South Dakota is an expansive, sparsely populated midwestern U.S. state where rolling prairies give way to the dramatic Black Hills National Forest. Black Hills is home to 2 historical monuments carved right into towering granite peaks: Mt. Rushmore, the iconic depiction of 4 revered U.S. presidents, and Crazy Horse Memorial, a tribute to the storied Native American tribal leader.
South Dakota State.
State Capital: Pierre.
South Dakota State joined the union on 2nd November 1889 as the 40th state. As the geographic center in the United States where South Dakota lies just north of Belle Fourche, it has its down continental divide due to Lake Traverse in the southeastern part of the state which flows northward towards Hudson Bay and also Big Stone Lake at the Minnesota border which flows southwards towards the Gulf of Mexico.
South Dakota borders North Dakota to the north, Iowa, and Minnesota to the east, Montana and Wyoming to the west and Nebraska to the south. South Dakota is split by the Upper Missouri River Valley into the eastern and western regions. The capital of South Dakota is Pierre which is one of United States' smallest state capital.
South Dakota is named after the Dakota Sioux natives.
Not much has changed for the lifestyle of the South Dakotans since the 1930s. Around half of South Dakota residents live on farms. Education, social services, transportation and health care have improved since the 1960s.
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The Main Cities in South Dakota
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of South Dakota and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Sioux Falls city - 153,888
2. Rapid City - 67,956
3. Aberdeen - 26,091
4. Watertown - 21,482
Famous Landmarks in South Dakota
Below are some of South Dakota’s most visited landmarks:
-Mount Rushmore is an American cultural icon, featuring the 60-foot faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into granite.
Tallest Buildings in South Dakota
Below are the tallest buildings in Alabama:
-CenturyLink Tower in Sioux Falls is the tallest building in South Dakota at 11 stories and 174 feet. It has dominated the city’s skyline since it was built in 1986.
1. CenturyLink Tower (11 stories;174 feet)
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which is tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialized colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products, however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.
Jonite South Dakota Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.
The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates
Our Jonite South Dakota Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.
Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates
Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in South Dakota.
Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps
Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in South Dakota.
The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates
Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in South Dakota. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.
The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture
Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in South Dakota. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.
Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers
Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in South Dakota. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.
Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates
Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in South Dakota.
Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates
Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in South Dakota.
All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates
Jonite Ventilation Grilles South Dakota - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.
Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles
Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in South Dakota.
Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating