South Dakota is bordered by on the north by North Dakota, on the east by Minnesota and Iowa, by Nebraska on the south, and Wyoming and Montana on the west. South Dakota is the 17th largest state by area, and with a population of approx. 755,000, is the 45th most populous state. The main industries of South Dakota are Agriculture (including Cattle, hogs, wheat, soybeans, milk, corn), and other industries, such as food processing, machinery, lumber and wood products, and tourism.South Dakota was admitted to the Union as the 40th state on November 2, 1889. The origin of the name of the state was that Dakota was what the native Sioux Indians called themselves. South Dakota's nickname is "The Mount Rushmore State".
South Dakota has several state taxes, including a state sales tax, and property taxes colleted at the local level, and has no personal income tax.
State Capital: Pierre
State Motto: "Under God the people rule"
State Bird: Chinese ring-necked pheasant
State Flower: American pasqueflower
State Song: Hail, South Dakota
State Tree: Black Hills Spruce
State Gemstone: Fairburn agate
State Fish: Walleye
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Most Liveable State: 13
Lowest Overall Taxes: 6
Best Environment for Education: 18
Lowest Crime: 5
In 2008, Coldwell Banker looked at the cost of a typical 2,200-square-foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a family room and a two-car garage. The neighborhood - a more subjective measure - is one "typical for corporate middle-management transferees." The following is a sample of cities in the state:
No cities in the state ranked in the top 100 "Best Places to Live" by CNNMoney.com
Major cities in South Dakota include Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Pierre, the capital.
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