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South Dakota . USA

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Capital - Pierre

No. of Counties - 66

Population - 909,824

Area - 77,116 sq mi (199,729 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 11.50/sq mi (4.44/km2)

Median Household Income - $56,521

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About - South Dakota

Here are some key facts about South Dakota:

  1. Capital and Largest City: Pierre is the capital of South Dakota, but its largest city is Sioux Falls.

  2. Statehood: South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States on November 2, 1889.

  3. Area and Population: South Dakota covers an area of approximately 77,116 square miles (199,729 square kilometers) and has a population of around 900,000 people.

  4. Nickname: South Dakota is known as the "Mount Rushmore State" because of the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial located in the Black Hills.

  5. Geography: The state is characterized by its diverse geography, including rolling plains, fertile farmland, and the scenic Black Hills in the southwestern part of the state.

  6. Economy: Agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and healthcare are major contributors to South Dakota's economy. The state is known for its production of corn, soybeans, wheat, and cattle.

  7. Mount Rushmore: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located near Keystone, features the faces of four U.S. presidents carved into the granite face of the mountain. The presidents depicted are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

  8. Badlands National Park: This park, located in southwestern South Dakota, features striking geological formations, including steep canyons, towering spires, and unique rock formations.

  9. Custer State Park: One of the largest state parks in the United States, Custer State Park offers scenic drives, hiking trails, wildlife viewing opportunities, and the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.

  10. Cultural Heritage: South Dakota is home to several Native American tribes, including the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux. The state has a rich Native American heritage and hosts events such as the annual Lakota Nation Invitational basketball tournament.

These are just a few highlights of South Dakota's history, geography, and attractions.

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