South Carolina Facts

State Abbreviation SC
Statehood May 23, 1788
State Capital Columbia
State Size Total (Land + Water): 32,020 sq miles; Land Only: 30,110 sq miles
Number of Counties 46
State Population (2010)4,625,364
Electoral Votes9
State Quarter Issue Date May 22, 2000
State Motto Dum spiro spero Animis opibusque parati (While I breathe, I hope Ready in soul and resource)
State Flower Carolina yellow jessamine
State Bird Great Carolina Wren
Nickname Palmetto State
State Flag South Carolina State Flag
Area Codes 803, 843, 864
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Columbia (129,272)
Charleston (120,083)
North Charleston (97,471)
Mount Pleasant (67,843)
Rock Hill (66,154)
Major Sports Teams None

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