The 50 U.S. states in alphabetical order are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California, followed by Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia. Then there's Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi and Missouri. The next five states are Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire and New Jersey, followed by New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio.
The remaining states include Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina. After these states come South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Vermont. Finally, the last few states are Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The United States consists of 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, which is the largest state and shares a border with Canada, and Hawaii, which is found in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. The capital of the United States is Washington, District of Columbia, which is not a state, but rather a federal district. The U.S. also has 15 overseas territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Marshall Islands.
The total area of the United States is 3,805,927 square miles, and the current total population is 326,474,013.