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South Dakota

Capital - Pierre

Nickname. Mount Rushmore State.

Motto. Under God the People Rule.

Population ( 2010 census ). 814,180

Extent. Area, 77,047 square miles (199,551 square kilometers), including 1,092 square miles (2,828 square kilometers) of water surface (16th state in size).




Elevation. Highest, Harney Peak, 7,242 feet (2,207 meters), near Custer; lowest, Big Stone Lake, 962 feet (293 meters); average, 2,200 feet (670 meters).

Geographic Center. 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of Pierre.

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