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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Columbia // state code ISO: SC ; FIPS: US45
    surface: 77992 = 30114 sq.mi // rank in USA: 40 // location: South Atlantic
    climate: humid subtropical
    entered USA as 8th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1788-05-23
    administrative division: 46 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 4,012,012
    population density 2000: 51 per = 133 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 15,1%
    main ethnic groups: white 67,2%; black 29,5%; Asian 0,9%; other 2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: tobacco, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, peaches, tomatoes
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,445 / pigs: 0,290 / poultry: 6,9 ; broilers 191,3
    timber/lumber: pine, oak
    chief industries: tourism, agriculture, manufacturing
    chief industrial products: textiles, chemicals & allied products, machinery & fabricated metal products
    chief mining products: portland & masonry cement, crushed stone, gold, sand & gravel, clays
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Sassafras Mt. 1085 m = 3560 ft
    other mountains: Hogback Mt. 978
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Lake Robinson
    artificial lakes: L. Marion, L. Moultrie, L. Murray, Hartwell L., Strom Thurmond L., L. Keowee, Wylie L.
    rivers: Great Pee Dee, Santee with its tributaries, Edisto, Savannah
    others: islands: St. Helena Island, Hilton Head Island, and other sea islands // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Palmetto State
    motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)
    song: Carolina
    flower: Yellow jessamine // bird: Carolina wren // tree: Palmetto
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer