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Columbia, South Carolina (SC)

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Where is the Capital of South Carolina?
The Map of South Carolina (SC) shows the location of the state capital in the "Palmetto State". South Carolina has 46 counties, and the capital of the State is Columbia. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Columbia including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Columbia, South Carolina.


The Map of South Carolina and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 32,007 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Columbia, is 134.9 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Columbia located?
The location of Columbia is in the center of the state on the east bank of the Congaree River at the meeting of the Broad and Saluda rivers. The city is located in Richland county, South Carolina.

Capital of South Carolina - Columbia
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Columbia is the capital of the state of South Carolina. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

Map showing location of South Carolina in USA

Where is South Carolina? (SC)

The State of South Carolina is located the south east United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean.


History & Facts on South Carolina & Columbia
The History and Fast, fun facts about Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina:

History & Facts about Columbia, South Carolina - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Columbia, which is also the largest city
Fact 2: The state covers 32,007 square miles and the size of the capital is 134.9 square miles
Fact 3: It is the county seat of Richland county
Fact 4: The population of the capital city - 129,272. Nickname "The Capital of Southern Hospitality"

Fact 5 on History: The first inhabitants of the area that became Columbia were a native American tribe called the Congaree who lived on Santee and Congaree rivers.

Fact 6 on History: In 1540 a Spanish expedition, led by the explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto (c.1496 1542), crossed the while moving northward searching for silver and gold

Fact 7 on History: In 1786 South Carolina Legislature chose and founded Columbia as the site of South Carolina's new capital city

Fact 8 on History: Columbia was one of the first planned cities in the United States.

Fact 9 on History: In 1865 towards the end of the Civil War (1861-1865)the Union General William T. Sherman burned and raided much of the city

History & Facts about Columbia, South Carolina - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Columbia, South Carolina
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Columbia, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Columbia was 129,272, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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Capital of South Carolina - Columbia

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Columbia Nickname "The Capital of Southern Hospitality"

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