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Capital City:

Columbia

Statehood:

May 23, 1788 (8th)

Population:

3,891,000

Nickname:

Palmetto State

Motto:

Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Soul and Resources) Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)

Origin of State Name:

Taken from"Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I

Counties:

46

Largest Cities:

Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg

Border States:

Georgia, North Carolina

Land Area:

30,207 sq. mi., 40th largest

Highest Point:

Sassafras Mountain, 3,560 ft

Lowest Point:

Sea Level, Atlantic Ocean

State Bird:

Great Carolina Wren

State Flower:

Yellow Jessamine (gelsemium sempervirens)

State Tree:

Cabbage Palmetto (sabal palmetto)

State Song:

Carolina

State Web Site:

www.state.sc.us


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