South Carolina is located in the Southeastern United States, on the continent of North America. It is bordered by North Carolina to the north and northwest, Georgia to the west and southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, according to MapsOfWorld.com.
South Carolina's latitude and longitude are 34.0° N and 81.0° W. The state's total area covers 31,113 square miles. According to the United States Census Bureau, South Carolina's estimated population numbers 4,832,482, as of 2014. Columbia, located 13 miles northwest of South Carolina's geographic center, is the capitol and largest city in the state, according to Wikipedia. South Carolina was the first state to declare independence during the American Revolution.