US State Map

United States Printable Map (Credi: Wikipedia)

The US state map consists of all 50 states within the United States, along with state borders, major cities and capitals, and sometimes large bodies of water and rivers. The state map is a central part of the educational system, with most schools requiring students to learn the states, capitals and their locations.

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The United States is one of the largest countries in the world. All American kids must learn each of the 50 States that made up the nation.

The best way to learn the names of all the 50 states is by looking at a map. In the interest of not only helping our readers to learn the names and locations of all fifty states but also for them to test their knowledge, we have assembled two different printable maps of the United States: one with the names of each and every state, and one without them. The continental United States is in North America.

But before we get there, let’s just list all 50 states in alphabetical order:

  • 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.
  • Montana.
  • Nebraska.
  • New Hampshire.
  • New Jersey.
  • New Mexico.
  • New York.
  • North Carolina.
  • North Dakota.
  • Ohio.
  • Oklahoma.
  • Oregon.
  • Pennsylvania.
  • Rhode Island.
  • South Carolina.
  • South Dakota.
  • Tennessee.
  • Texas.
  • Utah.
  • Vermont.
  • Virginia.
  • Washington.
  • West Virginia.
  • Wisconsin.
  • Wyoming.

The United States also has some territories, which are regions that come under the jurisdiction of the U.S. federal government, but which are not states. Most of these territories are insular areas:

  • American Samoa.
  • Guam.
  • Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Puerto Rico.
  • S. Virgin Islands.

There are also a few minor outlying islands that are U.S. territories:

  • Bajo Nuevo Bank.
  • Baker Island.
  • Howland Island.
  • Jarvis Island.
  • Johnston Atoll.
  • Kingman Reef.
  • Midway Islands.
  • Navassa Island.
  • Palmyra Atoll.
  • Serranilla Bank.
  • Wake Island.

These territories are not featured in maps of the States, but we have added them here to provide clarification.

So, whether you are researching for a paper or cramming for an exam, you have come to the right place! Here you will get access to full maps of the United States. Just read on!

50 States

Before we go into the maps with and without the state names, let us provide you with some extra information that you might need if you are studying the States. In this section, we will go through all the 50 states once more. But this time, we will also include some relevant information: the state abbreviation, the name of the state capital, and the date when each state was admitted to the union.

Alabama:

Abbreviation: AL

Capital city: Montgomery.

Admission to the Union: December 14, 1818 (22nd)

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Alaska:

Abbreviation: AK

Capital city: Juneau.

Admission to the Union: January 3, 1959 (49th)

Arizona:

Abbreviation: AZ

Capital city: Phoenix.

Admission to the Union: February 14, 1912 (48th)

Arkansas:

Abbreviation: AR

Capital city: Little Rock.

Admission to the Union: June 15, 1836 (25th)

California:

Abbreviation: CA

Capital city: Sacramento.

Admission to the Union: September 9, 1850 (31st)

Colorado:

Abbreviation: CO

Capital city: Denver.

Admission to the Union: August 1, 1876 (38th)

Connecticut:

Abbreviation: CT

Capital city: Hartford.

Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788 (5th)

Delaware:

Abbreviation: DE

Capital city: Dover.

Admission to the Union: December 7, 1787 (1st)

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Florida:

Abbreviation: FL

Capital city: Tallahassee.

Admission to the Union: March 3, 1845 (41st)

Georgia:

Abbreviation: GA

Capital city: Atlanta.

Admission to the Union: January 2, 1788 (4th)

Hawaii:

Abbreviation: HI

Capital city: Honolulu.

Admission to the Union: August 21, 1959 (50th)

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Idaho:

Abbreviation: ID

Capital city: Boise.

Admission to the Union: July 3, 1890 (43rd)

Illinois:

Abbreviation: IL

Capital city: Springfield.

Admission to the Union: December 3, 1818 (21st)

Indiana:

Abbreviation: IN

Capital city: Indianapolis.

Admission to the Union: December 11, 1816 (19th)

Iowa:

Abbreviation: IA

Capital city: Des Moines.

Admission to the Union: December 28, 1846 (29th)

Kansas:

Abbreviation: KS.

Capital city: Topeka.

Admission to the Union: January 29, 1861 (34th)

Kentucky:

Abbreviation: KY.

Capital city: Frankfort.

Admission to the Union: June 1, 1792 (15th)

Louisiana:

Abbreviation: LA.

Capital city: Baton Rouge.

Admission to the Union: April 30, 1812 (18th)

Maine:

Abbreviation: ME

Capital city: Augusta.

Admission to the Union: March 15, 1829 (23rd)

Maryland:

Abbreviation: MD

Capital city: Annapolis.

Admission to the Union: April 28, 1788 (7th)

Massachusetts:

Abbreviation: MA

Capital city: Boston.

Admission to the Union: February 6, 1788 (6th)

Michigan:

Abbreviation: MI

Capital city: Lansing.

Admission to the Union: January 26, 1837 (26th)

Minnesota:

Abbreviation: MN

Capital city: Saint Paul.

Admission to the Union: May 11, 1858 (32nd)

Mississippi:

Abbreviation: MS

Capital city: Jackson.

Admission to the Union: December 10, 1817 (20th)

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Missouri:

Abbreviation: MO

Capital city: Jefferson City.

Admission to the Union: August 10, 1821 (24th)

Montana:

Abbreviation: MT

Capital city: Helena.

Admission to the Union: November 8, 1889 (41st)

Nebraska:

Abbreviation: NE

Capital city: Lincoln.

Admission to the Union: March 1, 1867 (37th)

Nevada:

Abbreviation: NV

Capital city: Carson City.

Admission to the Union: October 31, 1864 (36th)

New Hampshire:

Abbreviation: NH

Capital city: Concord.

Admission to the Union: June 21, 1788 (9th)

New Jersey:

Abbreviation: NJ

Capital City: Trenton.

Admission to the Union: December 18, 1787 (3rd)

New Mexico:

Abbreviation: NM

Capital city: Santa Fe.

Admission to the Union: January 6, 1912 (47th)

New York:

Abbreviation: NY

Capital city: Albany.

Admission to the Union: July 26, 1788 (11th)

North Carolina:

Abbreviation: NC

Capital city: Raleigh.

Admission to the Union: November 21, 1789 (12th)

North Dakota:

Abbreviation: ND

Capital city: Bismarck.

Admission to the Union: November 2, 1889 (39th)

Ohio:

Abbreviation: OH

Capital city: Columbus.

Admission to the Union: March 1, 1803 (17th)

Oklahoma:

Abbreviation: OK

Capital city: Oklahoma City.

Admission to the Union: November 16, 1907 (46th)

Oregon:

Abbreviation: OR

Capital city: Salem.

Admission to the Union: February 14, 1859 (33rd)

Pennsylvania:

Abbreviation: PA

Capital city: Harrisburg.

Admission to the Union: December 12, 1787 (2nd)

Rhode Island:

Abbreviation: RI

Capital city: Providence.

Admission to the Union: May 29, 1790 (13th)

South Carolina:

Abbreviation: SC

Capital city: Columbia.

Admission to the Union: May 23, 1788 (8th)

South Dakota:

Abbreviation: SD

Capital city: Pierre.

Admission to the Union: November 2, 1889 (40th)

Tennessee:

Abbreviation: TN

Capital city: Nashville.

Admission to the Union: June 1, 1796 (16th)

Texas:

Abbreviation: TX

Capital city: Austin.

Admission to the Union: December 29, 1845 (28th)

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Utah:

Abbreviation: UT

Capital city: Salt Lake City.

Admission to the Union: January 4, 1896 (45th)

Vermont:

Abbreviation: VT

Capital city: Montpelier.

Admission to the Union: March 4, 1791 (14th)

Virginia:

Abbreviation: VA

Capital city: Richmond.

Admission to the Union: June 25, 1788 (10th)

Washington:

Abbreviation: WA

Capital city: Olympia.

Admission to the Union: November 11, 1889 (42nd)

West Virginia:

Abbreviation: WV

Capital city: Charleston.

Admission to the Union: June 20, 1863 (35th)

Wisconsin:

Abbreviation: WI

Capital city: Madison.

Admission to the Union: May 29, 1848 (30th)

Wyoming:

Abbreviation: WY

Capital city: Cheyenne.

Admission to the Union: July 10, 1890 (44th)

U.S. State Map With Names

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U.S. State Map Without Names

Follow this link to get your printable map of the U.S. without the State names.

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