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50 States Facts For Kids


Below you will find a list of the 50 states and their capitals. Some people think there are 52 states, but there are actually only 50. There is even a game and song to learn all 50 states in alphabetical order, that helps students memorize the states.

List of the 50 US States and Their Capital

Montgomery, Alabama
Juneau, Alaska
Phoenix, Arizona
Little Rock, Arkansas
Sacramento, California
Denver, Colorado
Hartford, Connecticut
Dover, Delaware
Tallahassee, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Boise, Idaho
Springfield, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Des Moines, Iowa
Topeka, Kansas
Frankfort, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Augusta, Maine
Annapolis, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Lansing, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jackson, Mississippi
Jefferson City, Missouri
Helena, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Carson City, Nevada
Concord, New Hampshire
Trenton, New Jersey
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Albany, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bismarck, North Dakota
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahom a City, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Providence, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
Pierre, South Dakota
Nashville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Montpelier, Vermont
Richmond, Virginia
Olympia, State of Washington
Charleston, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Fun Facts about the United States

What is the population of the US?

As of July, 2009, the population of the United states according to the US Census Bureau was 307,006,550. California and Texas are the most populous states, as the mean center of United States population has consistently shifted westward and southward.

What is the total land area of the US?

The United States total area is 3,537,441 square miles.

How many miles across is the US?

West Coast to the East Coast the US is approximately 2680 miles across

What kind of government does the United States have?

People usually describe the form of government in the United States as a democracy, it is technically defined as a federal republic; “federal” means that the individual states have some power but that a central national government has authority over them. Republics and democracies are, in fact, very similar, and in some cases, interchangeable. In a republic, the people have the power to elect leaders who govern according to a set of laws. That definition is very close to that of a kind of government called constitutional democracy; in that type of government, people exercise political power by electing leaders. While the U.S. government may be defined as a republic, many of its governmental processes are democratic in spirit.

What is the largest state in the United States?

Alaska is the largest state with a total square miles of 663,267.26 square miles which includes water area as well. The total land area is 571,951.26 square miles. Texas is the second largest state with a total square mile measurement of 268,580.82.