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AK?
Alaska
Capital Juneau
Largest city Anchorage
Nickname(s): "The Last Frontier" and "Land of the Midnight Sun"
is the largest state of the United States of America by area.
AL?
Alabama
Capital: Montgomery
Largest city: Birmingham
Nickname(s): Yellowhammer State, Heart of Dixie
is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, which is also the name of the state bird.
AZ?
Arizona
Capital: Phoenix
Largest city: Phoenix
Nickname(s): The Grand Canyon State,
The Copper State
was the 48th and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912,
AR?
Arkansas
Capital Little Rock
Largest city Little Rock
Nickname(s): The Natural State (current)
The Land of Opportunity (former)
shares a border with six states, with its eastern border largely defined by the Mississippi River
CA?
California
Capital Sacramento
Largest city Los Angeles
Nickname(s): The Golden State
is the most populous U.S. state
was colonized by the Spanish Empire beginning in the late 18th century. It and the rest of Mexico became an independent republic in 1821.
CO?
Colorado
Capital Denver
Largest city Denver
Nickname(s): The Centennial State
is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America.

may also be considered to be a part of the Western and Southwestern regions of the United States.
CT?
Connecticut
Capital Hartford
Largest city Bridgeport[4]
Nickname(s): The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State[1]
enjoys a temperate climate owed to its long coastline on Long Island Sound. This has given the state a strong maritime tradition.
DE?
Delaware
Capital Dover
Largest city Wilmington
Nickname(s): The First State, The Small Wonder, Blue Hen State, The Diamond State
The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron. ABritish nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom (what is now called) Cape Henlopen was originally named.[6]
FL?
Florida
Capital Tallahassee
Largest city Jacksonville
Nickname(s): The Sunshine State
Much of the land mass of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east
GA?
Georgia
Capital Atlanta
Largest city Atlanta
Nickname(s): Peach State, Empire State of the South
It was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be established, in 1733. It was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788.
HI?
Hawaii
Capital Honolulu
Largest city Honolulu
Nickname(s): The Aloha State
is a state in the United States, located on an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean
IN?
Indiana
Capital Indianapolis
Largest city Indianapolis
Nickname(s): The Hoosier State
is a diverse state with a few large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns. It is known nationally for its sports teams and athletic events:
IA?
Iowa
Capital Des Moines
Largest city Des Moines
Nickname(s): The Hawkeye State, The Tall Corn State
is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland." It is bordered by Minnesota to the north, Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Nebraska and South Dakota to the west, and Missouri to the south.
ID?
Idaho
Capital Boise
Largest city Boise
Nickname(s): Gem State
nickname is the Gem State because it is one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found (the other is the Himalaya Mountains, in India), and is the only place six pointed star garnets have been found.
IL?
Illinois
Capital Springfield
Largest city Chicago
Nickname(s): Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State
is the most populous and demographically diverse[5] Midwestern state and the fifth most populous state in the nation.
KS?
Kansas
Capital Topeka
Largest city Wichita
Nickname(s): The Sunflower State (official nickname) or The Wheat State
Historically, the area was home to large numbers of nomadic Native Americans who hunted bison. It was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s,
KY?
Kentucky
Capital Frankfort
Largest city Louisville
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, and the nation's most productive coalfield
LA?
Louisiana
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest city New Orleans[1][2][3]
Nickname(s): Bayou State • Child of the Mississippi
Creole State • Pelican State • Sportsman's Paradise • Sugar State
is the only state divided into parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is Jefferson Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.
MA?
Massachusetts
Capital Boston
Largest city Boston
Nickname(s): Bay State
is the most populous of the six New England states. It ranks third among U.S. states in overall population density and fourth in GDP per capita.
MD?
Maryland
Capital Annapolis
Largest city Baltimore
Nickname(s): Old Line State; Free State
Historically it was part of the Chesapeake Colonies where planters cultivated tobacco as a cash crop dependent on slave labor.[5][6] It is comparable in size to the European country of Belgium.[
ME?
Maine
Capital Augusta
Largest city Portland
Nickname(s): The Pine Tree State
It is known for its scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline; its low, rolling mountains; and its heavily forested interior — as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.
MI?
Michigan
Capital Lansing
Largest city Detroit
Nickname(s): The Great Lakes State
The Wolverine State,
The Automotive State,
Water-Winter Wonderland
is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. The
MN
Minnesota
Capital Saint Paul
Largest city Minneapolis
Nickname(s): North Star State,
Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State
the state's name is the Dakota word for "water". Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
MO?
Missouri
Capital Jefferson City
Largest city Kansas City
Nickname(s): The Show-Me State
MS?
Missippi
Capital Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Nickname(s): The Magnolia State, The Hospitality State
MT?
Montana
Capital Helena
Largest city Billings
Nickname(s): Treasure State, Big Sky Country, The Last Best Place
NC?
North Carolina
Capital Raleigh
Largest city Charlotte
Nickname(s): Tar Heel State; Old North State
NE?
Nebraska
Capital Lincoln
Largest city Omaha
Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
NH?
New Hampshire
Capital Concord
Largest city Manchester
Nickname(s): The Granite State
NJ?
New Jersey
Capital Trenton
Largest city Newark
Nickname(s): Garden State[1]
NM?
New Mexico
Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment
NV?
Nevada
Capital Carson City
Largest city Las Vegas
Nickname(s): Silver State (official), Sagebrush State,
Battle Born State
NY?
New York
Capital Albany
Largest city New York City
Nickname(s): The Empire State
OK?
Oklahoma
Capital Oklahoma City
Largest city Oklahoma City
Nickname(s): Sooner State
ND?
North Dakota
Capital Bismarck
Largest city Fargo
Nickname(s): Peace Garden State,
Roughrider State, Flickertail State, Norse Dakota, The 701
OR?
Oregon
Capital Salem
Largest city Portland
Nickname(s): Beaver State
PA
Pennsylvania
Capital Harrisburg
Largest city Philadelphia
Nickname(s): Keystone State, Quaker State,
Coal State, Oil State, State of Independence
RI?
Rhode Island
Capital Providence
Largest city Providence
Nickname(s): The Ocean State, Little Rhody
SC?
South Carolina
Capital Columbia
Largest city Columbia
Nickname(s): The Palmetto State
SD?
South Dakota
Capital Pierre
Largest city Sioux Falls
Nickname(s): The Mount Rushmore State (official),
The Sunshine State
TN?
Tennessee
Capital Nashville
Largest city Memphis
Nickname(s): The Volunteer State
TX?
Texas
Capital Austin
Largest city Houston
Nickname(s): The Lone Star State
UT?
Utah
Capital Salt Lake City
Largest city Salt Lake City
Nickname(s): Beehive State
VT?
Vermont
Capital Montpelier
Largest city Burlington
Nickname(s): The Green Mountain State
WA?
washington
Capital Olympia
Largest city Seattle
Nickname(s): The Evergreen State
WI?
Wisconsin
Capital Madison
Largest city Milwaukee
Nickname(s): Badger State, America's Dairyland
WV?
West Virginia
Capital Charleston
Largest city Charleston
Nickname(s): Mountain State
WY?
Wyoming
Capital Cheyenne
Largest city Cheyenne
Nickname(s): Equality State (officially), Cowboy State (unofficially),
Big Wyoming (unofficially)
OH?
Ohio
Capital Columbus
Largest city Columbus
Nickname(s): The Buckeye State, The Mother of Presidents,
"Birthplace of Aviation" "The Heart Of It All"
VA?
Virginia
Capital Richmond
Largest city Virginia Beach
Nickname(s): Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents