Area: 9,826,675 sq km
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Government: Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
Religions: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
Time zones: The 50 U.S. states cover 6 time zones.
Area: 113,635 square miles
Time zone: Arizona does not switch to daylight savings time; from November to May it is on Mountain Time; from April to October, it is on Pacific Time.
Area: 103,717 square miles
Time zone: Colorado is on Mountain Time.
Area: 75,885 square miles
Time zone: The eastern half of South Dakota is on Central Time; the western half is on Mountain Time.
Area: 82,144 square miles
Capital: Salt Lake City
Time zone: Utah is on Mountain Time.
Area: 97,100 square miles
Time zone: Wyoming is on Mountain Time.