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State of South Dakota

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Facts about South Dakota

  • The State of South Dakota is the 40th U.S. state.
  • South Dakota received statehood on November 2, 1889.
  • South Dakota's state capital is Pierre.
  • South Dakota's state postal abbreviation is SD.

South Dakota's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant a.k.a. Co
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Phasianus colchicus

  • Official State Flower: Pasque flower
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Anemone patens var. multifida
  • Year: 1903

  • Official State Motto: Under God the People Rule
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Hail, South Dakota

  • Official State Tree: Black Hills spruce
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Picea glauca
  • Year: 1947

South Dakota's State Government and Public Safety


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