Sooth Dakota

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State of South Dakota
Banner o Sooth Dakota State seal o Sooth Dakota
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Mount Rushmore State (official)
Motto(s): Under God the people rule
Cairt o the United States wi Sooth Dakota heichlichtit
Offeecial leid English[1]
Demonym South Dakotan
Caipital Pierre
Lairgest ceety Sioux Falls
Lairgest metro Sioux Falls metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 17t
 • Tot 77,116[2] sq mi
(199,729 km2)
 • Width 210 miles (340 km)
 • Lenth 380 miles (610 km)
 • % watter 1.7
 • Latitude 42° 29′ N tae 45° 56′ N
 • Longitude 96° 26′ W tae 104° 03′ W
Population Ranked 46t
 • Tot 858,469 (2015 est)[3]
 • Density 11.06/sq mi  (4.27/km2)
Ranked 46t
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt Harney Peak[4][5][6]
7,244 ft (2208 m)
 • Mean 2,200 ft  (670 m)
 • Lawest pynt Big Stone Lake on Minnesota border[5][6]
968 ft (295 m)
Afore statehuid Dakota Territory
Admission to Union 2 November 1889 (40t)
Govrenor Dennis Daugaard (R)
Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels (R)
Legislatur South Dakota Legislatur
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators John Thune (R)
Mike Rounds (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation Kristi Noem (R) (leet)
Time zones  
 • eastren hauf Central: UTC -6/-5
 • wastren hauf Moontain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166 US-SD
Abbreviations SD,
Wabsteid www.sd.gov

Sooth Dakota (Listeni/ˌsθ dəˈktə/; locally [ˌsɑʊθ dəˈko̞ɾə]) is a state locatit in the Midwastren region o the Unitit States. It is namit efter the Lakota an Dakota Sioux Native American tribes. Sooth Dakota is the 17t maist extensive, but the 5t least populous an the 5t least densely populatit o the 50 Unitit States. Ance the soothren portion o the Dakota Territory, Sooth Dakota became a state on 2 November 1889, simultaneously wi North Dakota. Pierre is the state caipital an Sioux Falls, wi a population o aboot 165,000, is Sooth Dakota's lairgest ceety.

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  1. "South Dakota Codified Laws (1–27–20)". South Dakota State Legislature. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
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  4. "Harney". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=OT0810. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

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