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South Dakota States Facts | South Dakota State Symbol
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. South Dakota has many official and unofficial symbols including the state animal, bird, fish, flag, flower, gem, mammal, motto, nickname, coat of arms, song Etc. South Dakota is the home of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota tribes, which make up the Sioux Nation. Newton Hills State Park, south of Canton, is part of a geological feature called the Coteau des Prairie. This narrow strip of rolling hills and forests was created by glaciers and extends along the eastern edge of South Dakota. At its highest point, the Coteau rises to more than 2,000 feet above sea level.
The South Dakota flag was formally adopted on November 9, 1992. Since South Dakota has maintained the same flag for the last 26 years. The 3 main colors in the South Dakota flag are Allports, White, and Amber. The South Dakota flag width is 1.6 times the height.