Portal:South Dakota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

South Dakota Portal

Dean Franklin - 06.04.03 Mount Rushmore Monument (by-sa).jpg
Map of USA SD.svg

South Dakota is a state in the Midwestern United States of America. The state is named for the Lakota Nation of native peoples, many of whom still call South Dakota home. The Great Plains cover most of South Dakota. The Black Hills rise in the southwestern corner of the state with the Badlands to their east. The Missouri River splits the state into eastern and western halves. Previously the southern portion of the Territory of Dakota, the State of South Dakota was admitted to the Union as the 40th State on November 2, 1889. South Dakota ranks 17th in total area and 46th in population among the 50 states. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 812,383 in 2009. Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. Sioux Falls is the most populous city and the center of the most populous metropolitan area. Rapid City is the state's second most populous city and metropolitan area.

Related Portals

Related WikiProjects


Select [+] to view subcategories

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:






Learning resources

Travel guides




Nuvola apps kopete.png

This portal is maintained by WikiProject South Dakota and the following Wikipedians:

Come help us.

South Dakota News

  • May 4, 2010: Proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines would create world's largest airline
More South Dakota news...
More United States news...
More World news...

State Facts

State of South Dakota

State Symbols

State flag:
Flag of the State of South Dakota
State seal:
Great Seal of the State of South Dakota
State motto: Under God, the people rule
State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State
State slogan: Great Faces. Great Places.
State animal: Coyote (Canis latrans)
State bird: Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
State fish: Walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus)
State flower: Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
State grass: Western Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum)
State insect: Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
State tree: Black Hills Spruce (Picea glauca)
State fossil: Triceratops (Triceratops horridus)
State beverage: Cow's milk
State bread: Fry bread
State desert: Kuchen
State gemstone: Fairburn agate
State jewelry: Black Hills Gold
State mineral: Rose quartz
State soil: Houdek loam
State sport: Rodeo
State song: Hail, South Dakota!
State highway
   route marker
Route marker for South Dakota State Highway 44
   U.S. coin
2006 U.S. quarter-dollar South Dakota
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:South_Dakota&oldid=854429138"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:South_Dakota
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:South Dakota"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA