South Dakota is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux tribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the 17th largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 states. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on 2 November 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 183,200, is South Dakota's largest city.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 44.5° N — Longitude: 100° W
Area: 199,729 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-SD
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