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Georgia

The beautiful state of Georgia lies to the east of the river Mississippi and right above the state of Florida. It was founded in the year 1732 and was one of the original 13 British colonies. Atalanta, which is the capital of Georgia, was the home to the

Florida

Florida is a state of sunny beaches, long coastlines, and diverse marine life. The climate here is anywhere between warm to hot all year round. It is believed that wherever you may be in the state, you are likely to be only around 60 miles away from the c

Alabama

The 22nd state of the USA has Montgomery as its capital and is commonly known as the Cotton State of the U.S. The word Alabama stands for the tribal town in the Creek Indian language. The rocket, Saturn V, that put the man on the moon was built in this st

Michigan

The name Michigan comes from the Chippewa word michi-gama, meaning ‘large lake'. It is the 26th state and is split into two major parts—Upper and Lower Peninsula. The state has more than 11,000 lakes and a large number of streams. It also has 116 lighthou

Alaska

Alaska was the second last state to be admitted to the United States of America in the year 1959. The land was first discovered by outsiders in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Bering saw it while on a voyage from Siberia. The state was purchased from Russ

Arkansas

Arkansas is the smallest state west of the Mississippi River and contains almost 600,000 acres of area in lakes. An interesting trivia about the state is that milk is its official beverage. Arkansas's flag has 25 stars on it, symbolic of it being officiat

Nebraska

Nebraska is the 37th state in the United States of America. At one point, the state was known as The Great American Desert due to the misconception that the land was unfit for cultivation and habitation. At present, Nebraska is now one of the major food-p

Massachusetts

One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts was the 6th state to join the USA in the year 1788. The state was named by English explorer John Smith after the Massachuset tribe meaning ‘near the great hill'. Its capital, Boston, is famous for its revolut

Wyoming

The word Wyoming means ‘land of vast plans' and was first used by the Delaware people. The state consists of mostly farming and ranching areas and mining communities. Wyoming is known to have a very low crime rate and was the first state in the U.S. to gi

Illinois

Illinois, whose capital is Springfield, is the state where the world's first skyscraper was built in 1885. It is home to Superman, one of the most popular superheroes of the world, and is also home to the world's first McDonald's. It has 102 counties and

Texas

Before it was the 28th state in the United States of America, the territory of Texas was part of the Spanish empire for more than a century. The state is known for its agricultural abundance, with vast cotton produces and cattle ranching. Texas is alterna

New Hampshire

One of the original 13 colonies, New Hampshire was the 9th state to join the USA in the year 1788. It is popularly known as the Granite State and comprises of 10 counties, 13 municipalities and 221 towns. New Hampshire has the first free public library in

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies of America and is officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, in Penn state, was home to the first-ever computer and is also the site of the presidential mansion for the first two pr

Vermont

Vermont is the 14th state of the USA. Its population is sparse and it's capital Montiplier is the only capital in the U.S. that does not have a McDonalds. The state's topography and tranquility make it a sight worth visiting and the land houses many vacat

Delaware

One of the original 13 colonies, Delaware was the first state to join the United States of America. It is the only state in the US that is devoid of national parks, seashores, battle sites, or even monuments and memorials. The state was named after Lord D

New York

New York was one of the 13 colonies in New England and was the 11th state to join the USA. The state is an economic, cultural, and social hub and its gross economy exceeds that of multiple countries. It is home to one of the oldest running newspapers in t

Missouri

Missouri is named after a tribe called Missouri Indians and is a landlocked state. It has been given the nickname Show-Me State, based on a statement made by Congressman Willard Duncan in 1899. It is the birthplace of the ice-cream cone and iced tea. The

Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the 30th state of the USA. Its topography and perfect lands make the state suitable for dairy agriculture, making it the top cheese producer in the country. It also produces more milk than any other state in the country. Wisconsin is commonly

Connecticut

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut was the fifth state to join the United States of America. Its capital is Hartford and has been so since 1875. The state is home to the Scoville Memorial Library which is the oldest public library in the United

North Dakota

North Dakota became the 39th state of the USA in the year 1889. The town of Rugby in the state is the geographical center of the entire continent of North America. The state is one of the least-populated states in the country and its capital is Bismarck.

Maryland

Maryland, one of the 13 original colonies in America, was named after Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I. The capital of Maryland is Annapolis, which lies in the Chesapeake Bay and is where the United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845. Not jus

Rhode Island

The smallest state in the U.S, Rhode Island was one of the original 13 New England colonies. Its official name is The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The state is densely populated in comparison to others and is home to some premier inst

Minnessota

Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the United States of America. The state's name is derived from the major tributary of the Mississippi river—the Minnesota River—which means sky-tinted water. Minnesota comprises of vast woodlands and a large number of

Tennessee

The 16th state of the United States of America, Tennessee has great geographic diversity, leading a range of economic, social and cultural activities. The state is divided into three parts—East, Middle, and West. It has a rich Native American heritage and

Kentucky

Kentucky is home to many inventions, from Thomas Edison's light bulb in 1883 to the radio in 1892, and even the world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken in the year 1952. The state witnessed the creation of the song ‘Happy Birthday' which was originally a welc

Ohio

The state of Ohio's official song is ‘Hang On Sloppy'. Cleveland, in Ohio, is the home of The Rock and Roll House of Fame. The state is also the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants. 50% of the population of the United States lives in a 500-m

South Carolina

South Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies of New England and was the 8th state to join the United States of America. In the aftermath of the civil war, the state suffered a major socio-economic setback for at least the next century. The state boa

West Virginia

West Virginia was the 35th state to join the USA. It is known as a mountain state and its motto is ‘Mountaineers Are Always Free'. Funnily enough, because of it's odd location, it is considered as the southernmost northern state and the northernmost south

Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and hosted the 1983 Special Olympics International Summer Games at LSU. The entire state has a subtropical climate, which makes it the perfect home for magnificent and scenic bayous. New Orleans in Louisiana is know

New Mexico

The capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe, is 7000 feet above sea level, making it the highest capital in the country. The state is also one of the four corner states, along with Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. It became the 47th state in the year 1912 and hosts t

Oregon

1895 saw Oregon become the 33rd state of the USA. It is the only state in the US to have officially declared a state nut, which is the hazelnut (locally known as filbert). It comprises of rainforests, mountain ranges, and valleys and also has more ghost t

Mississippi

Mississippi is the 20th state in the United States of America and the birth state of ‘The King of Rock and Roll' Elvis Presley. The state name is derived from a Native American word meaning ‘great waters' or ‘father of waters'. The state has 82 counties a

Iowa

Iowa is a leading state in the US for farmlands, and most of its economy is agriculture-based. It is also one of the states in the U.S. with the lowest crime rates. Iowa witnessed the birth of sliced bread which is practically a blessing to mankind and is

Nevada

Nevada is one of the two states in the U.S. where casino-style gambling is legal. The slot machine called Liberty Bell was invented here in 1899. At one point, there were 205,726 slot machines in Nevada. The state is the seventh-largest in the US and is w

Indiana

Hometown of president Abraham Lincoln, Indiana became the 19th state of the USA in the year 1816. The motto of the state is ‘Crossroads of America' and staying true to this, even to this day, the state has more highway intersects that any other state in t

Idaho

Idaho became the 43rd state of the USA in the year 1890. It is one of the mountain states and the name is thought to be a derivative of a Shoshone phrase meaning ‘gem of the mountains'. There are a few strange laws in Idaho and one of them forbids giving

Virginia

One of the original 13 colonies, Virginia is known for its tobacco industry and is famous for its feature in the John Denver country classic, Country Roads. Jamestown was the capital of Virginia and was also the place of the first English settlement in th

Kansas

Home to the fictional Winchester brothers, Kansas is the 34th state of the United States of America. It is known for its vast production of wheat and at one point in time, it produced a record-breaking 492.2 million bushels of wheat. It is the birthplace

Arizona

The 48th state to join the United States of America, Arizona is the copper capital of the county. It is the sixth-largest state in terms of area. Scholars believe that the name of the state comes from a Basque phrase which means ‘the place of oaks'. The s

North Carolina

One of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina was the 12th state to join the United States of America. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh. The state has the oldest state university in the US and is also the largest producer of sweet potatoes in th

Washington

Named after a POTUS, Washington D.C. is the 42nd state and the capital of the United States of America. It is often referred to simply as D.C. It is a beautiful state and as of 2019, the current population of Washington is 7,546,600, with people of differ

Hawaii

The 50th state of the United States of America, Hawaii was added to the union on August 20th, 1959. The state is made up of eight main islands— Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the main island of Hawaii. It is one of the largest ex

Maine

Maine became part of the United States of America in the year 1820 and is the 23rd state. The locals have nicknamed it as the "Land of the Frozen Ground" and while some believe the state's name comes from the former French province ‘Maine,' others believe

California

California is the 31st state of the USA and boasts of a massive economy. It was the first-ever state to each a gross state product of a trillion dollars. California has a very diverse population and it is believed that one in every eight citizens of the U

Colorado

Colorado was the 38th state to be admitted to the United States of America. It is classified as one of the mountain states, despite the Rocky Mountains covering it only partially. Colorado means ‘colored red' and the state is often nicknamed as the "Cente

Montana

Montana was the 41st state to join the United States of America and did so in the year 1889. The name of the state is a derivative of the Spanish word montaña, meaning mountain or mountain region. Montana has a diverse population of mammals. It is nicknam

New Jersey

One of the original 13 colonies in New England, New Jersey was the 3rd state to become part of the United States of America. The state was named after the Island of Jersey that lies in the English Channel. It has one of the highest population densities de

Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the 46th state of the United States of America and the name is derived from the two Choctaw words—okla which stands for "people," and humma which means "red". The state also homes the National Cowboy Hall of fame in Oklahoma City. It has hundr

South Dakota

South Dakota is home to the 6,200 foot Mount Rushmore, which has the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The creation of these sculptures began in the year 1927 and cost 1 million dollars. South Dakota wa

Utah

The 45th state to join the United States of America, Utah comprises mountains, plateaus, and deserts. Salt Lake City is the capital of the state as well as the headquarters of the Mormon church. Mormons make up nearly seven-tenths of the state's populatio

Guess these US state abbreviations

27th August, 2019

On the 1st of July in the year 1962, the USPS department decided to introduce a 5 digit ZIP code, which meant they had to revise their state abbreviations due to space constraints. Now, each state has its unique postal abbreviation and if you don't want to lose your mail, you must get the postal abbreviations right. Do you think you know the abbreviations to ALL 50 states? Take the quiz to find out.

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