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|Population (1994): 3,664,000
(25th in size)
State size: 31,113 square miles (40th in size)
State Capital: Columbia (named after Christopher Columbus)
Major cities: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg and Rock Hill
Admission to union: The 8th State
Date entered the union: May 23, 1788
Origin of state name: Named after tKing Charles I of England (Carolus is the latin form of Charles).
Nicknames: The Palmetto State
Bordering states: Georgia and North Carolina, with the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
State bird: Carolina Wren
State flower: Yellow Jasmine
State tree: Palmetto
Motto: While I Breathe, I Hope Prepared in Mind and Resources
|Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Major agriculture includes as tobacco, soybeans, corn and peaches. Manufacturing includes textiles, clothing, furniture, timber production and chemicals.|
|Although explored by the French and Spanish, the first permanent settlements were in 1670 by the British. The Carolinas played a major role in the American Revolution.|
South Carolina State Flag
|South Carolina State Government home page|
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