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State o Sooth Carolina
Banner o Sooth Carolina State seal o Sooth Carolina
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Palmetto State
Motto(s): Dum spiro spero* (Latin), While I Breathe I Hope
Animis opibusque parati† (Laitin), Prepared in Mind an Resoorces
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Sooth Carolina heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Inglis
Demonym Sooth Carolinian
Caipital Columbia
Lairgest ceety capital
Lairgest metro Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin
Aurie Ranked 40t
 • Tot 32,020[1] sq mi
(82,931. km2)
 • Width 200 miles (320 km)
 • Lenth 260 miles (420 km)
 • % watter 6
 • Latitude 32° 2′ N tae 35° 13′ N
 • Longitude 78° 32′ W tae 83° 21′ W
Population Ranked 24t
 • Tot 4,832,482 (2014 est)[2]
 • Density 155/sq mi  (60.0/km2)
Ranked 19t
 • Median hoosehauld income $44,625 (38t)
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt Sassafras Moontain[3][4]
3,560 ft (1,085 m)
 • Mean 350 ft  (110 m)
 • Lawest pynt Atlantic Ocean[3]
sea level
Afore statehuid Province o Sooth Carolina
Admission to Union Mey 23, 1788 (8t)
Govrenor Henry McMaster (R)
Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant (R)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R)
Tim Scott (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation 6 Republicans, 1 Democrat (leet)
Time zone Eastren: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-SC
Abbreviations SC,
Wabsteid www.sc.gov
Sooth Carolina state seembols
Flag of South Carolina.svg
Ainimal an Plant insignia
Amphibian Salamander
Bird(s) Carolina wren, Wild turkey
Butterflee Eastren tiger swallaetail
Fish Striped bass
Flouer(s) South Carolina Yellow jessamine
Insect Carolina Mantis
Mammal(s) Carolina Marsh Tacky, Boykin Spaniel,[5] White-tailed deer
Reptile Loggerheid Sea Turtle
Tree Sabal palmetto
Inanimate insignia
Beverage Milk,[6] Tea[7]
Dance Shag
Fuid Peach,[8] Collard greens,[9] Boiled peanuts[10]
Fossil Columbian mammoth
Mammuthus columbi
Mineral Amethyst
Rock Blue granite
Slogan(s) Smilin Faces, Beautiful Places
Sang(s) "Carolina",
"South Carolina On My Mind"
Route merker(s)
Sooth Carolina Route Merker
State Quarter
Quarter of Sooth Carolina
Released in 2000
Leets o Unitit States state seembols

Sooth Carolina (Inglis: South Carolina) is a state in the sootheastren region o the Unitit States. The state is mairchit tae the north bi North Carolina, tae the sooth an wast bi Georgie, athort the Savannah River, an tae the east bi the Atlantic Ocean.

Sooth Carolina becam the aicht state tae ratifee the U.S. Constitution on Mey 23, 1788. Sooth Carolina becam the first state tae vote in favour o secession frae the Union on December 20, 1860. Efter the American Ceevil War, it wis readmittit intae the Unitit States on 25 Juin 1868.

Sooth Carolina is the 40t maist extensive an 23rd maist populous U.S. state. Its GDP as o 2013 wis $183.6 billion, wi an annual growthe rate o 3.13%.[11] Sooth Carolina is componed o 46 coonties. The caipital is Columbia wi a 2016 population o 134,309; while its lairgest ceety is Charleston wi a 2016 population o 134,385. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan aurie is the lairgest in the state, wi a 2016 population estimate o 884,975.

Sooth Carolina is named in honour o Keeng Charles I o Ingland, that first formed the Inglis colony, wi Carolus bein Latin for "Charles".[12]

Sooth Carolina is kent for its 187 miles o coastline, beautifu lush gairdens, historic steids an Soothren plantations, colonial, African an European culturs, an its growin economic development.

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  1. "United States Summary: 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. p. Table 17. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. "S.C. Code of Laws Title 1 Chapter 1 General Provisions". Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  6. South Carolina, State of (1984). "S.C. Code of Laws, SECTION 1-1-690. Official State beverage." Retrieved July 15, 2007. 
  7. South Carolina, State of (1995). "S.C. Code of Laws, SECTION 1-1-692. Official State hospitality beverage." Retrieved July 15, 2007. 
  8. South Carolina, State of (1984). "S.C. Code of Laws, SECTION 1-1-680. Official State fruit." Retrieved July 15, 2007. 
  9. South Carolina General Assembly. "AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-681 SO AS TO DESIGNATE COLLARD GREENS AS THE OFFICIAL STATE VEGETABLE". Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  10. South Carolina, State of (2006). "S.C. Code of Laws, SECTION 1-1-682. Official state snack food." Retrieved July 15, 2007. 
  11. "Widespread Economic Growth in 2013". Bureau of Economic Analysis. 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  12. N. C. Board of Agriculture (1902). A sketch of North Carolina. Charleston: Lucas-Richardson Co. p. 4. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 

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