The United States of America has 50 states, each with their own state capitals. There are also a number of United States territories and outlying areas.Continue Reading
There are 48 states that are all connected together, situated between Mexico and Canada. The other two states, Alaska and Hawaii, are not physically connected to any other U.S. state. The other 48 states are, in alphabetical order, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. All of these states have their own state capitals.
There are also a number of outlying areas and territories associated with the U.S., although these places are not considered states. They include Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Midway Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, the Baker, Howland and Jarvis Islands, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island and Palmyra Atoll. The citizens of these areas do not have representation in the U.S. Congress, but they still may be subject to military service and most federal laws.Learn more about United States
As of 2015, the United States of America consists of 50 states. The United States formed in 1776 with 13 states. The 50th state, Hawaii, joined the nation on Aug. 21, 1959.Full Answer >
There are 50 states in the United States of America. The 49th and 50th states added to the Union, Alaska and Hawaii, both achieved statehood in 1959; Alaska became a state in January, and Hawaii in August.Full Answer >
Find a list of all 50 U.S. states and state capitals on About.com. A map of the United States with the capitals marked is also available on 50states.com.Full Answer >
America is not a country, but rather a generally accepted colloquialism that can refer to the United States of America. However, it is technically incorrect to use the term "America" to refer to the country, as the geographic area known as "the Americas" is correctly attributed to the two continents of North America and South America.Full Answer >