Grand Forks, North Dakota

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City of Grand Forks
Town Square in downtown Grand Forks
Town Square in downtown Grand Forks
Nickname(s): "The Grand Cities"
"The Forks"
"The Sunflake City"
Motto(s): A Place of Excellence
Location in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks
Metro Greater Grand Forks
Founded June 15, 1870
Incorporated February 22, 1881
 • Mayor Michael Brown
 • City 20.09 sq mi (52.03 km2)
 • Land 19.9 sq mi (51.55 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 52,838
 • Density 2,654.5/sq mi (1,024.9/km2)
 • Metro 98,461
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
ZIP codes 58201-58203
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-32060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1029197[2]
Highways I-29, US 2, US 2 Bus., US 81, US 81 Bus., ND 297

Grand Forks is a city in the U.S. state of North Dakota along the Red River of the North. It was founded by Alexander Griggs on June 15 1870. It has a population of slightly over 50,000 and is now the county seat of Grand Forks County. It is the third-largest city in the state after Fargo and Bismarck.

Across the river is East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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