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US STATE : ABBREVIATION : EXPLANATION
  • Alabama : AL
    - The nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. Its capital is Montgomery.

  • Alaska : AK
    - The 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.

  • Arizona : AZ
    - The nickname for Arizona (AZ) is The Grand Canyon State. It is also known as Copper State. Its capital is Phoenix.

  • Arkansas : AR
    - The nickname for Arkansas (AR) is The Natural State. Its capital is Little Rock.

  • California : CA
    - The nickname for California (CA) is The Golden State. Its capital is Sacramento.

  • Colorado : CO
    - The nickname for Colorado (CO) is Centennial State. It is also referred to as Colorful Colorado. Its capital is Denver.

  • Connecticut : CT
    - 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.

  • Delaware : DE
    - The 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.

  • Florida : FL
    - The nickname for Florida (FL) is Sunshine State. Its capital is Tallahassee.

  • Georgia : GA
    - The nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. Its capital is Atlanta.

  • Hawaii : HI
    - 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 volanic activity.

  • Idaho : ID
    - The nickname for Idaho (ID) is Gem State. It is also called the Gem of the Mountains. Its capital is Boise.

  • Illinois : IL
    - The nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. Its capital is Springfield.

  • Indiana : IN
    - The nickname for Indiana (IN) is Hoosier State. Its capital is Indianapolis.

  • Iowa : IA
    - The nickname for Iowa (IA) is Hawkeye State. Its capital is Des Moines.

  • Kansas : KS
    - The nickname for Kansas (KS) is Sunflower State. Its capital is Topeka.

  • Kentucky : KY
    - The nickname for Kentucky (KY) is Bluegrass State. Its capital is Frankfort.

  • Louisiana : LA
    - The nickname for Louisiana (LA) is Pelican State. Its capital is Baton Rouge.

  • Maine : ME
    - The 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.

  • Maryland : MD
    - The nickname for Maryland (MD) is Old Line State. Its capital is Annapolis.

  • Massachusetts : MA
    - The nickname for Massachusetts (MA) is Bay State. It is also known as Old Colony State. Its capital is Boston.

  • Michigan : MI
    - The nickname for Michigan (MI) is The Wolverine State. It is also called the Great Lakes State. Its capital is Lansing.

  • Minnesota : MN
    - The nickname for Minnesota (MN) is North Star State. It is also known as Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Its capital is St. Paul.

  • Mississippi : MS
    - The nickname for Mississippi (MS) is Magnolia State. Its capital is Jackson.

  • Missouri : MO
    - The nickname for Missouri (MO) is Show Me State. Its capital is Jefferson City.

  • Montana : MT
    - The nickname for Montana (MT) is Treasure State. Its capital is Helena.

  • Nebraska : NE
    - The nickname for Nebraska (NE) is Cornhusker State. Its capital is Lincoln.

  • Nevada : NV
    - The nickname for Nevada (NV) is Silver State. It is also known as Sage State or Sagebrush State. Its capital is Carson City.

  • New Hampshire : NH
    - The nickname for New Hampshire (NH) is The Granite State. Its capital is Concord.

  • New Jersey : NJ
    - The nickname for New Jersey (NJ) is Garden State. Its capital is Trenton.

  • New Mexico : NM
    - The nickname for New Mexico (NM) is Land of Enchantment. Its capital is Santa Fe.

  • New York : NY
    - The nickname for New York (NY) is Empire State. Its capital is Albany.

  • North Carolina : NC
    - The nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. Its capital is Raleigh.

  • North Dakota : ND
    - The nickname for North Dakota (ND) is Peace Garden State. It is also known as Flickertail State or Roughrider State. Its capital is Bismarck.

  • Ohio : OH
    - The nickname for Ohio (OH) is Buckeye State. Its capital is Columbus.

  • Oklahoma : OK
    - The nickname for Oklahoma (OK) is The Sooner State. Its capital is Oklahoma City.

  • Oregon : OR
    - The nickname for Oregon (OR) is Beaver State. Its capital is Salem.

  • Pennsylvania : PA
    - The nickname for Pennsylvania (PA) is Keystone State. Its capital is Harrisburg.

  • Rhode Island : RI
    - 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.

  • South Carolina : SC
    - The nickname for South Carolina (SC) is Palmetto State. Its capital is Columbia.

  • South Dakota : SD
    - The nickname for South Dakota (SD) is Mount Rushmore State. Its capital is Pierre.

  • Tennessee : TN
    - The 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.

  • Texas : TX
    - The nickname for Texas (TX) is Lone Star State. Its capital is Austin.

  • Utah : UT
    - The nickname for Utah (UT) is Beehive State. Its capital is Salt Lake City.

  • Vermont : VT
    - The nickname for Vermont (VT) is Green Mountain State. Its capital is Montpelier.

  • Virginia : VA
    - The nickname for Virginia (VA) is Old Dominion State. It is also known as Mother State. Its capital is Richmond.

  • Washington : WA
    - The nickname for Washington (WA) is The Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.

  • West Virginia : WV
    - The nickname for West Virginia (WV) is Mountain State. Its capital is Charleston.

  • Wisconsin : WI
    - The nickname for Wisconsion (WI) is Badger State. Its capital is Madison.

  • Wyoming : WY
    - The nickname for Wyoming (WY) is Equality State. Its capital is Cheyenne. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming.

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