Whilst still at a relatively embryonic stage, recent years have seen a huge increase in demand for property in Dakota, primarily focused around the opportunities surrounding the Bakken Oil fields.
With most cities and towns built along the large rivers and lakes of the states, Dakota has a unique cultural iconography very different to neighbouring Midwest States. Collectively the two states occupy a combined total area of almost 400,000 square kilometres. To travel from the northern border of North Dakota to the southern border of South Dakota would involve a journey of almost 800km. The states share borders with Canada, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.
Occupying the a central northern strip of land in the United States, both are landlocked and more than 2000km from the Pacific to the east and the Atlantic to the west. The capital of South Dakota is Pierre, though is often mistaken for Sioux Falls – the state’s largest city. North Dakota’s capital is Bismarck in the centre of the state on the Missouri River.
Collectively, almost 1,500,000 live in Dakota – incredibly sparse considering the vast size of the states. Population density is one of the lowest in the country at just 3.8 people per square kilometre. North Dakota is the less populous of the two states with just under 700,000 people, whilst South Dakota is home to more than 800,000. The two states have very different cultures, giving the border towns and cities a very unique atmosphere. Property for sale in North Dakota is very popular with overseas investors as well as being home to a large proportion of Norwegians and Icelandic people, along with a number of German Russians. Combined with the Native American Indian presence, North Dakota has a very multicultural iconography. South Dakota also has a high percentage of indigenous people, with American Indian and Alaskan Natives making up around 8.5% of the entire population.
The Battle of Wounded Knee is one of the most famous events in early American history, with the Wounded Knee Battlefield now one of the top tourist attractions for Americans and foreign visitors to the States. The protected landmark is found around 15km from Batesland in South Dakota. North Dakota is often referred to as the ‘Food Basket of the Nation’ – a tribute to its incredible contribution to North American agriculture. Farms occupy almost 90% of the entire state, at almost 40 million acres. North Dakota is responsible for producing almost half of all spring wheat in the United States, along with vast proportions of sunflower, barley, oats, honey, potatoes, corn and more.
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