Wikipedia is a Web-based encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to and edit. Contributors are entirely unpaid volunteers who can contribute anonymously or under a pseudonym.
Wikipedia was launched on Jan. 15, 2001, by Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales as an online encyclopedia with a limited editorial review process. Contributors began adding content rapidly, and Wikipedia grew to more than 20,000 articles in 2001. The website expanded into the international sphere, and as o
The 50 states that comprise the United States are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montan
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.
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida are just five of the 50 states that make up the United States of America. With the exception of a few of the eastern states, none of the current 50 states were part of the United States when it first became a nation.
The vertical length of the continental United States is 1,582 miles, using point-to-point, straight-line measurements. There is a total land mass of 3,537,438 square miles, which includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The United States covers approximately 3,717,792 square miles. The country is the third largest when it comes to area, behind only Russia and Canada.
Wikipedia's site for kids can be found at Wikiforkids.ws. The website removes content that is not appropriate for younger readers and uses simple language and grammar to make reading the articles easier for children.
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut and Illinois are some U.S. states with names of Native American origin. Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida and Montana are state names with Spanish-language origins.
Wikipedia is available in Spanish at es.wikipedia.org. The website launched in May 2001, two months after Jimmy Wales announced that Wikipedia would become available in languages other than English.