Bismarck, North Dakota

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Bismarck, North Dakota
State capital and city
City of Bismarck
North Dakota State Capitol
Flag of Bismarck, North Dakota
Flag
Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota
Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota is located in the US
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota (the US)
Bismarck, North Dakota is located in North America
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota (North America)
Coordinates: 46°48′48″N 100°46′44″W / 46.81333°N 100.77889°W / 46.81333; -100.77889
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burleigh
Founded May 14, 1872
Named for Otto von Bismarck
Government
 • Mayor Mike Seminary
Area
 • State capital and city 31.23 sq mi (80.89 km2)
 • Land 30.85 sq mi (79.90 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
Elevation 1,686 ft (514 m)
Population (2010)
 • State capital and city 61,272
 • Estimate (2016) 72,417
 • Rank US: 490th
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (760/km2)
 • Urban 97,869
 • Metro 131,635 (304th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58501–58507
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-07200
GNIS feature ID 1035849[1]
Highways I-94, I-94 Bus., US 83, ND 95, ND 810, ND 1804
Website www.bismarcknd.gov

Bismarck is the capital city of the U.S. state of North Dakota. It is also the county seat of Burleigh County. As of the census held in the year 2010, its population was 61,272.[2] The population of its metropolitan area was 108,779.[3]

Bismarck was founded in 1872. It has been North Dakota's capital since it gained statehood in 1889.

Bismarck is situated on the east bank of the Missouri River, directly across the river from Mandan.[4] The two cities make up the core of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The North Dakota State Capitol, the tallest building in the state, towers over the central part of Bismarck. The state government employs more than 4,000 in the city. As a hub of retail and health care, Bismarck is the economic center of a large portion of south-central North Dakota and north-central South Dakota.

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "Bismarck (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  3. Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area population and estimated components of change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009
  4. https://www.dmr.nd.gov/ndgs/Publication_List/pdf/geoinv/GI_3.pdf