Grand Forks Travel Guide, North Dakota
The city of Grand Forks is situated in the state of North Dakota and it happens to be the county seat for the County of Grand Forks. The city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota is considered to be the twin city of Grand Forks and together both of them form ND - MN Metropolitan Statistical Area which is many times called as The Grand Cities or the Great Grand Forks.
The land on which the city of Grand Forks lies is very flat and it is also called as Red River Valley as the city is situated on the banks of the famous Red River. Due to the close proximity with Red River and due to the flat land the city of Grand Forks is vulnerable to floods. It was the year 1997 when the city of Grand Forks was actually hit by a heavy flood that did destroy important property of this city.
The city of Grand Forks experiences extreme types of continental climate due to the distance of this city from oceans and mountains. It is this continental climate which brings in sudden changes in temperatures and four different seasons annually. Due to the scarcity of water bodies in and around the city of Grand Forks the city has been vulnerable to extreme weather systems like the chilling cold weathers and the extreme hot seasons.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the city of Grand Forks was -43 degree Fahrenheit in the January month of year 2004. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city of Grand Forks was around 109 degree Fahrenheit in the July month of year 1936.
In 2000, the population for the city of Grand Forks was around 50000 inhabitants that were living in around 20000 houses. This huge population makes the city of Grand Forks the 3rd largest city when compared to all other cities of North Dakota. Around 94 percent of the total population is White, around 0.9 percent of the total population is African American, around 2.75 percent is Native American, around 1 percent is Asians, and rest from many other races.
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