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How many states are in the united states?

United States

Right behind Russia and Canada, the United States is the third-largest nation in the world. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the overall area of the nation is 9.8 million square kilometers or 3.8 million square miles. In the United States of America, however, how many states are there?

50 states, not 52, as some may believe, have been a part of the United States since 1959. However, the United States also consists of the federal District of Columbia, which is located in Washington, D.C.; two commonwealths, which are located in Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas Island; several inhabited territories, which are located in American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and a large number of uninhabited minor territories.

1. Alabama (Montgomery).

Alabama is the 30th largest state by land area and has a variety of mountains, valleys, and plateaus.
2- Alaska (Juneau): Alaska is larger than land. It is located on the west coast of the North American continent. 3- The Alaska Archipelago consists of 14 large islands, 55 small islands, etc.
4- Arizona (Phoenix) Arizona is known for its deep valleys, high mountains, warm climate, and dry deserts.
5- Arkansas (Little Rock): Hot Springs National Park is home to sparkling waterfalls known for their healing properties.
6- California (Sacramento): California is the most populous state with 39.03 million people as of the 2020 census.
7- Colorado (Denver): This hilly state consists of vast plains, deserts/valleys and plateaus in addition to rugged highlands.
8- Connecticut (Hartford): This relatively flat state stretches along the Central Valley and Coastal Plain. Some western hills have hardwood forests. Two-thirds of the state is open.
9- Delaware (Dover): Delaware is a mid-Atlantic state located almost entirely northeast of the Delmarva Peninsula, where changes large and small have isolated the state over millions of years.

10- Florida (Tallahassee):

On this peninsula, you can surf the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast and sink your toes into the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast.
11- Georgia (Atlanta):This southern province has five distinct ethnic regions;
12- Hawaii (Honolulu): America’s last state is flat and green, with rugged sea cliffs, tropical beaches, lava deserts and dense forests.
13- Idaho (Boise): Idaho is famous for its ice, as well as the Snake River, which flows through Hill Canyon and is the deepest river in the United States.
14- Illinois (Springfield): Illinois is approximately halfway between the Continental Divide and the Atlantic Ocean.
15-Indiana (Indianapolis). The state is located in the north-central United States, adjacent to Lake Michigan. The terrain is relatively flat, with an elevation change of more than 600 meters from the highest point.
16- Iowa (Des Moines): It’s all about corn and college football here. Hawkeye Territory was officially named in 1838, eight years before Iowa became a state.
17- Kansas (Topeka): This central province consists of relatively flat grasslands, fertile lands, heaths, hills, bowls and valleys.
18-Kentucky (Frankfort). Kentucky Derby and mint jacket. The alliance ranks 37th with an area of 39,732 square miles (102,907 square kilometers).
19-Louisiana (Baton Rouge). Louisiana is the only state in the country that has “cities” instead of counties.

20- Maine (Augusta):

Maine is New England’s largest and sunniest state. It borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.
21-Maryland (Annapolis). Maryland was one of the original 13 states, divided north and south by a line known as the Mason-Dixon Line.
22-Massachusetts (Boston). Massachusetts was one of the original 13 states.
23-Michigan (Lansing). Surrounded by four of the Five Great Lakes, Michigan is home to more than 10,000 lakes and the longest freshwater coastline in the world.
24- Minnesota (St. Paul): Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota is home to 15,291 lakes.
25-Mississippi (Jackson). Not one of the hardest states to pronounce, Mississippi is located entirely on the Gulf Coast Plain.

26-Missouri (Jefferson County). Show-Me State represents the geographic center of the United States.
27 – Montana (Helena). This western state is nicknamed the “Big Sky Country” because of its vast open spaces. Covering over 147,000 square miles, it is the fourth largest state in the United States.

28 – Nebraska (Lincoln).

Nebraska is a state of rolling hills and vast plains located in the heart of the continental United States.
29-Nevada (Carson City). Nevada consists of vast semi-evergreen plains and rolling hills between deserts. And of course, there’s Las Vegas.

30-New Hampshire (Concord).One of the original 13 states, New Hampshire first declared independence from Britain in 1775.
31-New Jersey (Trenton). There are four smaller parcels of state-owned land in the Garden State.
32-New Mexico (Santa Fe). The state has the largest number of PhDs in the Southwest. For everyone in any country.

33-New York (Albany).Most of the state consists of fields, forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. It is home to the Adirondack Park, the largest national park in the United States.
34-North Carolina (Raleigh). It is known to be the site of the first airport in the southeastern state.
35-North Dakota (Bismarck). Attractions include the Enchanted Highway, the world’s largest collection of metal sculptures located along 32 miles of highway.
36 – Ohio (Columbus). Nine U.S. presidents were from Ohio, whose name comes from the Iroquoian word “Ohi-yo,” which means “big river.”
37-Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). Instead, the state has typical Southwest regions, valleys, and prairies.
38-Oregon (Salem). The state borders the Pacific Ocean and is home to Portland, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the world (more than 60).
39-Pennsylvania (Harrisburg). Along with steaks, chocolate, and steel, Pennsylvania is the other state in the Commonwealth with the first daily newspaper and a public zoo.
40 – Rhode Island (Providence). Rhode Island is a small state with a population of about 1.1 million.

41-South Carolina (Columbia).

South Carolina was the first state to grow tea on its beautiful coastal islands. Other areas include the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont Plains, and Blue Ridge Mountains.
42-South Dakota (Pierre). South Dakota is probably best known for Mount Rushmore and has more beaches than Florida.
43. Tennessee (Nashville). Tennessee has some very unique topographic features in six major regions: the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, the Appalachian Plateau, the Mountains, the Nashville Basin, and the Gulf Coast Plain.
44 – Texas (Austin). Everything is big here, even ranches and cowboy hats. But Texas has dense forests, mountains, lakes, forests and a wide coastline on the Gulf of Mexico.
45-Utah (Salt Lake City). With an area of 84,899 square miles (219,887 square kilometers), Utah is the 13th largest state in the United States. More than 60% of the shares are owned by the federal government.
46-Vermont (Montpelier). Vermont maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
47 – Virginia (Richmond). Virginia stretches along the Atlantic coast from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains. It was one of the original 13 colonies and has many historical monuments within the city.
48 – Washington (Olympia). The Pacific Northwest Province borders Canada. Such proximity means the islands are home to the largest yachting fleet in the United States.
49-West Virginia (Charleston). The coal industry destroyed much beauty, but West Virginia will always be the only state in the Appalachian Mountains.

50-Wisconsin (Madison).

The state has two great coastal regions (Michigan and Superior) with beaches, dense forests, and agriculture. It’s famous for cheese, beer and the Harley-Davidson Museum.
51 – Wyoming (Cheyenne). It is the least populous state, with about 581,000 people spread over 97,814 square miles (253,340 square kilometers). First state to give women the right to vote, preferably with first female governor

How a Territory Becomes a State

Hawaii is one of the thirty-two U.S. territory that have already become states. In 1898, President William McKinley pushed for the annexation of Hawaii by the US. In 1900, Hawaii became a territory, and in 1959, it became a state. How then do territories turn into states? The Constitution states explicitly that before any of that can happen, Congress must create an organic act, which is a law that delineates a territory of the United States and outlines its system of government. Agencies to oversee certain federal lands may also be established by organic acts. For instance, the National Park Service (NPS) and National Park System were founded by the Organic Act of 1916, whereas the distinct Oklahoma and Indian Territories were established by the Organic Act of 1890.
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