Python dictionary items() - Get key-value pairs of a dictionary

The items() returns pairs of a dictionary, each of which is a tuple of a key and value.

d = {'CA': 'California', 'NV': 'Nevada', 'TX': 'Texas'}

items = d.items()

print(items)
# dict_items([('CA', 'California'), ('NV', 'Nevada'), ('TX', 'Texas')])

Each element of a dict_items is a tuple of the dictionary's key and value. It is often used in the for statement.

d = {'CA': 'California', 'NV': 'Nevada', 'TX': 'Texas'}

for item in d.items():
    print(item)

# ('CA', 'California')
# ('NV', 'Nevada')
# ('TX', 'Texas')

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