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: A Place of Excellence
Location in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°55′31″N 97°1′57″W / 47.92528°N 97.0325°W / 47.92528; -97.0325Coordinates: 47°55′31″N 97°1′57″W / 47.92528°N 97.0325°W / 47.92528; -97.0325
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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