Which U.S. states are the farthest north, south, east, and west?

US States

Strangely, Alaska is the state farthest north, east, and west and Hawaii is farthest south. The reason that Alaska is farthest east and west is because the Aleutian Islands cross the 180° meridian of longitude, placing some of the islands in the Eastern Hemisphere and thus east of the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, England.

However, for practical purposes, the easternmost state is Maine, the northernmost and westernmost is Alaska, and the southernmost is Hawaii.

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