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South Carolina is a state in the southeastern United States, it is bordered to the north and north east by North Carolina. The Savannah River forms a natural border with Georgia in the west, and the Atlantic Ocean in south east. The states nickname is "The Palmetto State".
The region of what is today South Carolina was permanently settled by the English since 1663. Both North Carolina and South Carolina were included in the charter that established Carolina in 1663. South Carolina was separated from North Carolina in 1729.
The state occupies an area of 82,931 km² (32,020 sq mi) , compared it is about the size of Austria (83,871 km²). Compared with other US states, South Carolina is almost 4 times as big as New Jersey, but would fit into Texas more than eight times.
South Carolina's Landscape
Five different regions define SC (from southeast to northwest):
Major rivers in South Carolina are the Savannah River, which forms a natural border with Georgia in the west, its tributaries, the Tugaloo River and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The (Great) Pee Dee is a free-flowing major river in the east of the state, used for recreation and as a source for water supply. The Catawba River is a dammed river that feeds the man-made Lake Wylie (formerly Catawba Lake), the river is also the source for the man-made Lake Wateree, the lakes primary outflow changes the river's name to Wateree River, which becomes a tributary of the Santee River. The Santee and its tributaries, the Broad River, the Wateree and Congaree rivers drain large areas of central South Carolina. The Saluda River is a principal tributary of the Congaree River. The 354 km (220 mi) long Edisto River is one of the longest free flowing blackwater rivers in the United States. The 243 km (151mi) long Black River is another blackwater river in South Carolina.
Within the state there are several major lakes, the largest being Lake Marion, Lake Strom Thurmond, and Lake Moultrie.
South Carolina has a population of 5 million people (2018 est.) ; capital and largest city is Columbia. Other major cities are Charleston and North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Rock Hill.
Busiest airports in the state are Charleston International Airport (IATA code: CHS), and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (IATA code: GSP).
Cities and Towns in South Carolina
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in South Carolina:
Largest cities in South Carolina with a population of more than 40,000:
Columbia (133,000), Charleston (128,000), North Charleston (104,000), Mount Pleasant (75,000), Rock Hill (69,000), Greenville (61,000), Summerville (46,000), Sumter (41,000), Hilton Head Island (39,000)
Population figures in 2014
Other cities and towns in South Carolina:
Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Beaufort, Belton, Bennettsville, Camden, Cheraw, Chester, Clemson, Clinton, Conway, Darlington, Easley, Florence, Gaffney, Georgetown, Goose Creek, Greenwood, Greer, Hartsville, Kingstree, Lake City, Lancaster, Laurens, Marion, Mullins, Myrtle Beach, Newberry, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, St Andrews, Union, and Walterboro.
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