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Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 773 at the 2010 census. Dunseith is best known for its proximity to the International Peace Garden. The port of entry at the Peace Garden is one of three 24-hour ports in North Dakota (the others being Portal and Pembina). Dunseith is also the home of the world's largest turtle sculpture, the "Wee'l Turtle", made of more than 2,000 wheels painted green.HistoryDunseith was platted in 1882. The town is named for Jeannette Dunseith Eaton, who was the mother of the town's founder William Eaton. Dùnsìth is a Gaelic word meaning "City of Peace," from dùn (fortress) and sìth (peace). A post office has been in operation in Dunseith since 1884. The city was incorporated in 1908.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00sqmi, all of it land. Dunseith lies just south of the Turtle Mountain plateau.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 773 people, 274 households, and 170 families residing in the city. The population density was 773.0PD/sqmi. There were 299 housing units at an average density of 299.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 15.0% White, 0.9% African American, 79.6% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
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