South Dakota Map
This reference map of South Dakota is a handy reference piece ideal for map collectors and travel enthusiasts. The transportation network, placement of cities and state boundaries, feature in the map with accuracy.
It also encompasses insets of State Capital Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Black Hills North and Black Hills South.Terrain features include The Black Hills, Black Elk Peak, Big Stone Lake, Missouri River and Big Sioux River. This visual organizer designed by experts of Globe Turners furnishes information on cities and counties and a driving distance chart shows the mile gap between cities.
Details on the map
South Dakota was named after a Native American tribe, Lakota also known as Teton Sioux, who inhabited the territory.
The map of South Dakota depicts the urban and physical layout of the state with rich imagery designed in planimetric style. The state capital Pierre and major towns and settlements are named and accurately marked on the map. Route charts of interstate, national and state highways are illustrated with specific numbering and color coded thread margins. Freeways, tolls ways, state highways and other major roads are also drawn out clearly.
Terrain features like Black Elk Peak, the highest point of the state, Big Stone Lake, Missouri River, Cheyenne River, James River and Big Sioux River are marked with preciseness and captioned with clarity. National park, state parks, recreational areas are easily identifiable with green patch isolations. Airport locations, railroads and other points of interest are also indicated for quick reference. Separate frames highlight an elaborate know-how of major cities which include Pierre, Sioux Falls and Rapid City
Two additional insets depict the terrain layout of Black Hills North and Black Hills South. The map is also furnished with a city town index, County index, distance markers, miniature map of the US indicating the placement of South Dakota along with a digitized flag of the State.
Location on the map
South Dakota is located in the mid-western region of the United States. It is bordered by North Dakota in the north and Nebraska in the south. Minnesota and Iowa can be placed on the east and southeast respectively. Wyoming borders the state to the west whereas Montana borders the state to the northwest. Missouri, the longest river of the state flows through it and divides South Dakota into two distinct geographical regions of “East River” and “West River”.
Region Location on South Dakota Map
According to the USCB, South Dakota falls under the Midwest region of the United States in the West North Central, Division 4. The other states under this division are Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota.
Counties in South Dakota
South Dakota is divided into 66 counties. Meade County is the largest county in terms of land area whereas Minnehaha County is the largest by population.
Time Zone in South Dakota
South Dakota follows two time zones. The Eastern part of the state falls under the Central Time Zone and follows the Central Standard Time (CST), this is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. The Western part of the state falls under the Mountain Time Zone and follows the Mountain Standard Time (MST) which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Zip Code of South Dakota
The Range of Zip code in South Dakota is 57001-57799.
Major cities of South Dakota
South Dakota is the fifth least densely populated state of the nation and the 17th largest state in terms of land area. Most of its population is centered on the eastern part of South Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Fall is the largest city, Sioux Fall Metropolitan is also the largest metropolitan of the state. The economy of the state is led by the agricultural sector followed by ethanol production.
City Inset of Pierre
The capital city of Pierre is the seat of Hughes County and the eight most populous city of South Dakota. Pierre is the second least populous capital city of the United States. It is geographically located on the east banks of the Missouri River a few miles away from Lake Oahe, one of the largest manmade lakes of the world. Interstate 90 US Highway 83 serves the city along with railroads and airports.
City Inset of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is the largest city of the state and the seat of Minnehaha County. The land area of the city extends to Lincoln County to the south. The city lies on the bank of the Big Sioux River and includes more than 70 parks and green spaces. The Sioux Falls Metropolitan and Statistical Area includes four counties which are Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner. Points of interest that can be placed on the frame are museums, Washington Pavilion, Battleship Memorial, The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum, Universities, Fall Park and Great Bear Recreation Park. Interstate 90, 29 and 229 connect the city to the rest of the state. The City streets are designed in a grid system and are numbered for easy recognition. Railroads and airports are also indicated on the frame.
City Inset of Rapid City
Rapid City is the second largest city of the state and the seat of Pennington County. It is named after Rapid Creek and is often called the “Gateway to the Black Hills”. The Ellsworth Airforce Base is located within Rapid City and is prominently marked on the frame. Sites of interest in the city include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument. Museums, art Galleries Theatre, universities, civic centers and Monument Health Rapid City Hospital are named and easy to place. Interstate 90, 190, 80 and US Route 16 and 85 serve the city along with railroads and airports.
Black hills are a mountain range that rises from the Great Plains in Western part of South Dakota. The major city in the region is Rapids City. The prominent terrain features of this region include the Black Elk Peak which is the highest elevation of South Dakota and Black Hills National Forest. All the 6 national parks of the state can also be placed around this region. It is divided into two regions: the Black Hills North and the Black Hills South.
Black Hills North
The Black Hills north encompasses the counties of Lawrence and Meade. Attractions of the Black Hills North include Spearfish Canyon and historic Deadwood which is named after dead trees found in its gulch found by early settlers. Devils Tower National Monument is another interesting site of this region.
Black Hills South
The Black Hills South is located in Custer County in South Dakota. The Black Hills South offers a wide range of tourist attractions which include Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Black Elk Peak, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site and Custer State Park, the largest state park in South Dakota.
There are six National Parks in South Dakota one of which is shared with Nebraska. They include Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Missouri National Recreational River (shared with Nebraska), Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wind Cave National Park.
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