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South Carolina

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Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name Carolina is taken from the Latin word for Charles (Carolus), honoring King Charles I of England (who made the original land grant in 1629). Area (rank) 32,007 sq mi (40th). Population (rank) 4,774,839 (24th). Capital Columbia. Ratified Constitution (rank) May 23, 1788 (8th).
Official Symbols ofSouth Carolina
Official Symbols of South Carolina
South Carolina designated the Boykin spaniel as official state dog in 1985. The breed was developed in South Carolina in the early 1900's.
Charleston
Charleston
is the second largest city in South Carolina. It is known for being the place where the Civil War began, when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in the harbor.
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