South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 171,000, is South Dakota’s largest city. South Dakota has a continental climate with four distinct seasons, ranging from cold, dry winters to hot and semi-humid summers. During the summers, the average high temperature throughout the state is often close to 32 °C. Fishing and hunting are both popular outdoor activities in South Dakota. Other sports, such as cycling and running, are also popular in the state.