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Pierre, South Dakota (SD)

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Where is the Capital of South Dakota?
The Map of South Dakota (SD) shows the location of the state capital in the "Mount Rushmore State". South Dakota has 64 counties, and the capital of the State is Pierre. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Pierre including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Pierre, South Dakota.


The Map of South Dakota and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 77,121 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Pierre, is 13.07 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 Pierre located?
The location of Pierre is in the center of the state at the Missouri River, opposite the city of Fort Pierre. The city is located in Hughes county, South Dakota.

Capital of South Dakota - Pierre
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Pierre is the capital of the state. 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 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.


History & Facts on Pierre, the Capital of South Dakota
The History and Fast, fun facts about Pierre, the capital city of South Dakota:

History & Facts about Pierre, South Dakota - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Pierre although the largest city is Sioux Falls

Fact 2:  The The state covers 77,121 square miles and the size of the capital is 13.07 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 13,646. Nickname "Pierre City"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Hughes county

Fact 5 on History: The early inhabitants of the area were the Arikara Native American tribe (the Arikara were later driven from the land by the Sioux in 1794)

Fact 6 on History: In 1743 the French-Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Verendrye (1685 - 1749) claimed the whole region for France. His sons visited the area and an early settlement consisting of fur traders.

Fact 7 on History: In 1803, the United States completed the Louisiana Purchase in which 530,000,000 acres of territory in the United States was purchased from France for $15 million.

Fact 8 on History: The area of Pierre was explored by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804 to 1806) who made a favorable report that subsequently attracted settlers to the region.

Fact 9 on History: In 1831, a representative of the American Fur Company, Pierre Chouteau, Jr., built Fort Pierre to replace the old LaFramboise fur trading post and the town of Pierre was founded

Fact 10 on History: On February 22, 1889, South Dakota entered the union as the 40th state and Pierre was chosen as the Capital. Its capitol building was constructed in 1910

History & Facts about Pierre, South Dakota - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Pierre, South Dakota
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Pierre, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2010 population of Pierre was 13,646, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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