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US STATE : NICKNAME : EXPLANATION
  • Alabama : Yellowhammer State
    - The nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. It is also known as Heart of Dixie. Its capital is Montgomery.

  • Alaska : Last Frontier
    - 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Connecticut : Constitution State
    - 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 : First State
    - The nickname for Delaware (DE) is First State. It is also called Diamond State, Blue Hen State, or Small Wonder. Its capital is Dover.

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

  • Georgia : Peach State
    - The nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. It is also known as Empire State of the South. Its capital is Atlanta.

  • Hawaii : Aloha State
    - 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.

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

  • Illinois : Prairie State
    - The nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. It is also known as Land of Lincoln. Its capital is Springfield.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maine : Pine Tree State
    - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North Carolina : Old North State
    - The nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. It is also known as Tar Heel State. Its capital is Raleigh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tennessee : Volunteer State
    - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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