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Standardised two-letter state abbreviations were introduced by the US Postal Service in October 1963. Which state's abbreviation was changed six years later, and why?

Question #148999. Asked by gtho4.
Last updated Sep 01 2022.
Originally posted Sep 01 2022 5:31 AM.

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In 1969 Nebraska was changed from NB to NE due to a request of the Canadian Post Office, to avoid confusion with New Brunswick.
In October 1963, the Department settled on the current two-letter abbreviations. Since that time, only one change has been made: in 1969, at the request of the Canadian postal administration, the abbreviation for Nebraska, originally NB, was changed to NE, to avoid confusion with New Brunswick in Canada.


Sep 01 2022, 6:48 AM
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A similar confusion is caused now by the postal abbreviation CA for California being the same as the CA used in internet domain addresses for Canada. See link

Sep 01 2022, 1:01 PM
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