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South Carolina is much more than subtropical beaches and sea islands. Explore every corner of this Palmetto State with this detailed map.

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About South Carolina Map

: The southeastern state in the US is bordered by North Carolina, Georgia, and the Atlantic Ocean. Besides lakes and forests, the map also shows the network of highways and railway. The capital and largest city, Columbia, is shown enjoying the central location in South Carolina. The airports near Myrtle Beach, North Charleston and Greenville are shown on this detailed map. The islands and beaches along the western coast of the state are clearly marked on the map.

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About South Carolina

Located in the southeastern part of the United States, South Carolina is the 40th most extensive state of the country. Comprising a population of 4,896,146, as
per the 2015 estimate, South Carolina is the 23rd most populous state in the United States. Columbia is the capital as well as the largest city of South Carolina. As known by its nickname of The Palmetto State, South Carolina is made up of 46 counties.

History of South Carolina

Some 30 Native American tribes inhabited the region prior to the arrival of the Europeans. The first European to arrive in the region known as South Carolina was Francisco Gordillo in 1521, who came from Spain. This was followed by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón founding the first European settlement in the territory in 1526. In the beginning of the 17th century, England laid claim to the current South Carolina. In 1729, South Carolina and North Carolina were officially separated. The state witnessed military action during the American Revolution and adopted the Constitution of South Carolina on March 26, 1776. During the American Civil War too the state was in the spotlight and was the first to secede from the Union in 1861. Today, South Carolina is one of the most developed states of the country and has many textile and other mills.

Geography of South Carolina.

South Carolina covers an area of 32,020 square miles and shares its borders with North Carolina to the north, Georgia to the south and west and Atlantic Ocean to the east. Composed of five geographic areas, South Carolina comprises subtropical coniferous forest biome. Some of the major lakes found in the state are Lake Marion, Lake Strom Thurmond, Lake Moultrie, Lake Hartwell, Lake Murray, to name a few. With a height of 3,560 feet, Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state. Some of the animals native to South Carolina are bats, beavers, black bears, coyote, deer, gray fox, among others. South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate.

Travel Destinations in South Carolina

Some famous tourist attractions in South Carolina are Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina Plantations, Dupont Planetarium, among others.

Transportation in South Carolina

Some prominent airports in the state are Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Charleston International Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and
Florence Regional Airport to name a few. Amtrak operates four passenger routes in the state. These four routes are Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Crescent,and the Silver Star. Major interstate highways are I-20, I-26, 1-77, 1-85 among others.

Education in South Carolina

Some reputed schools in the state are Academic Magnet High School, Palmetto Scholars Academy, Dutch Fork High School, Fort Mill High School and Spring Valley High School to name a few. South Carolina has a number of reputed universities some of which are University of South Carolina, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Anderson University, Furman University, Winthrop University, and Converse College.

Interesting Facts About South Carolina

  • South Carolina was admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788.
  • The town of Johnston in Edgefield County is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
  • On November 20, 2014, South Carolina legalized same-sex marriages, becoming the 35th state to do so.


Map of Cities in South Carolina

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Map of Counties in South Carolina

County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Abbeville County26167508.03
Aiken County1425521072.66
Allendale County11211408.2
Anderson County165740718.02
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Last Updated : October 11, 2016

The official flag of South Carolina was adopted on 28th January 1861. The flag has an azure background which has a white color Palmetto tree and a white Crescent.
Official Name South-carolina
Area32,020 sq mi (82,931. km2)
Population4,832,482 (2014 est)
Largest CityColumbia
Official LanguagesEnglish
Time ZoneEastern: UTC -5/-4
GovernorNikki Haley
Lt. GovernorHenry McMaster
U.S. SenatorLindsey Graham, Tim Scott
AbbreviationSC, US-SC
Joined the UnionMay 23, 1788
NicknameThe Palmetto State
Highest PointSassafras Mountain
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean
Official Websitewww.sc.gov

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