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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)
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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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