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US Postal Abbreviations (Re: Posting limits)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, July 12, 2004, 15:55
On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 05:29:47PM +1000, Tristan Mc Leay wrote:
> Really? I don't think I've _ever_ seen that abbreviation before. I > thought I would at least recognise US State abbreviations as being US > State abbreviations, even if I couldn't expand them...
I'm not surprised, really. Fifty is a lot of states, and not all of them get much in the way of international press. I live in GA (Georgia) and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't recognize all 159 of the counties we have in this state. For the record, here are all 50 U.S. state abbreviations (which I'm typing from memory, with their capital cities thrown in, because it's good practice and fun!): Abbrev. State Capital City AL Alabama Montgomery AK Alaska Juneau AZ Arizona Phoenix AR Arkansas Little Rock CA California Sacramento CO Colorado Denver CT Connecticut Hartford DE Delware Dover FL Florida Tallahassee GA Georgia Atlanta HI Hawaii Honolulu ID Idaho Boise IL Illionois Springfield IN Indiana Indianapolis IA Iowa Des Moines KS Kansas Topeka KY Kentucky Frankfort LA Louisiana Baton Rouge ME Maine Augusta MD Maryland Annapolis MA Massachussetts Boston MI Michigan Lansing MN Minnesota Saint Paul MS Mississippi Jackson MO Missouri Jefferson City MT Montana Helena NE Nebraska Lincoln NV Nevada Carson City NH New Hampshire Concord NJ New Jersey Trenton NM New Mexico Santa Fe NY New York Albany NC North Carolina Raleigh ND North Dakota Bismarck OH Ohio Columbus OK Oklahoma Oklahoma City OR Oregon Salem PA Pennsylvania Harrisburg RI Rhode Island Providence SC South Carolina Columbia SD South Dakota Pierre TN Tennessee Nashville TX Texas Austin UT Utah Salt Lake City VT Vermont Montpelier VA Virginia Richmond WA Washington Olympia WI Wisconsin Madison WV West Virginia Charleston WY Wyoming Cheyenne A few common US postal abbreviations for non-states: DC District of Columbia GU Guam PR Puerto Rico VI US Virgin Islands


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