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"The little town with a big heart"

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.

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The population of Zap is approximately 287 (1990), 237 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 162 (1990), 109 (2010).

The amount of land area in Zap is 2.697 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Zap is 1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Zap to Washington DC is 1437 miles. The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Zap is positioned 47.28 degrees north of the equator and 101.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Zap location: northwest of Bismarck

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Zap history:

Settled in 1913 on a Northern Pacific Spur line from Mandan, North Dakota. The town was named by a railroad official by the name of Mr. Pettibone. He chose Zap because of a coal mine on the edge of the town. He was aware of a coal-mining town in Scotland named Zapp and decided to name the community after the Scottish town. As was normal during that time, the name was Americanized and spelled with only one "p." This version is one of several for the naming of the town, but it normally accepted as the accurate story.

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Zap attractions: Beaver Bay Recreation Park
only 15 miles North offers - boat ramp & primitive camping
Beaver Bay has some of the best fishing around
Bismarck & Dickinson are only 80 miles away

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