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SOUTH DAKOTA State Facts and Figures

Interesting information you may or may not know!

State Facts

Full Name - State of South Dakota

Admitted to the Union (Rank) - November 2, 1889 (40th)

Population 2012 (Rank) -   833,354 (46th)

Land Area (Rank) - 75,885 square miles; 196,540 sq km (16th)

Capital - Pierre

State Nicknames - Mount Rushmore State, Coyote State

Motto - Under God the people rule


“Hail! South Dakota” (music and words by DeeCort Hammitt)

State Symbols

Flower: American pasqueflower

Tree: Black Hills spruce

Bird: Chinese ring-necked pheasant

Gem: Fairburn agate

Stone: Rose quartz

Animal: Coyote

Musical Instrument: Fiddle

Dessert: Kuchen


Agriculture: Cattle, hogs, wheat, soybeans, milk, corn

Industry: Food processing, machinery, lumber and wood products, tourism

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