According to About.com, there are four states in the United States that begin with the letter "I." Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa all start with this vowel. The letters that start the most states, both with eight each, are "M" and "N."
The letters that rank second in starting the most states, all with four states each, are "A," "I" and "W." Seven letters do not begin the name of any states: "B," "E," "J," "Q," "X," "Y" and "Z." According to State Symbols USA, Idaho was simply a made up word with no real meaning. Illinois is "the French version of an Algonquin Indian word for "warriors." Indiana means "Land of the Indians" and Iowa was named after a tribe of Sioux Indians called the Ioway.Learn More
Alaska is the longest of all the states in the United States. Alaska is 1,400 miles long, 2,700 miles wide and has more than 33,904 miles of shoreline.Full Answer >
The names of four U.S. states begin with the letter "A." The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas. In addition to the states, the U.S. territory of American Samoa also begins with the letter "A."Full Answer >
There are 13 stripes on the U.S. flag. The stripes are arranged horizontally and alternate between red and white. Both the top and bottom stripes are red.Full Answer >
Of the 50 states of the United States, 49 are located in the North American continent. Hawaii, the 50th and most recent state to join the union, is the only state that is not part of North America.Full Answer >