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US States & Capitals Fun Facts

Although one nation, the United States of America is comprised of 50 unique states that have cultural, geographic, and even sociopolitical differences.

Discover more about these interesting places as you read our fun facts about the US States and Capitals.


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As the capital of Alaska, Juneau is the most northern capital. It is also the largest capital in terms of size, covering 3255 square miles.

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This 2320 mile river flows through or borders Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Aside from supplying fish and water, this is an important waterway facilitating commerce and recreation.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, has the highest elevation of 7000 feet above sea level. Although known as Santa Fe, the city's complete name is La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis.

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After the Revolutionary War, from 1777 to 1791, Vermont was the Vermont Republic before joining as the 14th state. Aside from Vermont, other states such as Texas and Hawaii were also independent countries before becoming part of the US.

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Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota features the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It took 14 years to construct the massive faces on the side of the mountains.

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Although West Virginia is not part of the song's title, the song has become one of West Virginia's state songs. This was made official in 2014.

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The story of Twilight primarily takes place in Forks, Washington, where Bella and her father live. The movie, however, was not filmed in the real Forks, Washington, since the neighboring state offered better production incentives.

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It is believed that this originated from a speech of Congressman Willard Vandiver in 1899 when he said, "I'm from Missouri, and you've got to show me.

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Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, this huge mall (around 2.87 million square feet of retail space) houses the theme park Nickelodeon Universe at its center. The mall opened in 1992.

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Established in 1845, the US Naval Academy is in Annapolis, Maryland. Every year around 1,300 students enter in the hope of graduating as military officers, mainly for the Navy or Marine Corps.

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