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Pierre, South Dakota
|• Mayor||Laurie Gill|
|• Total||13.0 sq mi (33.7 km2)|
|• Land||13.0 sq mi (33.7 km2)|
|Elevation||1,453 ft (442 m)|
|• Density||1,066/sq mi (411.5/km2)|
Pierre (pronounced "peer") is the capital city of South Dakota, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 13,646. Pierre is the county seat of Hughes County. Started in 1880 on the Missouri River across from Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the state capital since 1889.
- The other state capitals without Interstate highways are Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Missouri; and Juneau, Alaska.
- "Pierre (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/46/4649600.html. Retrieved November 26, 2011.