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South Dakota

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South Dakota

  1. 1. South Dakota
  2. 2. South Dakota <ul><li>It is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of its geography is characterized for being a land little injured, relatively level. </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota is divided by the Missouri river, which separates the state in two halves </li></ul>
  3. 3. South Dakota <ul><li>Capital of South Dakota is Pierre. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest city is Sioux Falls. </li></ul><ul><li>The governor actually is M.Michael Rounds since January, 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>And the official language is English. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mike Rounds <ul><li>The governor of South Dakota </li></ul>
  5. 5. Agricultural economy <ul><li>Historically dominated by an agricultural economy and a rural lifestyle </li></ul>
  6. 6. Climate <ul><li>South Dakota has a continental climate with four distinct seasons, ranging from very cold winters to hot summers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Most important cities <ul><li>Sioux Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid City </li></ul><ul><li>Aberdeen </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mounts Rushmore - South Dakota
  9. 9. Sioux Falls Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota, with an estimated 2007 population of 151,505
  10. 10. Rapid City <ul><li>Rapid City, with a 2007 estimated population of 63,997,and a metropolitan area population of 120,279,it is the second-largest city in the state </li></ul>
  11. 11. Aberdeen <ul><li>Aberdeen, is the 3rd largest city in South Dakota, with an estimated population of 24,410,and a micropolitan area population of 39,827. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Dollar <ul><li>The dollar is the US currency. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Actors / actress <ul><li>Catherine Bach is an American actress. She is best known for playing Daisy duke in the television series the Dukes of Hazzard and for playing Margo Dutton in African Skies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. January Jones <ul><li>January Jones is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former Abercrombie & Fitch model </li></ul>
  15. 15. Nicky Katt <ul><li>Nicholas Lee &quot;Nicky&quot; Katt (born May 11, 1970) is an American actor known for his role as unorthodox teacher Harry Senate on David E. Kelley's Fox drama Boston Public </li></ul>
  16. 16. David Soul <ul><li>David Soul is an American-born British actor and singer and best known for his role as the &quot;seat-of-the-pants”. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ecology <ul><li>Much of South Dakota, not including the Black Hills, it is dominated by a temperate grasslands biome. Although grasses and crops cover most of this region, deciduous trees such as cottonwoods, elms, and willows are common near rivers and in shelter belts. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Animals <ul><li>Mammals in this area include bison, deer, pronghorn, coyotes, and prairie dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>The state bird, the ring-necked pheasant, has adapted particularly well to the area after being introduced from China,and growing populations of bald eagles are spread throughout the state, especially near the Missouri River. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Coyotes
  20. 20. Deer
  21. 21. Ring-necked
  22. 22. Bald eagles
  23. 23. Sports <ul><li>Because of its low population, South Dakota does not host any major league professional sports franchises. The state does have a number of minor league teams, all of which play in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City. Sioux Falls is currently home to four teams: the Sioux Falls Canaries (baseball), the Sioux Falls Sky force (basketball), the Sioux Falls Stampede (hockey), and the Sioux Falls Storm (arena football). </li></ul>
  24. 25. Important monuments <ul><li>Memorial in the Black Hills </li></ul>
  25. 26. Transportation <ul><li>South Dakota has a total of 83,609 miles of highways, roads, and streets, along with 679 miles of interstate highways </li></ul>

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