The national flag of the USA consists of consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white (They represent the thirteen British colonies that became the first states in the Union) and a blue rectangle in the upper left quarter (=the canton) bearing 50 white stars that represent the fifty states.

Flag of the United States of America

(Source : Wikipedia)

Here is the list of the American States

 State  Nickname  Abbreviation
 Alabama  Yellowhammer State  AL
 Alaska  The last frontier  AK
 Arizona  The Grand Canyon State  AZ
 Arkansas  The Natural State  AR
 California  The Golden State  CA
 Colorado  The Centennial State  CO
 Connecticut  The Constitution State  CT
 Delaware  The First State DE
 Florida  The Sunshine State  FL
 Georgia  The Peach State  GA
 Hawai  The Aloha State  HI
 Idaho  The Gem State  ID
 Illinois  The land of Lincoln State  IL
 Indiana  The Hoosier State  IN
 Iowa  The Hawkeye State  IA
 Kansas  The Sunflower State  KS
 Kentucky  The Bluegrass State  KY
 Louisiana  The Pelican State  LA
 Maine  The Pine Tree State  ME
 Maryland  The Old Line State  MD
 Massachusetts  The Bay State  MA
 Michigan  The Great Lakes State  MI
 Minnesota  The North Star State  MN
 Mississippi  The Magnolia State  MS
 Missouri  The Show Me State  MO
 Montana  The Treasure State  MT
 Nebraska  The Cornhusker State  NE
 Nevada  The Silver State  NV
 New Hampshire  The Granite State  NH
 New Jersey  The Garden State  NJ
 New Mexico  The Land of Enchantment  MN
 New York  The Empire State  NY
 North Carolina  The Tar Heel State  NC
 North Dakota  The Peace Garden State  ND
 Ohio  The Buckeye State  OH
 Oklahoma  The Sooner State  OK
 Oregon  The Beaver State  OR
 Pennsylvania  The Keystone State  PA
 Rhode Island  The Ocean State  RI
 South Carolina  The Palmetto State  SC
 South Dakota  Mount Rushmore State  SD
 Tennessee  The Volunteer State  TN
 Texas  The Lone Star State  TX
Utah  The Beehive State  UT
 Vermont  The Green Mountain State  VT
 Virginia  The Old Dominion State  VA
 Washington  The Evergreen State  WA
 West Virginia  The Mountain State  WV
 Wisconsin  The Badger State  WI
 Wyoming  The Equality or Cowboy State  WY

Did you know that …

  • Rhode Island is the smallest state
  • The most populated state is California
  • The city with the highest annual average temperature is Marathon, in Florida
  • Hawai is the rainiest state
  • The tallest trees in the world are the redwood trees in California
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  • The Missouri river is the longest with a total length of 3,768 km / 2,341 mi
  • Delaware, nicknamed the first state, is also the oldest state

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