Alphabetical List of U.S. States

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Following is a list of all 50 states and territories in the United States in alphabetical order that includes the state abbreviations, nicknames and capital cities.

Alphabetical List of 50 U.S. States Plus the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Alabama

Abbreviation: AL
Nickname: Heart of Dixie
Capital City: Montgomery

Alaska

Abbreviation: AK
Nickname: Land of the Midnight Sun
Capital City: Juneau

Arizona

Abbreviation: AZ
Nickname: Grand Canyon State
Capital City: Arizona

Arkansas

Abbreviation: AR
Nickname: The Natural State
Capital City: Little Rock

California

Abbreviation: CA
Nickname: The Golden State
Capital City: Sacramento

Colorado

Abbreviation: CO
Nickname: Centennial State
Capital City: Denver

Connecticut

Abbreviation: CT
Nickname: Constitution State
Capital City: Hartford

Delaware

Abbreviation: DE
Nickname: The First State
Capital City: Dover

District of Columbia

Abbreviation: DC
Nickname: Nation's Capital

Florida

Abbreviation: FL
Nickname: Sunshine State
Capital City: Tallahassee

Georgia

Abbreviation: GA
Nickname: Peach State
Capital City: Atlanta

Hawaii

Abbreviation: HI
Nickname: Aloha State
Capital City: Honolulu

Idaho

Abbreviation: ID
Nickname: Gem State
Capital City: Boise

Illinois

Abbreviation: IL
Nickname: Prairie State
Capital City: Springfield

Indiana

Abbreviation: IN
Nickname: Hoosier State
Capital City: Indianapolis

Iowa

Abbreviation: IA
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Capital City: Des Moines

Kansas

Abbreviation: KS
Nickname: Sunflower State
Capital City: Topeka

Kentucky

Abbreviation: KY
Nickname: Bluegrass State
Capital City: Frankfort

Louisiana

Abbreviation: LA
Nickname: Pelican State
Capital City: Baton Rouge

Maine

Abbreviation: ME
Nickname: Pine Tree State
Capital City: Augusta

Maryland

Abbreviation: MD
Nickname: Old Line State
Capital City: Annapolis

Massachusetts

Abbreviation: MA
Nickname: The Bay State
Capital City: Boston

Michigan

Abbreviation: MI
Nickname: The Great Lakes State
Capital City: Lansing

Minnesota

Abbreviation: MN
Nickname: North Star State
Capital City:  St. Paul

Mississippi

Abbreviation: MS
Nickname: Magnolia State
Capital City: Jackson

Missouri

Abbreviation: MO
Nickname: Show-Me State
Capital City: Jefferson City

Montana

Abbreviation: MT
Nickname: Big Sky Country
Capital City: Helena

Nebraska

Abbreviation: NE
Nickname: Cornhusker State
Capital City: Lincoln

Nevada

Abbreviation: NV
Nickname: Silver State
Capital City: Carson City

New Hampshire

Abbreviation: NH
Nickname: 
Capital City: Concord

New Jersey

Abbreviation: NJ
Nickname: Garden State
Capital City: Trenton

New Mexico

Abbreviation: NM
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
Capital City: Santa Fe

New York

Abbreviation: NY
Nickname: Empire State
Capital City: Albany

North Carolina

Abbreviation:NC
Nickname: Tar Heel State
Capital City: Raleigh

North Dakota

Abbreviation: ND
Nickname: Peace Garden State
Capital City: Bismarck

Ohio

Abbreviation: OH
Nickname: Buckeye State
Capital City: Columbus

Oklahoma

Abbreviation: OK
Nickname: Sooner State
Capital City: Oklahoma City

Oregon

Abbreviation: OR
Nickname: Beaver State
Capital City: Salem

Pennsylvania

Abbreviation: PA
Nickname: Keystone State
Capital City: Harrisburg

Rhode Island

Abbreviation: RI
Nickname: Ocean State
Capital City: Providence

South Carolina

Abbreviation: SC
Nickname: Palmetto State
Capital City: Columbia

South Dakota

Abbreviation: SD
Nickname: The Mount Rushmore State
Capital City: Pierre

Tennessee

Abbreviation: TN
Nickname: Volunteer State
Capital City: Nashville

Texas

Abbreviation: TX
Nickname: Lone Star State
Capital City: Austin

Utah

Abbreviation: UT
Nickname: Beehive State 
Capital City: Salt Lake City

Vermont

Abbreviation: VT
Nickname: 
Capital City: Montpelier

Virginia

Abbreviation: VA
Nickname: Green Mountain State
Capital City: Richmond

Washington

Abbreviation: WA
Nickname: Evergreen State
Capital City: Olympia

West Virginia

Abbreviation: WV
Nickname: Mountain State
Capital City: Charleston

Wisconsin

Abbreviation: WI
Nickname: Cheese State
Capital City: Madison

Wyoming

Abbreviation: WY
Nickname: Equality State
Capital City: Cheyenne