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The main land-mass of the USA is located on the continent of North America, in- between Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.

The United States also
stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

48 States make up this single land-mass, almost 3000 miles wide.

The largest State, Alaska, the 49th State to become part of the US, lies to the north-west of Canada.

The 50th State to join the Union, Hawaii, lies far away to the west; a volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Here is a list of the States comprising the United States of America, in alphabetical order, followed by their nick-names, State capitals and State area in square miles:-

Alabama The Heart of Dixie Montgomery 51,609 sq miles
Alaska Land of the Midnight Sun Juneau 596,400 sq miles
Arizona The Grand Canyon State Phoenix 113,909 sq miles
Arkansas The Land of Opportunity Little Rock 53,102 sq miles
California The Golden State Sacramento 158,693 sq miles
Colorado The Centennial State Denver 104,247 sq miles
Connecticut The Constitution State Hartford 5,009 sq miles
Delaware The First State Dover 2,057 sq miles
Florida The Sunshine State Tallahassee 58,560 sq miles
Georgia The Peach State Atlanta 58,876 sq miles
Hawaii The Aloha State Honolulu 6,423 sq miles
Idaho The Gem State Boise 83,557 sq miles
Illinois The Prairie State Springfield 56,400 sq miles
Indiana The Hoosier State Indianapolis 36,291 sq miles
Iowa The Hawkeye State Des Moines 56,290 sq miles
Kansas The Sunflower State Topeka 82,276 sq miles
Kentucky The Blue Grass State Frankfort 40,395 sq miles
Louisiana The Pelican State Baton Rouge 48,523 sq miles
Maine The Pine Tree State Augusta 33,215 sq miles
Maryland The Old Line State Annapolis 10,577 sq miles
Massachusetts The Bay State Boston 8,257 sq miles
Michigan The Wolverine State Lansing 58,216 sq miles
Minnesota The North Star State St Paul's 84,068 sq mile
Mississippi The Magnolia State Jackson 47,716 sq miles
Missouri The Show-Me State Jefferson City 69,674 sq miles
Montana The Treasure State Helena 147,138 sq miles
Nebraska The Cornhusker State Lincoln 77,047 sq miles
Nevada The Silver State Carson City 110,540 sq miles
New Hampshire The Granite State Concord 9,304 sq miles
New Jersey The Garden State Trenton 8,219 sq miles
New Mexico The Land of Enchantment Santa Fe 121,666 sq miles
New York The Empire State Albany 49,576 sq miles
North Carolina The Tar Heel State Raleigh 52,712 sq miles
North Dakota The Sioux State Bismarck 70,665 sq miles
Ohio The Buckeye State Columbus 41,222 sq miles
Oklahoma The Sooner State Oklahoma City 69,919 sq miles
Oregon The Beaver State Salem 96,981 sq miles
Pennsylvania The Keystone State Harrisburg 45,333 sq miles
Rhode Island Little Rhody Providence 1,214 sq miles
South Carolina The Palmetto State Columbia 31,055 sq miles
South Dakota The Coyote State Pierre 77,047 sq miles
Tennessee The Volunteer State Nashville 41,687 sq miles
Texas The Lone Star State Austin 267,339 sq miles
Utah The Beehive State Salt Lake City 84,916 sq miles
Vermont The Green Mountain State Montpelier 9,609 sq miles
Virginia The Old Dominion Richmond 40,815 sq miles
Washington The Evergreen State Olympia 68,192 sq miles
West Virginia The Mountain State Charleston 24,181 sq miles
Wisconsin The Badger State Madison 56,154 sq miles
Wyoming The Equality State Cheyenne 97,914 sq miles