21 Fascinating Facts About U.S. That You Probably Didn’t Know

#5. There are 50 states in the United Sates, and among them HAWAII is the most recent. It joined the list in 1959 and it is the only one state which is made up fully of islands. ALASKA is the largest state in U.S. by land area and it was purchased from Russia for just $7.2 million in 1867. (media credit)