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Hilton Head / South Carolina State Statistics
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SOUTH CAROLINA  
HILTON HEAD  
AREA 32,007 sq miles (40th) (Land) 30,111 sq. miles (Water) 1,896 sq. miles
CAPITAL Columbia
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): May 23, 1788 (8) , Present constitution adopted: 1895
LOCATION 34.039N, 080.886W
MEAN ELEVATION 350 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Sassafras Mountain; 3,560 feet, 29th
LOWEST POINT Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 46
COASTLINE 187 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER in Richland
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK Blue Granite
STATE GEMSTONE Amethyst
STATE FLAG Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Remember The Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender
STATE MOTTO Animis Opibusque Parati / Dum Spiro Spero Prepared in mind and resources / While I breathe, I hope
STATE SONG Carolina
STATE TREE Cabbage Palmetto Sabal palmetto
STATE BIRD Great Carolina Wren
STATE ANIMAL White-tailed Deer
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Palmetto State
STATE FLOWER Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens
BORDERING STATES Georgia North Carolina

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