South Dakota Facts: Became the 40th state on November 2, 1889
State Abbreviation - SD
State Capital - Pierre
Largest City - Sioux Falls
Area - 77,121 sq miles [SD is the 17th biggest state in the US]
Population - 754,844 (as of 2000) [SD is the 46th most populous state in the US]
Major Rivers - Cheyenne River, Missouri River, James River, White River
Major Lakes - Lake Oahe, Lake Francis Case, Lewis and Clark Lake
Highest Point - Harney Peak - 7,242 feet (2,207 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Big Stone Lake - 962 feet (29.5 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming
|Idling in South Dakota Located in the north-central United States, South Dakota is bisected by the Missouri River, dividing the state into two socially and economically distinct halves, known to residents as "East River" and "West River." Historically dominated by an agricultural economy and a rural lifestyle, South Dakota has recently sought to diversify its economy in an effort to attract and retain residents.||
The state is still largely rural, though, with one of the lowest population densities in the United States. Luckily, idling is not as serious an issue as it is in some other states, but it is still important that strides are made in its reduction.
The state of South Dakota has a number of vehicles in operation throughout the state. Below is a summary of the data regarding idling length and costs.