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How Many States are There

The United State of America consists of 50 states and a Federal District which is Washington, D.C, which also serves as the capital of the USA. It has severally been said and believes by American people that the Flag of USA has 50 stars representing each state in USA.

Besides the 50 States and Federal district in United State, United States also has sovereignty over 14 territories. Five out of these 14 (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have a permanent, nonmilitary population, while the remaining  nine of them (the United States Minor Outlying Islands) do not. Apart from Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are situated in the Caribbean, all other territories are situated in the Pacific Ocean.


Based on the location, 48 neighboring States in United States and Washington DC are in the Central North between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the Northwestern part of North America (which also bordering Canada) and the state of Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific. There are other territories which are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.


Alaska is the largest state in United States by area, encompassing 665,384 square miles (1,723,337 square kilometers), while by far the smallest is Rhode Island which only has 1,545 square miles (4,002 square kilometers).

Listed below is the list of the states in United States in alphabetical order, with their abbreviations and their capitals:

AL Alabama - Montgomery
AK Alaska - Juneau
AZ Arizona - Phoenix
AR Arkansas - Little Rock
CA California - Sacramento
CO Colorado - Denver
CT Connecticut - Hartford
DE Delaware - Dover
FL Florida - Tallahassee
GA Georgia - Atlanta
HI Hawaii - Honolulu
ID Idaho - Boise
IL Illinois - Springfield
IN Indiana - Indianapolis
IA Iowa - Des Moines
KS Kansas - Topeka
KY Kentucky - Frankfort
LA Louisiana - Baton Rouge
ME Maine - Augusta
MD Maryland - Annapolis
MA Massachusetts - Boston
MI Michigan - Lansing
MN Minnesota - Saint Paul
MS Mississippi - Jackson
MO Missouri - Jefferson City
MT Montana - Helena
NE Nebraska - Lincoln
NV Nevada - Carson City
NH New Hampshire - Concord
NJ New Jersey - Trenton
NM New Mexico - Santa Fe
NY New York - Albany
NC North Carolina - Raleigh
ND North Dakota - Bismarck
OH Ohio - Columbus
OK Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
OR Oregon - Salem
PA Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
RI Rhode Island - Providence
SC South Carolina - Columbia
SD South Dakota - Pierre
TN Tennessee - Nashville
TX Texas - Austin
UT Utah - Salt Lake City
VT Vermont - Montpelier
VA Virginia - Richmond
WA Washington - Olympia
WV West Virginia - Charleston
WI Wisconsin - Madison
WY Wyoming - Cheyenne
how many states are there
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