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South Dakota is the 17th most expansive, but the 5th least populous and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States.As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota.Layers deposited during the Pleistocene epoch, starting around two million years ago, cover most of eastern South Dakota.The Great Plains cover most of the western two-thirds of South Dakota.The geography of the Black Hills, long considered sacred by Native Americans, differs from its surroundings to such an extent it can be considered separate from the rest of western South Dakota.At times the Black Hills are combined with the rest of western South Dakota, and people often refer to the resulting two regions divided by the Missouri River as West River and East River.South Dakota has a continental climate with four distinct seasons, ranging from cold, dry winters to hot and semi-humid summers.
The state's ecology features species typical of a North American grassland biome.The state is bisected by the Missouri River, dividing South Dakota into two geographically and socially distinct halves, known to residents as "East River" and "West River".Eastern South Dakota is home to most of the state's population, and the area's fertile soil is used to grow a variety of crops.The Coteau des Prairies is a plateau bordered on the east by the Minnesota River Valley and on the west by the James River Basin.
The Dissected Till Plains, an area of rolling hills and fertile soil that covers much of Iowa and Nebraska, extends into the southeastern corner of South Dakota.Eastern South Dakota has many natural lakes, mostly created by periods of glaciation.The Missouri River serves as a boundary in terms of geographic, social, and political differences between eastern and western South Dakota.Erosion from the Black Hills, marine skeletons which fell to the bottom of a large shallow sea that once covered the area, and volcanic material all contribute to the geology of this area.), with peaks that rise from 2,000 to 4,000 feet (600 to 1,200 m) above their bases.