- Capital City: Pierre (pop.) 14,032 (2008 est.)
- South Dakota Population: 833,354 (2012 est) (46th)
- South Dakota Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
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- South Dakota Quarter: The fifth and final quarter released in 2006 honors South Dakota, and is the 40th in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
South Dakota was admitted into the Union on November 2, 1889, becoming our Nation's 40th State. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," South Dakota's quarter features an image of the State bird, a Chinese ring-necked pheasant in flight over a depiction of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, featuring the faces of four American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The design is bordered by heads of wheat.
The coin bears the inscriptions "South Dakota," and "1889". Additional details
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- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Mitchell
- Name: The origin of the name South Dakota is based on its southern location in the original Dakota Territory and the Sioux Indian word Dakota meaning "friend".
- Statehood: November 2, 1889 (40th state)