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The capital of South Dakota is Pierre.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for South Dakota: SD
Typical abbreviations for South Dakota: S.D., S.Dak.
The pronunciation of South Dakota:
When the people of South Dakota refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The eastern portion of South Dakota lies in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone. The western portion lies in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone. All of South Dakota observes daylight saving times.
Nicknames for South Dakota: "Mount Rushmore State"; "The Coyote State"
State Motto: "Under God the People Rule"
State Bird: Ring-Necked Pheasant (phasianus colchicus)
State Tree: Black Hills Spruce (picea glauca)
State Flower: Pasque Flower (pulsatilla hirsutissima)
State Song: "Hail, South Dakota"
Statehood: South Dakota became the 40th state on Nov 2, 1889.
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