United States: List of State Abbreviations and Capitals


Seal of the District of Columbia.

Seal of the District of Columbia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Courtyard of the Pan American Building, Washin...

Courtyard of the Pan American Building, Washington, D.C. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Washington, D.C. Government charwoman (LOC)

Washington, D.C. Government charwoman (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

A starboard bow view of the ocean minesweeper ...

A starboard bow view of the ocean minesweeper USS FIDELITY (MSO 443) backing away from the pier after a week-long port visit to the Washington Navy Yard. Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

State Capital State Abbreviation Largest City
Alabama Montgomery AL Birmingham
Alaska Juneau AK Anchorage
Arizona Phoenix AZ Phoenix
Arkansas Little Rock AR Little Rock
California Sacramento CA Los Angeles
Colorado Denver CO Denver
Connecticut Hartford CT Bridgeport
Delaware Dover DE Wilmington
Florida Tallahassee FL Jacksonville
Georgia Atlanta GA Atlanta
Hawaii Honolulu HI Honolulu
Idaho Boise ID Boise
Illinois Springfield IL Chicago
Indiana Indianapolis IN Indianapolis
Iowa Des Moines IA Des Moines
Kansas Topeka KS Wichita
Kentucky Frankfort KY Louisville
Louisiana Baton Rouge LA New Orleans
Maine Augusta ME Portland
Maryland Annapolis MD Baltimore
Massachusetts Boston MA Boston
Michigan Lansing MI Detroit
Minnesota St. Paul MN Minneapolis
Mississippi Jackson MS Jackson
Missouri Jefferson City MO Kansas City
Montana Helena MT Billings
Nebraska Lincoln NE Omaha
Nevada Carson City NV Las Vegas
New Hampshire Concord NH Manchester
New Jersey Trenton NJ Newark
New Mexico Santa Fe NM Albuquerque
New York Albany NY New York City
North Carolina Raleigh NC Charlotte
North Dakota Bismarck ND Fargo
Ohio Columbus OH Columbus
Oklahoma Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City
Oregon Salem OR Portland
Pennsylvania Harrisburg PA Philadelphia
Rhode Island Providence RI Providence
South Carolina Columbia SC Columbia
South Dakota Pierre SD Sioux Falls
Tennessee Nashville TN Memphis
Texas Austin TX Houston
Utah Salt Lake City UT Salt Lake City
Vermont Montpelier VT Burlington
Virginia Richmond VA Virginia Beach
Washington Olympia WA Seattle
West Virginia Charleston WV Charleston
Wisconsin Madison WI Milwaukee
Wyoming Cheyenne WY Cheyenne

The capital of the United States is Washington, DC. The District of Columbia is the only federal district of the United States of America. Washington was a separate municipality within this district until 1871. Later, an Act of Congress was passed to merge the district and the city into an entity. That is how the city of Washington came to be known as Washington, DC, where DC stands for District of Columbia.

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