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South Carolina, one of the 13 original colonies, lies on the southern Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Shaped like an inverted triangle with an east-west base of 285 miles (459 km) and a north-south extent of about 225 miles (360 km), the state is bounded on the north by North Carolina, on the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the southwest by Georgia. Columbia, located in the center of the state, is the capital and largest city. Settled by the English in 1670, South Carolina had a wealthy, aristocratic, and influential colonial society based on plantation agriculture that relied heavily on slave labor until abolished after the American Civil War (1861-65).
About 55% of the state’s total land area is in farms and other agricultural uses, but only 1.3% is given to commercial farming which produces about one-third of the farm income. The state leads the nation in the production of broilers (young chickens) and tobacco. Forestry products are also important. The principal minerals mined are gold (concentrated in the Upstate); building stone; industrial sand, gravel, and lime; salt; and petroleum. Manufacturing is concentrated in the coastal area of Charleston and also occurs in Greenville, Columbia, Rock Hill (a suburb), Florence (another suburb), and Sumter.
South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate. The average January temperature in Columbia is 39° F (3° C), and the average July temperature is 80° F (27° C). Annual rainfall averages about 54 in. (137 cm), but it can be as much as 81 in. (206 cm) in some parts of the state, especially near the coast. The average number of days per month subject to snowfall is 2, and snow averages about 7 in. (18 cm) annually. Hurricanes are a major natural hazard for the coastal region, which occasionally experiences severe storms and tornadoes as well.