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US State Abbreviations and State Capitals

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Examples US: 81657, Canada: T5A 0A7

The table below shows the US Postal Service (USPS) abbreviation for each of the United States, districts, territories, and possessions. For your reference, we've also included a link to the official government website, the "old style" state abbreviation and the capital.

Also, see abbreviations for: US "Military States", Canadian Provinces and Mexican States.

US Postal Service Abbreviation US State, Possession or Territory Capital Old Style Abbreviation
AK Alaska Juneau -
AL Alabama Montgomery Ala.
AR Arkansas Little Rock Ark.
AS American Samoa Pago Pago -
AZ Arizona Phoenix Ariz.
CA California Sacramento Calif.
CO Colorado Denver Colo.
CT Connecticut Hartford Conn.
DC District of Columbia Washington  
DE Delaware Dover Del.
FL Florida Tallahassee Fla.
FM Federated States of Micronesia Palikir  
GA Georgia Atlanta Ga.
GU Guam Hagatna (Agana)  
HI Hawaii Honolulu -
IA Iowa Des Moines -
ID Idaho Boise -
IL Illinois Springfield Ill.
IN Indiana Indianapolis Ind.
KS Kansas Topeka Kan.
KY Kentucky Frankfort Ky.
LA Louisiana Baton Rouge La.
MA Massachusetts Boston Mass.
ME Maine Augusta -
MD Maryland Annapolis Md.
MH Marshall Islands Majuro  
MI Michigan Lansing Mich.
MN Minnesota St. Paul Minn.
MO Missouri Jefferson City Mo.
MP Northern Mariana Islands Saipan  
MS Mississippi Jackson Miss.
MT Montana Helena Mont.
NC North Carolina Raleigh N.C.
ND North Dakota Bismarck N.D.
NE Nebraska Lincoln Neb.
NH New Hampshire Concord N.H.
NJ New Jersey Trenton N.J.
NM New Mexico Santa Fe N.M.
NV Nevada Carson City Nev.
NY New York Albany N.Y
OH Ohio Columbus -
OK Oklahoma Oklahoma City Okla.
OR Oregon Salem Ore.
PA Pennsylvania Harrisburg Pa.
PR Puerto Rico San Juan  
PW Palau Koror  
RI Rhode Island Providence R.I.
SC South Carolina Columbia S.C.
SD South Dakota Pierre S.D.
TN Tennessee Nashville Tenn.
TX Texas Austin -
UT Utah Salt Lake City -
VI Virgin Islands St. Thomas  
VT Vermont Montpelier Vt.
VA Virginia Richmond Va.
WA Washington Olympia Wash.
WI Wisconsin Madison Wis.
WV West Virginia Charleston W.Va.
WY Wyoming Cheyenne Wyo.

US Military "State Abbreviations"

Abbreviation Military "State"
AA Armed Forces Americas  (except Canada)
AE Armed Forces Africa
AE Armed Forces Canada
AE Armed Forces Europe
AE Armed Forces Middle East
AP Armed Forces Pacific

Provinces of Canada

Abbreviation Province Capital
AB Alberta Edmonton
BC British Columbia Victoria
MB Manitoba Winnipeg
NB New Brunswick Fredericton
NL Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's
NT Northwest Territories Yellowknife
NS Nova Scotia Halifax
NU Nunavut Iqaluit
ON Ontario Toronto
PE Prince Edward Island Charlottetown
QC Québec Québec
SK Saskatchewan Regina
YT Yukon Whitehorse

Mexico

Abbreviation State Capital
AGAguascalientes Aguascalientes
BCBaja California Norte Mexicali
BSBaja California Sur La Paz
CHChihuahua Chihuahua
CLColima Colima
CMCampeche Campeche
COCoahuila Saltillo
CSChiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez
DFDistrito Federal  
DGDurango Durango
GRGuerrero Chilpancingo de los Bravo
GTGuanajuato Guanajuato
HGHidalgo Pachuca de Soto
JAJalisco Guadalajara
MIMichoacan Morelia
MOMorelos Cuernavaca
NANayarit Tepic
NLNuevo Leon Monterrey
OAOaxaca Oaxaca de Juárez
PUPuebla Puebla de Zaragoza
QRQuintana Roo Chetumal
QTQueretaro Santiago de Querétaro
SISinaloa Culiacán
SLSan Luis Potosi San Luis Potosi
SOSonora Hermosillo
TBTabasco Villahermosa
TLTlaxcala Tlaxcala de Xicoténcatl
TMTamaulipas Ciudad Victoria
VEVeracruz Xalapa
YUYucatan Mérida
ZAZacatecas Zacatecas