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List of All 50 US States and Capitals In Alphabetical Order

In the United States of America, there are 50 states with each of the entities bound together under one unity and power, and have their own defined geographic territory and shared sovereignty.

The shared sovereignty enables the government to govern and regulate how people behave and live thereby leading to a balanced and prosperous society. Therefore, whether you are born as an American or migrate from another country, you will be conceding to the same rules that give the government full control of the affairs of the state.

As already stated, there are 50 states in the USA, a country located in North America. With such a number, it only means that the US also has 50 capitals and abbreviations that are going to be listed in Alphabetical Order in this article.

USA is an abbreviation for United States of America, a country that was issued the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. By this deed, it means that the states will no longer be under Britain, but USA having the power to see to the affairs of its states as they deem fit.

The declaration of Independence was gotten through the bravery of the people. The revolution was started by the Thirteen Colonies, also known as the Thirteen British Colonies. The Americans in these colonies gave their all including blood and defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War that lasted from 1775–1783. This feat gained them independence and thereby led to the establishment of the United States of America.

The land area of the entire USA is 3,531,905 square miles. Rhode Island (1,545 square miles) is the smallest state in the United State while Alaska with 665,384 square miles means it is the largest state in the country. Other largest states that follow closely are Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming.

Each of these states in the USA is not totally under the control of the higher power, they are also allowed to organize and execute orders by the rules of laws set by the US Constitution.

There are lots of interesting fun facts about the USA and some history you should know about. If you are also planning a move to the country, it will also do you good to know one or two things about the state you plan to work or reside in. But the exciting part about the country is that no matter where you decide to pitch your tent, you will always find opportunities and thereby leading to a good quality of lifestyle.

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US States: Abbreviations, Capitals and Nicknames

Below is the list of all USA states – abbreviations, nicknames and capitals arranged in alphabetical order. 

STATESCAPITALSABBREV.NICKNAMES
AlabamaMontgomeryALYellowhammer
AlaskaJuneauAKThe Last Frontier
ArizonaPhoenixAZThe Copper State
ArkansasLittle RockARThe Natural State
CaliforniaSacramentoCAGolden State
ColoradoDenverCOThe Centennial State
ConnecticutHartfordCTThe Constitution State
DelawareDoverDEThe First State
FloridaTallahasseeFLSunshine State
GeorgiaAtlantaGAPeach State
HawaiiHonoluluHIThe Aloha State
IdahoBoiseIDGem State
IllinoisSpringfieldILLand of Lincoln
IndianaIndianapolisINThe Hoosier State
IowaDes MoinesIAHawkeye State
KansasTopekaKSSunflower State
KentuckyFrankfortKYBluegrass State
LouisianaBaton RougeLAThe Pelican State
MaineAugustaMEThe Pine Tree State
MarylandAnnapolisMDOld Line State
MassachusettsBostonMAThe Bay State
MichiganLansingMIThe Great Lake(s) State
MinnesotaSt. PaulMNNorth Star State
MississippiJacksonMSThe Magnolia State
MissouriJefferson CityMOShow Me State
MontanaHelenaMTThe Treasure State
NebraskaLincolnNECornhusker State
NevadaCarson CityNVThe Silver State
New HampshireConcordNHGranite State
New JerseyTrentonNJThe Garden State
New MexicoSanta FeNMLand of Enchantment
New YorkAlbanyNYEmpire State
North CarolinaRaleighNCOld North State
North DakotaBismarckNDPeace Garden State
OhioColumbusOHBuckeye State
OklahomaOklahoma CityOKThe Sooner State
OregonSalemORBeaver State
PennsylvaniaHarrisburgPAKeystone State
Rhode IslandProvidenceRIOcean State
South CarolinaColumbiaSCThe Palmetto State
South DakotaPierreSDThe Mount Rushmore State
TennesseeNashvilleTNThe Volunteer State
TexasAustinTXThe Lone Star State
UtahSalt Lake CityUTBeehive State
VermontMontpelierVTThe Green Mountain State
VirginiaRichmondVAOld Dominion
WashingtonOlympiaWAThe Evergreen State
West VirginiaCharlestonWVMountain State
WisconsinMadisonWIBadger State
WyomingCheyenneWYEquality State

 

All U.S States And Capitals In Alphabetical Order

Below are all US states and their capitals listed in Alphabetical Order:

1. Alabama (AL)

  • Capital: Montgomery
  • Date created: 14th December 1819
  • State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
  • Nickname: Heart of Dixie, Cotton State, Yellowhammer
  • Slogan: Sweet Home Alabama, Share The Wonder, Where America finds its voice, Alabama the beautiful.
  • State Flower: Camellia
  • State Tree: longleaf pine
  • State colour: White, Red
  • Largest city: Birmingham
  • Mineral: Hematite
  • Population: 4,921,532
  • Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare defend our rights)

Alabama is one of the states in the USA located on the Southeastern side. Alabama was created on December 14, 1819, making it the 22nd state to be created in the country. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery

Alabama shares a border with some states which are Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico. Moving in between this state is quite easy as they are close to each other.

The state is the 30th largest by area, that is 52,419 square mile for all areas under the state (50,744 sq mi for land and 1,675 sq mi for water).

5 GREATS FACTS ABOUT ALABAMA, UNITED STATES

  • It is the first state in the United State to declare and celebrate a Christmas.
  • Alabama is the only state that has all the ingredients needed to make iron and steel close to each other.
  • The first 911 call ever made in the USA was from Alabama.
  • The United States Civil War began in Alabama
  • There are lots of famous people from Alabama, they include George Wallace, Lucas Black, John Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Lionel Richie, Octavia Spencer, and Tim Cook.

2. Alaska (AK)

  • Capital: Juneau
  • Date created: January 3, 1959
  • State bird: Willow ptarmigan
  • Nickname: The Last Frontier
  • Slogan: North to the Future
  • State Flower: Forget-me-not
  • State Tree: Sitka Spruce
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Anchorage
  • Mineral: Gold
  • Population: 731,545
  • Motto: North to the Future

The capital of Alaska is Juneau and it is located in the northwest. It is in close proximity to Yukon and the Canadian province of British Columbia. On the northern side of Alaska, you will find Beaufort seas and Chukchi while the south has the Pacific Ocean.

The state was formally admitted on January 3, 1959, thereby making it the 49th state to be created in the United States of America (USA). In size, it has about 663,268 sq mi with water taking about 91,316 sq mi of the territory.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT ALASKA, UNITED STATES

  • Alaska has the largest territory, thereby making it the largest state in the US and twice Texas’s area.
  • The state is a place where you are most likely to find bears, approximately 1 bear to every 21 people in the region.
  • The capital of Alaska, Juneau has no road access to other states, you can only go by air or by water.
  • The biggest salmon ever was caught on the Kenai River. It weighed about 97.5 lbs.
  • Notable celebrities such as James Morrison, Mario Chalmers, Holly Madison, Archie Van Winkle, and Carlos Boozer are from Alaska.

3. Arizona (AZ)

  • Capital: Phoenix
  • Date created: February 14, 1912
  • State bird: Cactus wren
  • Nickname: The Copper State, The Grand Canyon State
  • Slogan: The Grand Canyon State
  • State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom
  • State Tree: Paloverde
  • State colour: Federal Blue, old gold
  • Largest city: Phoenix
  • Mineral: Fire agate
  • Population: 7,421,401
  • Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches)

The 48th state in the history of the USA is Arizona, which was achieved on February 14, 1912. The state used to be part of New Mexico in 1821, but following the war over the land between the Americans and Mexican, the Mexican had to concede parts of the territory to the United States in 1848.

In 1953, the USA also got the southernmost part of the disputed area through a friendly arrangement and purchase. Since then, the population continues to grow at a speedy rate since most people, especially the Mexicans start migrating to the region for better opportunities.

In the region, you will find notable schools such as Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The geographical territory of Arizona is about 113,990 square miles. Other states you are likely to find close to Arizona are California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. It also shares a border with Baja California and Sonora, both Mexican states.

The total area of Arizona is 113,990[1] sq mi.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ARIZONA, UNITED STATES

  • Arizona is the place where you can find the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Phoenix is the most populous state capital and also the hottest city in the USA.
  • Cutting down a cactus is an illegal and punishable offense. Offenders could get up to 25 years of jail time which is the time needed for the saguaro cactus to grow.
  • Arizona, alongside Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and California used to be part of Mexico. Arizona initially became part of the USA through war conquest.
  • Arizona like all states in the USA also has its own fair shares of notable celebs. Hailey Baldwin, John McCain, Chester Bennington, Shawn Michaels, Barbara, Eden to name but a few.

4. Arkansas (AR)

  • Capital: Little Rock
  • Date created: June 15, 1836
  • State bird: Mockingbird
  • Nickname: The Natural State (current), The Bear State
  • Slogan: The Natural State, Land of Opportunity
  • State Flower: Apple blossom
  • State Tree: Pine tree
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Little Rock
  • Mineral: Quartz
  • Population: 2,915,918
  • Motto: Regnat populus (Latin: The People Rule)

June 15, 1836 was the day that Arkansas was established as one of the states in the United States of America and then becoming the 25th state to be admitted.

Arkansas occupies a territory amounting to about 53,179 sq mi, with water taking 1,143 sq mi of the territory. Little Rock, being the capital of Arkansas is known for business and culture. It is a place where your eyes can explore exciting views such as television shows, museums, athletic venues, etc.

According to various research gathered by experts and explorers, Arkansas is the 29th largest by are and also the 33rd most populous state in America.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas is the only state in North America where you can find a Diamond mine.
  • The state is the largest producer of rice among the other states in the United States.
  • Arkansas was named by the French Settlers in the region.
  • In 1995, The nickname of Arkansas was changed from Land of Opportunity” to “The Natural State”
  • Notable people from Arkansas include the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, Sam Walton, C. D. Wright, and William Fulbright.

5. California (CA)

  • Capital: Sacramento
  • Date created: September 9, 1850
  • State bird: California quail
  • Nickname: Golden State, The El Dorado State, The Grape State, The Land of Milk
  • Slogan: Eureka! The Golden State
  • State Flower: California poppy
  • State Tree: Giant sequoia, Coast redwood
  • State colour: Blue and gold
  • Largest city: Los Angeles
  • Mineral: Native gold
  • Population: 39,368,078
  • Motto: Eureka

California is 5th on the list of all 50 US states in alphabetical order. However, it is the 31st state to be admitted to the union on September 9, 1850. The capital is Sacramento.

The total geographical area of California is 163,696 square miles, the land area takes up 155,959 sq mi of the total area while water settled for 7,737 sq mi. This makes California the 3rd biggest territory among the states in the United States of America and also the state with the most population.

San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose which happens to be in California are among the most popular and biggest cities in America.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT CALIFORNIA, USA

  • California is the first state in the USA to reach one trillion dollar in Gross domestic product (GDP).
  • You are likely to find more turkeys being raised in California than in any state in the US.
  • In 1902, Los Angeles made history by becoming the location where the first motion picture theater was opened.
  • California’s economy is the biggest in the USA, and if it were to rank with other countries, it would easily be the 7th largest economy in the world.
  • Famous people from California include former Vice president, Kamala Harris, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tiger Woods, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Jobs, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Lee, Angelina Jolie, Snoop Dogg, and Nicolas Cage.

6. Colorado (CO)

  • Capital: Denver
  • Date created: August 1, 1876
  • State bird: Melanocoryus, Calamospiza, Lark bunting
  • Nickname: The Centennial State
  • Slogan: Colorful Colorado
  • State Flower: Rocky Mountain columbine, Aquilegia coerulea
  • State Tree: Picea pungens, Colorado blue spruce
  • State colour: Blue, yellow, red, white
  • Largest city: Denver
  • Mineral: Rhodochrosite
  • Population: 5,807,719
  • Motto: Nil sine numine (Nothing without providence)

Colorado was officially pronounced a state on August 1, 1876, thereby making it the 38th state among the 50 states in the US, although 6th in the list of US states in alphabetical order. Colorado was named after the Colorado River. The location was particularly home to the native Americans for over 13,000 years.

Colorado shares a border with Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Utah. The state is mostly known for the widespread of forests, mountains, rivers, and desert lands.

The state, Colorado has done a good job when it comes to wealth redistribution and it could be said to be a wealthy state in the United States. It is also a good place for visitors or people who are looking for greener pastures to live and work as it is land bound with several opportunities.

The total area of Colorado is 104,094 sq mi. Water has 376 sq mi while Land gets 103,718 sq mi of the total area.

5 EXCITING FACTS ABOUT COLORADO UNITED STATES

  • In 1893, women were granted the right to vote in any election.
  • The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado
  • About 70% of the total population of Colorado lives on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountain.
  • In 1879, Silver was located in Leadville and this great discovery led to the establishment of the Colorado Silver Boom.
  • Notable celebs from Colorado include John Carroll Lynch, Jack Swigert, Ross Lynch, and Anna Sophia Robb.

7. Connecticut (CT)

  • Capital: Hartford
  • Date created: January 9, 1788
  • State bird: American robin
  • Nickname: The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State, The Land of Steady Habits, The Provisions State
  • Slogan: Full of Surprises
  • State Flower: Mountain laurel
  • State Tree: a white oak, charter oak
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Bridgeport
  • Mineral: Garnet
  • Population: 3,581,504
  • Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

Connecticut is another state on the list of all 50 US states in Alphabetical Order, but the 5th state admitted to the union after the official declaration. The state shares a boundary with Rhode Island, Long Island Sound, New York, and Massachusetts.

The state is named after the Connecticut River which is the longest river in the New England region where the state is. The river is very clean and mostly used for fishing, boating, and even swimming.

The word, “Connecticut” means “besides the long, tidal river” and flows through four states, namely Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

5 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Connecticut is one of the six (Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut) New England states.
  • The first law on the maximum speed a motor can reach was imposed in 1901.
  • Connecticut is the leading manufacturer of all forms of guns and arms.
  • Connecticut is the first state to issue a permanent license plate to cars in 1937.
  • Popular people that come from Connecticut include George W. Bush, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Ryan, Michael Bolton, and Caitlin Cahow.

8. Delaware (DE)

  • Capital: Dover
  • Date created: December 7, 1787
  • State bird: Delaware Blue Hen
  • Nickname: The First State, The Diamond State, Blue Hen State, The Small Wonder
  • Slogan: Endless Discoveries
  • State Flower: Peach blossom
  • State Tree: American holly
  • State colour: buff, Colonial blue
  • Largest city: Wilmington
  • Mineral: Sillimanite
  • Population: 973,764
  • Motto: Liberty and Independence

Delaware was the first state to be created in the United States of America on December 7, 1787. The state is in the Mid-Atlantic side of the country close to Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east side.

The capital of Delaware is Dover which also happens to be the second-largest city in the state. The state is one of the 13 colonies that fought for the American Revolution.

Delaware occupies a geographical area of about 1,982 square miles with no area covered by water. Being the first state in the US, residents, and migrants often call the state, “the first state”.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT DELAWARE

  • Delaware is the first state to be admitted to the Union, and has since earned her the nickname, “The First State”
  • Delaware was the state the US battleship Delaware was commissioned.
  • Thomas Garret lost his entire fortune in a fight to stop the slave trade after being sued by a Maryland slave owner. He helped over 2000 slaves escape through Delaware.
  • Du Pont Laboratories in Seaford, Delaware is the first to produce Nylon and began commercial production on Dec.15, 1939.
  • Important and famous people from Delaware include Joe Biden, Ryan Phillippe, Delino DeShields, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Teri Polo.

9. Florida (FL)

  • Capital: Tallahassee
  • Date created: March 3, 1845
  • State bird: Northern mockingbird
  • Nickname: Sunshine State
  • Slogan: Sunshine State; Visit Florida; MyFlorida.com
  • State Flower: Orange blossom
  • State Tree: Sabal palmetto
  • State colour: Orange, Red, White
  • Largest city: Jacksonville
  • Mineral: Phosphates, Petroleum
  • Population: 21,477,737
  • Motto: In God We Trust

Florida was created on March 3, 1845, and became the 27th state to be created in the USA, but took 9th position in the Alphabetical order. Florida can be found in the Southeastern side of the country and shares a border with the Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean, Alabama, and the Gulf of Mexico.

The state was where the Seminole Wars (1816 – 1858) took place, it is the longest war ever fought by the Indians. On January 10, 1861, Florida officially withdrew from being called a state in the USA but was later re-admitted to the union on June 25, 1868.

The state is known for its Agriculture, Tourism, Transportation as well as one of the populous states in the United States.

The total area of Florida is 65,757.70 sq mi.

5 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA

  • Orlando, a city in the U.S. state of Florida attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination.
  • Neil Smith and his brother of Montverde, Florida were the first to create Snapper riding lawnmower.
  • Mechanical refrigeration was invented by Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola in 1851.
  • Lake Okeechobee is the biggest lake in Florida.
  • Some famous people that come from Florida are Ariana Grande, Rick Ross, Bob Ross, Wesley Snipes, and Pitbull.

10. Georgia (GA)

  • Capital: Atlanta
  • Date created: January 2, 1788
  • State bird: Brown Thrasher
  • Nickname: Peach State, Empire State of the South
  • Slogan: Georgia on My Mind
  • State Flower: Cherokee Rose
  • State Tree: Southern Live Oak
  • State colour: Red, White, Gold, and Blue
  • Largest city: Atlanta
  • Mineral: Kaolin, Clays, coal, gold, limestone
  • Population: 10,617,423
  • Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation

Georgia was originally founded as part of the British colony but was officially called a state on January 2, 1788, after the necessary procedures. It is the 4th state created in the USA.

Although during the time of turbulence and war, the state declared its secession from the Union in 1861 but was later admitted back. During the rebuilding phase, the country attracted a lot of investors, politicians, and journalists. The notable one among them was Martin Luther King Jr., who took the centre stage during the civil rights movement. Today, Georgia is now a country with several distinctive opportunities.

Georgia occupies a total area of 59,425 sq mi. The land sits on 57,906 sq mi while water takes up 1,519 sq mi.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GEORGIA

  • Georgia was named after King George II of England whose reign was between 1727 to 1760.
  • John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his future wife made a stop at Kingsland on their way to wed at Cumberland Island.
  • Georgia is the leading manufacturer of peaches, peanuts, and pecans.
  • Coca-cola was invented by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia, around May 1886.
  • Famous people from Georgia include Jimmy Carter, Kanye West, Julia Roberts, Britanny Murphy, Hulk Hogan, Laurence, and Fishburne.

11. Hawaii (HI)

  • Capital: August 21, 1959
  • Date created: Honolulu
  • State bird: Nene
  • Nickname: The Aloha State, Paradise of the Pacific, The Islands of Aloha, The 808 State
  • Slogan: The Islands of Aloha
  • State Flower: Pua aloalo
  • State Tree: Kukui tree
  • State colour: Omaomao, Ahinahina, Ulaula, Melemele, Keokeo, Poli, Akala, Alani
  • Largest city: Honolulu
  • Mineral: olivine
  • Population: 1,407,006
  • Motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
    (The Life of the Land Is Perpetuated in Righteousness)

Hawaii is another one of the 50 US States In Alphabetical Order, and the last of the 50th states created on August 21, 1959. Honolulu is the capital and the largest city in Hawaii, occupying a land area of 6,423 sq mi and a water area of 4,507 sq mi, making the total geographical territory 10,931 sq mi.

Hawaii is the 8th smallest state of all the 50 states in the US with two-thirds of the population living on the island of O’ahu. It is home to Asian Americans and a place where you are likely going to find the largest Buddhist community. The state may not have many mineral resources in abundance, but it has good soil for planting.

Hawaii is the 3rd richest state in the US and even ranked above most countries.

5 COOL FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HAWAII

  • Hawaii is the only state in the United States that grows coffee.
  • Hawaii is the last and 50 states admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.
  • Hawaii is the 1st state to ban all grocery stores, retailers, supermarkets, from selling plastic bags to customers because they contaminate and affect the ocean.
  • Snakes and Billboards are not allowed in Hawaii.
  • Barack Obama, Bruno Mars, James Mercer, Tahj Mowry, Maggie Q, Jason Momoa, and Kyla Ross are among the famous people that Hawaii has produced.

12. Idaho (ID)

  • Capital: Boise
  • Date created: July 3, 1890
  • State bird: Mountain bluebird
  • Nickname: Gem State
  • Slogan: Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations
  • State Flower: Syringa
  • State Tree: Western white pine
  • State colour: Green, Red, and Gold
  • Largest city: Boise
  • Mineral: Gold, Silver, etc
  • Population: 1,826,913
  • Motto: Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual)

Idaho is the next state on the list of all 50 US states in Alphabetical Order. It became a state in the United States of America on July 3, 1890, thereby claiming the 43rd region to be granted U.S. statehood.

Idaho shares a border with Canada tagged the longest International border between the two countries. Canada–United States border is officially known as the International Border. The two entities have their map erected at the peach arch which suggested a coalition between the two countries.

The state is located in the Pacific Northwest area of the USA and shares a border with Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon. Boise is the state’s capital and also the largest city.

Idaho’s total area is 83,569sq mi. Water got about 926 sq mi while the land took the remaining part of the total area Idaho resides.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT IDAHO

  • Idaho’s state seal in the USA was designed by Emma Edwards Green, the first and only woman to design a state seal in the USA, other US state seals were designed by men.
  • It is illegal for a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
  • Only two forms of city government are allowed in Idaho, which can be a council/manager or a mayor/councilor form.
  • Idaho used to be called Colorado Territory by Congress and all.
  • Famous people from Idaho include the following, Torrie Wilson, Sherry Jackson, James F. Reilly, Scout LaRue Willis, and Jeremy Shada.

13. Illinois (IL)

  • Capital: Springfield
  • Date created: December 3, 1818
  • State bird: Northern cardinal
  • Nickname: Land of Lincoln, Prairie State
  • Slogan: Land of Lincoln
  • State Flower: Violet
  • State Tree: White oak
  • State colour: Orange, Blue
  • Largest city: Chicago
  • Mineral: Fluorite
  • Population: 12,631,867
  • Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union

Illinois takes up a position on the Midwestern side of the state. It was officially called a state in the United States on December 3, 1818, with a total area of 57,915 sq mi and land and water occupying 55,593 sq mi and 2,320 sq mi.

The O’Hare International Airport in Chicago is one of the busiest airports in the world. Illinois has many areas that are pivotal to the growth of the state but the most notable ones are Agriculture, transportation, and natural resources such as petroleum, coal, and timber.

5 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES

  • Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery on Feb 1, 1865.
  • The third tallest building in North America is located in Chicago. It is popularly called The Willis Tower and stands at 1,451 feet.
  • In Mount Pulaski, Illinois, it is not allowed for boys to throw snowballs at trees.
  • Robert Pershing Wadlow claimed to be the tallest person in the world was born in Alton, Illinois. He is about 8.11, and weighing 491 pounds.
  • Famous people from Illinois include Ludacris, Jennifer Morrison, Harrison Ford, Betty White, and Melissa McCarthy.

14. Indiana (IN)

  • Capital: Indianapolis
  • Date created: December 11, 1816
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • Nickname: The Hoosier State
  • Slogan: Honest to Goodness Indiana
  • State Flower: Peony
  • State Tree: Tulip tree
  • State colour: Gold, Blue
  • Largest city: Indianapolis
  • Mineral: Coal, limestone
  • Population: 6,805,660.
  • Motto: The Crossroads of America

Indiana is one of the 50 states in the US, formerly became a US State on December 11, 1816. The capital of Indiana is Indianapolis and it is also the largest city in the state.

On the west, you have the Wabash River, Kentucky and Ohio to the south and southeast, Michigan to the north, and Lake Michigan to the northwest, all sharing a border with Indiana. The total area of Indiana is 36,418 sq mi, the land area occupies 35,868 sq mi of the total area and water sits on 550 sq mi.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INDIANA, UNITED STATE

  • Abraham Lincoln with his family relocated to Spencer County, Indiana when he was 7 years old and spent most of his boyhood life there.
  • People living in Indiana helped thousands of slaves flee and even gave some shelters.
  • The word, “Indiana” means “Indian Land”.
  • The first robbery on a US train took place in Indiana.
  • Famous people from Indiana include Mike Pence, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Kate Bolduan, and Mike Epps.

15. Iowa (IA)

  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Date created: December 27, 1846
  • State bird: Eastern goldfinch
  • Nickname: Hawkeye State
  • Slogan: Life Changing; Fields of Opportunity
  • State Flower: Prairie rose
  • State Tree: Bur oak
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Des Moines
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 3,155,070
  • Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Iowa was officially known as a state under the USA on December 27, 1846, and became the 29th state to be admitted to the union. The state sits in the Midwestern region of the USA and is bordered by the Big Sioux River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Des Moines is the state capital and the largest city in Iowa State. The state itself is considered one of the safest states anyone can work and reside in.

The place has no water area. However, the total area of the land is 55,000 sq mi.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT IOWA

  • About 25 percent of the electricity in Iowa comes from wind power.
  • The state has more hogs than human beings.
  • Quaker Oats is the biggest cereal company in the world and it is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Iowa is the only state in the USA that has two vowels in the spelling.
  • Famous people you will find from Iowa include Danai Gurira, Brandon Routh, Shawn Johnson, and John Wayne.

16. Kansas (KS)

  • Capital: Topeka
  • Date created: January 29, 1861
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: The Sunflower State, The Jayhawker State, The Wheat State,
  • Slogan: Kansas, as big as you think
  • State Flower: Wild sunflower
  • State Tree: Plains cottonwood
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Wichita
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Population: 2,913,805
  • Motto: Ad astra per aspera (for To the stars through difficulties)

Kansas is one of the states in the US and occupies the 16 positions alphabetically. Officially, it is the 34th state to be admitted to the Union. Before officially becoming a state in the USA, it used to be called Kansas Territory.

Kansas is a name given to the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Native Americans who live close to the shore. The state is one of the most productive when it comes to Agriculture. It is a state that is accustomed to high yields of sorghum, wheat, corn, soybean, etc.

The total area Kansas is sitting on amounts to 82,278 sq mi, with Land and Water sharing 81,759 sq mi and 520 sq mi respectively.

5 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KANSAS

  • There are over 500 caves in the state which could rise as the year passes by.
  • The first airplane factory in the United States was in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Kansas is arguably the windiest city in the United States.
  • Hattie McDaniel from Kansas became the first woman to win an Academy Award for her role in “Gone with the Wind.”
  • Harrison Ford, Ann Dunham, Kirstie Alley, Don Cheadle, Barry Sanders, and Colton Haynes are among the famous people from Kansas.

17. Kentucky (KY)

  • Capital: Frankfort
  • Date created: June 1, 1792
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • Nickname: Bluegrass State
  • Slogan: Unbridled Spirit;
  • State Flower: Goldenrod
  • State Tree: Tulip poplar
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Louisville
  • Mineral: Coal
  • Population: 4,477,251
  • Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
    Deo gratiam habeamus (Let us be grateful to God)

Kentucky became a state in the US on June 1, 1792, the 15th state to be admitted as part of the country. The state was split from Virginia.

The state is known for several things, but among them is coal, horse racing, moonshine, to name just a few. Kentucky is the 26th most populous of the 50 United States. The land area took 39,486 sq mi while the water area has 921 sq mi, thereby making the total area 40,407 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS YOU WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT KENTUCKY

  • Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky
  • The song “Happy Birthday to You” was composed by two sisters from Louisville in 1893.
  • The first enamel bathtub was designed and manufactured in Louisville in 1856.
  • During the war in 1812, more than half of the people killed were from the state.
  • Popular people like Abraham Lincoln, Diane Sawyer, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Muhammad Ali are from Kentucky.

18. Louisiana (LA)

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Date created: April 30, 1812
  • State bird: Brown pelican
  • Nickname: The Pelican State
  • Slogan: The Pelican State
  • State Flower: Magnolia
  • State Tree: Bald cypress
  • State colour: Blue, White, and Gold
  • Largest city: New Orleans
  • Mineral: Agate
  • Population: 4,645,318
  • Motto: Union, Justice, Confidence

Louisiana is another state on the USA list in Alphabetical order. Became the 18th USA state on April 30, 1812, and the capital is Baton Rouge. It is located in South Central and Deep South area in the US.

The state shares a perimeter with the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The total area of Louisiana is 52,069.13 sq mi, land and water area takes about 43,601 sq mi and 8,283 sq mi respectively.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LOUISIANA

  • Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV to honour him.
  • Louisiana is among the leading oil and gas producing states in the US.
  • Louisiana State Capitol Building which stands at 450 feet tall and has 34 stories, is the tallest capitol in the USA.
  • Louisiana does not have an official language. French, English, Vietnamese, Spanish are the languages used in the State.
  • Celebs and famous people from Louisiana include the popular Lil Wayne, Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Perry, Ian Somerhalder, Anthony Mackie, and Carl Weathers.

19. Maine (ME)

  • Capital: Augusta
  • Date created: March 15, 1820
  • State bird: Black-capped chickadee
  • Nickname: The Pine Tree State
  • Slogan: It Must Be Maine; The Way Life Should Be
  • State Flower: White pine cone
  • State Tree: Eastern white pine
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Portland
  • Mineral: Tourmaline
  • Population: 1,350,141
  • Motto: Dirigo (I lead)

In Maine, USA, it is mostly known for its rocky coastline and seafood cuisine. Maine became part of the United States on March 15, 1820, and remains one of the least populous states.

Before being admitted to the union, the state used to be part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During the War of 1812, large forces of British forces occupied the territory with the sole aim of delivering the state to Canada which eventually failed. However, a peace treaty was carried out, then it became part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1820, it then voted to become a separate state which later made them the 23rd USA state.

The total area Maine sits on is about 35,385 sq mi. The land area takes over 30,862 sq mi while water comfortably sits on 4,523 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT MAINE, USA

  • 90% of the country’s lobster and toothpick supply comes from Maine.
  • Maine is the only state in the United States of America that shares its border with only one other state.
  • Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine.
  • Maine is the country’s second coldest state in spring
  • Famous people from Maine, USA include Anna Kendrick, Stephen King, Linda Lavin, John Ford, Kate Snow, and Scott Brown.

20. Maryland (MD)

  • Capital: Annapolis
  • Date created: April 28, 1788
  • State bird: Baltimore oriole
  • Nickname: Old Line State, America in Miniature, Free State, Little America
  • Slogan: If you’re looking for a merry land, go to Maryland!
  • State Flower: Black-eyed Susan
  • State Tree: White oak
  • State colour: Red, White, Black, and Gold
  • Largest city: Baltimore
  • Mineral: Agate
  • Population: 6,045,680
  • Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine” (English: “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words”)

The state, Maryland was confirmed as the 7th state in the United States on April 28, 1788. It is located in the Mid-Atlantic province of the US and has a border between it and the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and Virginia.

The state was named after Queen Henrietta Maria, known as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles. The king governed the affair of Scotland, England, and Ireland from March 27, 1625, until his execution in 1649.

The total area of Maryland is 12,407 sq mi. Water occupies 2,633 sq mi of the total area while land takes all that remains.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT MARYLAND, USA

  • The first dental school in the USA opened at the University of Maryland.
  • There is a town in Maryland called Boring, which is named after the first poster called David Boring.
  • Maryland gifted the US government 70 square miles of land to create a federal district.
  • King Williams School was the first school in the United States. It commenced academic activities in 1696.
  • Notable celebrities from Maryland include Mike Rowe, Toni Braxton, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence, Tori Amos, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

21. Massachusetts (MA)

  • Capital: Boston
  • Date created: February 6, 1788
  • State bird: Black-capped chickadee, wild turkey
  • Nickname: The Bay State (official), The Pilgrim State, The Old Colony State, The Baked Bean State
  • Slogan: Make It Yours, The Spirit of America
  • State Flower: Mayflower
  • State Tree: American elm
  • State colour: Blue, Green, and Cranberry
  • Largest city: Boston
  • Mineral: Babingtonite
  • Population: 6,893,574
  • Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

The next state is Massachusetts and it is acclaimed to be the most populous state in the New England region, USA. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, also the most populous and largest city in the state.

It shares a wall with New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Atlantic Ocean. The residents depend mostly on Agriculture, but also have other ventures they run such as fishing and trading. They are also innovators when it comes to maritime trade, finance, biotechnology, engineering, and higher education.

Massachusetts takes about 10,565 sq mi of total area with water and land occupying 2,715 sq mi and 7,840 sq mi respectively.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS

  • The first subway system was built in Boston, United States of America.
  • Wayback in 1659, Christmas used to be illegal in Massachusetts, but the course changed in 1679.
  • The birth control pill was manufactured at Clark University.
  • The first basketball game was played in Springfield in Massachusetts.
  • Notable celebs from Massachusetts include John F. Kennedy, George H. W. Bush, Mark Wahlberg, John Cena, Benjamin Franklin, and Bobby Brown.

22. Michigan (MI)

  • Capital: Lansing
  • Date created: January 26, 1837
  • State bird: American robin
  • Nickname: The Great Lake(s) State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State
  • Slogan: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
  • State Flower: Apple blossom,
  • State Tree: Eastern white pine
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Detroit
  • Mineral: iron and copper
  • Population: 9,966,555

Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)

On January 26, 1837, Michigan was the 26th state to be created in the United State. The state resides in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes of the country. The capital of Michigan is Lansing while Detroit is the largest city in the state.

The name, Michigan was coined from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning “large water. Michigan is the only state in the U.S that consists of two peninsulas

The total area of Michigan is 96,716 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT MICHIGAN

  • Michigan is often called “Motor City” because it has always been a place that cars are manufactured since 1990.
  • The state houses three leading automobile manufacturing companies in the world, they are Ford Motor Co, General Motors Corp, and Chrysler LLC.
  • Michigan is home to the world’s largest cement manufacturing plant that has been operating since 1908. The location is Alpena.
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Michigan among the most visited museums in the world.
  • Famous People from Michigan include Floyd Mayweather Jr., Kristen Bell, Ken Jeong, Steven Seagal, Stevie Wonder, Ben Carson, and Serena Williams.

23. Minnesota (MN)

  • Capital: Saint Paul
  • Date created: May 11, 1858
  • State bird: Common loon
  • Nickname: Land of 10,000 Lakes, North Star State, Gopher State
  • Slogan: Explore Minnesota; Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • State Flower: Pink-and-white lady’s slipper
  • State Tree: Norway pine
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Minneapolis
  • Mineral: Iron ore
  • Population: 5,657,342
  • Motto: L’Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North)

Minnesota became the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858. The state is from the Upper Midwest area in the US and over 50% of the state population lives in the Minneapolis, Saint Paul metropolitan area, popularly referred to as “Twin Cities”.

The state has a good number of literates and is even dubbed one of the states with the best-educated individuals.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT MINNESOTA

  • The first bone marrow transplant in the US was carried out at the University of Minnesota.
  • The University of Minnesota was also the first that successfully performed open heart surgery.
  • Stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota, USA.
  • The Mall of America in Bloomington is large enough to accommodate 32 Boeing 747 airplanes.
  • Notable celebs from Minneapolis include Winona Ryder, Vince Vaughn, Jessica Biel, Walter Mondale, Josh Hartnett, and Yara Shahidi

24. Mississippi (MS)

  • Capital: Jackson
  • Date created: December 10, 1817
  • State bird: Northern mockingbird
  • Nickname: The Magnolia State, The Hospitality State
  • Slogan: Feels Like Coming Home, The South’s Warmest Welcome
  • State Flower: Magnolia
  • State Tree: Southern magnolia
  • State colour: Maroon, White
  • Largest city: Jackson
  • Mineral: Gold
  • Population: 2,966,786
  • Motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was the 20th to be admitted to the USA States. The capital and largest city in Mississippi is Jackson.

Mississippi is the state you are likely to find more African Americans. In 2010, the state accounted for more than 37% Black American, the highest percentage when pitched against any state in the US.

The total area of Mississippi is 48,430 sq mi. The area also has a water area, measured to be about 1,521 sq mi while the land takes the rest of the pie.

5 FACTS YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT MISSISSIPPI

  • Edwards, Mississippi is the place where the world’s largest cactus plantation is located.
  • The first nuclear submarine was manufactured in the state.
  • The first human lung transplant was performed by Dr. James Hardy at the University of Mississippi.
  • Norris Bookbinding Company in Greenwood is home to the largest Bible-binding plant in the nation.
  • Famous people from Mississippi include these special sets – Oprah Winfrey, Eric Roberts, Brandy Norwood, Ray J, Rick Ross, Elvis Presley, and LeAnn Rimes.

25. Missouri (MO)

  • Capital: Jefferson City
  • Date created: August 10, 1821
  • State bird: American bullfrog
  • Nickname: Mother of the West, Show Me State, Cave State
  • Slogan: Where the Rivers Run, Show me State
  • State Flower: White hawthorn
  • State Tree: Flowering Dogwood
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Kansas City
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Population: 6,151,548
  • Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (Let the good of the people be the supreme law)

Missouri is a US state that was admitted on August 10, 1821, the state’s capital is Jefferson City. The state shares a boundary with about 8 other states, namely Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.

The state played a key role in the development of the nation. The role Missouri played during the American civil war was complex and with many disagreements within the camp. However, they were able to resolve and found a common ground. Today, they are one united under the USA.

Missouri has had many nicknames like Cave State, and Mother of the West, but the nickname that people love to call the state is “Show Me State”. The total area of Missouri is 69,715 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT MISSOURI USA

  • Missouri has more than 6,000 known caves. The reason why it is called Cave State.
  • Harry Truman was the first United States President to come from Missouri.
  • The most terrifying tornado in the United States happened in Missouri, killing about 695 people, wounded several, and made many people homeless.
  • Missouri was the first slave state to free its slaves. This happened in 1865.
  • Notable celebrities from Missouri include John Goodman, Jack Dorsey, Sterling K. Brown, Don Cheadle, T Bone Burnett, Jon Hamm, Eminem, Kevin Kline, and Akon.

26. Montana (MT)

  • Capital: Helena
  • Date created: November 8, 1889
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: Big Sky Country, The Treasure State
  • Slogan: Big Sky Country
  • State Flower: Bitterroot
  • State Tree: Ponderosa pine
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Billings
  • Mineral: lumber, oil, gas, gold
  • Population: 1,080,577
  • Motto: (Spanish: Oro y Plata)
    “Gold and Silver”

Montana was officially called a state on November 8, 1889, thereby becoming the 41st state to be admitted to the union. The capital is Helena while the largest city in Montana is Billings.

The state is mostly known for Agriculture but they also have some mineral resources that over the years have contributed to the growth of the state and the USA, they are Gold, Coal, Gas, Oil, Mining, Coal, and Lumber.

It also has some attractions that people from all regions visit from time, Big Sky Resort, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Highway, and Flathead Lake are among the few in the state.

Montana has taken up about 147,040 square miles of the country. The land occupies 145,552 square miles of the state while water takes the rest of the territory, 1,491 sq mi precisely.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT MONTANA, USA

  • Montana is one of the states in the US with the most natural and mineral resources.
  • In 1888, Helela in Montana had more millionaires per capita than any other region in the USA as a result of trading in Gold.
  • The state is big enough to accommodate 6 other states.
  • There are many Buffaloes, cattle, and grizzly bears in Montana.
  • Famous people from Montana include Bill Pullman, Frank Borman, Jeff Kober, Kiefer Sutherland, Mel Gibson, and Brad Bird.

27. Nebraska (NE)

  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Date created: March 1, 1867
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: Cornhusker State
  • Slogan: Welcome to NEBRASKA land, where the West begins
  • State Flower: Tall Goldenrod
  • State Tree: Eastern Cottonwood
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Omaha
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 1,934,408
  • Motto: Equality before the law

Nebraska is the 37th United States to be admitted as one. This was officially passed on March 1, 1867. It shares a border with Missouri, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Before the exploration of Europe, it has been home to Indigenous peoples, including Otoe, Missouria, and Omaha.

The total area of the location is 77,358 sq mi. The land is 76,874 sq mi while water is 481 sq mi.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT NEBRASKA

  • In Nebraska, there are more miles of river than any other state.
  • The hugest Kolache Festival in the world is located in Prague.
  • Buffalo and Antelope are counties in the State of Nebraska.
  • The strobe light was invented by Dr. Harold Edgerton of Nebraska.
  • Notable celebrities from Nebraska include Gerald Ford, Jojo Siwa, Warren Buffett, Ashley Graham, Jorge Garcia, and Gabrielle Union.

28. Nevada (NV)

  • Capital: Carson City
  • Date created: October 31, 1864
  • State bird: Mountain bluebird
  • Nickname: The Silver State (official), Battle Born State, Sagebrush State
  • Slogan: A World Within. A State Apart.
  • State Flower: Sagebrush
  • State Tree: Bristlecone pine
  • State colour: Silver and Blue
  • Largest city: Las Vegas
  • Mineral: Silver
  • Population: 2,890,845
  • Motto: All for Our Country

Nevada is fondly called the silver state by many. It is the 36th state to be admitted as a state under the United State. It is also called a battle born state because it got its statehood during the civil war. It is located in the Western Region of the USA and shares a perimeter with Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

Aside from being a state that has massive success with Silver, it is also the 4th largest producer of gold not just in the United States, but also in the world.

Nevada sits comfortably on about
110,577 sq mi. The land area occupies 109,781.18 sq mi while waters rest on 791 sq mi of the total area.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEVADA

  • Gambling became legal in Nevada in March 1931 after being signed into law by Governor Fred Balzar.
  • Nevada is a name from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad.
  • Nevada is the biggest gold-producing state in the United States and only and only 2nd in the world behind South Africa.
  • People are banned from driving a camel on any highway in the state.
  • Famous people from Nevada include Patrick Stewart, Tana Mongeau, Andre Agassi, Kristoffer Polaha, RiceGum, Cerina Vincent, and Ryan Ross.

29. New Hampshire (NH)

  • Capital: Concord
  • Date created: June 21, 1788
  • State bird: Purple finch
  • Nickname: The Granite State, the White Mountain State
  • Slogan: Live Free or Die
  • State Flower: Purple lilac
  • State Tree: White birch
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Manchester
  • Mineral: Beryl
  • Population: 1,359,711
  • Motto: Live Free or Die

New Hampshire was officially declared as a US state on June 21, 1788 and became the 9th state to be created. New Hampshire’s largest city is Manchester while the state capital is Concord.

New Hampshire is a hub for shoemaking, textile manufacturing, papermaking and also has Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, an establishment with the largest cotton textile plant in the world.

Much has already been changed as the year passed. The country has explored other activities as a result of several discoveries in technology. Even agriculture outputs have further improved now that people are starting to adopt mechanized farming.

The total area that New Hampshire occupies is 9,349 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • The first potato in the USA was planted at Londonderry Common Field, New Hampshire in 1719.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, from Newport, New Hampshire composed the poem, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in 1830.
  • The state was the first state to have its own constitution.
  • Capt. Smith was the fellow that named New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire, England.
  • Adam Sandler, Seth Meyers, Mandy Moore, Dan Brown, and Sam Huntington are among the famous people from New Hampshire.

30. New Jersey (NJ)

  • Capital: Trenton
  • Date created: December 18, 1787
  • State bird: Eastern goldfinch
  • Nickname: The Garden State
  • Slogan: Liberty & Prosperity
  • State Flower: Viola sororia
  • State Tree: northern red oak
  • State colour: Buff, Blue
  • Largest city: Newark
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 8,882,190
  • Motto: Liberty and prosperity

New Jersey is another state on the list of all 50 US States in alphabetical order. It was actually the 3rd state to be admitted as a USA state on December 18, 1787. New Jersey is in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic area of the country.

Native Americans were the first to live in New Jersey, which they did for at least over 2,800 years. Nonetheless, Dutch and the Swedish colonists established the first European settlements.

The total region of New Jersey is 8,722.58 sq mi. Land and water share 8,722.58 sq mi and 1,368.36 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT NEW JERSEY

  • When immigrants landed in America, New Jersey was one of the 13 original colonies.
  • During the struggle for independence, new jersey saw over 100 battles.
  • New Jersey is home to the tallest water tower in the world.
  • Over 2000 software companies and other related establishments can be found in New Jersey.
  • Famous people from New Jersey include Whitney Houston, Kevin Spacey, Peter Dinklage, Queen Latifah, Paul Wesley, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis.

31. New Mexico (NM)

  • Capital: Santa Fe
  • Date created: January 6, 1912
  • State bird: Greater roadrunner
  • Nickname: Land of Enchantment
  • Slogan: Land of Enchantment
  • State Flower: Yucca
  • State Tree: Two-needle piñon
  • State colours: Red and yellow
  • Largest city: Albuquerque
  • Mineral: coal, copper
  • Population: 2,096,829
  • Motto: Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)

New Mexico was the 46th state to be admitted as USA State. The state is in the Southwestern region in the United States of America (USA).

It shares the four corners area with Arizona, Utah, Colorado, while also bordered by Oklahoma, Texas, and Sonora. The total area occupied by New Mexico is 121,590 sq mi with land and water occupying 121,298 sq mi and 292 sq mi respectively.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT NEW MEXICO

  • On top of Capulin Volcano, you will be able to see five other US states, namely Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.
  • On July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb was exploded in New Mexico.
  • New Mexico shares a border with the country of Mexico.
  • New Mexico has far more livestock like cows, sheep, and cattle than people.
  • Famous people from New Mexico include Jeff Bezos, Neil Patrick Harris, Willow Shields, Joel Spolsky, Johnny Tapia, and Lauren Sánchez.

32. New York (NY)

  • Capital: Albany
  • Date created: July 26, 1788
  • State bird: Eastern bluebird
  • Nickname: The Empire State
  • Slogan: I Love New York
  • State Flower: Rose
  • State Tree: Sugar maple
  • State colour: Blue and Gold
  • Largest city: New York City
  • Mineral: Garnet
  • Population: 8,419,316
  • Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)

New York is one of the most popular US states and needs no introduction outside the country. Established by decree on July 26, 1788, and thereby becoming the 11th USA state. The capital of New York is Albany while the largest city is New York City.

New York is often called New York State by residents to differentiate it from New york city. The state sits comfortably in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US and was one of the 13 colonies that made up the United States.

The state is bordered by other regions such as Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. New York is a place where you are likely to find most colleges and other citadels of learning. In addition, it is a place where you can get all the fun and also one of the most populous and busiest states.

The total area of New York is 54,555 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT NEW YORK

  • In 1843, the first American chess competition was held in New York.
  • Joseph C. Gayetty, New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
  • The first state to require licence plates on vehicles is New York.
  • New York City, New York is one of the most congested cities in the U.S.
  • Famous people from New York include Donald Trump, Larry King, Mike Tyson, F D Roosevelt, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, and Mariah Carey.

33. North Carolina (NC)

  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Date created: November 21, 1789
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • Nickname: Old North State; Tar Heel State
  • Slogan: A Better Place to Be; First in Flight
  • State Flower: Flowering dogwood
  • State Tree: Pine
  • State colour: Red and blue
  • Largest city: Charlotte
  • Mineral: Gold
  • Population: 10,600,823
  • Motto: Esse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem)

North Carolina is a US state in the Southeastern region, officially became one on November 21, 1789. The state is one of the original Thirteen Colonies. It is named in honour of King Charles I of England who was the first to form the colony, Carolus a Latin word called “Charles” in English.

During the war, the state once withdrew from statehood but was later restored as a US state. The state is mostly known for the mass production of furniture, textiles, tobacco, and has also had success in other fields which have resulted in a prosperous economy.

The total area of the state when measured is 53,819 sq mi. The land rests on 48,711 sq mi while water is 1,972 sq mi.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA

  • North Carolina is the biggest producer of sweet potatoes in the country.
  • In 1898, Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern, North Carolina.
  • The first state-owned art museum in the United States of America is in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina is the oldest state university in the country.
  • Famous people from North Korea include Howard Cosell, Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, Jaime Pressly, Michael C. Hall, and Evan Rachel Wood.

34. North Dakota (ND)

  • Capital: Bismarck
  • Date created: November 2, 1889
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: Peace Garden State, Heaven on Earth, Roughrider State, Flickertail State
  • Slogan: Legendary
  • State Flower: Wild prairie rose
  • State Tree: American Elm
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Fargo
  • Mineral: Oil
  • Population: 762,062
  • Motto: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

North Dakota is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who were the dominant group during the early days. The state is located in the Upper Midwest region of the United States and formerly became a US State on November 2, 1889.

However, in this article, it is the 34th state to be created of all 50 US states in Alphabetical order. North and south Dakota were both admitted the same day. During the event, President Benjamin Harrison had to shuffle the statehood papers before officially signing so no one could bring talks of favouritism.

The total area of North Dakota is 70,704 sq mi. Land uses 68,994 sq mi and water gets 1,710 sq mi.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA

  • North Dakota grows more flowers than any other US state.
  • There was an attempt to remove “North” from the state name in 1947 and 1989. It came into nothing as the legislature rejected it.
  • North Dakota is the least-visited state in America
  • North Dakota makes more honey than any other state in the United State.
  • Notable celebrities from North Dakota: Josh Duhamel, Wiz Khalifa, Leslie Bibb, Cara Mund, Owen King, Greg Raymer, and Brent Goulet.

35. Ohio (OH)

  • Capital: Columbus
  • Date created: March 1, 1803
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • Nickname: The Buckeye State, Birthplace of Aviation, The Heart of It All
  • Slogan: So Much to Discover
  • State Flower: Red carnation
  • State Tree: Buckeye
  • State colour: scarlet and gray
  • Largest city: Columbus
  • Mineral: salt
  • Population: 11,689,100
  • Motto: With God, all things are possible

Ohio was named after Ohio River, whose name, in turn, was from Seneca word ohiːyo’, meaning “good river”. Ohio officially became a US state on March 1, 1803, a move that subsequently made the state the 17th state to be admitted to the union.

Ohio is bordered by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Lake Erie. The state is the 2nd biggest automobile producer and third largest manufacturing state, thereby making it an industrial state.

The total area of Ohio is 44,825 sq mi. Land and water area has 44,825 sq mi and 3,877 sq mi of the total area. In the state, lies many untapped opportunities that a determined person can take advantage of.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT OHIO IN THE UNITED STATE

  • Ohio State was the state to establish the first ambulance service in 1865.
  • James J. Ritty, of Dayton, invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from stealing profits.
  • Thomas Edison, one of the greatest inventors in the world was born in Milan, Ohio.
  • Ohio was the place and state where the airplane’s invention began, thanks to Wilbur and Orville Wright.
  • Famous people from Ohio include Jake Paul, LeBron James, Neil Armstrong, Luke Grimes, Miss Mulatto, Mike Mizanin, Bow Wow, and Adrien Broner.

36. Oklahoma (OK)

  • Capital: Oklahoma City
  • Date created: November 16, 1907
  • State bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Nickname: Native America, The Sooner State, Land of the Red Man
  • Slogan: Native America
  • State Flower: Oklahoma Rose
  • State Tree: Redbud
  • State colour: Green, White
  • Largest city: Oklahoma City
  • Mineral: Hourglass selenite
  • Population: 3,980,783
  • Motto: Labor omnia vincit (Latin: Work conquers all)

Oklahoma was officially confirmed as a US state on November 16, 1907. It lies on the South Central of the United State of America and is bordered by the states of Texas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, and Arkansas.

The name Oklahoma was derived from the Choctaw words Okla and humma, meaning “honoured people”. The state is also one of the states that deal mostly in agriculture, oil, natural gas, and other activities that could help the economy. It is also a hub for biotechnology, telecommunications, aviation, and energy.

The total area being managed by Oklahoma is 69,899 sq mi. Land when measured is about 68,595 sq mi while water has 1,304 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT OKLAHOMA, USA

  • Cimarron County is the only county in the U.S. that points to four states, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico.
  • The fossils of dinosaurs were found in two locations in Oklahoma, one near Atoka and the other in the Panhandle.
  • Oklahoma is the only state in the USA that produces iodine.
  • The first city to have electricity in Oklahoma, USA was Vinita.
  • Notable celebrities from Oklahoma include Brad Pitt, Ron Howard, Chuck Norris, Alfre Woodard, and Owen Joyner.

37. Oregon (OR)

  • Capital: Salem
  • Date created: February 14, 1859
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: The Beaver State
  • Slogan: Alis volat propriis
  • State Flower: Oregon grape
  • State Tree: Douglas-fir
  • State colour: Navy Blue and Gold
  • Largest city: Portland
  • Mineral: oregonite, josephinite
  • Population: 4,268,055
  • Motto: Alis volat propriis (She flies with her own wings)

Oregon was officially declared a USA state on February 14, 1859, making it the 33rd state to be admitted to the union among 50 USA states. The capital of Oregon is Salem while the largest city is Portland.

The total area Oregon occupies is about 98,381 sq mi. The land takes 95,997 sq mi of the area while water settles for the rest. Oregon is one of the states in the U.S with diverse geographical locations, you will find thick forests, water, deserts as well as semi-arid shrublands in Oregon.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT OREGON

  • Oregon is home to the deepest lake in the United States. The lake’s name is Crater Lake.
  • Nike is now one of the greatest brands in the world, but the journey to becoming great started from Oregon.
  • Oregon has one city named Sisters and another called Brothers.
  • The deepest river in North America, called Gorge is in Oregon.
  • Famous people from Oregon include Katee Sackhoff, Matt Groening, Phil Knight, Sally Struthers, Ryan Potter, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

38. Pennsylvania (PA)

  • Capital: Harrisburg
  • Date created: December 12, 1787
  • State bird: Ruffed grouse
  • Nickname: Keystone State, Quaker State
  • Slogan: Pennsylvania. Pursue Your Happiness
  • State Flower: Mountain laurel
  • State Tree: Eastern hemlock
  • State colour: Blue and Gold
  • Largest city: Philadelphia
  • Mineral: copper, gold, silver
  • Population: 12,783,254
  • Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

Pennsylvania is on the list of all 50 US states in alphabetical order. On December 12, 1787, it officially became the 2nd state to be admitted to the union. The state sits comfortably on the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic side of the country.

Pennsylvania’s total area is 46,055 square miles. Land uses 44,816.61 sq mi of the area while water takes 1,239 sq mi.

Pennsylvania remains among the leading populous states in the USA according to different censuses that have emerged at different times. The economy of the state is quite good to the extent that if it was a country, it would be one of the prosperous countries in the world.

5 GREAT FACTS ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA

  • Wanamaker’s is the first department store in the United States, located in Philadelphia.
  • The first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Philadelphia in Pennsylvania was home to the first zoo in the USA, started by Benjamin Franklin.
  • The first automobile service station began operation in Pittsburgh.
  • Famous people from Pennsylvania include Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift, Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Lil Peep, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Kevin Norwood Bacon, and Maddie Ziegler.

39. Rhode Island (RI)

  • Capital: Providence
  • Date created: May 29, 1790
  • State bird: Chicken
  • Nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody
  • Slogan: Hope
  • State Flower: Common blue violet
  • State Tree: Red maple
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Providence
  • Mineral: Bowenite
  • Population: 1,057,125
  • Motto: Hope

Rhode Island is the smallest among the 50 US states by total area and is in the New England region. The state shares a border with Connecticut, Massachusetts, Atlantic, New York, and the Atlantic Ocean. The state also shares a water border with New York.

The capital of Rhode Island is Providence, and also the largest city in a small state area in the USA. The land total area is just 1,214 sq mi while the water area is 169 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT RHODE ISLAND

  • Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US.
  • There is an island called Rhode Island in the same state.
  • The first circus in the USA took place in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • The first National Lawn Tennis Championship was held in Rhode Island in 1899.
  • Famous people from Rhode Island include Adam Baldwin, Amy Van Nostrand, Josh Schwartz, Sam Berns, Demetrius Andrade, and Claudia Jordan.

40. South Carolina (SC)

  • Capital: Columbia
  • Date created: May 23, 1788
  • State bird: Carolina Wren
  • Nickname: The Palmetto State
  • Slogan: Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.
  • State Flower: Yellow jessamine
  • State Tree: Sabal palmetto
  • State colour: Indigo blue
  • Largest city: Charleston
  • Mineral: Amethyst
  • Population: 5,148,714
  • Motto: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope), Animis opibusque parati†(Prepared in mind and resources)

South Carolina is the 8th state officially declared a US state on May 23, 1788. The state is in the Southeastern region of the country and bordered by North California, the Atlantic Ocean, and Georgia.

Like North Carolina, South Carolina was also named in honor of King Charles I of England. The total area of South California 32,020 sq mi with the land having about 30,109 sq mi and water 1,911 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT SOUTH CALIFORNIA

  • The first battle during the civil war took place at Fort Sumter, South California.
  • South California grows peaches more than most US states and even more than the acclaimed Peach state, “Georgia”
  • The Lake City tobacco market was established in 1898 and one of the largest markets in the state.
  • South Carolina was the first to establish a library in 1698.
  • Famous people from South California include Jesse Jackson, Tom Brady, James Brown, Chubby Checker, Althea Gibson, and Pat Conroy.

41. South Dakota (SD)

  • Capital: Pierre
  • Date created: November 2, 1889
  • State bird: Ring-necked pheasant
  • Nickname: The Mount Rushmore State
  • Slogan: Great Faces. Great Places
  • State Flower: American Pasque flower
  • State Tree: Black Hills Spruce
  • State colour: Blue and Gold
  • Largest city: Sioux Falls
  • Mineral: Rose quartz
  • Population: 884,659
  • Motto: Under God the People Rule

South Dakota is a state in the U.S and is located in the Upper Midwest region. South Dakota officially became a US state on November 2, 1889, thereby attaining the 40th position among the states.

South Dakota could have been the 39th state to be admitted, but President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before imprinting his signature, this way no one, not even the president could guess the first to be attended to. Pierre is the capital of South Dakota while the largest city is Sioux Falls.

The total area of South Dakota is 77,116 sq mi. The land and water take up 75,811 and 1,305 sq mi respectively.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA

  • The faces of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson are sculpted into Mount Rushmore.
  • South Dakota is one of the safest places to live in the USA.
  • The cost of living is low in South Dakota when paired with most states in the United States of America.
  • There is no traffic in the state.
  • Notable celebrities from South Dakota: Brock Lesnar, Bob Barker, January Jones, Mary Hart, Chad Greenway, and Tom Brokaw.

42. Tennessee (TN)

  • Capital: Nashville
  • Date created: June 1, 1796
  • State bird: Mockingbird, Bobwhite quail
  • Nickname: The Volunteer State
  • Slogan: Tennessee – America at its best
  • State Flower: Iris, Tennessee echinacea, Passion flower
  • State Tree: Tulip poplar, Eastern red cedar
  • State colour: Orange and White
  • Largest city: Nashville
  • Mineral: Agate
  • Population: 6,829,174
  • Motto: Agriculture and Commerce

Tennessee may be 42nd on the list of all 50 USA States, but officially the 16th US state created on June 1, 1796. The state of Tennessee shares a perimeter with 8 other states, namely Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. The state is in the Southeastern region of the US.

Tennessee earned the right to be called the Volunteer State when it stepped in to help during the war in 1812. The state further proved it was a right call when the Secretary of war demanded for just 2800 soldiers during the Mexican–American War in 1846, and 30,000 were sent. The state is a big part of United States history and one that deserved to be admitted to the union.

Tennessee’s total area is 42,143 sq mi. The land shares 41,217 sq mi while the water has all that is left of all the total area.

5 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TENNESSEE

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated outside Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Tennessee was the last state to withdraw from the union (stop being a US State) and also the first to be readmitted after the war.
  • Hattie Caraway who was born in Bakersville became the first woman United States Senator.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies in Tennessee. The park is the most visited national park in the U.S.
  • Famous people from Tennessee include Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Justin Randall Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Lisa Marie Presley, Randy Orton, and Ginnifer Goodwin.

43. Texas (TX)

  • Capital: Austin
  • Date created: December 29, 1845
  • State bird: Northern mockingbird
  • Nickname: The Lone Star State
  • Slogan: The Friendly State
  • State Flower: Bluebonnet
  • State Tree: Pecan
  • State colour: Blue, White, and Red
  • Largest city: Houston
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 28,995,881
  • Motto: Friendship

On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th US state to be admitted to the union. Located in the South Central region and the 2nd largest state in the country with Alaska being the largest area in the USA.

The state shares a perimeter with other states, namely Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Also, the border extends to Mexican states like Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Coahuila and also has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico.

The total area of Texas is 268,596 sq mi. As expected, the land area got a larger share of the total area 261,232 sq mi while water settles for about 7,365 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT TEXAS, USA

  • Texas was once an independent country, this happened between 1836 to 1845.
  • The state of Texas supplies more wool than any other USA state.
  • Texas is the only state in the United States to be admitted by Treaty.
  • No one knows who designed the Texas flag.
  • Notable celebrities from Texas: Selana, Drew Brees, The Undertaker, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Robin Wright, and Jamie Foxx.

44. Utah (UT)

  • Capital: Salt Lake City
  • Date created: January 4, 1896
  • State bird: California gull
  • Nickname: Beehive State
  • Slogan: This Is Still the Right Place, Utah! Where Ideas Connect
  • State Flower: Sego lily
  • State Tree: Quaking aspen
  • State colour: Bee-Utah-Full (Crayola Color)
  • Largest city: Salt Lake City
  • Mineral: Copper
  • Population: 3,205,958
  • Motto: Industry

On January 4, 1896, Utah was officially named a state in the US with its capital named Salt Lake City. The capital is also the largest city in the state. Utah can be found in the Mountain West region of the country and has its bordered shared by other regions, namely Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado.

Utah’s total area is 84,899 sq mi. The land and water areas are 82,144 sq mi and 2,755 sq mi respectively. In the state, you will find 6 national forests, namely Wasatch-Cache, Ashley, Uinta, Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-LaSal.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT UTAH, USA

  • In 1912, the first electric traffic light was invented by a policeman Lester F. Wire and then installed in Salt Lake City.
  • Salt Lake City used to be called the Great Salt Lake, “Great” was dropped from the name in 1868.
  • About 65% of the land in Utah is owned by the federal government.
  • The state name, “Utah” is from the native American tribe, Ute.
  • Famous people from Utah include Chrissy Teigen, Julianne Hough, Gary Coleman, Gary Coleman, Witney Carson, and Lucky Blue Smith.

45. Vermont (VE)

  • Capital: Montpelier
  • Date created: March 4, 1791
  • State bird: Hermit thrush
  • Nickname: The Green Mountain State
  • Slogan: The Maple State
  • State Flower: Red clover
  • State Tree: Sugar maple
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Burlington
  • Mineral: Talc
  • Population: 623,989
  • Motto: Freedom and Unity

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th US State. The state is in the New England territory of the USA and shares a border with Quebec, Canadian province, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York.

Vermont was the first state that was acknowledged as a state in the US after the ratification of the Constitution. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier, while the largest city is Burlington.

The total area Vermont utilizes is 9,616 sq mi with land and water taking about 9,250 and 382 sq mi respectively.

5 FACTS ABOUT VERMONT YOU WERE NOT TOLD

  • The state name, “Vermont” comes from the french word “vert mont, which means “green mountain.”
  • Vermont is one of the 4 US states to ban billboard advertising. The others are Alaska, Maine, and Hawaii.
  • The state has a great number of dairy cows in the country to the extent that it is often exaggerated that there are more dairy cows than people.
  • Montpelier in Vermont is the largest manufacturer of maple syrup in the country.
  • Famous people from Vermont include Orson Bean, John Deere, Thomas Davenport, Elisha Graves Otis, Ernest Thompson, and Henry Wells.

46. Virginia (VI)

  • Capital: Richmond
  • Date created: June 25, 1788
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • Nickname: Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
  • Slogan: Virginia is for lovers
  • State Flower: Flowering dogwood
  • State Tree: Flowering dogwood
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Virginia Beach
  • Mineral: coal
  • Population: 8,535,519
  • Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants)

Virginia is number 45 on the list of all 50 US States in alphabetical order, but officially the 10th state to be admitted as a state in the United States of America (USA).

Virginia is in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. The capital of Virginia is Richmond and the largest city is Virginia Beach. The total area of Virginia is 42,774.2 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT VIRGINIA

  • The first peanuts ever grown in the US were grown in Virginia.
  • In Virginia, you are likely to see more people working for the USA government than any other.
  • Arlington in Virginia is home to The Pentagon building. A building that was declared the largest office building in the world.
  • The first Thanksgiving took place in Virginia in 1619.
  • Popular people from Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Sandra Bullock, Pharrell Williams, and Mackenzie Phillips.

47. Washington (WA)

  • Capital: Olympia
  • Date created: November 11, 1889
  • State bird: American goldfinch
  • Nickname: The Evergreen State
  • Slogan: Alki (Hope for the Future
  • State Flower: Rhododendron
  • State Tree: Western Hemlockl
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Seattle
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 6,724,540
  • Motto: Al-ki or Alki, “by and by” in Chinook Jargon

Washington became the 42nd states on November 11, 1889. The state is in the Pacific Northwest area of the country and its capital is Olympia. It is named after George Washington, the first U.S. president.

The state is often called Washington State in order to distinguish it from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

The total area of Washington is 71,362 sq mi. The land and water areas are 66,544 and 4,757 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT WASHINGTON

  • Washington state is the only US state named after a President of the United States.
  • The state produces more apples than any of the 50 US states.
  • Redmond in Washington is home to Microsoft Corporation, the leading developer of computer software systems and applications.
  • George Washington during his tenure never lived in the White House. It was built after he died.
  • Famous people from Washington are Bill Gates, Bing Crosby, Katherine Heigl, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, Taraji P. Henson, and Regina Hall.

48. West Virginia (WV)

  • Capital: Charleston
  • Date created: June 20, 1863
  • State bird: Northern cardinal
  • Nickname: Mountain State
  • Slogan: Wild and Wonderful
  • State Flower: Rhododendron
  • State Tree: Sugar maple
  • State colour: Old gold and blue
  • Largest city: Charleston
  • Mineral: None
  • Population: 1,792,147
  • Motto: Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)

West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, thereby becoming the 35th US state. The capital of West Virginia is Charleston, and also the largest city in the state.

The state of West Virginia in the USA shares border with other states, they are Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. The total area occupies by the state is about 24,230 sq mi while the water area only about 152 sq mi.

5 AWESOME FACTS ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA

  • In 1926, The first federal prison for women was opened in West Virginia.
  • Over 70% of West Virginia is covered by forests, thereby the third most forested state in the United State.
  • The State Capitol dome stands erect at 292 feet, higher than the dome at Washington.
  • In West Virginia, there are towns named after cities in other countries, namely Cairo, Berling, Athens, Geneva, Calcutta, And Shanghai.
  • Famous people from West Virginia are Steve Harvey, Heath Slater, Deron Williams, Joyce DeWitt, Michael W. Smith, Kathy Mattea.

49. Wisconsin (WI)

  • Capital: Madison
  • Date created: May 29, 1848
  • State bird: American robin
  • Nickname: Badger State, America’s Dairyland
  • Slogan: America’s Dairyland
  • State Flower: Wood violet
  • State Tree: Sugar maple
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Milwaukee
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Population: 5,822,434
  • Motto: Forward

Wisconsin is one of the 50 states in the United States. It officially became one on May 29, 1848, and positioned itself as the 30th state created in the country. The state rests in the Upper Midwest region of the country and is bordered by Lake Superior, Illinois, Lake Michigan, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Wisconsin is fondly called “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s leading producers of dairy products especially for the cheese that people love. It also thrives in areas such as paper manufacturing, alcohol, ginseng, cranberries, tourism, etc that have contributed massively to the economic growth of the state.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT WISCONSIN

  • The first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River in Wisconsin. It was built in 1882.
  • The original Barbie is Barbie Millicent Roberts and is from Willows, Wisconsin.
  • The State of Wisconsin is the leading producer of ginseng, turkey, and milk products.
  • Green Bay in Wisconsin is also known as a location that produces enough Toilet paper to go around in the state and other US states.
  • Famous people from Wisconsin include Willem Dafoe, Heather Graham, Mary Cheney, Danica Patrick, Joe Thomas, Andrea Anders, and JJ Watt.

50. Wyoming (WY)

  • Capital: Cheyenne
  • Date created: July 10, 1890
  • State bird: Western meadowlark
  • Nickname: Equality State
  • Slogan: Equal Rights
  • State Flower: Wyoming Indian paintbrush
  • State Tree: Plains cottonwood
  • State colour: None
  • Largest city: Cheyenne
  • Mineral: Nephrite
  • Population: 578,759
  • Motto: Equal Rights

Wyoming is the last on the list of all 50 us states in alphabetical order, but officially the 44th state declared as US State. The official declaration came on July 10, 1890.

Wyoming is in the Mountain West region of the country and shares a border with other states, namely Colorado, Montana, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho.

Wyoming was the first state in the USA to give women the right to vote, this brought about a certain level of balance in the country especially at a time when the female folks felt they were being cheated.

The total area of Wyoming is 97,914 sq mi.

5 COOL FACTS ABOUT WYOMING

  • In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to grant women aged 21 years and above a right to vote.
  • The largest coal mines in the world happen to be in Wyoming.
  • Wyoming has the lowest population among the 50 states in the United States of America (USA).
  • Yellowstone is the first national park in the United State and inarguably the first national park in the world. It is in Wyoming.
  • Notable celebrities from Wyoming: Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Matthew Fox, Jackson Pollock, Wilford Brimley, Chris LeDoux, and Curt Gowdy.
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