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North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA IS a north central state of the United States that is bounded by Canada, Montana, South Dakota, and Minnesota. The state consists largely of rolling grasslands that have been converted into large—scale farms and cattle ranches. The total area of the state is 70,702 square miles, and most of the land is sparsely populated. Comparatively few large towns or cities have been established, and there have been many reported problems of rural poverty and, certainly before the widespread establishment of electronic media, isolation and its related phenomena.

The largest city in the state is Fargo; the centrally located capital is Bismarck. Although there are dangers in generalization, a significant proportion of the state's population originally hailed from northern European countries such as Germany, Norway, ...

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