Flag of South Dakota

USA state flags

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted: November 9, 1992; 26 years ago

The flag of the state of South Dakota the sun represents the common weather in South Dakota. Represents the U.S. state of South Dakota with a field of sky blue charged with a version (in navy blue on white) of the state seal in the center, surrounded by gold triangles representing the sun's rays, surrounded in turn by inscriptions in gold sans-serif capitals of "south dakota" on top and "the mount rushmore state" (the state nickname) on the bottom. The inscription on the bottom was "the sunshine state" before it was changed in 1992.

State of South Dakota
Flag of South Dakota State seal of South Dakota
Flag Seal
The Mount Rushmore State (official)
Motto(s): Under God the People Rule
State song(s): "Hail, South Dakota!"
Map of the United States with South Dakota highlighted
Official language English, Sioux
Demonym South Dakotan
Capital Pierre
Largest city Sioux Falls
Largest metro Sioux Falls metropolitan area
Area Ranked 17th
• Total 77,116 sq mi
(199,729 km2)
• Width 210 miles (340 km)
• Length 380 miles (610 km)
• % water 1.7
• Latitude 42° 29′ N to 45° 56′ N
• Longitude 96° 26′ W to 104° 03′ W
Population Ranked 46th
• Total 882,235 (2018)
• Density 11.44/sq mi (4.42/km2)
Ranked 46th
• Median household income $56,521 (30th)
• Highest point Black Elk Peak
7,244 ft (2208 m)
• Mean 2,200 ft (670 m)
• Lowest point Big Stone Lake on Minnesota border
968 ft (295 m)
Before statehood Dakota Territory
Admitted to the Union November 2, 1889 (39th or 40th)
Governor Kristi Noem (R)
Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden (R)
Legislature South Dakota Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators John Thune (R)
Mike Rounds (R)
U.S. House delegation Dusty Johnson (R) (list)
Time zones
• eastern half Central: UTC -6/-5
• western half Mountain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166 US-SD
Abbreviations SD, S.D., S.Dak.
Website www.sd.gov
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Categories: Flags of South Dakota,Symbols of South Dakota,South Dakota,States of the United States,States and territories established in 1889,Midwestern United States,U.S. states with multiple time zones,1889 establishments in the United States

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