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What is South Dakota State Capitol?
The South Dakota State Capitol is located on Capitol Ave and is bounded by Broadway, Washington, and Capitol Aves. in Pierre. The Capitol Tour Office is located just inside the north entrance.
Why is Pierre the capital of SD?
Pierre was designated as the state capital when South Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889. Huron challenged the city to be selected as the capital, but Pierre was selected because of its location in the geographic center of the state.
What is South Dakota best known for?
Home to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, the state is known for tourism and agriculture.
What is the racial makeup of South Dakota?
South Dakota’s demographics are 84.4% white, 2.4% black, 9% Native American, 1.7% Asian and 4.1% Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
What is the state animal of South Dakota?
State Animal: Coyote (canis latrans) Named the state animal in 1949, the coyote is a natural and adaptable predator of small game and rodents, hunting the open prairies and fields over the entire state. The coyote occurs in greatest numbers along the Missouri River, its tributaries, and in the Black Hills.
What is the most populated city in South Dakota?
Sioux Falls is the most populated city in the US state of South Dakota.
What are the major cities of South Dakota?
South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. Its capital is Pierre and largest city is Sioux Falls. Other important cities are Rapid City and Aberdeen. Famous attractions include Mount Rushmore , the Black Hills, and the Wall Drug Store.
What is the oldest city in South Dakota?
Fort Pierre is the oldest town in South Dakota. Originally founded in 1743 (33 years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed!), Fort Pierre was staked and claimed for France by early French explorers who claimed the land by placing a metal plate in the ground.
What are some fun facts about South Dakota?
Interesting Facts About South Dakota The largest underground gold mine is the Homestake Mine in Lead. It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. Woonsocket is known as The Town with the Beautiful Lake. There are 39 State Parks and Recreation/Nature areas in South Dakota.