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South Dakota

South Dakota
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State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State

Other U.S. States
Capital Pierre
Largest CitySioux Falls
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 - % water
Ranked 17th
199,905 kmē
196,735 kmē
3,173 kmē
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 46th
Admittance into Union
 - Order
 - Date

November 2, 1889
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Eastern SD in Central, Western SD in Mountain
42°29'30"N to 45°56'N
98°28'33"W to 104°3'W
340 km
610 km
2,207 meters
670 meters
294 meters
ISO 3166-2:US-SD

South Dakota is a state in the high plains of the northern Middle West. It became a state on November 2, 1889. It is named after the Lakota (Sioux) Native American tribe.

South Dakota is bordered to the north by North Dakota, to the south by Nebraska, to the east by Iowa and Minnesota, and to the west by Wyoming and Montana.

USS South Dakota was named in honor of this state.

Area: 77,121 sq. miles
Population: 754,844 (2000)
Capital: Pierre
Counties: 66 (see: List of South Dakota counties)
Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant
Flower: Pasque Flower
Tree: Black Hills Spruce
Nicknames: Mount Rushmore State

Table of contents
1 Important cities
2 Other features
3 Colleges and Universities
4 External links

Important cities

See List of South Dakota counties, Governors of South Dakota

Other features

Colleges and Universities

External links