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Which state is farther north - North Dakota or Maine?

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March 21, 2017 3:41AM

North Dakota is farther north than Maine.

North Dakota has the northernmost geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. Lake of the Woods, Minnesota is the northernmost point in the contiguous United States because of the Northwest Angle.

Remember that maps are flat, so looking at a flat map can make it look like Maine is farther north, however, if you look at the latitude, North Dakota is farther north than Maine.

The furthest north edge of North Dakota is 49 ° N, which is well north of any part of Maine. The south edge of North Dakota is 45° 56' N, while the northern tip of Maine is 47° 28' N.