SC Facts

South Carolina State Facts

     Nickname: The Palmetto State

     Capital: Columbia

     Land Area: 32,020 square miles
     (40th-largest state. Roughly the size of Austria)

     Coastline: 187 miles

     Population: 4,625,364, as of 2010 Census
     (24th-largest state. Roughly the size of Ireland)

     Counties: 46

Average Temperature: 65 degrees F

Natural Resources: Forests, farmland, water

Farm Products: Vegetables, corn, cotton, peaches, tobacco

Major Industries: Manufacturing, Tourism

River System: Pee Dee, Santee, Savannah

Metropolitan Centers:  Columbia, Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg

Highest Point: Sassafras 3,560 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pickens
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)

"No one 'goes Hollywood' --- they were that way before they came here. Hollywood just exposed it." - Ronald Reagan

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