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South Carolina

South Carolina
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State nickname: Palmetto State

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Capital Columbia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 - % water
Ranked 40th
82,965 kmē
78,051 kmē
4,915 kmē
6%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 26th
4,012,012
48/kmē
Admittance into Union
 - Order
 - Date

8th
May 23, 1788
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Latitude
Longitude
32°4'30"N to 35°12'N
78°0'30"W to 83°20'W
Width
Length
Elevation
  -Highest
  -Mean
  -Lowest
320 km
420 km
 
1,085 meters
105 meters
0 meters
ISO 3166-2:US-SC

South Carolina is a southern state in the United States. South Carolina was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. The state is named after King Charles I of England. As of 2000, the state's population is 4,012,012.

USS South Carolina was named in honor of this state.

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History

On February 5, 1778 South Carolina became the first state to ratify the first constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation.

South Carolina was the first state which tried to secede from the United States, to form the Confederate States of America, precipitating the Civil War. The initial battle of this war happened at Fort Sumter, which stands on an island in Charleston harbor.

See List of South Carolina Governors.

Geography

See: List of South Carolina counties

South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city is Columbia. Other important cities are Charleston, Greenville[?], and Spartanburg.

Education

Colleges and Universities

Professional Sports Teams

Its Minor League Baseball Teams are:

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