US States and Capitals Map

US States and Capitals

The United States, which is located in North America, is the world’s fourth largest country. Covering an area of approximately 3,796,742 square miles, the United States is composed of 50 states and the federal district of Washington D.C, which is the capital of the country. Of these 50 states, 48 are contiguous and are located between the nations of Canada and Mexico. The other two states are Alaska and Hawaii. While Alaska is located in the northwestern part of North America, Hawaii is located in the mid-Pacific and is an archipelago.

Among these, Alaska is the largest state of the country. The state comprises an area of 665,384 square miles. Meanwhile, the state of Rhode Island, which is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States, is the smallest in terms of area. It covers an area of just 1,545 square miles.

Comprising a population of approximately 38,332,521 people, California is the most populous state of the country, while Wyoming is the least populous with 582,658 people residing in the state.

Delaware, which is situated in the northeastern regions of the United States, was one of the original 13 colonies that took part in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware ratified the Constitution, becoming the first state to do so. The past two centuries have witnessed many other states joining the Union and the most recent case is that of Hawaii. Hawaii was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959.

The map provides information on the various states of the country such as the location, state capitals, state boundaries, and the country boundary. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., is also clearly marked on the map. Each state has been depicted in a different color to enable the user to distinguish one state from the other. The map is a useful for teachers, students, geographers and even the layman who just wants to know the location and capitals of the US states.

Capitals of United States

From 1754 to 1819, Congress met in numerous locations; therefore, the following cities can be said to have once been the United States capital.

The Stadt Huys, the City Hall, Albany, New York
City Hall, today Federal Hall, New York City

First Continental Congress (September 5-October 26, 1774)

Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Second Continental Congress (1775-1781)

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Henry Fite House, Baltimore, Maryland
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Court House, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Court House, York, Pennsylvania
College Hall, College of Philadelphia
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Congress of the Confederation (1781–1789)

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey
Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland
French Arms Tavern, Trenton, New Jersey
City Hall (Federal Hall), New York City, New York
Fraunces Tavern, New York City, New York

United States Constitution

Federal Hall, New York City, New York
Congress Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States Capitol, Washington, Maryland
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Old Brick Capitol, Washington, D.C.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

State capitals of the United States

S.N.StateAbr.State-hoodCapitalCapital sinceArea (mi²)Municipal-Population 2010Metropolitan-Population 2010Population Rank in StatePopulation Rank in US
1AlabamaAL1819Montgomery1846155.4205,764374,5362115
2AlaskaAK1959Juneau19062716.731,275 3 
3ArizonaAZ1912Phoenix1889474.91,445,6324,192,88715
4ArkansasAR1836Little Rock1821116.2193,524877,0911117
5CaliforniaCA1850Sacramento185497.2466,4882,527,123635
6ColoradoCO1876Denver1867153.4600,1582,552,195119
7ConnecticutCT1788Hartford187517.3124,7751,212,3813221
8DelawareDE1787Dover177722.436,047162,3102 
9FloridaFL1845Tallahassee182495.7181,412367,4137126
10GeorgiaGA1788Atlanta1868131.7420,0035,268,860138
11HawaiiHI1959Honolulu184585.7337,256953,207155
12IdahoID1890Boise186563.8205,671616,561199
13IllinoisIL1818Springfield183754116,250208,1826241
14IndianaIN1816Indianapolis1825361.5829,7181,756,221115
15IowaIA1846Des Moines185775.8203,433580,2551102
16KansasKS1861Topeka185656127,473230,8244217
17KentuckyKY1792Frankfort179214.725,52770,75814 
18LouisianaLA1812Baton Rouge188076.8229,553802,484297
19MaineME1820Augusta183255.419,136117,1148 
20MarylandMD1788Annapolis16946.7338,394 7 
21MassachusettsMA1788Boston163048.4617,5944,522,858122
22MichiganMI1837Lansing184735114,297464,0365239
23MinnesotaMN1858Saint Paul184952.8300,8513,502,891264
24MississippiMS1817Jackson1821104.9173,514539,0571149
25MissouriMO1821Jefferson City182627.343,079149,80715 
26MontanaMT1889Helena18751428,19074,8016 
27NebraskaNE1867Lincoln186774.6258,379302,157271
28NevadaNV1864Carson City1861143.455,274 6 
29New HampshireNH1788Concord180864.342,695 3 
30New JerseyNJ1787Trenton17847.6684,913366,51310 
31New MexicoNM1912Santa Fe161037.375,764183,7324 
32New YorkNY1788Albany179721.497,856857,5926 
33North CarolinaNC1789Raleigh1792114.6403,8921,130,490241
34North DakotaND1889Bismarck188326.961,272108,7792 
35OhioOH1803Columbus1816210.3822,5531,967,066114
36OklahomaOK1907Oklahoma City1910607580,0001,252,987127
37OregonOR1859Salem185545.7154,637390,7383151
38PennsylvaniaPA1787Harrisburg18128.1149,528647,3909 
39Rhode IslandRI1790Providence190018.5178,0421,630,9561137
40South CarolinaSC1788Columbia1786125.2131,686913,7972199
41South DakotaSD1889Pierre18891313,646 8 
42TennesseeTN1796Nashville1826473.3635,7101,582,264124
43TexasTX1845Austin1839251.5790,3901,716,291411
44UtahUT1896Salt Lake City1858109.1186,4401,124,1971123
45VermontVT1791Montpelier180510.27,855 6 
46VirginiaVA1788Richmond178060.1204,2141,231,675498
47WashingtonWA1889Olympia185316.746,478234,67024 
48West VirginiaWV1863Charleston188531.651,400304,2141 
49WisconsinWI1848Madison183868.7233,209561,505282
50WyomingWY1890Cheyenne186921.159,46691,7381