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Quick Facts: South Carolina
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Capital City: Columbia

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Nickname: Palmetto State
Mottoes: Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Soul and Resources)
Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Statehood: May 23, 1788 (8th)
Origin of State's Name: Taken from"Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I
Largest Cities: Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg
Border States: Georgia, North Carolina
Land Area: 30,111 sq. mi., 40th largest
State Bird: Great Carolina Wren
State Flower: Yellow Jessamine (gelsemium sempervirens)
State Tree: Cabbage Palmetto (sabal palmetto)
State Song: Carolina
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