Abbreviations of The Names of The United States

Abbreviations of The Names of The United States :

Abbreviations of The Names of The United States :

The United States Official Postal Guide gives the following abbreviations of the names of the states, territories and possessions of the United States. The postal authorities recommend that these abbreviations be used in addressing all letters and packages intended for transmission through the mails.

Alabama = Ala.

Arizona = Ariz.

Arkansas = Ark.

California = Cal.

Colorado = Colo.

Connecticut = Conn.

Delaware = Del.

District of Columbia = D.C.

Florida = Fla.

Georgia = Ga.

Illinois = Ill.

Indiana = Ind.

Kansas = Kans.

Kentucky = Ky.

Louisiana = La.

Maine = Me.

Maryland = Md.

Massachusetts = Mass.

Michigan = Mich.

Minnesota = Minn.

Mississippi = Miss.

Missouri = Mo.

Montana = Mont.

Nebraska = Nebr.

Nevada = Nev.

New Hampshire = N.H.

New Jersey = N.J.

New Mexico = N.Mex.

New York = N.Y.

North Carolina = N.C.

North Dakota = N.Dak.

Oklahoma = Okla.

Oregon = Oreg.

Pennsylvania = Pa.

Philippine Islands = P.I.

Porto Rico = P.R.

Rhode Island = R.I.

South Carolina = S.C.

South Dakota = S.Dak.

Tennessee = Tenn.

Texas = Tex.

Vermont = Vt.

Virginia = Va.

Washington = Wash.

West Virginia = W.Va.

Wisconsin = Wis.

Wyoming = Wyo.

Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Ohio and Utah should not be abbreviated. It is generally better not to abbreviate Maine and Oregon.

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