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1DelawareDelaware is the 1st state, whose admission date to statehood is December 7, 1787.
The nickname for Delaware (DE) is First State. It is also called Diamond State, Blue Hen State, or Small Wonder. Its capital is Dover.
2PennsylvaniaPennsylvania is the 2nd state, whose admission date to statehood is December 12, 1787.
The nickname for Pennsylvania (PA) is Keystone State. Its capital is Harrisburg.
3New JerseyNew Jersey is the 3rd state, whose admission date to statehood is December 18, 1787.
The nickname for New Jersey (NJ) is Garden State. Its capital is Trenton.
4GeorgiaGeorgia is the 4th state, whose admission date to statehood is January2. 1788.
The nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. It is also known as Empire State of the South. Its capital is Atlanta.
5ConnecticutConnecticut is the 5th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 9, 1788.
The nickname for Connecticut (CT) is Constitution State. It is also called Nutmeg State, Provisions State, or Land of Steady Habits. Its capital is Hartford.
6MassachusettsMassachusetts is the 6th state, whose admission date to statehood is February 6, 1788.
The nickname for Massachusetts (MA) is Bay State. It is also known as Old Colony State. Its capital is Boston.
7MarylandMaryland is the 7th state, whose admission date to statehood is April 28, 1788.
The nickname for Maryland (MD) is Old Line State. Its capital is Annapolis.
8South CarolinaSouth Carolina is the 8th state, whose admission date to statehood is May 23, 1788.
The nickname for South Carolina (SC) is Palmetto State. Its capital is Columbia.
9New HampshireNew Hampshire is the 9th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 21, 1788.
The nickname for New Hampshire (NH) is Granite State. Its capital is Concord.
10VirginiaVirginia is the 10th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 25, 1788.
The nickname for Virginia (VA) is Old Dominion State. It is also known as Mother State. Its capital is Richmond.
11New YorkNew York is the 11th state, whose admission date to statehood is July 26, 1788.
The nickname for New York (NY) is Empire State. Its capital is Albany.
12North CarolinaNorth Carolina is the 12th state, whose admission date to statehood is November 21, 1789.
The nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. It is also known as Tar Heel State. Its capital is Raleigh.
13Rhode IslandRhode Island is the 13th state, whose admission date to statehood is May 29, 1790.
The 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.
14VermontVermont is the 14th state, whose admission date to statehood is March 4, 1791.
The nickname for Vermont (VT) is Green Mountain State. Its capital is Montpelier.
15KentuckyKentucky is the 15th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 1, 1792.
The nickname for Kentucky (KY) is Bluegrass State. Its capital is Frankfort.
16TennesseeTennessee is the 16th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 1, 1796.
The nickname for Tennessee (TN) is Volunteer State. It is also known as Big Bend State, Hog and Hominy State, or The Mother of Southwestern Statesmen. Its capital is Nashville.
17OhioOhio is the 17th state, whose admission date to statehood is March 1, 1803.
The nickname for Ohio (OH) is Buckeye State. Its capital is Columbus.
18LouisianaLouisiana is the 18th state, whose admission date to statehood is April 30, 1812.
The nickname for Louisiana (LA) is Pelican State. Its capital is Baton Rouge.
19IndianaIndiana is the 19th state, whose admission date to statehood is December 11, 1816.
The nickname for Indiana (IN) is Hoosier State. Its capital is Indianapolis.
20MississippiMississippi is the 20th state, whose admission date to statehood is December 10, 1817.
The nickname for Mississippi (MS) is Magnolia State. Its capital is Jackson.
21IllinoisIllinois is the 21st state, whose admission date to statehood is December 3, 1818.
The nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. It is also known as Land of Lincoln. Its capital is Springfield.
22AlabamaAlabama is the 22nd state of USA, whose admission date to statehood is December 14, 1819.
The nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. It is also known as Heart of Dixie. Its capital is Montgomery.
23MaineMaine is the 23rd state, whose admission date to statehood is March 15, 1820.
The nickname for Maine (ME) is Pine Tree State. Its capital is Augusta. Maine is the northeastern most state of the US. It has an area of 86156 sq. km.
24MissouriMissouri is the 24th state, whose admission date to statehood is Auguat 10, 1821.
The nickname for Missouri (MO) is Show Me State. Its capital is Jefferson City.
25ArkansasArkansas is the 25th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 15, 1836.
The nickname for Arkansas (AR) is the Natural State. Its capital is Little Rock.
26MichiganMichigan is the 26th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 26, 1837.
The nickname for Michigan (MI) is Wolverine State. It is also called Great Lakes State. Its capital is Lansing.
27FloridaFlorida is the 27th state, whose admission date to statehood is March 3, 1845.
The nickname for Florida (FL) is Sunshine State. Its capital is Tallahassee.
28TexasTexas is the 28th state, whose admission date to statehood is December 29, 1845.
The nickname for Texas (TX) is Lone Star State. Its capital is Austin.
29IowaIowa is the 29th state, whose admission date to statehood is December 28, 1846.
The nickname for Iowa (IA) is Hawkeye State. Its capital is Des Moines.
30WisconsinWisconsin is the 30th state, whose admission date to statehood is May 29, 1848.
The nickname for Wisconsion (WI) is Badger State. Its capital is Madison.
31CaliforniaCalifornia is the 31st state, whose admission date to statehood is September 9, 1850.
The nickname for California (CA) is Golden State. Its capital is Sacramento.
32MinnesotaMinnesota is the 32nd state, whose admission date to statehood is May 11, 1858.
The nickname for Minnesota (MN) is North Star State. It is also known as Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Its capital is St. Paul.
33OregonOregon is the 33rd state, whose admission date to statehood is February 14, 1859.
The nickname for Oregon (OR) is Beaver State. Its capital is Salem.
34KansasKansas is the 34th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 29, 1861.
The nickname for Kansas (KS) is Sunflower State. Its capital is Topeka.
35West VirginiaWest Virginia is the 35th state, whose admission date to statehood is June 20, 1863.
The nickname for West Virginia (WV) is Mountain State. Its capital is Charleston.
36NevadaNevada is the 36th state, whose admission date to statehood is October 31, 1864.
The nickname for Nevada (NV) is Silver State. It is also known as Sage State or Sagebrush State. Its capital is Carson City.
37NebraskaNebraska is the 37th state, whose admission date to statehood is March 1, 1867.
The nickname for Nebraska (NE) is Cornhusker State. Its capital is Lincoln.
38ColoradoColorado is the 38th state, whose admission date to statehood is August 1, 1876.
The nickname for Colorado (CO) is Centennial State. It is also referred to as Colorful Colorado. Its capital is Denver.
39/40North DakotaNorth Dakota and South Dakota are the 39th/40th states, whose admission date to statehood is November 2, 1889 .
The nickname for North Dakota (ND) is Peace Garden State. It is also known as Flickertail State or Roughrider State. Its capital is Bismarck.
39/40South DakotaNorth Dakota and South Dakota are the 39th/40th states, whose admission date is November 2, 1889.
The nickname for South Dakota (SD) is Mount Rushmore State. Its capital is Pierre.
41MontanaMontana is the 41st state, whose admission date to statehood is November 8, 1889.
The nickname for Montana (MT) is Treasure State. Its capital is Helena.
42WashingtonWashington is the 42nd state, whose admission date to statehood is November 11, 1889.
The nickname for Washington (WA) is Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.
43IdahoIdaho is the 43rd state, whose admission date to statehood is July 3, 1890.
The nickname for Idaho (ID) is Gem State. It is also called the Gem of the Mountains. Its capital is Boise.
44WyomingWyoming is the 44th state, whose admission date to statehood is July 10, 1890.
The nickname for Wyoming (WY) is Equality State. Its capital is Cheyenne. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming.
45UtahUtah is the 45th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 4, 1896.
The nickname for Utah (UT) is Beehive State. Its capital is Salt Lake City.
46OklahomaOklahoma is the 46th state, whose admission date to statehood is November 16, 1907.
The nickname for Oklahoma (OK) is Sooner State. Its capital is Oklahoma City.
47New MexicoNew Mexico is the 47th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 6, 1912.
The nickname for New Mexico (NM) is Land of Enchantment. Its capital is Santa Fe.
48ArizonaArizona is the 48th state, whose admission date to statehood is February 14, 1912.
The nickname for Arizona (AZ) is Grand Canyon State. It is also known as Copper State or Apache State. Its capital is Phoenix.
49AlaskaAlaska is the 49th state, whose admission date to statehood is January 3, 1959.
The nickname for Alaska (AK) is Last Frontier. It is also known as Land of the Midnight Sun and Great Land. 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.
50HawaiiHawaii is the 50th state, whose admission date to statehood is August 21, 1959.
The 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 volcanic activity.

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