South Dakota

South Dakota (English: South Dakota) is a state in the north-central part of the USA, one of the so-called states of the Northwest Center. The population is 755 thousand people (46th place among the states, data of 2000). The capital is the city of Peer, the largest city is Sioux Falls. Motto: Power of the people by the will of God. Official Nickname: “Coyote State.”

Geography

The area of ​​the state is 199.9 thousand km². In the north, South Dakota borders with North Dakota, in the east – with Minnesota and Iowa, in the south – with Nebraska, in the west – with Wyoming and Montana.

The Missouri River flows through the territory of South Dakota from north to south, which here forms a canyon up to 150 m deep. To the east of the river there are black soil prairies, to the west – the Great Plains.

History

The territory of modern South Dakota was first explored in the 18th century. the French. In 1743, this territory was declared French. It became part of the large colony of Louisiana. In 1803, France sold Louisiana to the United States. South Dakota became part of the United States. Mass settlement of this territory began in the 70s of the 19th century., when gold reserves were found in the Black Hills. In 1889, South Dakota received an official US state charter.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls
Place in the United States
Location of Sioux Falls in South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the US
Location
County Lincoln County and Minnehaha County
Type of place City
State South Dakota
Coordinates 43° 32′ N, 96° 44′ W
General
Surface 190.29 km²
– country 188.97 km²
– water 1.32 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
142,396
(754 inhabitant/km²)
Height 448 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 57103–57108, 57110, 57197
FIPS code 59020
Website siouxfalls.org
The Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls

With 142,396 (2006) inhabitants, Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state of South Dakota, United States. It’s not the capital of South Dakota, that’s Pierre. Administratively, the city is part of Lincoln County and Minnehaha County.

Demographics

According to COUNTRYAAH, 11.1% of the population is older than 65 and 29.8% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 1.6 % (2000 census figures).

About 2.5% of the population of Sioux Falls is Hispanic and Hispanic, 1.8% is of African origin and 1.2% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 101,461 in 1990 to 123,975 in 2000.. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 142,396, an increase of 18421 (14.9%). There is a small Reformed Congregation (Netherlands Reformed Congregation) with 63 members in 2020.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -10.1 °C, in July it is 23.5°C. Annual average precipitation is 606.0 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​145.9 km², consisting entirely of land.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius of Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls

Brandon (14 km)

Crooks (15 km)

Harrisburg (12 km)

Hartford (20 km)

Tea (13 km)

Born

  • Michael Fossum (1957), astronaut

Pierre, South Dakota

Pierre
Place in the United States
Location of Pierre in South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the US
Location
County Hughes County
Type of place City
State South Dakota
Coordinates 44° 22′ N, 100° 20′ W
General
Surface 33.85 km²
– country 33.82 km²
– water 0.03 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
14,095
(417 inhabitant/km²)
Height 442 m
Politics
Mayor Steve Harding
Other
ZIP code(s) 57501
FIPS code 49600
Website cityofpierre.org
South Dakota Capitol

Pierre is the capital of the US state of South Dakota and the capital of Hughes County. With 13,646 inhabitants (2010), Pierre is the second smallest capital city in a US state, after Montpelier (Vermont). It is South Dakota’s 8th city. It was founded in 1880 and chosen as the capital because of its central location.

History

Pierre gets its name from Fort Pierre which was on the other side of the Missouri. The fortress itself was named after Pierre Chouteau, an American businessman with French roots. Construction of the city started in 1800. In 1889, Pierre became the capital of South Dakota due to its central location.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​33.7 km², consisting entirely of land.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 13,876. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 14,095, an increase of 219 (1.6%).

Pierre, South Dakota