PHP array of all 50 states with abbreviation

Just wanted to share a quick PHP array of U.S. (America) states shown in this example populating a drop-down for forms.

$states = array('AK'=>'Alaska', 'HI'=>'Hawaii', 'CA'=>'California', 'NV'=>'Nevada', 'OR'=>'Oregon', 'WA'=>'Washington', 'AZ'=>'Arizona', 'CO'=>'Colorada', 'ID'=>'Idaho', 'MT'=>'Montana', 'NE'=>'Nebraska', 'NM'=>'New Mexico', 'ND'=>'North Dakota', 'UT'=>'Utah', 'WY'=>'Wyoming', 'AL'=>'Alabama', 'AR'=>'Arkansas', 'IL'=>'Illinois', 'IA'=>'Iowa', 'KS'=>'Kansas', 'KY'=>'Kentucky', 'LA'=>'Louisiana', 'MN'=>'Minnesota', 'MS'=>'Mississippi', 'MO'=>'Missouri', 'OK'=>'Oklahoma', 'SD'=>'South Dakota', 'TX'=>'Texas', 'TN'=>'Tennessee', 'WI'=>'Wisconsin', 'CT'=>'Connecticut', 'DE'=>'Delaware', 'FL'=>'Florida', 'GA'=>'Georgia', 'IN'=>'Indiana', 'ME'=>'Maine', 'MD'=>'Maryland', 'MA'=>'Massachusetts', 'MI'=>'Michigan', 'NH'=>'New Hampshire', 'NJ'=>'New Jersey', 'NY'=>'New York', 'NC'=>'North Carolina', 'OH'=>'Ohio', 'PA'=>'Pennsylvania', 'RI'=>'Rhode Island', 'SC'=>'South Carolina', 'VT'=>'Vermont', 'VA'=>'Virginia', 'WV'=>'West Virginia');
foreach($states as $abbrev => $name){
echo "<option value='".$abbrev."'";
if($name == $user_info['state'] || $abbrev == $user_info['state_abbrev']){
echo " selected='selected'";
echo ">".$name."</option>";
} ?> 

Shane Stebner

Author: Shane Stebner

Shane is a successful web-developer specializing in responsive design, and the open-source LAMP stack. Over the years, he's gained in-depth experience with Stripe, Twilio, PhantomJs,, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, and many other plugins/APIs.

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