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State of South Dakota
Flag of South DakotaOfficial seal of South Dakota
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Anthem: Hail, South Dakota!
Map of the United States with South Dakota highlighted
Map of the United States with South Dakota highlighted
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)
 • Total77,116 sq mi (199,729 km2)
 • Land75,811 sq mi (196,350 km2)
 • Water1,305 sq mi (3,379 km2)  1.7%
Area rank17th
2,200 ft (670 m)
Highest elevation7,244 ft (2,208 m)
Lowest elevation968 ft (295 m)
 • Total884,659
 • Rank46th
 • Density11.44/sq mi (4.42/km2)
 • Density rank46th
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
Demonym(s)Template:Pluralize from text
 • Official languageEnglish[5]Sioux[6]
Time zones
eastern halfUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
western halfUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
USPS abbreviation
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ISO 3166 codeUS-SD
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
The Flag of South Dakota.

State Seal of South Dakota.svg
The Seal of South Dakota.

Animate insignia
Bird(s) Ring-necked pheasant
Fish Walleye
Flower(s) American Pasque flower
Grass Western wheat grass
Insect Western honeybee
Mammal(s) Coyote
Tree Black Hills Spruce

Inanimate insignia
Beverage Milk
Dance Square dance
Fossil Triceratops
Gemstone Fairburn agate
Soil Houdek
Other Kuchen (state dessert)

Route marker(s)
South Dakota Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of South Dakota
Released in 2006

Lists of United States state insignia

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 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.

There are Nine Native American tribes that live in South Dakota.

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