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South Carolina

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South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

South Carolina vs. Florida 2012 HD [1080] by Taylor Gilchrist

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The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about 106,460,000 square kilometres, slightly more than half that of the Pacific Ocean.

For the Department of Energy facility, see Savannah River Site

South Carolina vs. Florida 2010 HD [1080] by Taylor Gilchrist

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South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation and the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788.

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first constitution.

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South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860.

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After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.

The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865.

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South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and the 23rd most populous U.S. state.

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Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%.

Gross domestic product is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period.

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South Carolina comprises 46 counties.

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The capital and largest city is Columbia with a 2013 population of 133,358; the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area had a 2013 population of 850,965.

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