United States of America
The name comes from the Indian "key source". The capital and largest city in the state is Phoenix. A significant portion of the state falls on the mountains, plateaus and deserts.
Edge of the Grand Canyon
State name comes from the Aztec "the god of war." It is a mountainous state in the southwestern United States. It has the official nickname is "The Land of the charm." The landscape here is diverse, from the broad deserts and rugged lava fields to the high snowy mountain peaks. Albuquerque is the largest city.
Solar eclipse and windmill near Albuquerque
State name comes presumably from the Spanish phrase "lop-eared people." This is one of the so-called Pacific states. Official nickname is the "Beaver State", the largest city is Portland. On the territory of Oregon are many lakes, including the deepest (589 m) in the country Crater Lake.
Minneapolis is the largest city of the industrial state of Minnesota. About a third of the territory is covered by forests. Also, in the territory of Minnesota is more than 10 000 lakes, which is reflected in one of the official state nicknames - "Land of 10,000 Lakes."
The capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville and Miami. The climate of Florida called the most valuable and important "natural resource." That climate attracts millions of tourists to the state, and new citizens - those who love the heat and evergreen trees. Southern Florida in the winter is one of the warmest places on the North American continent.
Lightning on the beach in South Beach
Although tornadoes can occur anywhere in the world, most often they occur in the United States. Among the states most tornadoes occur in the state of Kansas, which is located in the so-called "tornado alley." Name of the state derives from an Indian tribe, called neighbors "people of the south wind."
Honolulu is the state capital. There is a beautiful annual event dedicated to loved ones - the festival of floating lanterns. Name of the state derives from the name of Polynesian huts. It is located in the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 3700 km from the U.S. mainland. The basis of the state's economy consists of tourism and services.
The name comes from an Indian phrase "I bushwhack." The largest city is Birmingham, the official nickname is "The Heart of the South."
Visitors on the beach
Its monolithic blocks and flat mountain known worldwide for movie westerns. The largest city is Salt Lake City. Name of the state derives from the name of an Indian tribe. Included in the group Mountain states and is located in the Rocky Mountains. In Utah, there is almost uninhabited vast expanses.