United States whose abbreviation is E.E.U.U or USA by its official name United States of America, is a sovereign country located in the northern zone of the American continent. Its territory is one of the largest in America with only Brazil ahead, it limits the south with Mexico to the north with Canada to the east with the Atlantic Ocean and to the west with the Pacific Ocean. The USA is administratively and politically divided into 50 divisions or states which have legitimacy and enjoy total autonomy to administer their territories, in addition it has a federal district where the command center is located under the president of the republic and the national congress of the U.S.

The division of territories that are now known as federal states, dates back to 1775 in the revolution of the thirteen colonies where the American people rebelled against the British Empire, giving birth to the first thirteen states which are Massachusetts, New Hampshire , Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, the other states mostly were created from the war by purchase of the government.

USA political division map

Among some curious facts to highlight is the case of Hawaii which is the youngest state of the 50 current states, this was created on August 21, 1959, on the other hand no old new state have the right to leave the federal union.

List of USA states

State Capital Surface (km²)
Alabama (AL) Montgomery 135 756
Alaska (AK) Juneau 1 717 854
Arizona (AZ) Phoenix 295 254
Arkansas (AR) Little Rock 137 732
California (CA) Sacramento 423 970
Carolina del Norte (NC) Raleigh 139 389
Carolina del Sur (SC) Columbia 82 932
Colorado (CO) Denver 269 601
Connecticut (CT) Hartford 14 357
Dakota del Norte (ND) Bismarck 183 112
Dakota del Sur (SD) Pierre 199 731
Delaware (DE) Dover 6 447
Florida (FL) Tallahassee 170 304
Georgia (GA) Atlanta 153 909
Hawái (HI) Honolulu 28 311
Idaho (ID) Boise 216 446
Illinois (IL) Springfield 149 998
Indiana (IN) Indianápolis 94 321
Iowa (IA) Des Moines 145 743
Kansas (KS) Topeka 213 096
Kentucky (KY) Frankfort 104 659
Luisiana (LA) Baton Rouge 134 264
Maine (ME) Augusta 91 646
Maryland (MD) Annapolis 32 133
Massachusetts (MA) Boston 27 336
Míchigan (MI) Lansing 250 494
Minnesota (MN) Saint Paul 225 171
Misisipi (MS) Jackson 125 434
Misuri (MO) Jefferson City 180 533
Montana (MT) Helena 380 838
Nebraska (NE) Lincoln 200 345
Nevada (NV) Carson City 286 351
Nueva Jersey (NJ) Trenton 22 588
Nueva York (NY) Albany 141 299
Nuevo Hampshire (NH) Concord 24 216
Nuevo México (NM) Santa Fe 314 915
Ohio (OH) Columbus 116 096
Oklahoma (OK) Oklahoma City 181 035
Oregón (OR) Salem 254 805
Pensilvania (PA) Harrisburg 119 283
Rhode Island (RI) Providence 4 002
Tennessee (TN) Nashville 109 151
Texas (TX) Austin 695 621
Utah (UT) Salt Lake City 219 887
Vermont (VT) Montpelier 24 901
Virginia (VA) Richmond 110 785
Virginia Occidental (WV) Charleston 62 755
Washington (WA) Olympia 184 665
Wisconsin (WI) Madison 169 639
Wyoming (WY) Cheyenne 253 336