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South Dakota

Abbr. SD or S.D. or S.Dak.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 40th state in 1889. Acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, the region became part of the Dakota Territory in 1861 and was split off from North Dakota at the time it achieved statehood. Pierre is the capital and Sioux Falls the largest city.

South Dakotan adj. & n.

South Dakota

n
(Placename) a state of the western US: lies mostly in the Great Plains; the chief US producer of gold and beryl. Capital: Pierre. Pop: 764 309 (2003 est). Area: 196 723 sq km (75 955 sq miles). Abbreviation: S. Dak or SD (with zip code)

South′ Dako′ta


n.
a state in the N central United States. 754,844; 77,047 sq. mi. (199,550 sq. km). Cap.: Pierre. Abbr.: SD, S. Dak.
South′ Dako′tan, n., adj.
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Noun1.South Dakota - a state in north central United StatesSouth Dakota - a state in north central United States
Bad Lands, Badlands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
Badlands National Park - a national park in South Dakota having multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion; fossil sites
Wind Cave National Park - a national park in South Dakota featuring bison herds and limestone caverns
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Dakota - the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
Aberdeen - a town in northeastern South Dakota
capital of South Dakota, Pierre - capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
Rapid City - a town in southwestern South Dakota in the eastern part of the Black Hills
Sioux Falls - largest city in South Dakota; located in southeastern South Dakota
Black Hills - mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Big Sioux River - a river that rises in northeastern South Dakota and flows southward to join the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa
Black Hills - mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore
James River, James - a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
Little Missouri, Little Missouri River - a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
Moreau River - a river that rises in western South Dakota and flows eastward to the Missouri River
Mount Rushmore, Mt. Rushmore, Rushmore - a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
Translations
Dakota du Sud
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