Trivia Question 3/15/11 – State Borders

United States MapContinuing with US Geography month, we’ve got a two part question today.

QUESTION:

California shares its state border with 3 other states: Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona.  Not counting Alaska and Hawaii, of the 48 states in the contiguous United States, what state shares its border with the fewest states and what state shares its border with the most states?

ANSWER:

Fewest: Maine

Most: Missouri and Tennessee (tie)

EXPLANATION:

Fewest: Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state (New Hampshire).

Most: It’s a tie between Missouri and Tennessee that both adjoin 8 other states.  Missouri shares borders with Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. Tennessee adjoins Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Here’s a map:

US States Map

Click for full size

NET CHECK IN’s:

A total of 29 people checked into the net tonight and 9 of them got the correct answer to the Trivia Question. Well, at least they got Maine and either Missouri OR Tennessee (nobody got both).  Congrats to:

  • David – K6DLB
  • Justin – KD6JEV
  • John – KD6JEV
  • Jerry – KD6JPD
  • Alex – KJ6JXL
  • Roger – K6LMN
  • David – KA6LUI
  • Greg – K6MPA
  • Leon – AF6TT

And, of course, thanks to everyone who checked into the Net tonight and supported us.

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