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The contiguous United States, or officially the conterminous United States, are the 48 US states that touch one another plus the District of Columbia.

This shows the contiguous United States. The insets at the lower left are the two states that are not contiguous.

This excludes the states of Alaska and Hawaii, and all island territories and U.S. possessions such as American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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