North Dakota - the state at the north central part of our country, one of the so-called states of the North-West Center. The population is 632.7 thousand. Of them women - 50,1%, men - 49,9%. Ethnic groups: Germans - 43.9%, Norwegians - 30,1%, Irish - 7,7%, Indians - 5% Swedish - 5%. The capital is Bismarck. The largest City is Fargo, and other large cities are Grand Forks, Minot. The official nickname is Flickertail State, Sioux State. North Dakota has an area of 183.272 thousand km ², of which 97.6% is land. In eastern North Dakota is bordered by Minnesota, at the south - by to South Dakota, at the west by Montana, at the north by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.