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What is the southernmost state in the United States?

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The southernmost state in the United States is Hawaii. Hawaii is roughly as far south as Cuba. If only the continental United States are being considered, the southernmost state is Florida.

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What is the southernmost state in the United States?
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It is a common misconception that Hawaii is not the southernmost state because Hawaii does not appear in its geographical location on most maps of the United States. It is common for people to not be familiar with Hawaii's exact location. The southernmost point of the entire 50 states is Ka Lae, Hawaii, while the southernmost town is N?'?lehu, Hawaii. The southernmost point in the continental United States that is continuously above water is Ballast Key, Florida. However, further south, Western Dry Rocks, Florida, is occasionally above water at low tide. Interestingly, the southernmost point under U.S. jurisdiction is Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.

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