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South Dakota

South Dakota was admitted into statehood on the same day as North Dakota, so it can be considered either the 39th or 40th state. South Dakota officially became a state on November 2, 1889. The capital city is Pierre, but the largest city is Sioux Falls.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know South Dakota better.

  • State Abbreviation - SD
  • State Nickname - Mount Rushmore State
  • State Bird - Ring-necked Pheasant
  • State Flower - Pasque Flower
  • State Motto - Under God the people rule
  • State Tree - Black Hills Spruce
  • State Insect - honey bee (Apis Mellifera L.)
  • State Animal - coyote
  • State Fish - walleye
  • State Gemstone - Fairburn agate

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Did you know that South Dakota is the 17th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 77,121 square miles.