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US State Abbreviations and State Capitals

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.
Try our postal code search for the United States and Canada. Enter a postal code and get a map with other information about that location.
Postal code

Examples US: 81657, Canada: T5A 0A7

US Postal Service Abbreviation

US State, Possession or Territory

Capital
(New: click city to
see a map)

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


States of 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

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