North Dakota is a U.S. state in the Upper Midwest, named after the indigenous Dakota Sioux. North Dakota is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north and by the U.S. states of Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west. It is believed to host the geographic center of North America, Rugby, and is home to the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.
North Dakota is the nineteenth largest state, but taking into account a population of less than 780,000 as of 2020, it is the fourth least populous and fourth most sparsely populated. The capital is Bismarck while the largest city is Fargo, which accounts for approximately a fifth of the state’s population; both cities are in the course of the fastest-growing in the U.S., although half of everything residents enliven in rural areas. The let in is portion of the Great Plains region, with broad prairies, steppe, temperate savanna, badlands, and farmland swine defining characteristics.