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The main level of the administrative division of the USA are States. States are divided into districts - administrative units of second level, less than the state and no less than the city. Total according to the census Bureau of the U.S. population, the country has 3141 district. The smallest number of counties located in the state of Delaware, the highest in the state of Texas. Each state determines the number of its administrative units. The powers of the administration of the districts and relationships with municipal authorities located on their territory settlements vary greatly from state to state. The site presents a list of the 50 States. Select state to see the map and list of cities which belong to him. A list of States appear in order of popularity.

About the States of US

50 US States took their names from many languages. The names of 25 of them came from languages of North American Indians: 8 out of Algonquin languages, 7 of voinskih languages , 3 - Iroquois languages, 1 - UTO-Aztec language, 5 from languages of other Indian peoples and one of the Hawaiian language. The rest of the States got their names from European languages: 7 from Latin, 6 - of the actual the English language, 5 - French (one name came through English). 11 States out of 50 have been named in honor of the individual historical figures. There are also several possible variants of origin for 6 titles (Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, and Rhode island)

50 states

There is 50 States in US. The third level of administrative division are urban municipalities and townships, management life settlements. The first is the local city government, and different States they can have different names. The townships - rural administrative-territorial unit, traditionally covering an area of about 36 square miles. They are only in 20 States. State (country) the basic state is a territorial unit of the United States having a lot of sovereignty in internal Affairs and all inferior powers of the Federal authorities in relations with foreign States. The adoption of any territory in the United States is preceded by a long procedure: the compulsory adoption of the territory's own Constitution, which must meet the U.S. Congress to make a decision on its acceptance in the United States. Has no right to secede from the United States.

"State" what does it mean ?

The word "state" appeared during the colonial period (about 1648) - sometimes called a separate colony. Was in common use after the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

List of popular US States


Texas state, TX, "Texas, Our Texas" - Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Barbecue is an important part of the diet of any true Texan. In addition to the usual all American recipes, in Texas, there are a couple of their own. Chile also is the official dish: here you can try many varieties of this dish, in particular, and a real original Texas chili prepared without beans. Over Texas at various times waving 6 flags: the French, Spanish, Mexican, Republic of Texas flag, the flag of the Confederate States and finally the United States.


Florida state, FL, "Old Folks at Home (Swanee Ribber)" - Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST)
The most popular beach resort in the state is Miami. In addition, many tourists, especially families with children who come to Florida to visit Orlando with complexes parks Disney World, marine Park, Sea World, water Park Wet and Wild, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens.


Washington state, WA, "Washington, My Home" - Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Washington - the US capital, a city symbol of the American state, received its name from the name of the first American President George Washington. Pompous and majestic, with spacious avenues, miles of leafy boulevards and iconic monuments, this city embodies the dreams of Americans for freedom and justice.


California state, CA, "I Love You, California" - Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Entertainment and sights in California. In Los-Angeles it's Hollywood "walk of fame", Grauman's Chinese theatre, the famous Beverly hills, Rodeo Drive and much more. In San Diego zoo, wild animal Park, a marine theme Park. In San Francisco - the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown.

New York:

New York state, NY, "I Love New York" - Eastern Standard Time (EST)
The state of new York (as well as the city of new York city) was named in honor of James Duke of York (James) of Stuart, who later became king of England James II.


Hawaii state, HI, "Hawaii Ponoi" - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
The state motto of Hawaii: The life of the Land is Perpetuated in righteousness. Hawaii is the only state in the US with the official local language. Despite the influx of tourists, many native Hawaiians have preserved their customs and traditions.

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