A state in the southeastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean; population 4,479,800 (est. 2008); capital, Columbia; statehood, May 23, 1788 (8). The region was permanently settled by the English from 1663. Separated from North Carolina in 1729, it became one of the original thirteen states. In 1860, it was the first state to secede from the Union, precipitating the Civil War.
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Syllabification: South Car·o·li·na
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