South Carolina Facts

South Carolina Facts
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Capital
Columbia

Became a State
May 23,1788 (8th)

Location
southern United States

Area
32,020 sq. miles (40th)

Population
4,625,384 (24th)

Major Cities
Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Spartanburg, Lexington, Conway, York

Products
tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans, hogs, textiles, chemical products, paper products, machinery

Climate
humid subtropical: summers hot and humid, winter temperatures vary coastal areas vey mild, inland colder with snow

Yearly Precipitation
averages 52 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Santee River, Edisto River, Savannah River

Most Famous Citizens
Andrew Jackson (United States President)
Jesse Jackson (political figure)
Jim Frazier (prize fighter)
Althea Gibson (tennis champion)
Vanna White (TV personality)

State Symbols
Bird – Carolina Wren
Flower – Carolina Jessamin
Animal – White-tailed Deer
Tree – Palmetto
Insect – Carolina Mantid