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The State of
South Dakota (SD)


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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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