South Carolina is a state in the southeastern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on 23 May 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the United States on 20 December 1860. After the American War Between the States, it was readmitted on 25 June 1868. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous of the 50 states.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 34° N — Longitude: 81° W
Area: 82,931 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-SC
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