Columbia Encyclopedia

Search results

500 results found

Kansas, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Kansas kănˈzəs, midwestern state occupying the center of the coterminous United States. It is bordered by Missouri (E), Oklahoma (S), Colorado (W), and Nebraska (N). Kansas has become ...

Missouri, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Missouri mĭz&oobreve;rˈē, –ə, one of the midwestern states of the United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, across the Mississippi River (E), Arkansas (S), O...

Kansas, river, United States

(Encyclopedia)Kansas or Kaw, river, 170 mi (274 km) long, formed by the junction of the Smoky Hill and Republican rivers in NE Kansas and flowing E to the Missouri River at Kansas City; the system drains parts of K...

Colorado, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Colorado kŏlərădˈə, –rădˈō, –räˈdō, state, W central United States, one of the Rocky Mt. states. It is bordered by Wyoming (N), Nebraska (N, E), Kansas (E), Oklahoma and New Mexi...

Manhattan, city, United States

(Encyclopedia)Manhattan, city (1990 pop. 37,712), seat of Riley co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Big Blue and Kansas rivers; inc. 1857. It is the trade and processing center of a farm area. Much of the econo...

Delaware, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Delaware dĕlˈəwâr, –wər, one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by Maryland (W, S), and there is...

Iowa, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Iowa īˈəwə, midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi River, across which lie Wisconsin and Illinois (E); Missouri (S); Nebraska and South Dakota, fr...

Maine, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Maine, largest of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire (W), the Canadian provinces of Quebec (NW) and New Brunswick (NE), the Bay of Fundy (E), and th...

Wyoming, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Wyoming wīōˈmĭng, least populous state in the United States, one of the Rocky Mt. states of the West. It is bordered by South Dakota and Nebraska (E), Colorado and Utah (S), Idaho (W), and ...

Alabama, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Alabama ăləbămˈə, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by Tennessee (N), Georgia (E), Florida and the Gulf of Mexico (S), and Mississippi (W). In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ha...

Browse by Subject