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Flag of South Carolina

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Name: The Palmetto State
Use: Civil and state flag
Adopted: January 28, 1861; 158 years ago
Design: White palmetto tree on an indigo field. The canton contains a white crescent.
The flag of the U.S. state of South Carolina has existed in some form since 1775, being based on one of the first Revolutionary War flags.

State of South Carolina
Flag of South Carolina State seal of South Carolina
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Palmetto State
Motto(s): Dum spiro spero* (Latin), While I Breathe I Hope
Animis opibusque parati† (Latin), Prepared in Mind and Resources
State song(s): ""Carolina";
"South Carolina On My Mind"
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Map of the United States with South Carolina highlighted
Official language English
Demonym South Carolinian
Capital Columbia
Largest city Charleston
Largest metro Greenville
Area Ranked 40th
• Total 32,030 sq mi
(82,931 km2)
• Width 200 miles (320 km)
• Length 260 miles (420 km)
• % water 6
• Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N
• Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83° 21′ W
Population Ranked 23rd
• Total 5,084,127 (2018)
• Density 157/sq mi (60.6/km2)
Ranked 19th
• Median household income $50,570 (43rd)
Elevation
• Highest point Sassafras Mountain
3,560 ft (1,085 m)
• Mean 350 ft (110 m)
• Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Province of South Carolina
Admitted to the Union May 23, 1788 (8th)
Governor Henry McMaster (R)
Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette (R)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R)
Tim Scott (R)
U.S. House delegation 5 Republicans
2 Democrats (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-SC
Abbreviations SC, S.C.
Website www.sc.gov
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