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Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Founded in 1879 on the west side of the upper Missouri River, it was designated in 1881 as the county seat of Morton County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2016 population at 21,769. Located across the Missouri River from the state capital of Bismarck, Mandan is a core city of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area.The city was named after the historic indigenous Mandan of the area. The Mandan are part of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, spanning the upper Missouri River in the western part of the state. Their people also live in cities of the state and other areas. In the 2010 census, nearly 5% of the people in the city of Mandan identified as Native American. In 2013, Mandan was selected a finalist in the Rand McNally 'Most Patriotic City' competition.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.13sqmi, of which 11.03sqmi is land and 0.10sqmi is water.ClimateThis climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mandan has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.Mandan is in North Dakota (ND). Our United States trip planner allows you to plan your trip to Mandan and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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