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
The longest street in America is Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. It is 26.1 miles long, and was dubbed the "the longest, wickedest street in America" by Hugh Hefner in reference to some of the rougher neighborhoods through which the street traverses.Full Answer >
North America, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci, is the third largest continent in the world; it contains 24 countries and approximately 502 million citizens, who speak primarily English, Spanish and French. The lowest point on the North American continent is Death Valley, in California, while Mt. McKinley in Alaska is the highest. The largest city in North America is Mexico City in Mexico, and the continent is the only one in the world to contain all types of climates.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 >
The northern states of America are Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin. These states are historically identified as the Union states during the American Civil War.Full Answer >