Using abbreviations when entering a physical for purposes such as sending packages, cards, or documents is a requirement. When ordering things or looking up addresses online, if you live in , or are searching for something in the , knowing what the is will come in handy.
It is important to not confuse a with a , or when filling out . Although they are part of the , zip and postal codes are a different thing entirely.
The is made up of 50 states, all with their own unique two-letter abbreviations; remembering all of them can be tough, especially since a lot of states have similar lettering in their .
Here’s all you need to know when it comes to the . The is relatively simple and easy to remember, it is made up of the first two letters of the ‘s name, “ID”.
Not only are there just for all 50 states, but there’s also an for each . The traditional abbreviations to states’ came out in 1963, but many were three to four letters in length and it was decided they would be too long to include on envelopes and packages as addressing equipment couldn’t accommodate these longer abbreviations along with each states’ too.
The doesn’t actually have an , people would just refer to the as “ “, or more recently, ID. So, unlike most other states, doesn’t have a .
People use abbreviations all the time in everyday life and business, it is important to understand the unique two-letter representing each in the U.S. as the probability of you needing to remember it is very high.
United States State Abbreviations List
Check out our abbreviations list where you can see not just the Arizona , but each ‘s unique and regular abbreviations.
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