A list of the 50 US postal code state abbreviations, with derivations. 2) or create a vector of state abbreviations whose names are the full . You can also use base::abbreviate if you don't have US state names. AL - Alabama AK - Alaska AR - Arkansas AZ - Arizona CA - California CO - Colorado CT - Connecticut DC - District of Columbia DE - Delaware FL - Florida.
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These postal abbreviations are distinguished from traditional abbreviations such as Calif.
The Associated Us state abbreviations Stylebook states that in contexts other than mailing addresses, the traditional state abbreviations should be used.
Because their names are often long, they are frequently abbreviated in written documents and on mailing addresses.
However, beforethe Post Office Department us state abbreviations people writing out the state and territorial names in full to avoid confusion. For example, Mississippi and Michigan might both be abbreviated MI for their first two letters.
Inthe post office put into effect the five-digit ZIP Code which would be written after the state abbreviation.
A little bit off-topic but if abbreviations are used for countries is there a recommended 'style' used by WikiTree such as found at: For me USA and UK I know UK isn't us state abbreviations country are exceptions but I can't even think of another place that is more easily recognized by it's abbreviation than by the long form.
Current use of traditional abbreviations The Associated Press Stylebookthe usage guide for most United States newspapers, counsels the use of abbreviations for most state names, when appended to a city name for example, "Santa Ana, Calif.
AP suggests spelling out "Alaska," "Hawaii," and all state names with five or fewer letters; and, unlike the old GPO recommendations, AP suggests spelling out the names of all non-state us state abbreviations, with the exception of the District of Columbia D.