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
Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the states that border the state of Michigan. It is also bordered by the Great Lakes.Full Answer >
As of July 2013, the population of the United Stated was estimated to be just over 316 million people. In October 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the population had surpassed 319 million.Full Answer >
To convert from Eastern Daylight Time to Greenwich Mean Time, add four hours to the current EDT time. If it is currently 1 a.m. in the EDT zone, it is 5 a.m. in the GMT zone. EDT is a temporary time zone, most often used during the summer months, and is replaced in the winter by Eastern Standard Time (EST) which would add an additional hour when converting to to GMT.Full Answer >
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 >