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About South Carolina

South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state which voted to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.

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South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina is composed of 46 counties. The capital is Columbia with a 2016 population of 134,309; while its largest city is Charleston with a 2016 population of 134,385. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a 2016 population estimate of 884,975.

South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for “Charles”.

South Carolina is known for its 187 miles of coastline, beautiful lush gardens, historic sites and Southern plantations, colonial and European cultures, and its growing economic development.

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The state of South Carolina has the 4th largest state-maintained system of state highways in the United States. Approximately 41,500 miles of roadway make up the states interstates, U.S. Highways, state highways, and secondary roads. 850.80 of the 41,500 miles make up the state’s Interstate highway system. There are 11 Interstate highways in South Carolina, 5 primary and 6 auxiliary. The longest interstate is I-26 at 220.95 miles. I-26 stretches east-west from the North Carolina state line near Landrum to Charleston, SC. The only other primary east-west interstate is I-20, crossing the Savannah River and entering the state over the Georgia state line, and running 141.51 miles east into Florence, SC. The longest north-south Interstate highway in South Carolina is I-95 at 198.8 miles. I-95 begins at the Georgia state line near Hardeeville and crosses through the state before entering Rowland, NC. The two other primary interstates, I-85 and I-77, also run north-south. I-85 connects the Georgia state line to the North Carolina state line and I-77 connects Cayce, SC to the North Carolina state line. South Carolina also has 23 U.S. Highways within its state lines. The longest U.S. Highway in South Carolina is U.S. Route 76 at 297.9 miles. US 76 runs east-west, beginning in the west at the Georgia state line near Clayton, and running east into Mullins, and then entering North Carolina near Flair Bluff, NC. The shortest U.S. Highway is U.S. Route 276 at 34.2 miles. US 276 runs east-west beginning in Mauldin, then passes through Greenville, Travelers Rest, and Marietta before crossing the North Carolina state line.