Dakota lies in the northwestern continental interior of
the US. Characteristically, summers are hot, winters
very cold, and rainfall sparse to moderate, with periods
of drought. The average annual temperature is 4°C,
ranging from -14°C in January to 21°C in July. The
record low temperature,-51°C, was set at Parshall on 15
February 1936; the record high, 49°C, at Steele on 6
language of North Dakota is English. The second most
common language is German, spoken by 2.5% of the
population. There are very small numbers of immigrants
in the state.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the "American dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ¢)
From fewer than 2,000 people in 1870, North Dakota's population grew to near 680,000 by 1930. Growth then slowed, and the population has fluctuated slightly over the past seven decades, hitting a low of 617,761 in the 1970 census, with a total of 642,200 in the 2000 census.
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. It is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo.