Cando, North Dakota
"Duck Hunting Capital Of North Dakota"
|Coordinates: 48°29′19″N 99°12′16″W / 48.48861°N 99.20444°WCoordinates: 48°29′19″N 99°12′16″W / 48.48861°N 99.20444°W|
|• Mayor||Rollie Bjornstad|
|• Total||0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,476 ft (450 m)|
|• Density||1,739.88/sq mi (671.75/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1028267|
|Highways||US 281, ND 17|
Cando (/ˈkænduː/ KAN-doo) is a city in Towner County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Towner County. The population was 1,117 at the 2020 census. Cando was founded in 1884.
Cando was founded in 1884 as the seat of the newly formed Towner County. It was named from the pioneers' "can do" spirit. The Great Northern Railway was extended to Cando in 1888.
Just west of Cando, Dunkers Colony was founded by settlers from Indiana in 1894. The settlement later changed its name to Zion, and all that is left today is a cemetery west of Cando.
Cando is located at 48°29′19″N 99°12′16″W / 48.488497°N 99.204542°W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Its school district is North Star Schools. It was in the Cando School District until 2008, when it merged with Bisbee-Egeland School District into North Star.
This 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, Cando has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.