State flag of South Carolina

South Carolina United States of America Flag

The Palmetto State

South Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by North Carolina to the north, Georgia to the southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. The capital city of South Carolina is Columbia, while the largest city is Charleston.

The flag of South Carolina features a blue field with a white crescent in the upper left corner and a white palmetto tree in the center. The crescent represents the silver emblem worn on the caps of South Carolina troops during the Revolutionary War, symbolizing liberty. The palmetto tree represents the defense of the state during the American Revolution, as it was built with palmetto logs.

State Song: “Carolina”

Motto: “Dum Spiro Spero” (While I breathe, I hope)

Where is South Carolina on the US Map?

South Carolina SC United States of America
American State names abbreviated

Capital Date Admitted to UnionPopulation (State Ranking)Area (State Ranking)Flag Adopted
ColumbiaMay 23, 1788 (8th state)Approximately 5 million
(23rd largest)
32,020 square miles
(40th largest)

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