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What two states are not part of the contiguous US?

1 Answer
Mar 8, 2018


Hawaii and Alaska!


The 'Contiguous US' usually refers to all states that are physically touching at least 1 other US state.

Because Alaska only touches Canada, it is not part of the contiguous US.

Additionally, because Hawaii is an island and touches nothing (except the Pacific Ocean), it is also not part of the contiguous US.