With an average temperature of 72.95 F, Hawaii is the hottest state in the United States. The high average temperature is a result of Hawaii's position as the only US state within the tropics. More »

The U.S. Census Bureau divides the 50 states into nine regions. It considers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont as the New England states. New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are... More »

As of 2014, there are only 50 states that make up the Union; there is no 51st state. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, the same year that Alaska became a state. More »

The biggest state in the United States is Alaska, encompassing a total area of 665,384 sq mi. Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas, which is the second largest state. More »

The state of Hawaii counts 137 islands in the Hawaiian chain, including all minor islands and islets. The eight main islands forming the center of the state’s commerce and tourism are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, ... More »

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The capital of the United States is Washington D.C. In 1790, Congress established a territory called the District of Columbia to be the permanent home of the federal government. Within that territory, the city of Washing... More »

The six regions of the United States are the Northeast, West, Southwest, Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic. In addition to cultural differences, these regions differ in terms of physical features. More »