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AlabamaWe dare defend our rights
Latin: Audemus jura nostra defendere
The nickname for Alabama (AL) is Yellowhammer State. Its capital is Montgomery.
AlaskaNorth to the futureThe 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.
ArizonaGod enriches
Latin: Ditat Deus
The nickname for Arizona (AZ) is The Grand Canyon State. It is also known as Copper State. Its capital is Phoenix.
ArkansasThe people rule
Latin: Regnat populus
The nickname for Arkansas (AR) is The Natural State. Its capital is Little Rock.
CaliforniaI have found it
Greek: Eureka
The nickname for California (CA) is The Golden State. Its capital is Sacramento.
ColoradoNothing without providence
Latin: Nil sine numine
The nickname for Colorado (CO) is Centennial State. It is also referred to as Colorful Colorado. Its capital is Denver.
ConnecticutHe who transplanted still sustains
Latin: Qui transtulit sustinet
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.
DelawareLiberty and independenceThe 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.
FloridaIn God we trustThe nickname for Florida (FL) is Sunshine State. Its capital is Tallahassee.
GeorgiaWisdom, justice and moderationThe nickname for Georgia (GA) is Peach State. Its capital is Atlanta.
HawaiiThe life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Hawaiian: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono
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.
IdahoIt is perpetual
Latin: Esto perpetua
The nickname for Idaho (ID) is Gem State. It is also called the Gem of the Mountains. Its capital is Boise.
IllinoisState sovereignty, national unionThe nickname for Illinois (IL) is Prairie State. Its capital is Springfield.
IndianaThe crossroads of AmericaThe nickname for Indiana (IN) is Hoosier State. Its capital is Indianapolis.
IowaOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintainThe nickname for Iowa (IA) is Hawkeye State. Its capital is Des Moines.
KansasTo the stars through difficulties
Latin: Ad astra per aspera
The nickname for Kansas (KS) is Sunflower State. Its capital is Topeka.
KentuckyUnited we stand, divided we fallThe nickname for Kentucky (KY) is Bluegrass State. Its capital is Frankfort.
LouisianaUnion, justice and confidenceThe nickname for Louisiana (LA) is Pelican State. Its capital is Baton Rouge.
MaineI direct
Latin: Dingo
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.
MarylandStrong deeds, gentle words
Italian: Fatti maschii, parole femine
Fatti maschii, parole femine' literally means 'Manly deeds, womanly words'.
The nickname for Maryland (MD) is Old Line State. Its capital is Annapolis.
MassachusettsBy the sword we seek peace under liberty
Latin: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
The nickname for Massachusetts (MA) is Bay State. It is also known as Old Colony State. Its capital is Boston.
MichiganIf you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you
Latin: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice
The nickname for Michigan (MI) is The Wolverine State. It is also called the Great Lakes State. Its capital is Lansing.
MinnesotaThe star of the north
French: L'etoile du Nord
The nickname for Minnesota (MN) is North Star State. It is also known as Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Its capital is St. Paul.
MississippiBy virtue and arms
Latin: Virtute et armis
The nickname for Mississippi (MS) is Magnolia State. Its capital is Jackson.
MissouriLet the welfare of the people be the supreme law
Latin: Salus populi suprema lex esto
The nickname for Missouri (MO) is Show Me State. Its capital is Jefferson City.
MontanaGold and silver
Spanish: Oro y plata
The nickname for Montana (MT) is Treasure State. Its capital is Helena.
NebraskaEquality before the lawThe nickname for Nebraska (NE) is Cornhusker State. Its capital is Lincoln.
NevadaAll for our countryThe nickname for Nevada (NV) is Silver State. It is also known as Sage State or Sagebrush State. Its capital is Carson City.
New HampshireLive free or dieThe nickname for New Hampshire (NH) is The Granite State. Its capital is Concord.
New JerseyLiberty and prosperityThe nickname for New Jersey (NJ) is Garden State. Its capital is Trenton.
New MexicoIt grows as it goes
Latin: Crescit eundo
The nickname for New Mexico (NM) is Land of Enchantment. Its capital is Santa Fe.
New YorkExcelsior
Latin: Higher
The nickname for New York (NY) is Empire State. Its capital is Albany.
North CarolinaTo be rather than to seem
Latin: Esse quam videri
The nickname for North Carolina (NC) is Old North State. Its capital is Raleigh.
North DakotaLiberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparableThe nickname for North Dakota (ND) is Peace Garden State. It is also known as Flickertail State or Roughrider State. Its capital is Bismarck.
OhioWith God, all things are possibleThe nickname for Ohio (OH) is Buckeye State. Its capital is Columbus.
OklahomaWork conquers all
Latin: Labor vincit omnia
The nickname for Oklahoma (OK) is The Sooner State. Its capital is Oklahoma City.
OregonShe flies with her own wings
Latin: Alis volat propiis
The nickname for Oregon (OR) is Beaver State. Its capital is Salem.
PennsylvaniaVirtue, liberty and independenceThe nickname for Pennsylvania (PA) is Keystone State. Its capital is Harrisburg.
Rhode IslandHopeThe 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 CarolinaWhile I breathe, I hope
Latin: Dum spiro, spero
Another motto for South Carolina is 'While I breathe, I hope'. The nickname for South Carolina (SC) is Palmetto State. Its capital is Columbia.
South DakotaUnder God the people ruleThe nickname for South Dakota (SD) is Mount Rushmore State. Its capital is Pierre.
TennesseeAgriculture and commerceThe 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.
TexasFriendshipThe nickname for Texas (TX) is Lone Star State. Its capital is Austin.
UtahIndustryThe nickname for Utah (UT) is Beehive State. Its capital is Salt Lake City.
VermontFreedom and unityThe nickname for Vermont (VT) is Green Mountain State. Its capital is Montpelier.
VirginiaThus always to tyrants
Latin: Sic semper tyrannis
The nickname for Virginia (VA) is Old Dominion State. It is also known as Mother State. Its capital is Richmond.
WashingtonBy and by
Chinook Jargon: Al-ki
The nickname for Washington (WA) is The Evergreen State. Its capital is Olympia.
West VirginiaMountaineers are always free
Latin: Montani semper liberi
The nickname for West Virginia (WV) is Mountain State. Its capital is Charleston.
WisconsinForwardThe nickname for Wisconsion (WI) is Badger State. Its capital is Madison.
WyomingEqual rightsThe nickname for Wyoming (WY) is Equality State. Its capital is Cheyenne. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming.

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