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Carolina (North and South) was named after King Charles IX of France - Carolina from "Carolus," the Latin form of Charles.

Nicknames:  Palmetto  State Data: Total Area - 30,989 sq. miles; water, 494 sq. miles  Mottoes: "animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Minds and Resources); Dum Spiro, Spero (While I Breathe, I Hope)." State Flower: Yellow (or Carolina) Jessamine.   Main Rivers: Savannah, Santee, Wateree(Catawba), Congaree, Broad, Saluda, Peedee, Little Peedee, Waccamaw, Lynches, and Edisto.     Mountain Ranges & Topography:  Elevation:  Lowest, Atlantic Ocean, sea level; highest, Sassafras Mt., 3548 feet.,  average, 350 ft.  "Low country",  along the coast and somewhat inland, "up country" to the west and north, including a small part of Appalachian mountain system (Blue Ridge).  Salt marshes along the coast.  Some 200 miles of seacoast, with several islands, and some small bays including Winyah, Bulls, Charleston Harbor, St. Helena Sound, Port Royal Sound, and Tybee Roads.  National forest lands, 137,216 acres.  Agriculture: Cotton, corn, wheat, oats, potatoes (white, sweet), hay, tobacco, peaches, rye, rice, cowpeas, soy beans, velvet beans, peanuts, sorghum, sugar cane, watermelons, cabbages, cucumbers, snap beans, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, asparagus, strawberries, dewberries, figs grapes, and blackberries.  Livestock and dairy farming.  U.S. Agricultural Experiment Station at Clemson College.  U.S. Land-Grant College Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina at Clemson.   Manufacturing includes:  Metal fabrication, cotton textiles, lumber products (softwoods, hardwoods, and some turpentine and rosin).  cottonseed products (oil, meal, and cake), fertilizers, foundry and machine shop products, printing and publishing, and flour and grain products. Electronics and Software.  Geology: Minerals: Clay and kaolin products, stone (chiefly granite), sand, gravel, barite, limestone, phosphate rock, peat, and gold.  Leading Cities: Charleston, Columbia (capital), Georgetown, Anderson, Camden, Chester, Clinton, Darlington, Florence, Gaffney, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, Orangebury, Union, Greenville, Aiken, Rock hills, Spartanbury and Sumter.

Climate-  Mile and equable along the coast, more severe in the northwest.  Average annual temperature: (at Charleston) winter 51 degrees, summer 80 degrees; snow uncommon in the southeast though some snow elsewhere.  Hurricanes along the coast;  tornadoes in the west.

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Food-  Traditional American food in most communities.  Chinese food is also prevalent.

Foreign Visitors-  Foreigners entering the United States must carry two documents: A valid Passport, expiring not less than 6 months prior to the scheduled end of their visit to the U.S.; and a tourist visa obtainable at any American consulate at no charge. Anyone applying for an immigrant's visa must obtain a screening test for the AIDS-HIV virus.  This test does not apply to tourists.  Any visitor with a medical condition that requires treatment with narcotics or with paraphernalia must carry a valid, signed prescription from their doctor.  Travel insurance is optional in the US but required by most car rental companies.  See our link on money conversion for foreign guests.

History-  Search the State Website (Click Here!) 

Language-  English

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Parks- (Search State Parks) Search the State Website (Click Here!)(WorldTourist Search Page-Nat. Parks)  

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Seasons-   Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter!  

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Travel- This country is best seen by private auto!

Tips-  In the high country early spring and Fall snow storms can catch you unaware, be prepared!  


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