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South Carolina - 8th State

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Capitol City Columbia  
Year admitted into union

May 23, 1788

South Carolina is 218 years old

Year Settled 1670
Bird Carolina Wren
Flower Yellow Jessamine
State Flag
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Tree Palmetto
Motto Dum spiro spero (while i breath i hope) Anim animis opibusque party (prepared in mind and resources)
Song Carolina
Origin of Name Named for king charles the first of england
Nickname Palmetto state
Area and Rank 31,055 Sq mi, Rank40th largest
Extent

218 mi N-S 275 mi E-W

Highest Elevation Sassafras Mount 3,560 ft above sea level
Lowest Elevation Sea level along the Atlantic coast
Population 4,1470,152 rank 25th most populated state
Ethnic Break Down

White 67.2
Black 2935%
Hispanic 2.4%
Asian .9%
American Indian .3%

Population Density 25 people sq mi  
Economy
   
Service industry Tourism, wholesale and retail trade, medical phacilites and real estate  
Manufacturing Dyes, fibers, textiles, pharmaceuticals, soaps, machinery and paper  
Agriculture

Tobacco, soybeans, vegetables, fruits, beef cattle, hogs, broiler chickens and eggs

 
     
     
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