South Carolina is a state in the Deep South region of the Southern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state. In 2019 its GDP was USD 249. 9billion.
About South Carolina in brief
South Carolina is a state in the Deep South region of the Southern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state. In 2019 its GDP was USD 249. 9 billion. The capital is Columbia with a population of 133,451 in 2018; while its largest city is Charleston with a 2018 population of 136,208. The state can be divided into three natural geographic areas which then can be subdivided into five distinct cultural regions. The natural environment is divided from east to west by theAtlantic coastal plain, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Region contains an escarpment of the Appalachian Mountains that continues into South Carolina and Georgia. The highest point at 3,560 feet in this area is Caesars Head State Park. The Chattooga River is a whitewater rafting destination covering over 683 square miles in southern South Carolina. All major lakes in South Carolina are covered in 683 sq miles of whitewater. The environment here is that that the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests of the southern Appalachian Mountains are part of the ecoregion of the Southeastern mixed forests e Coregion. The Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up two-thirds of the state. Its eastern border is the Sea Islands, a chain of tidal and barrier islands.
The border between the lowcountry and the upcountry is defined by the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, which marks the limit of navigable rivers. The Sandhills or Carolina Sandh Hills is a 10–35 mi wide region within the Atlantic coastal Plain province, along the inland margin of this province. The region is interpreted as eolian sand sheets and dunes that were mobilized episodically from approximately 75,000 to 6,000 years ago. The eastern portion of the coastal plain contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as natural ports such as Georgetown and Charleston. The area surrounding the Blue ridge Mountains is known as the Upstate. This is where Table Rock State Park consists primarily of Precambrian and Blue Ridge rocks, the landscape has relatively high relief, and is a favorite whitewater destination. The fall line was an important early source of water power. The larger rivers are navigable up to the fall line,. providing a trade route for mill towns. The Cherokee Parkway is a scenic driving route through this area. The largest state park is located in the northwestern part of Pied Mont, also known as The Cherokee Foothills, which is a metamorphic and igneous rocks, which has relatively low relief. The lower Pied mont region is referred to as the Midlands. At the southeastern edge of Piesmont is the fallline, where rivers drop to the coastal plains, where the land is called the Pee Dee region.