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South Dakota

Data & Facts

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State Name
South Dakota  - State Abbr.: SD
Statehood
2-Nov-1889
 - Statehood Ranking: 40
Land Area
75,885 sqaremiles  (196,535 qkm)
 - Land Area Ranking: 16
Population
754,844
(2000; Census every 10 years)
Capital
Pierre
Nickname
The Mount Rushmore State
Motto
Under God the People Rule
Highest Point
2.207 m / 7,241 ft (Harney Peak)
Lowest Point
293 m / 961 ft (Big Stone Lake)
Timezone
2 time zones. Think of a vertical boundary through Pierre. Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7hrs, MEZ-8hrs) west of Pierre and Central Standard Time (GMT-6hrs, MEZ-7hrs) east of Pierre
 - Dayligh Saving Time
 - yes
Tree
Black Hills Spruce
Flower
Pasque (also called May Day Flower)
Bird
Chinese ring-necked Pheasant
Animal
Coyote
Song
"Hail, South Dakota" (1943, March song by Deecort Hammitt)

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GPS Coordinates

1 -- Pierre, South Dakota State Capitol
Decimal Lat: 44.366899 / Lon: -100.346525
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