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South Dakota Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for South Dakota?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of South Dakota (SD) known as the "Mount Rushmore State". South Dakota has 64 counties, and the capital of the State is Pierre.

"SD"

The two digit state code or abbreviation of South Dakota is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of SD is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the SD Abbreviation for South Dakota was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of South Dakota

 
 

AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for South Dakota is:

"S.D."

The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

South Dakota - (SD) - S.D.

Map showing location of South Dakota in USA

Where is South Dakota? (SD)

The State of South Dakota is located the north central western US which lies mostly in the area known as the Great Plains.

 

Abbreviation of South Dakota - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for South Dakota?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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South Dakota Abbreviation (SD)

Initials & Acronym - SD
Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'
Facts about AP style
South Dakota - (SD) - S.D.
What state is SD? Abbr. of states
Interesting facts about the two digit code
Old states initials, letters and acronym
Two letter abbreviation of South Dakota (SD)


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