North Dakota and South: what to see in the two states of the US


Journey to discover the territories of North Dakota and South Dakota, climate, economy and cities to visit in the plains and hills.

Travel guide Dakota

Where is, land, climate and economy Dakota, what to visit in North Dakota and South Dakota. North Dakota, consisting of 53 counties, is part of the US and owes its name to the group of Sioux, one of the original peoples of the United States. Geographically located in the north central part of the United States bordered on the north by Canada, on the south by South Dakota, on the east by Minnesota and west by Montana.

In the east there are fertile plains ending with River Red River as it prevails in the western part still flat but arid called the Badlands. The economy of this state is mainly based on agriculture. Especially in the east but in part also to the west is widespread cattle ranching, mostly cattle, while in the basement near the border with Saskatchewan are deposits of lignite.

North Dakota

The major cities are Bismarck and Fargo. Bismarck, which is the capital of this state as well as the county seat of Burleigh, is bisected by the Missouri River, and takes its name from the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Fargo, capital of the County of Cass and located in the region of the Red River Valley, is an economic center imported into the area frequented mostly for business.

South Dakota

South Dakota, consisting of 66 counties, is a state geographically located in the high plains of the northern Middle West, and, like North Dakota, named after the tribe of the Sioux. To the north it borders North Dakota, on the south by Nebraska, on the east by Iowa and Minnesota, and west by Wyoming and Montana.

In the central part is crossed by the Missouri River with low hills to the east and deep canyons west. Volendone do a subdivision can divide the South Dakota in the four regions of the Drift Prairie, the Dissected Till Plains, the Great Plains and the Black Hills. In the Drift Prairie are of low hills and glacial lakes, the Dissected Till Plains are located in the south-east, the Great Plains stretch for much of the western part of the state, while the Black Hills are less hospitable.

The main rivers of South Dakota are the Cheyenne River, the Missouri, the James River and the White River while among the largest lakes we can include the Lake Oahe, Lake Francis Case and Lake Lewis and Clark. The climate in South Dakota is continental with summer temperatures around 30 degrees as maximum and minimum winter temperatures that can reach a few degrees below zero.
The major cities are Pierre and Sioux Falls. Pierre, the state capital and seat of Hughes County, is famous for its Memorial Hall. Sioux Falls is the city with the highest number of inhabitants.

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