South Dakota

state of the United States of America

South Dakota is a state in the United States. South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. Its capital is Pierre and largest city is Sioux Falls. Other important cities are Rapid City and Aberdeen. Famous attractions include Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, and the Wall Drug Store. The Corn Palace is also famous, and it is in Mitchell.

South Dakota
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodDakota Territory
Admitted to the UnionNovember 2, 1889 (39th or 40th)
Largest citySioux Falls
Largest metroSioux Falls metropolitan area
 • GovernorKristi Noem (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorLarry Rhoden (R)
LegislatureSouth Dakota Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsJohn Thune (R)
Mike Rounds (R)
U.S. House delegationDusty Johnson (R) (list)
 • Total882,235 (2,018 est.)[1]
 • Density11.44/sq mi (4.42/km2)
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
 • Official languageEnglish[3]
Trad. abbreviationS.D., S.Dak.
Latitude42° 29′ N to 45° 56′ N
Longitude96° 26′ W to 104° 03′ W
South Dakota state symbols
Flag of South Dakota.svg
Living insignia
BirdRing-necked pheasant
FlowerAmerican Pasque flower
GrassWestern wheat grass
InsectWestern honeybee
TreeBlack Hills Spruce
Inanimate insignia
DanceSquare dance
GemstoneFairburn agate
RockRose quartz
OtherKuchen (state dessert)
State route marker
South Dakota state route marker
State quarter
South Dakota quarter dollar coin
Released in 2006
Lists of United States state symbols

South Dakota is bordered to the north by North Dakota, to the south by Nebraska, to the east by Iowa and Minnesota, and to the west by Wyoming and Montana.

Related pagesEdit


  1. "South Dakota: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. "South Dakota Codified Laws (1–27–20)". South Dakota State Legislature. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.

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