The State is divided into 2 large regions: The State is divided into 2 large regions


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The State is divided into 2 large regions:

  • The State is divided into 2 large regions:

  • * The Up Country

  • * The Low Country

  • They are divided by the fall zone







South Carolina is often divided further into 6 landform regions:

  • South Carolina is often divided further into 6 landform regions:

  • 1. Coastal Zone

  • 2. Outer Coastal plain

  • 3. Inner Coastal Plain

  • 4. Sandhill

  • 5. Piedmont

  • 6. Blue Ridge





185 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and includes:

  • 185 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and includes:

  • - Grand Strand

  • - Barrier Islands

  • - Salt Marshes







Flat area with fertile soil

  • Flat area with fertile soil

  • Carolina Bays -

  • oval depressions in the soil

  • The Coastal Plains are often

  • combined to make the coastal region which makes it the largest of all the regions because it covers 2/3 of the state.



-location of rice and indigo plantations in the coastal regions.

  • -location of rice and indigo plantations in the coastal regions.

  • -Flat , swamps, marshlands and savannas.

  • -Coastal Plains are believed to have been under the Atlantic Ocean when the Piedmont was the coastline.



Extends along the fall line.

  • Extends along the fall line.

  • A rolling, hilly area

  • Contains the red hills and white sandhills to the north.

  • Fruits and vegetables are grown here, especially peaches.

  • Was an ancient coastline of SC at one time.

  • Until the 1940’s, poor farmers lived there and ate clay and sand. They were called “Sandlappers” and “clay eaters.”



Includes rolling hills and many valleys

  • Includes rolling hills and many valleys

  • Contains nearly 1/3 of the state

  • Was once a productive farming area, especially for cotton, but poor farming practices led to the erosion of the topsoil.

  • Rapidly flowing creeks and rivers provide energy for the textile industry.



Mountainous area with high peaks and valleys

  • Mountainous area with high peaks and valleys

  • Sassafras Mt is the highest peak in the state.

  • Whitewater Falls the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.



South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. 

  • South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. 



Hurricane Hugo in 1989, a category 4 hurricane that struck near Charleston Harbor

    • Hurricane Hugo in 1989, a category 4 hurricane that struck near Charleston Harbor


Charleston suffered from an earthquake in 1886 that destroyed much of the city.

  • Charleston suffered from an earthquake in 1886 that destroyed much of the city.

  • It measured 6.6 on the Richter scale

  • SC averages 10–15 earthquakes a year below magnitude 3



SC Area: 31,055 sq miles

  • SC Area: 31,055 sq miles

  • Population: 4,723,723

  • SC is a small state.

  • It ranks 40th in the US for size

  • SC is fairly populated.

  • SC is ranks near the middle in the nation in population, at 24

  • Seven of the most populated cities in South Carolina are located east of Columbia in the coastal regions





Forests cover two-thirds of the total land area in South Carolina and they are essential for the state’s economy, environment, and quality of life.

  • Forests cover two-thirds of the total land area in South Carolina and they are essential for the state’s economy, environment, and quality of life.

  • Timber is the third largest employer and third highest payroll of South Carolina manufacturing industries.



Tobacco, grown primarily in the Pee Dee region of the state, is the leading crop and accounts for nearly a quarter of all income from crops.

  • Tobacco, grown primarily in the Pee Dee region of the state, is the leading crop and accounts for nearly a quarter of all income from crops.

  • Major crops are also greenhouse and nursery products, cotton lint, soybeans, corn, wheat, fresh tomatoes and peaches.

  • South Carolina is the nation's largest producer of peaches for the fresh market and second only to California in peach production overall. 

  • Livestock :mainly comes from poultry products including broiler chickens, eggs, and turkey.

  • Cattle , hogs, and dairy products are also important.





The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!

  • The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!

  • The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.

  • In Lake Murray lives the Loch Ness Monster's cousin the Loch Murray Monster. Every few years, Irmo has a sighting of some kind of water monster that inhabits Lake Murray.

  • South Carolina, before it was The Palmetto State, was The Iodine State.

  • The Peachoid is a 135-foot tall water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina, United States, that resembles a peach.



The walls of the American fort on Sullivan Island, in Charleston Harbor, were made of spongy Palmetto logs. This was helpful in protecting the fort because the British cannonballs bounced off the logs.

  • The walls of the American fort on Sullivan Island, in Charleston Harbor, were made of spongy Palmetto logs. This was helpful in protecting the fort because the British cannonballs bounced off the logs.

  • Charleston boasts the first public college, museum and playhouse in the U.S.

  • The first game of golf played in the U.S. took place

  • Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Mount Pleasant community for more than 300 years in Charleston.

  • The nation's only commercial tea farm, American Classic Tea, is located onWadmalaw Island near Charleston.




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