South Dakota Facts

State Abbreviation SD
Statehood November 2, 1889
State Capital Pierre
State Size Total (Land + Water): 77,117 sq miles; Land Only: 75,885 sq miles
Number of Counties 66
State Population (2010)814,180
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date November 6, 2006
State Motto Under God the people rule
State Flower American pasqueflower
State Bird Ring-necked Pheasant
Nickname Mount Rushmore State, Coyote State
State Flag South Dakota State Flag
Area Codes 605
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Sioux Falls (153,888)
Rapid City (67,956)
Aberdeen (26,091)
Brookings (22,056)
Watertown (21,482)
Major Sports Teams None

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