South Dakota

 

The state of South Dakota is located in Midwest of the United States of America. It is flanked by Wyoming and Montana in west; North Dakota in north; Nebraska in south and Minnesota and Iowa in east. The state achieved statehood on 2nd of November, 1889. South Dakota State was named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American tribes.

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Sioux Falls is the capital of the state as well the largest city in the state. South Dakota is ranked as the 17th largest state (land area) and 5th least populous state in U.S. The land area of the state is 199,740 km. The state is ranked as the least dense populated state in all the fifty states of U.S.A.

The state of South Dakota is segregated into two regions by Missouri River on social and geographical grounds. Residents residing in east or west of the river are known as the residents of East River or West River. Missouri River is the longest as well the largest river in the state. The ranching is prominent in the western region of the river. Black Hills which is a tourist destination is located in southwest of the state.  Other tourist destinations are Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands, gardens such as Wind Cave Park, Custer State park. Few major rivers are Big Sioux, Cheyenne and James. There was an increase in the settlements in the Black Hills when people migrated from America and Europe. It was after gold was founded in the Black Hills. Harney Peak is the highest point in the state. It is 2,207 meters high.

The state of South Dakota has 66 counties. Shannon County and Todd County are not allotted county seats. Shannon County and Todd County are administrated by the Hot Spring of the Fall River County and Winner of Tripp County respectively.

Counties in South Dakota

Here is a list of South Dakota counties

Armstrong

Aurora

Beadle

Bennett

Bon Homme

Boreman

Brookings

Brown

Brule

Buffalo

Butte

Campbell

Charles Mix

Choteau

Clark

Clay

Codington

Corson

Custer

Davison

Day

Delano

Deuel

Dewey

Douglas

Edmunds

Ewing

Fall River

Faulk

Grant

Gregory

Haakon

Hamlin

Hand

Hanson

Harding

Hughes

Hutchinson

Hyde

Jackson

Jayne

Jerauld

Jones

Kingsbury

Lake

Lawrence

Lincoln

Lugenbeel

Lyman

Marshall

Martin

McCook

McPherson

Meade

Mellette

Meyer

Miner

Minnehaha

Moody

Nowlin

Pennington

Perkins

Potter

Pratt

Presho

Rinehart

Roberts

Rusk

Sanborn

Schnasse

Scobey

Shannon

Spink

Stanley

State Level Sites

Sterling

Sully

Todd

Tripp

Turner

Union

Wagner

Walworth

Washabaugh

Washington

Yankton

Ziebach

South Dakota Counties Map

List of South Dakota Cities

Aberdeen

Agar

Akaska

Albee

Alcester

Alexandria

Allen

Alpena

Altamont

Andover

Antelope

Arlington

Armour

Artas

Artesian

Ashland Heights

Ashton

Astoria

Aurora

Aurora Center

Avon

Badger

Baltic

Bancroft

Batesland

Belle Fourche

Belvidere

Beresford

Big Stone City

Bison

Blackhawk

Blunt

Bonesteel

Bowdle

Box Elder

Bradley

Brandon

Brandt

Brentford

Bridgewater

Bristol

Britton

Broadland

Brookings

Bruce

Bryant

Buffalo

Buffalo Gap

Bullhead

Burke

Bushnell

Butler

Camp Crook

Canistota

Canova

Canton

Carthage

Castlewood

Cavour

Centerville

Central City

Chamberlain

Chancellor

Chelsea

Claire City

Claremont

Clark

Clear Lake

Colman

Colome

Colonial Pine Hills

Colton

Columbia

Conde

Corona

Corsica

Cottonwood

Cresbard

Crooks

Custer

Dallas

Dante

Davis

Deadwood

Dell Rapids

Delmont

De Smet

Dimock

Doland

Dolton

Draper

Dupree

Eagle Butte

Eden

Edgemont

Egan

Elk Point

Elkton

Ellsworth AFB

Emery

Erwin

Estelline

Ethan

Eureka

Fairburn

Fairfax

Fairview

Faith

Farmer

Faulkton

Flandreau

Florence

Fort Pierre

Fort Thompson

Frankfort

Frederick

Freeman

Fruitdale

Fulton

Garden City

Garretson

Gary

Gayville

Geddes

Gettysburg

Glenham

Goodwin

Green Grass

Green Valley

Gregory

Grenville

Groton

Hamill

Harrisburg

Harrison

Harrold

Hartford

Hayti

Hazel

Hecla

Henry

Hermosa

Herreid

Herrick

Hetland

Highmore

Hill City

Hillsview

Hitchcock

Hosmer

Hot Springs

Hoven

Howard

Hudson

Humboldt

Hurley

Huron

Interior

Ipswich

Irene

Iroquois

Isabel

Java

Jefferson

Kadoka

Kaylor

Kennebec

Keystone

Kimball

Kranzburg

Kyle

La Bolt

Lake Andes

Lake City

Lake Norden

Lake Preston

Lane

Langford

La Plant

Lead

Lebanon

Lemmon

Lennox

Leola

Lesterville

Letcher

Lily

Little Eagle

Long Lake

Loomis

Lower Brule

Lowry

McIntosh

McLaughlin

Madison

Manderson-White Horse Creek

Marion

Martin

Marty

Marvin

Mellette

Menno

Midland

Milbank

Miller

Milltown

Mission

Mission Hill

Mitchell

Mobridge

Monroe

Montrose

Morristown

Mound City

Mount Vernon

Murdo

Naples

New Effington

Newell

New Holland

New Underwood

New Witten

Nisland

North Eagle Butte

North Sioux City

North Spearfish

Northville

Nunda

Oacoma

Oelrichs

Oglala

Okaton

Oldham

Olivet

Onaka

Onida

Orient

Ortley

Parker

Parkston

Parmelee

Peever

Philip

Pickstown

Pierpont

Pierre

Pine Ridge

Plankinton

Platte

Pollock

Porcupine

Presho

Pringle

Pukwana

Quinn

Ramona

Rapid City

Rapid Valley

Ravinia

Raymond

Redfield

Ree Heights

Reliance

Revillo

Rockham

Roscoe

Rosebud

Rosholt

Roslyn

Roswell

St. Charles

St. Francis

St. Lawrence

Salem

Scotland

Selby

Seneca

Sherman

Sinai

Sioux Falls

Sisseton

South Shore

Spearfish

Spencer

Spring Creek

Springfield

Stickney

Stockholm

Storla

Strandburg

Stratford

Sturgis

Summit

Tabor

Tea

Timber Lake

Tolstoy

Toronto

Trent

Tripp

Tulare

Turton

Twin Brooks

Two Strike

Tyndall

Utica

Valley Springs

Veblen

Verdon

Vermillion

Viborg

Vienna

Vilas

Virgil

Vivian

Volga

Volin

Wagner

Wakonda

Wall

Wallace

Wanblee

Ward

Warner

Wasta

Watertown

Waubay

Webster

Wentworth village

Wessington

Wessington Springs

Westport

Wetonka

White

Whitehorse

White Horse

White Lake

White River

White Rock

Whitewood

Willow Lake

Wilmot

Winner

Wolsey

Wood

Woonsocket

Worthing

Wounded Knee

Yale

Yankton

 Map of South Dakota Cities

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