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South Carolina

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Located in the southern part of USA, South Carolina is the 40th largest state by area and is surrounded by the states of North Carolina and Georgia. Atlantic Ocean forms its eastern boundary. Columbia is the largest city and also the state capital. Greenville, Charleston, Anderson and Aiken are the other important cities. Farming is an important industry followed by textiles, processed food and tourism.

South Carolina has an impressive waterfront as its entire eastern region is bounded by Atlantic Ocean and three rivers namely Santee, Edisto and Savannah along with some striking lakes are part of the state landscape. The 60 mile ocean stretch along the Atlantic Coast popularly referred to as the Grand Strand is a truly impressive vacation destination and people from all over the country throng the series of beach resorts present in the region for outdoor recreation activities such as swimming, surfing, boating and golfing. The Rock ‘n’ Roll theme park in Myrtle Beach with several fun rides, restaurants, stores and a live music amphitheatre is an exciting place for the entire family. The port city of Charleston is yet another stunning destination with pre-revolutionary buildings, museums and picturesque gardens.

Three scenic byways offer a charming backdrop to enjoy the natural wonders while driving around. Ashley River Road, Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway and Savannah River Scenic Byway are the perfect ways to catch all the outdoor excitement. There are 47 state parks, 9 National parks and several forest areas located in different parts of the state and therefore visitors are never separated from nature. Some unique architectural marvels are also present in the state and there are over 1000 sites listed on the National Register of Historic places.

South Carolina is in short a land of innumerable fortunes – natural and man-made and a trip to this part of the country can be anything but memorable.

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