Category: South Dakota
South Dakota, with the postal abbreviation SD is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Midwestern part of the country. South Dakota is surrounded by the states, such as Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana and Wyoming. The state is exactly divided by the Missouri River, separating South Dakota into two physically and communally different halves, called West River and East River. The eastern part of the state is abode to the majority of its population, and lush soil in this region is used to grow an assortment of crops.
Ranching is the main agricultural activity in the western part, and the wealth is more reliant on defense and tourism spending. A collection of low pine-sheltered mountains, called the Black Hills are situated in the southwest fraction of the state. Other sightseeing attractions in the southwest part of the state comprise Custer State Park, historic Deadwood and the Crazy Horse Memorial. South Dakota is the 5th least crowded and the 17th most wide-ranging state among the 50 states of the country.
South Dakota was the 40th state admitted to the union on the 2nd of November 1889. The total land area of South Dakota is 77,116 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 17 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 1,305 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 67 counties in South Dakota among which the Jones County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1916.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of South Dakota was 754,844. Among the counties of the South Dakota State, the most populous county is the Minnehaha County with the population of 169,468, and the Jones County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 1,006.
As of 2010, there are three State Electoral Votes in South Dakota. The State Quarter issue Date of South Dakota is November 6, 2006. The state motto of South Dakota is “Under God the people rule“.
Mount Rushmore State is the nickname of the state of South Dakota. The name of the state bird of South Dakota is the Ring-necked Pheasant. White Spruce is the state tree of South Dakota, and the Pasque Flower is the state flower. Pierre City is the state capital of South Dakota. The Sioux Falls City is the biggest of all cities in South Dakota by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Sioux Falls City is the oldest city in South Dakota. The South Dakota State is served by a single area code, such as 605.