States and Territories of the U.S.

Official and 2-letter Postal Service, capital, resident

Alabama...Ala...AL:  Montgomery, Alabamian
Alaska...Alaska/Alas...AK:  Juneau, Alaskan
American Samoa...Amer. Samoa...AS
Arizona...Ariz..AZ:  Phoenix, Arizonan
Arkansas...Ark...AR:  Little Rock, Arkansan
California...Calif/Cal...CA:  Sacramento, Californian
Canal Zone...CZ
Colorado...Colo...CO:  Denver, Coloradoan
Connecticut...Conn...CT:  Hartford, Connecticuter
Delaware...Del...DE:  Dover, Delawarean
District of Columbia...D.C....DC:  Washington
Florida...Fla...FL:  Tallahassee, Floridian
Georgia...Ga...GA:  Atlanta, Georgian
Guam...GU;  Hagatna (or Agana), Guamanian
Hawaii...HI:  Honolulu, Hawaiian
Idaho...Idaho/Id...ID:  Boise, Idahoan
Illinois...Ill...IL:  Springfield, Illinoisan
Indiana...Ind...IN:  Indianapolis, Indianan
Iowa...Iowa/Ia...IA:  Des Moines, Iowan
Kansas...Kans/Kan...KS:  Topeka, Kansan
Kentucky...Ky...KY:  Frankfort, Kentuckian
Louisiana...La...LA:  Baton Rouge, Louisianan
Maine...Maine/Me...ME:  Augusta, Mainer
Maryland...Md...MD:  Annapolis, Marylander
Massachusetts...Mass...MA:  Boston, Massachusettsan
Michigan...Mich...MI:  Lansing, Michiganite
Minnesota...Minn...MN:  St. Paul, Minnesotan
Mississippi...Miss...MS:  Jackson, Mississippian
Missouri...Mo...MO:  Jefferson City, Missourian
Montana...Mont... Helena, Montanan
Nebraska...Nebr/Neb...NE:  Lincoln, Nebraskan
Nevada...Nev...NV:  Carson City, Nevadan
New Hampshire...N.H...NH:  Concord, New Hampshirite
New Jersey...N.J...NJ:  Trenton, New Jerseyite
New Mexico...N.Mex/N.M...NM:  Santa Fe, New Mexican
New York...N.Y...NY:  Albany, New Yorker
North Carolina...N.C...NC:  Raleigh, North Carolinian
North Dakota...N.Dak/N.D...ND:  Bismarck, North Dakotan
Northern Mariana Islands:  CNMI, MP; Saipan
Ohio...OH:  Columbus, Ohioan
Oklahoma...Okla...OK:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoman
Oregon...Oreg/Ore...OR:  Salem, Oregonian
Pennsylvania...Pa/Penn/Penna...PA:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvanian
Puerto Rico...P.R...PR:  San Juan, Puerto Ricans
Rhode Island...R.I...RI:  Providence, Rhode Islander
South Carolina...S.C...SC:  Columbia, South Carolinian
South Dakota...S.Dak/S.D...SD:  Pierre, South Dakotan
Tennessee...Tenn...TN:  Nashville, Tennessean
Texas...Tex...TX:  Austin, Texan
Utah...UT:  Salt Lake City, Utahan
Vermont...Vt...VT:  Montpelier, Vermonter
Virginia...Va...VA:  Richmond, Virginian
Virgin Islands...V.I., VI;  Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islanders
Washington...Wash...WA:  Olympia, Washingtonian
West Virginia...W.Va...WV:  Charleston, West Virginian
Wisconsin...Wis/Wisc...WI:  Madison, Wisconsinite
Wyoming...Wyo...WY:  Cheyenne, Wyomingite

Trust Territories: TT

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was established in 1979 and signed a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. (effective October 21, 1986).
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) was established in 1979 and signed a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. (effective November 3, 1986).
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) was set up in 1978 as a commonwealth in political union with the U.S.
The Republic of Palau was established in 1981 and concluded a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. (effective October 1, 1994).

Insular areas

Abbreviation, State
AS...American Samoa
GU...Guam
MP...Northern Mariana Islands
PR...Puerto Rico
VI...U.S. Virgin Islands

Freely associated states

Abbreviation, State
FM...Federated States of Micronesia
MH...Marshall Islands
PW...Palau

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