199.745 km²


0,970 Mil.

Time difference to CET

- 7 / - 8 h

Middle temperatures in summer


Middle temperatures in winter





The size of South Dakota is 199.745 km², that is about 56% of Germany. The capital is Pierre with 12.900 inhabitants. Nearly one million people live in South Dakota, most of them are white.

The name of the state comes from a word of the Sioux language, which they used to name themselves.

Many tourists visit South Dakota because of its wonderful landscape and the National Park in the Black Hills.


Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is a desertlike area with a lot of canyons.



Black Hills, South Dakota

The Black Hills are one of the few wooded areas in South Dakota. Endangered animals like bisons live in the mountains.



Deerskin shirt of the Sioux Indians, 19th century

Coloured embroidery decorate the the clothes of the Indians.

by Monika

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