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United States Map with Capitals

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The US has 50 states, each one has a governmental jurisdiction defined over a geographic territory. Each state also shares its sovereignty with the federal government of the United States. All the states are divided into counties/ counties-equivalent, which may have a local governmental authority. The counties, however, are not sovereign. The biggest state in the USA is Alaska, while the smallest is Rhode Island, in terms of area.
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About the US Map with Capitals - This clickable map of the 50 states of the US is a colorful depiction of the fourth largest country (after considering both land and water within the boundaries) in the world. Besides showing the 48 contiguous states and their capitals, it also includes inset maps of two other states – Alaska and Hawaii. Click on any of the states and get an enlarged and a more detailed map of that particular state on a new page.



About the United States

The United States, which is a federation of 50 states and a federal district, Washington D.C., is divided into four geographic regions: Northeastern, Midwestern, Southern, and Western.

The East Coast of the US, also known as the Atlantic Coast, has 14 states with coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean. Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey, and Florida are the states on the East Coast. Interestingly, the 13 original colonies of Great Britain in North America were all located along the East Coast.

Some of these states also fall in the Southern US. Popularly known as American South, the states in these regions have several cultural influences. Tennessee is the birthplace of jazz and blues music, and some of the best American writers have come from the South. The states in the Southern US have earned a reputation as the major hub for tobacco, sugar, and cotton farming.

The Western US is the largest region of the country, as it spans more than half the area of the contiguous US. Home to the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada Mojave Desert, and the Great Plains, it is the most geographically diverse region in America. It was inhabited after the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 19th century. California, New Mexico, and Arizona have strong Mexican and Spanish cultural influences.

The Midwestern United States (or simply the Midwest) comprises seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Known as the “Windy City,” Chicago is the largest city in the region. Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit, and Milwaukee are other major cities. Known for its French heritage, Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan, was the first European settlement in the region.

Popular US States

  1. California: The sun-soaked California on the Pacific Coast is home to important cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. The Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park are iconic symbols of the state.

  2. Florida: From world-famous theme parks in Orlando to recreational dwellings in Key West, Florida is a popular tourist spot. This city known for its tropical weather has a number of Art-Deco buildings and ever-so tempting happening nightclubs in downtown Miami.

  3. New York: From the Catskills mountains to the Central Park in Manhattan, New York state has unparalleled natural beauty. It is also home to the Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, Leetchworth State Park, and Adirondack Park.

  4. Texas: There's so much to explore in Houston, Dallas, Austin, El Paso and San Antonio. From deer hunting in Hill Country to exploring Padre Island and trying Tex-Mex cuisine to watching the sunset in the Palo Duro Canyon, Texas offers endless delights.

  5. Hawaii: Considered a tropical paradise, Hawaii is a lovely vacation destination known for its exotic beauty. When in Hawaii, one must keep an eye out for spectacular waterfalls, volcanoes, sea cliffs, beaches and more.

Take a look at these 50 beautiful infographics of each state in the US.

Tourist Attractions

Some top attractions in the US:

  • Mount Rushmore: b>Located in South Dakota, Mount Rushmore is a memorial that depicts the faces of four popular US presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Venice Beach: This beach is situated in Los Angeles and is a nice place for people watching.

  • Kennedy Space Center: Here, you can see the rockets that took the first men to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is located in Florida.

  • French Quarters: Explore the French influence in New Orleans by visiting the French Quarters.

  • Walt Disney World: Catch the fun at Walt Disney World, an amusement park located in Orlando, Florida.

  • Denali National Park: If in central Alaska, do make a point to visit Denali National Park where you may see spectacular wildlife, such as caribou, wolves, moose, and grizzly bears, to name a few.

  • Apart from these, there are many other attractions that deserve a visit, such as Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone, Manhattan Grand Canyon, etc.

    Facts about USA States
    • Alaska, the largest state in the US, has about 3 million lakes and more than 100,000 glaciers.
    • Delaware is known as the 1st State.
    • Famous for the Everglades, the state of Florida is larger than England.
    • In 1869, Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
    • The One World Trade Center (or Freedom Tower) in New York City is the tallest building in the US.
    • Washington State is the only state named after a president.
    • California grows more food than any other US State.
    • Maryland has the oldest airport in America.

    List of 50 States with Nicknames, Capital and Largest Cities
    StateCapitalLargest cityNicknameBecame a state
    AlabamaMontgomeryBirminghamHeart of DixieDecember 14, 1819
    AlaskaJuneauAnchorageThe Last FrontierJanuary 3, 1959
    ArizonaPhoenixPhoenixGrand Canyon StateFebruary 14, 1912
    ArkansasLittle RockLittle RockThe Natural StateJune 15, 1836
    CaliforniaSacramentoLos AngelesThe Golden StateSeptember 9, 1850
    ColoradoDenverDenverCentennial StateAugust 1, 1876
    ConnecticutHartfordBridgeportConstitution StateJanuary 9, 1788
    DelawareDoverWilmingtonThe First StateDecember 7, 1787
    FloridaTallahasseeJacksonvilleSunshine StateMarch 3, 1845
    GeorgiaAtlantaAtlantaPeach StateFebruary 12, 1733
    HawaiiHonoluluHonoluluAloha StateAugust 21, 1959
    IdahoBoiseBoiseGem StateJuly 3, 1890
    IllinoisSpringfieldChicagoPrairie StateDecember 3, 1818
    IndianaIndianapolisIndianapolisHoosier StateDecember 11, 1816
    IowaDes MoinesDes MoinesHawkeye StateDecember 28, 1846
    KansasTopekaWichitaSunflower StateJanuary 29, 1861
    KentuckyFrankfortLouisvilleBluegrass StateJune 1, 1792
    LouisianaBaton RougeNew OrleansPelican StateApril 30, 1812
    MaineAugustaPortlandPine Tree StateMarch 15, 1820
    MarylandAnnapolisBaltimoreOld Line StateApril 28, 1788
    MassachusettsBostonBostonThe Bay StateFebruary 6, 1788
    MichiganLansingDetroitThe Great Lakes StateJanuary 26, 1837
    MinnesotaSt. PaulMinneapolisNorth Star StateMay 11, 1858
    MississippiJacksonJacksonMagnolia StateDecember 10, 1817
    MissouriJefferson CityKansas CityShow-Me StateAugust 10, 1821
    MontanaHelenaBillingsTreasure StateNovember 8, 1889
    NebraskaLincolnOmahaCornhusker StateMarch 1, 1867
    NevadaCarson CityLas VegasSilver StateOctober 31, 1864
    New HampshireConcordManchesterGranite StateJune 21, 1788
    New JerseyTrentonNewarkGarden StateDecember 18, 1787
    New MexicoSanta FeAlbuquerqueLand of EnchantmentJanuary 6, 1912
    New YorkAlbanyNew York CityThe Empire StateJuly 26, 1788
    North CarolinaRaleighCharlotteFirst in Flight StateNovember 21, 1789
    North DakotaBismarckFargoPeace Garden StateNovember 2, 1889
    OhioColumbusColumbusBuckeye StateMarch 1, 1803
    OklahomaOklahoma CityOklahoma CitySooner StateNovember 16, 1907
    OregonSalemPortlandBeaver StateFebruary 14, 1859
    PennsylvaniaHarrisburgPhiladelphiaKeystone StateDecember 12, 1787
    Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceOcean StateMay 29, 1790
    South CarolinaColumbiaColumbiaPalmetto StateJuly 20, 1904
    South DakotaPierreSioux FallsMount Rushmore StateNovember 2, 1889
    TennesseeNashvilleMemphisVolunteer StateJune 1, 1796
    TexasAustinHoustonLone Star StateDecember 29, 1845
    UtahSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityBeehive StateJanuary 4, 1896
    VermontMontpelierBurlingtonGreen Mountain StateMarch 4, 1791
    VirginiaRichmondVirginia BeachThe Old DominionJune 25, 1788
    WashingtonOlympiaSeattleEvergreen StateNovember 11, 1889
    West VirginiaCharlestonCharlestonMountain StateJune 20, 1863
    WisconsinMadisonMilwaukeeBadger StateMay 29, 1848
    WyomingCheyenneCheyenneEquality StateJuly 10, 1890

    Last Updated on: August 18th, 2018

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