Which two states lie outside the contiguous us?
If you are asking how many states are in the United States, then yes there are 50. But if you are asking whether they are all linked or contiguous, that was true until 1959, when Alaska and Hawaii became states. These two, which were previously US territories, are not attached or linked to the other states. So there are 48 states which are in some way contiguous, and then there are Alaska and Hawaii which…
The United States of America is comprised of 50 States. Of these, "the lower 48" all touch each other without any country or barrier between them. However, two States do not touch the mainland states. These are Hawaii and Alaska. These are called non-contiguous states. However, all 50 States are part of the US, are governed by the same Federal laws, etc.