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  Bismarck City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
StateNorth Dakota
CountiesBurleigh County
Total Area 27.4 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates43.6136° N, 116.2025° W
Time ZoneCST (UTC−06:00)
DemonymsNorth Dakotan
Area Code701
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumNorth Dakota Heritage Center
UniversitiesUniversity of Mary

Tourist attractions:
  • Camp Hancock State Historic Site.
  • North Dakota State Capitol
  • The Dakota Zoo
  • Bismarck Civic Center
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota, a US State. The city founded in 1872 was named in honor of the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. The city can be accessed by the U.S. Highway- U.S. 83 and an interstate highway- Interstate 94, which run through the northern part of the city. Known as the county seat of Burleigh County, Bismarck serves as the base for two major hospitals Medcenter One Health Systems and St. Alexius Medical Center.

The city has a large airport named 'Bismarck Municipal Airport', which is the main airport of western North Dakota. Bismarck is also known for its large park system. Bismarck, which became the capital in 1889, also possesses the glory of being the second largest city in North Dakota. It is also known as the city with lowest crime rate in the nation. A five-member city commission with Mayor as the president forms the government of Bismarck.

some of the luxury hotels of Bismarck are:
  • Hotel Radisson
  • Radisson Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn Bismarck North
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Budget Inn Express
  • Select Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Ramada Limited Suites
  • Country Suites by Carlson

Economy :
The arrival of railroad in Bismarck heralded the growth of the city, developing it to a center of trade and transportation. Gold discoveries in the Black Hills made Bismarck a freight-shipping center. Soon after the city became a capital, it enhanced into a major business, financial and cultural center. Its retail trade area reaches over 100 miles and serves around 200,000 people, whereas its wholesale trade service serves 350,000 in western North Dakota, South Dakota and Eastern Montana.

Places to Visit :
Bismarck offers many memorable moments to its visitors through its variety of attractions. Dakota Zoo, which is North Dakota's largest zoo to occupy 500 mammals, reptiles and birds representing 125 species, is one such attraction. Fort Lincoln Trolley, which provides trolley rides through the scenic Heart River bottoms to historic Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, gives real pleasure to the tourists. The Railroad Museum that has a unique display of HO model 'hopper cars, a special collection of 'Timetables' from every railroad in the nation also draws maximum tourists. The city is also equipped with number of resorts like Bismarck-Days Inn, Radisson Hotel Bismarck, Comfort Suites Bismarck and Kelly Inn Bismarck that serves as host to the tourists from far and wide.

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