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US STATEABBREVIATIONEXPLANATION
AlabamaALThe nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. Its capital is Montgomery.
AlaskaAKThe nickname for Alaska (AK) is The Last Frontier. It is also known as the Land of the Midnight Sun. Its capital is Juneau. Alaska is the largest state in area but is the least populated. The US bought Alaska in 1867 from Russia for a little over 7 million dollars. Great deposits of oil and natural gas are today mined in Alaska.
ArizonaAZThe nickname for Arizona (AZ) is The Grand Canyon State. It is also known as Copper State. Its capital is Phoenix.
ArkansasARThe nickname for Arkansas (AR) is The Natural State. Its capital is Little Rock.
CaliforniaCAThe nickname for California (CA) is The Golden State. Its capital is Sacramento.
ColoradoCOThe nickname for Colorado (CO) is Centennial State. It is also referred to as Colorful Colorado. Its capital is Denver.
ConnecticutCTThe nickname for Connecticut (CT) is Constitution State. It is also called Nutmeg State, Provisions State, or Land of Steady Habits. Its capital is Hartford.
DelawareDEThe nickname for Delaware (DE) is The First State. It is also called The Diamond State, Blue Hen State, or Small Wonder. Its capital is Dover.
FloridaFLThe nickname for Florida (FL) is Sunshine State. Its capital is Tallahassee.
GeorgiaGAThe nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. Its capital is Atlanta.
HawaiiHIThe nickname for Hawaii (HI) is Aloha State. Its capital is Honolulu. Hawaii consists of a group of about 130 islands in the Pacific ocean. It is about 3360 km from the continental US and is the most recent state to be enlisted (in 1959). Hawaii is known for its volanic activity.
IdahoIDThe nickname for Idaho (ID) is Gem State. It is also called the Gem of the Mountains. Its capital is Boise.
IllinoisILThe nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. Its capital is Springfield.
IndianaINThe nickname for Indiana (IN) is Hoosier State. Its capital is Indianapolis.
IowaIAThe nickname for Iowa (IA) is Hawkeye State. Its capital is Des Moines.
KansasKSThe nickname for Kansas (KS) is Sunflower State. Its capital is Topeka.
KentuckyKYThe nickname for Kentucky (KY) is Bluegrass State. Its capital is Frankfort.
LouisianaLAThe nickname for Louisiana (LA) is Pelican State. Its capital is Baton Rouge.
MaineMEThe nickname for Maine (ME) is Pine Tree State. Its capital is Augusta. Maine is the northeasternmost state of the US. It has an area of 86156 sq. km.
MarylandMDThe nickname for Maryland (MD) is Old Line State. Its capital is Annapolis.
MassachusettsMAThe nickname for Massachusetts (MA) is Bay State. It is also known as Old Colony State. Its capital is Boston.
MichiganMIThe nickname for Michigan (MI) is The Wolverine State. It is also called the Great Lakes State. Its capital is Lansing.
MinnesotaMNThe nickname for Minnesota (MN) is North Star State. It is also known as Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Its capital is St. Paul.
MississippiMSThe nickname for Mississippi (MS) is Magnolia State. Its capital is Jackson.
MissouriMOThe nickname for Missouri (MO) is Show Me State. Its capital is Jefferson City.
MontanaMTThe nickname for Montana (MT) is Treasure State. Its capital is Helena.
NebraskaNEThe nickname for Nebraska (NE) is Cornhusker State. Its capital is Lincoln.
NevadaNVThe nickname for Nevada (NV) is Silver State. It is also known as Sage State or Sagebrush State. Its capital is Carson City.
New HampshireNHThe nickname for New Hampshire (NH) is The Granite State. Its capital is Concord.
New JerseyNJThe nickname for New Jersey (NJ) is Garden State. Its capital is Trenton.
New MexicoNMThe nickname for New Mexico (NM) is Land of Enchantment. Its capital is Santa Fe.
New YorkNYThe nickname for New York (NY) is Empire State. Its capital is Albany.
North CarolinaNCThe nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. Its capital is Raleigh.
North DakotaNDThe nickname for North Dakota (ND) is Peace Garden State. It is also known as Flickertail State or Roughrider State. Its capital is Bismarck.
OhioOHThe nickname for Ohio (OH) is Buckeye State. Its capital is Columbus.
OklahomaOKThe nickname for Oklahoma (OK) is The Sooner State. Its capital is Oklahoma City.
OregonORThe nickname for Oregon (OR) is Beaver State. Its capital is Salem.
PennsylvaniaPAThe nickname for Pennsylvania (PA) is Keystone State. Its capital is Harrisburg.
Rhode IslandRIThe nickname for Rhode Island (RI) is Ocean State. It is also known as Plantation State. Its capital is Providence. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US with an area of 3139 sq. km.
South CarolinaSCThe nickname for South Carolina (SC) is Palmetto State. Its capital is Columbia.
South DakotaSDThe nickname for South Dakota (SD) is Mount Rushmore State. Its capital is Pierre.
TennesseeTNThe nickname for Tennessee (TN) is The Volunteer State. It is also known as Big Bend State, Hog and Hominy State, or The Mother of Southwestern Statesmen. Its capital is Nashville.
TexasTXThe nickname for Texas (TX) is Lone Star State. Its capital is Austin.
UtahUTThe nickname for Utah (UT) is Beehive State. Its capital is Salt Lake City.
VermontVTThe nickname for Vermont (VT) is Green Mountain State. Its capital is Montpelier.
VirginiaVAThe nickname for Virginia (VA) is Old Dominion State. It is also known as Mother State. Its capital is Richmond.
WashingtonWAThe nickname for Washington (WA) is The Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.
West VirginiaWVThe nickname for West Virginia (WV) is Mountain State. Its capital is Charleston.
WisconsinWIThe nickname for Wisconsion (WI) is Badger State. Its capital is Madison.
WyomingWYThe nickname for Wyoming (WY) is Equality State. Its capital is Cheyenne. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming.

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