List of U.S. states

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A U.S. state is one of the states of the United States of America. Four states (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky) use the term commonwealth because they called themselves that when the United States was first formed, but this is only tradition and they are still states.

The states are labeled with their U.S. postal abbreviations and capitals.

Abbreviation State Name Capital Became a State
AL Alabama Montgomery December 14, 1819
AK Alaska Juneau January 3, 1959
AZ Arizona Phoenix February 14, 1912
AR Arkansas Little Rock June 15, 1836
CA California Sacramento September 9, 1850
CO Colorado Denver August 1, 1876
CT Connecticut Hartford January 9, 1788
DE Delaware Dover December 7, 1787
FL Florida Tallahassee March 3, 1845
GA Georgia Atlanta January 2, 1788
HI Hawaii Honolulu August 21, 1959
ID Idaho Boise July 3, 1890
IL Illinois Springfield December 3, 1818
IN Indiana Indianapolis December 11, 1816
IA Iowa Des Moines December 28, 1846
KS Kansas Topeka January 29, 1861
KY Kentucky Frankfort June 1, 1792
LA Louisiana Baton Rouge April 30, 1812
ME Maine Augusta March 15, 1820
MD Maryland Annapolis April 28, 1788
MA Massachusetts Boston February 6, 1788
MI Michigan Lansing January 26, 1837
MN Minnesota Saint Paul May 11, 1858
MS Mississippi Jackson December 10, 1817
MO Missouri Jefferson City August 10, 1821
MT Montana Helena November 8, 1889
NE Nebraska Lincoln March 1, 1867
NV Nevada Carson City October 31, 1864
NH New Hampshire Concord June 21, 1788
NJ New Jersey Trenton December 18, 1787
NM New Mexico Santa Fe January 6, 1912
NY New York Albany July 26, 1788
NC North Carolina Raleigh November 21, 1789
ND North Dakota Bismarck November 2, 1889
OH Ohio Columbus March 1, 1803
OK Oklahoma Oklahoma City November 16, 1907
OR Oregon Salem February 14, 1859
PA Pennsylvania Harrisburg December 12, 1787
RI Rhode Island Providence May 19, 1790
SC South Carolina Columbia May 23, 1788
SD South Dakota Pierre November 2, 1889
TN Tennessee Nashville June 1, 1796
TX Texas Austin December 29, 1845
UT Utah Salt Lake City January 4, 1896
VT Vermont Montpelier March 4, 1791
VA Virginia Richmond June 25, 1788
WA Washington Olympia November 11, 1889
WV West Virginia Charleston June 20, 1863
WI Wisconsin Madison May 29, 1848
WY Wyoming Cheyenne July 10, 1890

In addition to the states, several other areas belong to the United States:

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