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South Dakota

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Capital
Pierre
Became a State
November 2, 1887 (40th)
Location
north-central United States
Area
77,116 sq. miles (17th)
Population
814,180 (46th)
Major Cities
Rapid City, Aberdeen
Sioux Falls, Brookings, Mitchell, Pierce
Products
cattle, corn, soybeans, hogs, wheat, meat packing, ethanol produces
Climate
continental climate with four distinct seasons ranging from very cold winters to hot summers
Yearly Precipitation
averages 17 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Major Waterways
Cheyenne River, Missouri River, White River, 
James River
Most Famous Citizens 
Tom Brokaw (TV newscaster)
Crazy Horse (Oglala chief)
Sitting Bull (Sioux chief)
Hubert Humphrey (United States Vice President)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ring-Necked Pheasant
Pasque
Coyote
Black Hills Spruce
Honeybee

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