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In a Wikipedia article, Continental United States, I could not get which state is the exception:

"The Continental United States is the area of the United States of America that is located in the continent of North America. It includes 49 of the 50 states."

I know that the paragragh quoted above says the Continental United States comprises 49 states out of 50 states, but I could not get which state was the exception here. I mean which state of USA does not constitute the Continental United States? Is it Hawaii or Alaska? Or any other state?

closed as off-topic by Vince, user2856, PolyGeo Aug 31 '18 at 3:44

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one line further down says

The only state which is not part of this is Hawaii (as they are islands in the Pacific Ocean and not part of North America).

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