South Dakota

"South Dakota has often been referred to as "the land of infinite variety." That variety is reflected in everything from our weather and scenery to our economy, state symbols, and famous folks. South Dakota ranks 16th in size among the 50 states. It was the 40th state to join the Union in 1889 and encompasses 77,123 square miles, averaging 10 people per square mile. South Dakota boasts more miles of shoreline than the state of Florida and the highest point in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains "-  Travel South Dakota

Quick Facts:

  • South Dakota Population: 886,667 (2020)

  • South Dakota Capital City: Pierre

  • South Dakota Largest City: Sioux Falls

  • South Dakota Area Code: 605

  • South Dakota Time Zones: Mountain Time in the west, Central in the east.

  • South Dakota State Of South Dakota Website:

  • South Dakota is Famous For: Mount Rushmore, The Black Hills, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Custer State Park, Old West and Native American history

  • South Dakota Education: 6 public universities South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

State Flower: Pasque
State Soil: Houdek
State Sport: Rodeo
State Nosh: Chislic
State Dessert: Kuchen

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