South DakotaSouth Dakota
Midwestern state of the NC U.S.: admitted 1889; 75,885 sq mi (196,540 sq km); cap. Pierre: abbrev. SD, S.D., or S Dak
Origin of South Dakotasee 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.x
- South Dakotan
- named after the Dakota Territory which is named after the Dakota people