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Science In Your Backyard: South Dakota

South Dakota

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South Dakota State Facts

Image of South Dakota with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Pierre(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 75,885 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 814,180
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Harney Peak at 7,242 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pennington
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Big Stone Lake at 966 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Roberts
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Hughes County approx. 8 miles northeast of Pierre
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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