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Quick Facts: South Dakota
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Capital City: Pierre (Pronounced Peer)

South Dakota: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Mt. Rushmore State / Coyote State
Motto: Under God the People Rule.
Statehood: November 2, 1889 (39th or 40th -- Admitted the same day as ND.)
Origin of State's Name: Dakota is a Sioux Indian word for "friend."
Largest Cities: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings
Border States: Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming
Land Area: 75,898 sq. mi., 16th largest
State Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant
State Flower: Pasqueflower (pulsatilla hirsutissima)
State Tree: Black Hills Spruce (picea glauca)
State Song: Hail, South Dakota
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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