Facts about Pierre City South Dakota
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||13 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||44.3683° N, 100.3506° W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||South Dakota National Guard Museum|
Pierre is the capital of South Dakota, a state of the United States. It is the second smallest state capital and the county seat of Hughes County. Founded in 1880, Pierre became the state capital in 1889.
It is the one of the four state capitals that is not served by an interstate highway. Being the only state capital to lie on a time zone demarcation line, the city is a major statewide transportation hub. The memorial hall is the landmark of the city. Oahe Days and Art Festival are the major festivals celebrated in Pierre. Pierre developed itself with the arrival of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1880.
Hotels in Pierre:
The city offers neat and tidy hotels with sumptuous food and comfortable accommodation. Some of such hotels are Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Pierre Inn And Suites, Days Inn, Budget Host State Motel, Super 8 Motel, Americas Best Value Inn, Comfort Inn and Wings & Fins. Thousands of tourists from every nook and corner of the world reach here to enjoy the beauty of the city.
Pierre Tourist Attractions:
The lakes created by the Missouri Basin Development Plan spurred tourism in the city. Pierre museums, Pierre historic sites, Pierre area parks and Wineries are the key attractive areas that entertain adults as well as children.
Economy of Pierre:
Lying on the banks of river, the city serves as the major trading center for Central South Dakota. Government, agriculture and recreational activities are the main economic drivers of the city. The nearby lakes such as Oahe and Sharpe and both reservoirs on the Missouri River helps the industries in Pierre to enjoy low electric rates and abundant water for production processes. Its core economy supporter is the state government. Businesses and tourism are the other sources of income. Agriculture stands as the main part of the economy where the principal crops cultivated are wheat, rye, oats, wild hay, flax, corn, barley, mint, soybeans and alfalfa. The raising of cattle, chickens, hogs, buffalo, horses and production of eggs and milk also contribute to the local economy. Assembly metal works, water conditioners, helicopters, dairy products, bottled beverages, wheat, corn, barley and processed furs are the main items produced in the city.
Last Updated Date: September 1st, 2017