The United States of America has 50 states, each with their own state capitals. There are also a number of United States territories and outlying areas.Know More
There are 48 states that are all connected together, situated between Mexico and Canada. The other two states, Alaska and Hawaii, are not physically connected to any other U.S. state. The other 48 states are, in alphabetical order, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. All of these states have their own state capitals.
There are also a number of outlying areas and territories associated with the U.S., although these places are not considered states. They include Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Midway Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, the Baker, Howland and Jarvis Islands, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island and Palmyra Atoll. The citizens of these areas do not have representation in the U.S. Congress, but they still may be subject to military service and most federal laws.Learn more about United States
As of September 2014, the United States consists of 50 states, with 48 located within the continental United States. The other two states are Hawaii and Alaska. Delaware, settled in 1638, entered the union first in December 1787, followed the same month by Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia and New York joined the following year.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are 50 states in the United States. The idea there are 52 states comes from the mistaken belief that the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are states. Puerto Rico has held nonbinding referendum votes four times since 1967.Full Answer >
America is not a country, but rather a generally accepted colloquialism that can refer to the United States of America. However, it is technically incorrect to use the term "America" to refer to the country, as the geographic area known as "the Americas" is correctly attributed to the two continents of North America and South America.Full Answer >
There are four state capitals named after U.S. Presidents. They are Jefferson City, Mo., named for Thomas Jefferson; Lincoln, Neb., named for Abraham Lincoln; Jackson, Miss., named for Andrew Jackson; and Madison, Wis., named for James Madison.Full Answer >