About the Map of US States :
This interactive map of the 50 states of America makes a colorful depiction of the third largest country in the world. Besides showing 48 contiguous states and their capitals, it also carries inset maps of two other important states – Alaska and Hawaii. Click on any of the states and get an enlarged and a more detailed map of that particular state along with interesting trivia. You can also customize this high-resolution map that's downloadable and printable online.
About United States of America :The United States, which is a federation of 50 states and one federal district, Washington D.C., is divided into four geographic regions.
The East Coast of the US, also known as the Atlantic Coast and the Atlantic Seaboard, has 14 states with shorelines on the Atlantic Ocean. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are among the popular states. Interestingly, the 13 original colonies of Great Britain in North America are all located along the East Coast.
The Western US is the largest region of the country as it spans more than half the area of the United States. The most geographically diverse region in the country is home to the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert, and the Great Plains. It has considerably younger and diverse culture. California is a wonderful example of what happens when Spanish meets the Mexican.
The Midwestern United States (or the Midwest) comprises seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. After Chicago, Columbus and Indianapolis are the largest cities. Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan is the oldest city in the region. It's history with the French missionaries and explorers go back to 1668.
This interactive map of US States helps you explore the US to the fullest.
Popular US States
1. California:The warm and sunny California is home to important cities: San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park are here.
2. Florida:Far away from the worries of natural disasters, Florida has a happening weather throughout the year. From Walt Disney World to great basketball and baseball games, the state keeps you busy. Art-Deco buildings in Miami are ever so tempting in this state that takes pride in South Beach and The Everglades.
3. New York:The state is not just about impressive skyscrapers or the Central Park in Manhattan. It is also home to the Niagara Falls, Leetchworth State Park, and the Great Lakes. Miles of fruit orchards, thousands of wineries, and plenty of scope for hiking, sailing, skiing, and snowmobiling, keeps you on your toes.
4. Texas:There's so much to explore in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. From deer hunting in Hill Country to visiting Padre Island and trying Tex-Mex cuisines to watching sun go down in Palo Duro Canyon, the state gives you so much to relish.
5. Hawaii:Considered the island paradise, Hawaii is a lovely vacation spot known for hospitable people and exotic natural beauty. When you are in Hawaii, you can't ignore Ko'oalu and Waimea canyons and forget to take sip of Pina colada. Cuisines of Hawaii always catch a traveler's fancy.
6. Washington:The stunning national parks such as Mount Rainier National Park and scenic Mount Baker Highway are among the many attractions that guarantee wow moments in Washington. You also can't deny the pleasure of trying exotic seafood, local wine, and observing the art scene of Seattle.
While you pin your hopes on natural attractions in the US, you must also visit the museums. They are memorable!
US States Facts
- Alaska, the largest state in the US, has about 3 million lakes and more than 100,000 glaciers.
- The state of Florida is larger than England.
- While the largest water park, Noah’s Ark, is located in Wisconsin, the longest steel arch bridge (1,700-ft long) in the country is in West Virginia. The US has some of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
- New Jersey is arguably home to the world’s tallest roller coaster.
- Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
- The only active diamond mine in the US is in Arkansas.
- Washington State has the longest train tunnel in the US.
- The Willis Tower in Illinois is considered the tallest building in the US.
List of 50 States with Nickname and Capital
|State||Capital||Abbreviation||Nickname||Became a state|
|Alabama||Montgomery||AL||Heart of Dixie||December 14, 1819|
|Alaska||Juneau||AK||The Last Frontier||January 3, 1959|
|Arizona||Phoenix||AZ||Grand Canyon State||February 14, 1912|
|Arkansas||Little Rock||AR||The Natural State||June 15, 1836|
|California||Sacramento||CA||The Golden State||September 9, 1850|
|Colorado||Denver||CO||Centennial State||August 1, 1876|
|Connecticut||Hartford||CT||Constitution State||January 9, 1788|
|Delaware||Dover||DE||The First State||December 7, 1787|
|Florida||Tallahassee||FL||Sunshine State||March 3, 1845|
|Georgia||Atlanta||GA||Peach State||February 12, 1733|
|Hawaii||Honolulu||HI||Aloha State||August 21, 1959|
|Idaho||Boise||ID||Gem State||July 3, 1890|
|Illinois||Springfield||IL||Prairie State||December 3, 1818|
|Indiana||Indianapolis||IN||Hoosier State||December 11, 1816|
|Iowa||Des Moines||IA||Hawkeye State||December 28, 1846|
|Kansas||Topeka||KS||Sunflower State||January 29, 1861|
|Kentucky||Frankfort||KY||Bluegrass State||June 1, 1792|
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge||LA||Pelican State||April 30, 1812|
|Maine||Augusta||ME||Pine Tree State||March 15, 1820|
|Maryland||Annapolis||MD||Old Line State||April 28, 1788|
|Massachusetts||Boston||MA||The Bay State||February 6, 1788|
|Michigan||Lansing||MI||The Great Lakes State||January 26, 1837|
|Minnesota||St. Paul||MN||North Star State||May 11, 1858|
|Mississippi||Jackson||MS||Magnolia State||December 10, 1817|
|Missouri||Jefferson City||MO||Show-Me State||August 10, 1821|
|Montana||Helena||MT||Treasure State||November 8, 1889|
|Nebraska||Lincoln||NE||Cornhusker State||March 1, 1867|
|Nevada||Carson City||NV||Silver State||October 31, 1864|
|New Hampshire||Concord||NH||Granite State||June 21, 1788|
|New Jersey||Trenton||NJ||Garden State||December 18, 1787|
|New Mexico||Santa Fe||NM||Land of Enchantment||January 6, 1912|
|New York||Albany||NY||The Empire State||July 26, 1788|
|North Carolina||Raleigh||NC||First in Flight State||November 21, 1789|
|North Dakota||Bismarck||ND||Peace Garden State||November 2, 1889|
|Ohio||Columbus||OH||Buckeye State||March 1, 1803|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||OK||Sooner State||November 16, 1907|
|Oregon||Salem||OR||Beaver State||February 14, 1859|
|Pennsylvania||Harrisburg||PA||Keystone State||December 12, 1787|
|Rhode Island||Providence||RI||Ocean State||May 29, 1790|
|South Carolina||Columbia||SC||Palmetto State||July 20, 1904|
|South Dakota||Pierre||SD||Mount Rushmore State||November 2, 1889|
|Tennessee||Nashville||TN||Volunteer State||June 1, 1796|
|Texas||Austin||TX||Lone Star State||December 29, 1845|
|Utah||Salt Lake City||UT||Beehive State||January 4, 1896|
|Vermont||Montpelier||VT||Green Mountain State||March 4, 1791|
|Virginia||Richmond||VA||The Old Dominion||June 25, 1788|
|Washington||Olympia||WA||Evergreen State||November 11, 1889|
|West Virginia||Charleston||WV||Mountain State||June 20, 1863|
|Wisconsin||Madison||WI||Badger State||May 29, 1848|
|Wyoming||Cheyenne||WY||Equality State||July 10, 1890|
Last Updated on : May 20, 2016