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AlabamaYellowhammer StateThe nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. It is also known as Heart of Dixie. Its capital is Montgomery.
AlaskaLast FrontierThe 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.
ArizonaGrand Canyon StateThe nickname for Arizona (AZ) is Grand Canyon State. It is also known as Copper State or Apache State. Its capital is Phoenix.
ArkansasNatural StateThe nickname for Arkansas (AR) is the Natural State. Its capital is Little Rock.
CaliforniaGolden StateThe nickname for California (CA) is Golden State. Its capital is Sacramento.
ColoradoCentennial StateThe nickname for Colorado (CO) is Centennial State. It is also referred to as Colorful Colorado. Its capital is Denver.
ConnecticutConstitution StateThe nickname for Connecticut (CT) is Constitution State. It is also called Nutmeg State, Provisions State, or Land of Steady Habits. Its capital is Hartford.
DelawareFirst StateThe nickname for Delaware (DE) is First State. It is also called Diamond State, Blue Hen State, or Small Wonder. Its capital is Dover.
FloridaSunshine StateThe nickname for Florida (FL) is Sunshine State. Its capital is Tallahassee.
GeorgiaPeach StateThe nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. It is also known as Empire State of the South. Its capital is Atlanta.
HawaiiAloha StateThe 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.
IdahoGem StateThe nickname for Idaho (ID) is Gem State. It is also called the Gem of the Mountains. Its capital is Boise.
IllinoisPrairie StateThe nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. It is also known as Land of Lincoln. Its capital is Springfield.
IndianaHoosier StateThe nickname for Indiana (IN) is Hoosier State. Its capital is Indianapolis.
IowaHawkeye StateThe nickname for Iowa (IA) is Hawkeye State. Its capital is Des Moines.
KansasSunflower StateThe nickname for Kansas (KS) is Sunflower State. Its capital is Topeka.
KentuckyBluegrass StateThe nickname for Kentucky (KY) is Bluegrass State. Its capital is Frankfort.
LouisianaPelican StateThe nickname for Louisiana (LA) is Pelican State. Its capital is Baton Rouge.
MainePine Tree StateThe 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.
MarylandOld Line StateThe nickname for Maryland (MD) is Old Line State. Its capital is Annapolis.
MassachusettsBay StateThe nickname for Massachusetts (MA) is Bay State. It is also known as Old Colony State. Its capital is Boston.
MichiganWolverine StateThe nickname for Michigan (MI) is Wolverine State. It is also called Great Lakes State. Its capital is Lansing.
MinnesotaNorth Star StateThe nickname for Minnesota (MN) is North Star State. It is also known as Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Its capital is St. Paul.
MississippiMagnolia StateThe nickname for Mississippi (MS) is Magnolia State. Its capital is Jackson.
MissouriShow Me StateThe nickname for Missouri (MO) is Show Me State. Its capital is Jefferson City.
MontanaTreasure StateThe nickname for Montana (MT) is Treasure State. Its capital is Helena.
NebraskaCornhusker StateThe nickname for Nebraska (NE) is Cornhusker State. Its capital is Lincoln.
NevadaSilver StateThe nickname for Nevada (NV) is Silver State. It is also known as Sage State or Sagebrush State. Its capital is Carson City.
New HampshireGranite StateThe nickname for New Hampshire (NH) is Granite State. Its capital is Concord.
New JerseyGarden StateThe nickname for New Jersey (NJ) is Garden State. Its capital is Trenton.
New MexicoLand of EnchantmentThe nickname for New Mexico (NM) is Land of Enchantment. Its capital is Santa Fe.
New YorkEmpire StateThe nickname for New York (NY) is Empire State. Its capital is Albany.
North CarolinaOld North StateThe nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. It is also known as Tar Heel State. Its capital is Raleigh.
North DakotaPeace Garden StateThe nickname for North Dakota (ND) is Peace Garden State. It is also known as Flickertail State or Roughrider State. Its capital is Bismarck.
OhioBuckeye StateThe nickname for Ohio (OH) is Buckeye State. Its capital is Columbus.
OklahomaSooner StateThe nickname for Oklahoma (OK) is Sooner State. Its capital is Oklahoma City.
OregonBeaver StateThe nickname for Oregon (OR) is Beaver State. Its capital is Salem.
PennsylvaniaKeystone StateThe nickname for Pennsylvania (PA) is Keystone State. Its capital is Harrisburg.
Rhode IslandOcean StateThe 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 CarolinaPalmetto StateThe nickname for South Carolina (SC) is Palmetto State. Its capital is Columbia.
South DakotaMount Rushmore StateThe nickname for South Dakota (SD) is Mount Rushmore State. Its capital is Pierre.
TennesseeVolunteer StateThe 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.
TexasLone Star StateThe nickname for Texas (TX) is Lone Star State. Its capital is Austin.
UtahBeehive StateThe nickname for Utah (UT) is Beehive State. Its capital is Salt Lake City.
VermontGreen Mountain StateThe nickname for Vermont (VT) is Green Mountain State. Its capital is Montpelier.
VirginiaOld Dominion StateThe nickname for Virginia (VA) is Old Dominion State. It is also known as Mother State. Its capital is Richmond.
WashingtonEvergreen StateThe nickname for Washington (WA) is Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.
West VirginiaMountain StateThe nickname for West Virginia (WV) is Mountain State. Its capital is Charleston.
WisconsinBadger StateThe nickname for Wisconsion (WI) is Badger State. Its capital is Madison.
WyomingEquality StateThe nickname for Wyoming (WY) is Equality State. Its capital is Cheyenne. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming.

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