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California – Abbreviated CA

Capital – Sacramento

With the third largest coastline and numerous cities revolving around entertainment and commerce, California is the most populated of all the 50 U.S. states. It officially became a state in September of 1850.


Connecticut – Abbreviated CT

Capital – Hartford

At the south end of the region of New England, Connecticut is the third smallest state and fourth most densely populated. Connecticut was the fifth state in the original 13 U.S. colonies, officially joining the Union in January 1788.


Delaware – Abbreviated DE

Capital – Dover

With only three counties Delaware is the sixth most densely populated state in the Union. On December 7th, 1787, Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, making it the first U.S. state.


Idaho – Abbreviated ID

Capital – Boise

Popularly known for potatoes and its large amount of agriculture, Idaho is rich in natural resources; it is known as the “gem state” as nearly every gem known has been found there. It officially became a state In July of 1890.


Hawaii – Abbreviated HI

Capital – Honolulu

Hawaii is the latest of the states to join the union, becoming an official state in August of 1959. As the northernmost island group in Polynesia Hawaii has a lush, tropical climate. Its beautiful natural landscapes and warm weather make it a favorite vacation spot.


Florida – Abbreviated FL

Capital –Tallahassee

Florida is commonly known as the “sunshine state”, even though much of the state is on hurricane watch for about half of the year. Florida is the 27th state to join the Union, having done so in March of 1845.




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