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    Hilton Head Island

    Conscientiously developed, Hilton Head Island sports beyond its fine dining and well-groomed golf courses warm sandy beaches, biking trails and an agreeable climate.

  • Things To Do

    Introduction to all the things to do in South Carolina.

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    Museums, parks, galleries, zoos, and everything else you could want to do in South Carolina.

    Things To Do

    Sophisticated and charming, Charleston has the cultural sights to complement sand and sea-oriented spots like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head.

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    Searchable listings of South Carolina hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more.

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City and State Information for South Carolina

South Carolina Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

State Flag

South Carolina

"Palmetto State"

Motto
Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Capitol
Columbia
Name Origin
In honor of Charles I of England
Statehood Date
May 23, 1788 (8th)
Cities in South Carolina
 

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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of South Carolina along with the year they became official.

Flower Carolina Yellow Jessamine (1924)
Tree Palmetto Tree (1939)
Bird Carolina Wren (1948)
Song “Carolina” (1911)
Demographics
Population Density
133.2 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
30,109 sq mi. (77,982 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
350 ft (106.68 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
111°F (44°C) on June 28, 1954
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–19°F (–28°C) on January 21, 1985

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