Alphabetical List of U.S. States and Territories

A list of the 50 States of the USA, state nicknames, and capital cities.

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Following is a list of all 50 states and territories in the United States in alphabetical order. For additional information, follow these links:

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

Alphabetical List of U.S. Territories