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The Palmetto State
Capital:   Columbia
Motto:   Dum spiro spero
Translation:   While I breathe, I hope
Population:   4.64 million
Area of state:   32,020 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788

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South Carolina, nicknamed "The Palmetto State," is bordered by North Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean. It was the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and to be admitted to the Union. While Columbia is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, Greenville is the state’s largest metropolitan area.

South Carolina has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 46 members of the State Senate and 124 members of the House of Representatives.

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