South Carolina

South Carolina Fast Facts

  • Capital City: Columbia (pop.) 124,818 (2008 est.)
  • South Carolina Population: 4,723,723 (2012 est.) (24th)
  • South Carolina Population: (per square mile)
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  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)


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  • South Carolina Quarter: The South Carolina quarter was the eighth quarter released in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    South Carolina was admitted into the Union on May 23, 1788 becoming our Nation's 8th State. Nicknamed the "Palmetto State," South Carolina's quarter features key state symbols of the Palmetto Tree, the Carolina Wren, Yellow Jessamine, an outline of the state, the state's nickname and a star indicating the capital city, Columbia.
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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Columbia, Charleston, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Greenville
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  • Name: The name, South Carolina, is in honor of Charles I of England (Carolus is Latin for Charles)
  • Statehood: May 23, 1788 (8th state)
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