South Carolina – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

South Carolina is a small state in the southeastern United States on the Atlantic coast. South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation governing relations between members of the then Confederacy. It was also the first state to leave the Union, although it rejoined after eight years.

South Carolina – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of South Carolina / Where is South Carolina?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About South Carolina
  2. What to See in the state of South Carolina
  3. Fun Facts about South Carolina
  4. South Carolina Weather
  5. Largest Cities in South Carolina
  6. South Carolina Food Prices
  7. State Symbols of South Carolina

Basic Information About South Carolina

What to See in the state of South Carolina

  1. Congaree National Park
  2. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
  3. Hunting Island State Park
  4. Huntington Beach State Park
  5. Columbia Riverbanks Zoological and Botanical Garden
  6. Coligny Beach in Hilton Head
  7. Crowinds Amusement Park
  8. Caesar’s Head State Park
  9. Myrtle Beach Beach
  10. Historic Charleston

Tips for other sights and places of interest in South Carolina can be posted in the discussion.

Fun Facts about South Carolina

Date of South Carolina’s Entry into the Union

May 23, 1788 (8th in order)

South Carolina state nickname

The Palmetto State

The Highest Mountain in South Carolina

Sassafras Mountain (1,085 metres)

South Carolina Rivers

  1. Savannah River (484 km)
  2. Pee Dee River (373 km)
  3. Catawba River (350 km)
  4. Edisto River (332 km)
  5. Saluda River (320 km)

Airports in South Carolina

  1. Charleston International Airport
  2. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
  3. Myrtle Beach International Airport
  4. Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  5. Florence Regional Airport

South Carolina Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina
  • Clemson University

ZIP Codes


Weather in South Carolina | Average Temperatures in South Carolina | Average Precipitation South Carolina

South Carolina Weather

South Carolina lies in a subtropical climate zone, which is characterized by mild temperatures and high rainfall.

Summers tend to be hot, with average daytime temperatures of around 32 °C and nighttime temperatures that usually do not drop below 20 °C. Winters in South Carolina also tend to be mild, with average daytime temperatures around 15 °C and nighttime temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. Deeper inland, winters tend to be slightly colder.

In terms of natural disasters, South Carolina suffers from tropical cyclones, with the main season running from June to November. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are also frequent.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in South Carolina

# City Population Map
1 Columbia 129,272 Show on Map
2 Charleston 120,083 Show on Map
3 North Charleston 97,471 Show on Map
4 Mt. Pleasant 67,843 Show on Map
5 Rock Hill 66 154 Show on Map
6 Greenville 58,409 Show on Map
7 Summerville 43,392 Show on Map
8 Sumter 40,524 Show on Map
9 Hilton Head 37,099 Show on Map
10 Florence 37,056 Show on Map

South Carolina Food Prices

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.06
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.35
  • Milk (1 l): $0.63
  • Bread (500 g): $2.59
  • Rice (1 kg): $2.96
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.84
  • Cheese (1 kg): $11.02
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.43
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $14.10
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.67
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.77
  • Oranges (1 kg): $3.43
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.33
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.98
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.42
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $1.55
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $6.00

Grocery prices in the City of Columbia effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

South Carolina Flag | South Carolina State Emblem

State Symbols of South Carolina

  • Color: indigo blue
  • Gemstone: amethyst
  • Insect: Carolina mantis
  • Stone: blue granite
  • Flower: Jasmine evergreen, goldenrod
  • Butterfly: Eastern butterfly
  • Drink: tea, milk
  • Animal: spotted salamander
  • Fruit: peach
  • Spider: Carolina groundhog
  • Dog: Boykin spaniel
  • Song: Carolina, South Carolina on My Mind
  • Plaza: cart right
  • Bird: Carolina warbler, wild turkey, Carolina wren
  • Craft: basket weaving
  • Mammal: bottlenose dolphin, black whale
  • Snack: boiled peanuts
  • Tree: sabal palmetto (palm tree)
  • Dance: Shag Dance, Square Dance, Waltz
  • Animal: White-tailed deer

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