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.
|Before statehood||Dakota Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||November 2, 1889 (39th or 40th)|
|Largest city||Sioux Falls|
|Largest metro||Sioux Falls metropolitan area|
|• Governor||Kristi Noem (R)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Larry Rhoden (R)|
|Legislature||South Dakota Legislature|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||John Thune (R)|
Mike Rounds (R)
|U.S. House delegation||Dusty Johnson (R) (list)|
|• Total||882,235 (2,018 est.)|
|• Density||11.44/sq mi (4.42/km2)|
|• Median household income||$55,065|
|• Income rank||29th|
|• Official language||English|
|Trad. abbreviation||S.D., S.Dak.|
|Latitude||42° 29′ N to 45° 56′ N|
|Longitude||96° 26′ W to 104° 03′ W|
|South Dakota state symbols|
|Flower||American Pasque flower|
|Grass||Western wheat grass|
|Tree||Black Hills Spruce|
|Other||Kuchen (state dessert)|
|State route marker|
Released in 2006
|Lists of United States state symbols|
- "South Dakota: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "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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