The Magic City"
Fact 4 on History: The settlement started as a Missouri River port in the 1830s.

Fact 5 on History: In 1872 a military post was established to protect railway workers and act as a meeting place.

Fact 6 on History: The following year, in 1873, it was named in honor of Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898) in deference to the many German settlers

Fact 7 on History: It became a mining boomtown when gold was found in the nearby Black Hills of Dakota in 1874

Fact 8 on History:  In 1883 it became the capital of Dakota Territory.

Fact 9 on History: The territory was divided into two states in 1889 when Bismarck became the capital of Dakota

History & Facts about Bismarck, North Dakota - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Bismarck, North Dakota
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Bismarck, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Bismarck was 64,751, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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Capital of North Dakota - Bismarck

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