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Facts About Sioux Falls
The city was founded in 1856 and is named after the falls of the Big Sioux River.
The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River.
Sioux Falls has an area of 73.47 square miles, of which 72.96 square miles is land and 0.51 square miles is water.
Sioux Falls is twinned with the following sister cities Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Northern Ireland & Potsdam, Germany.
The Village of Sioux Falls, consisting of 1,200 acres, was incorporated in 1876 by the 12th legislative assembly of the Dakota Territory, which convened in the territorial capital of Yankton.
The village charter proved to be too restrictive, however, and Sioux Falls petitioned to become a city. The city charter was granted by the Dakota Territorial legislature on March 3, 1883.
The estimated population of Sioux Falls is 202,600 as of 2022, with the metro area having a population of 281,958, making it accountable for more than 30% of the population of the state.
Sioux Falls is home to several annual events and festivals, including the Sioux Empire Fair, the Downtown Riverfest, and the JazzFest.
The city is served by the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, which offers daily flights to several major cities in the United States.
The city is home to a number of museums, including the Old Courthouse Museum, which houses artefacts and exhibits related to the history of Sioux Falls and South Dakota.