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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 formes a natural border with Georgia in the south and west, and the Atlantic Ocean in south east. The states nickname is "The Palmetto State".

South Carolina joined the Union on 23rd May 1788 as the 8th state, it was one of the original 13 founding states.

The region of what is today South Carolina was permanently settled by the English from 1663. SC was separated from North Carolina in 1729. In 1860, it was the first state to secede from the Union, precipitating the American Civil War. It was readmitted to the United States on 25 June 1868.

The state occupies an area of 82,931 km² (32,020 sq mi), compared it is about the size of Austria (83,871 km²). South Carolina consists of 46 counties.

Highest elevation in the state is Sassafras Mountain with 1,085 m (3,560 ft), located near the South Carolina - North Carolina border in the Blue Ridge Mountains in north west. Within the state there are several major lakes, the largest beeing Lake Marion, Lake Strom Thurmond, and Lake Moultrie. Major rivers are Savannah River, Catawba River, the Pee Dee River, the Saluda, the Santi and the Black River.

South Carolina has a population of 4.89 million people (2015); capital and largest city is Columbia.

The detailed map is showing the US state of South Carolina with boundaries, the state capital Columbia, major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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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, Walterboro
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