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South Carolina State Profile

Where is South Carolina?

South Carolina is located in the Deep South of the United States. It shares its borders with Georgia to the south, North Carolina to the north, and Atlantic Ocean to the east.


How did South Carolina get its name?

South Carolina is named after King Charles I. Carolus is Latin for Charles. Carolina was the colony of the British Empire. In 1729, the colony was divided into two regions, North Carolina and South Carolina.


What is the capital of South Carolina?

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. It is the county seat of Richland County. Founded in 1786, the name is a poetic word for the Americas, derived from Christopher Columbus. It lies at the confluence of Saluda and Broad rivers.


How big is South Carolina?

South Carolina is the 40th largest state in the United States, by size. It covers a total area of 32,020 square miles and has a population of 4,625,384.


Which is the largest city of South Carolina?

The capital of the state, Columbia, is the largest city of South Carolina. The largest metropolitan area of the state is Columbia metropolitan area. The city has a total area of 133.8 square miles and has a population of 129,272. The official nickname of the city is "The Capital of Southern Hospitality".


What is the nickname of South Carolina?

Palmetto State is the official nickname of South Carolina. It refers to Sabal Palmetto, official state tree.


What is the official language of South Carolina?

English is the official language of South Carolina.


What is the religion of South Carolina?

South Carolina is predominantly a Christian state. More than half of the population of the state does not have any religious affiliation. There are a small number of Jews, Bahai, and Muslims in the state.


Who is the political leader of South Carolina?

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, a Republican, is the current and the 116th Governor of South Carolina. She assumed office on January 12, 2011. Glenn F. McConnell, a Republican, is the 89th and the current Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. He assumed office on March 13, 2012.


When did South Carolina achieve statehood?

South Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown. It was the 8th state of the Union and was admitted on May 23, 1788. The Battle of Cowpens was fought between the English and the American Revolutionary forces. The Americans defeated the British and regained the land, thus forming a new state.


What are some of the famous places in South Carolina?

Table Rock State Park, Caesars Head State Park, Fort Sumter National Monument, Congaree National Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Cowpens National Battlefield, and Fort Moultrie National Monument are some of the famous places in South Carolina.


What is the economy of South Carolina like?

Manufacturing industries play an important role in the economy of South Carolina. It has a huge textile and clothing industry. In 2007, the gross state product was $153 billion, while its per capita was $28,894. Major agricultural outputs include: tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans, hogs, and rice. Major industrial outputs include: textile goods, chemical products, paper products, machinery, automobiles, and tourism. The unemployment rate of the state is 10.9%.


Last Updated on: August 21st, 2017