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Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model.
Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name.
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In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name. See: List of South Carolina counties.. Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. The Chattooga River, located on the border between South Carolina and Georgia, is a favorite whitewater rafting destination. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model. Also located in the Upcountry is Table Rock State Park and Caesar's Head State Park. Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point (elevation 3560 ft.) is located in this area.
Highest in elevation is the Upcountry, containing an escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which continue into North Carolina and Georgia, as part of the southern Appalachian chain. The Cherokee Parkway contains a scenic driving route through this area. The upper part of the Piedmont is also known as the Foothills. The larger rivers are navigable up to the fall line, providing a trade route for mill towns.
The fall line was an important early source of water power, and mills built to harness this resource encouraged the growth of several cities, including the capital, Columbia. At the edge of the Piedmont is the fall line, where rivers drop to the coastal plain. Much of the Piedmont was once farmed, with little success, and is now reforested. It tends to be hilly, with thin, stony clay soils, and contains few areas suitable for farming.
The Piedmont area contains the roots of an ancient, eroded mountain chain. Just west of the coastal plain is the Sand Hills region, which is thought to contain remnants of old coastal dunes from a time when the land was sunken, or the oceans were higher. The bays tend to be oval, lining up in a northwest to southeast orientation. An unusual feature of the coastal plain is a large number of Carolina bays, the origins of which are uncertain, though one prominent theory suggests that they were created by a meteor shower.
The coastline contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as natural ports such as Georgetown and Charleston. Areas with better drainage make excellent farmland, though some land is swampy. The lower part of the state is the Coastal Plain, which is nearly flat, composed entirely of recent sediments such as sand, silt, and clay. South Carolina is composed of four geographic areas, whose boundaries roughly parallel the northeast/southwest Atlantic coastline.
Other important cities are Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Florence. The capital and largest city is Columbia. South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The three largest Protestant denominations in South Carolina are: Baptist (47% of the total state population), Methodist (16%), Presbyterian (4%).
The religious affiliations of the citizens of South Carolina are:. Females made up approximately 51.4% of the population. 6.6% of South Carolina's population were reported as under 5, 25.2% under 18, and 12.1% were 65 or older. The 5 largest ancestry groups in South Carolina are African American (29.5%), American (13.9%), German (8.4%), English (8.4%), Irish (7.9%).
The racial makeup of the state is:. Census Bureau, as of 2003, South Carolina's population was estimated at 4,147,152 people. According to the U.S. See also List of Governors of South Carolina.
Terms are staggered, and there are no limits on the number of terms a justice may serve. Comprised of the Chief Justice, and four Associate Justices, Supreme Court judges are appointed to ten year terms by the General Assembly. The Supreme Court is South Carolina's highest court. The Court may preside in any state county.
The Court is comprised of a Chief Judge, and eight associate judges, and may hear cases as the whole Court, or as three panels with three judges each. The Court of Appeals is selected by the General Assembly for staggered, six-year terms. The Court of Appeals handles Circuit Court and Family Court appeals, excepting appeals that are within the seven classes of exclusive Supreme Court jurisdiction. The state has sixteen judicial circuits, each with at least one resident circuit judge.
The court maintains limited appelate jurisdiction over the Probate Court, Magistrate's Court, Municipal Court, and the Administrative Law Judge Division. The Circuit Court is the general jurisdiction court for South Carolina, comprised of the Civil Court, the Court of Common Pleas, and the Court of General Sessions, which is the criminal court. Some criminal charges may come under Circuit Court jurisdiction. The Family Court deals with all matters of domestic and family relationships, as well as generally maintaining exclusive jurisdiction over cases involving minors under the age of seventeen, excepting traffic and game law violations.
Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Circuit Court, Family Court, and other divisions. The Legislature meets in the South Carolina State House. The Legislative Branch is the bicameral South Carolina Legislature,also known as the General Assembly, consisting of the Senate, with 46 members, and the 124 member House of Representatives.
The Executive branch is headed by the Governor, who is elected every four years by popular vote. South Carolina's state government is very similar to the Federal government of the United States, consisting of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. State Government. Students from The Citadel fired the first shots of the war at Union troops in Fort Sumter.
The initial battle of this war happened at Fort Sumter, which stands on an island in Charleston harbor. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the United States in 1860, in order to form the Confederate States of America, which precipitated the Civil War. On February 5, 1778 South Carolina became the first state to ratify the first constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation. Several ships in the United States Navy have been named USS South Carolina in honor of this state.
As of 2004, the state's population is 4,198,068. The state is named after King Charles I of England. The Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
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Other Religions ? 1%. Other Christian ? 2%. Roman Catholic ? 6%. Protestant ? 86%.
1% mixed race. 0.3% American Indian. 0.9% Asian. 2.4% Hispanic or Latino.
29.5% Black. 66.1% White.