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North Carolina State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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North Carolina State, occupies a median location along the Atlantic seaboard and is bounded on the south by South Carolina and Georgia, on the west by Tennessee, on the north by Virginia, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. In area, the state ranks 28th, and in population it ranks 10th. RALEIGH is the state capital. North Carolinians are …

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Washington State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Washington State, named in honor of the nation’s first president and popularly known as the Evergreen State because of its extensive forests, is located in the extreme northwestern corner of the continental United States. The Canadian province of British Columbia lies to the north, and the states of Idaho and Oregon form Washington’s eastern and southern borders. Puget Sound and …

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Vermont State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Vermont State is the northwestern most and second-largest in land area of the New England states. Its name is derived from the French phrase monts verts, “green mountains”, just as its capital, MONTPELIER, is named for the French city of Montpellier. Samuel de Champlain in 1609 was the first European to explore the region, and Lake Champlain in the northwestern …

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Virginia State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Virginia State, often regarded as the gateway to the South, occupies the middle position on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. Named for Elizabeth I, England’s “Virgin Queen”, the state is also known as the Old Dominion–in recognition of the decision of Charles II to make the colony a fourth dominion of his realm, after England, Scotland, and Ireland–and …

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Oregon State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Oregon State, one of the states of the northwest, lies along the Pacific Ocean coast. It is bordered by the state of Washington on the north, Idaho on the east, and Nevada and California on the south. Oregon State ranks 9th in area among the U.S. states with 254,819 sq km (98,386 sq mi), and 29th in population with 2,842,321 …

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West Virginia State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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West Virginia State, the only landlocked South Atlantic state, is bordered by Pennsylvania on the north, Maryland and Virginia on the east, and Kentucky and Ohio on the west. Very irregular in shape, with two panhandles–a northern one jutting up between Pennsylvania and Ohio and an eastern one squeezed by Maryland and Virginia–West Virginia has about five-sixths of its 1,880-km …

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Massachusetts State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Massachusetts State is a small state in the northeastern United States that has made contributions to the nation far greater than its size might suggest. The state, roughly rectangular in shape, is the seventh smallest in area. It lies at the center of New England, with Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine to the north and Rhode Island and Connecticut to …

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Wisconsin State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Wisconsin State is located in the northern interior of the United States in the upper Midwest. It is bounded on the north by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the south by Illinois, on the west by Iowa and Minnesota, and on the east by Lake Michigan. Wisconsin extends about 475 km (295 mi) east to west …

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Texas State: US Encyclopedia For Students

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Texas State, stretching 1,244 km (773 mi) from east to west and 1,289 km (801 mi) from north to south, Texas, the Lone Star State, occupies almost 7.5% of the nation’s total land area–a region as large as all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois combined. With its 16,986,510 inhabitants (1990 resident census), Texas is the third …

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