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State Nicknames

Official and Non-Official Nicknames of the 50 States

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Source: CIA World Factbook, 2007
Updated May 31, 2014
Here's a listing of the often colorful nicknames of the fifty states. When a state has multiple nicknames, the official or most common state nickname is listed first.

Alabama - Yellowhammer State, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State

Alaska - The Last Frontier

Arizona - Grand Canyon State, Copper State

Arkansas - The Natural State, Land of Opportunity, The Razorback State

California - Golden State

Colorado - Centennial State, Colorful Colorado

Connecticut - Constitution State, Nutmeg State

Delaware - First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonder

Florida - Sunshine State

Georgia - Peach State, Empire of the South, Goober State

Hawaii - Aloha State, Pineapple State

Idaho - Gem State, Spud State

Illinois - Prairie State, Land of Lincoln

Indiana - Hoosier State

Iowa - Hawkeye State

Kansas - Sunflower State, Salt of the Earth

Kentucky - Bluegrass State

Louisiana - Pelican State, Sugar State

Maine - Pine Tree State

Maryland - Old Line State, Free State

Massachusetts - Bay State, Old Colony State

Michigan - Great Lakes State, Wolverine State

Minnesota - North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, Bread and Butter State

Mississippi - Magnolia State

Missouri - Show Me State

Montana - Treasure State, Big Sky State

Nebraska - Cornhusker State

Nevada - Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State

New Hampshire - Granite State

New Jersey - Garden State

New Mexico - Land of Enchantment

New York - Empire State

North Carolina - Tar Heel State, Old North State

North Dakota - Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State

Ohio - Buckeye State, Modern Mother of Presidents

Oklahoma - Sooner State, Panhandle State

Oregon - Beaver State

Pennsylvania - Keystone State, Quaker State

Rhode Island - Ocean State, Little Rhody

South Carolina - Palmetto State

South Dakota - Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State

Tennessee - Volunteer State, Big Bend State

Texas - Lone Star State

Utah - Beehive State

Vermont - Green Mountain State

Virginia - Old Dominion

Washington - Evergreen State, Chinook State

West Virginia - Mountain State

Wisconsin - Badger State

Wyoming - Equality State, Cowboy State

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