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The United States is known for its immense geographical diversity, with states varying greatly in size. At the top of the list sits Alaska, the largest state in terms of total area. Covering a staggering 665,384 square miles, Alaska is more than twice the size of the second-largest state, Texas. Its vast wilderness encompasses breathtaking landscapes, including towering mountains, glaciers, and expansive tundra.

Following closely behind Alaska is Texas, with an impressive area of 268,596 square miles. Known for its iconic cowboy culture and sprawling ranches, Texas boasts diverse landscapes ranging from deserts and coastal plains to rolling hills and forests.

Another notable state in terms of size is California, occupying the third spot on the list. With a total area of 163,695 square miles, California is renowned for its stunning coastline, vibrant cities, and diverse ecosystems. From the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains to the iconic beaches of Southern California, the Golden State offers a wealth of geographical wonders.

While these states represent the giants in terms of area, there are also several smaller states in the US. Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country, covers a mere 1,545 square miles. Despite its small size, Rhode Island is packed with historical charm and scenic coastal beauty.

Delaware and Connecticut also fall within the category of smaller states, with areas of 2,489 square miles and 5,543 square miles, respectively. Although compact in size, these states offer their own unique attractions. Delaware boasts picturesque beaches and charming small towns, while Connecticut showcases a blend of rich history and natural beauty.

States by Size

#StateTotal AreaFederal LandLand AreaWater Area
1Alaska665,384 mi²60.9%570,641 mi²94,743 mi²
2Texas268,596 mi²1.9%261,232 mi²7,365 mi²
3California163,695 mi²45.4%155,779 mi²7,916 mi²
4Montana147,040 mi²29%145,546 mi²1,494 mi²
5New Mexico121,590 mi²31.7%121,298 mi²292 mi²
6Arizona113,990 mi²38.6%113,594 mi²396 mi²
7Nevada110,572 mi²80.1%109,781 mi²791 mi²
8Colorado104,094 mi²36.2%103,642 mi²452 mi²
9Oregon98,379 mi²52.3%95,988 mi²2,391 mi²
10Wyoming97,813 mi²46.7%97,093 mi²720 mi²
11Michigan96,714 mi²10%56,539 mi²40,175 mi²
12Minnesota86,936 mi²6.8%79,627 mi²7,309 mi²
13Utah84,897 mi²63.1%82,170 mi²2,727 mi²
14Idaho83,569 mi²61.9%82,643 mi²926 mi²
15Kansas82,278 mi²0.5%81,759 mi²520 mi²
16Nebraska77,348 mi²1.1%76,824 mi²524 mi²
17South Dakota77,116 mi²5.4%75,811 mi²1,305 mi²
18Washington71,298 mi²28.6%66,456 mi²4,842 mi²
19North Dakota70,698 mi²3.9%69,001 mi²1,698 mi²
20Oklahoma69,899 mi²1.5%68,595 mi²1,304 mi²
21Missouri69,707 mi²3.8%68,742 mi²965 mi²
22Florida65,758 mi²12.9%53,625 mi²12,133 mi²
23Wisconsin65,496 mi²5.3%54,158 mi²11,339 mi²
24Georgia59,425 mi²12.9%57,513 mi²1,912 mi²
25Illinois57,914 mi²1.2%55,519 mi²2,395 mi²
26Iowa56,273 mi²0.3%55,857 mi²416 mi²
27New York54,555 mi²0.8%47,126 mi²7,429 mi²
28North Carolina53,819 mi²7.8%48,618 mi²5,201 mi²
29Arkansas53,179 mi²9.4%52,035 mi²1,143 mi²
30Alabama52,420 mi²2.7%50,645 mi²1,775 mi²
31Louisiana52,378 mi²4.7%43,204 mi²9,174 mi²
32Mississippi48,432 mi²5.1%46,923 mi²1,509 mi²
33Pennsylvania46,054 mi²2.2%44,743 mi²1,312 mi²
34Ohio44,826 mi²1.2%40,861 mi²3,965 mi²
35Virginia42,775 mi²9.3%39,490 mi²3,285 mi²
36Tennessee42,144 mi²4.8%41,235 mi²909 mi²
37Kentucky40,408 mi²4.3%39,486 mi²921 mi²
38Indiana36,420 mi²1.7%35,826 mi²593 mi²
39Maine35,380 mi²1.5%30,843 mi²4,537 mi²
40South Carolina32,020 mi²4.5%30,061 mi²1,960 mi²
41West Virginia24,230 mi²7.4%24,038 mi²192 mi²
42Maryland12,406 mi²3.2%9,707 mi²2,699 mi²
43Hawaii10,932 mi²20.2%6,423 mi²4,509 mi²
44Massachusetts10,554 mi²1.2%7,800 mi²2,754 mi²
45Vermont9,616 mi²7.8%9,217 mi²400 mi²
46New Hampshire9,349 mi²14%8,953 mi²397 mi²
47New Jersey8,723 mi²3.6%7,354 mi²1,368 mi²
48Connecticut5,543 mi²0.3%4,842 mi²701 mi²
49Delaware2,489 mi²2.4%1,949 mi²540 mi²
50Rhode Island1,545 mi²0.7%1,034 mi²511 mi²
51District of Columbia68 mi²24.7%61 mi²7 mi²

Largest States

The ten largest states in the United States, ranked by total area, are Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming. Alaska, the largest state, covers a massive 665,384 square miles. Texas, coming in at second place, spans 268,596 square miles. California, ranked third largest state, boasts 163,695 square miles. Montana, the fourth largest state, encompasses 147,040 square miles. New Mexico, in fifth place for largest states, spans 121,590 square miles. Arizona, ranking sixth, covers 113,990 square miles. Nevada, the seventh largest state, offers 110,572 square miles of desert landscapes. Colorado, in eighth place, encompasses 104,094 square miles. Oregon, ranking ninth largest state by area, covers 98,379 square miles. Lastly, Wyoming, the tenth largest state, spans 97,813 square miles.

The ten largest states by area are :

1. Alaska – 665,384 mi²
2. Texas – 268,596 mi²
3. California – 163,695 mi²
4. Montana – 147,040 mi²
5. New Mexico – 121,590 mi²
6. Arizona – 113,990 mi²
7. Nevada – 110,572 mi²
8. Colorado – 104,094 mi²
9. Oregon – 98,379 mi²
10. Wyoming – 97,813 mi²

Largest State in USA

The largest state in the United States is Alaska, with a staggering total area of 665,384 square miles. Its vastness surpasses that of any other state by a considerable margin. Located in the far northwest of North America, Alaska is known for its breathtaking and untouched wilderness. From towering mountains and pristine glaciers to expansive tundra and picturesque fjords, the state’s natural beauty is unparalleled. Alaska is also home to abundant wildlife, including bears, moose, and whales, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Despite its size, Alaska has a relatively small population, with most of its land remaining untouched and pristine.

Smallest States

The ten smallest states in the United States, listed in order of area, are Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country, covers an area of 1,545 square miles. Massachusetts ranks second among the smallest states, with a total area of 10,554 square miles. Hawaii is the third smallest state with an area of 10,932 square miles. Maryland follows closely behind as the fourth smallest state, spanning an area of 12,406 square miles. Delaware claims the fifth spot among the smallest states, covering an area of 2,489 square miles. West Virginia is the sixth smallest state, encompassing 24,230 square miles. Connecticut occupies the seventh position in terms of area, with a total of 5,543 square miles. New Jersey ranks eighth among the smallest states, spanning an area of 8,723 square miles. New Hampshire covers an area of 9,349 square miles, making it the ninth smallest state. Vermont rounds out the list as the tenth smallest state, with a total area of 9,616 square miles.

The ten smallest states by area are :

1. Rhode Island – 1,545 mi²
2. Massachusetts – 10,554 mi²
3. Hawaii – 10,932 mi²
4. Maryland – 12,406 mi²
5. Delaware – 2,489 mi²
6. West Virginia – 24,230 mi²
7. Connecticut – 5,543 mi²
8. New Jersey – 8,723 mi²
9. New Hampshire – 9,349 mi²
10. Vermont – 9,616 mi²

Smallest State in USA

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States, covers a compact area of 1,545 square miles. Despite its small size, Rhode Island is brimming with historical significance and coastal charm. Known as the “Ocean State,” it boasts over 400 miles of picturesque coastline, dotted with sandy beaches, charming lighthouses, and bustling waterfront communities.

US States by Size

Alabama

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52,420 mi²

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1,775 mi²

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Alabama ranks as the 30th largest state, covering a total area of 52,420 square miles. Known as the "Heart of Dixie," Alabama features a mix of rolling hills, fertile plains, and beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. The state is steeped in history and offers a blend of southern hospitality, cultural attractions, and outdoor beauty.

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Alaska

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665,384 mi²

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60.9%

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570,641 mi²

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94,743 mi²

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Ranked as the largest state, Alaska covers a staggering total area of 665,384 square miles. Known for its pristine wilderness, vast expanses, and diverse ecosystems, Alaska showcases breathtaking landscapes including glaciers, mountains, and Arctic tundra.

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Arizona

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113,990 mi²

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38.6%

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113,594 mi²

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396 mi²

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Arizona ranks as the sixth largest state in the USA, with a total area of 113,990 square miles. Known for its striking desert landscapes, iconic landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, and vibrant cities like Phoenix, Arizona offers a captivating mix of natural beauty and urban charm.

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Arkansas

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53,179 mi²

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9.4%

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52,035 mi²

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1,143 mi²

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Occupying the 29th position, Arkansas encompasses an area of 53,179 square miles. The state is characterized by its diverse geography, including the Ozark Mountains, the Mississippi River, and picturesque lakes. Arkansas offers outdoor recreational activities, charming small towns, and a tranquil atmosphere.

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California

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163,695 mi²

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45.4%

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155,779 mi²

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7,916 mi²

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Occupying the third position for largest states in the US, California covers a total area of 163,695 square miles. Famous for its stunning coastline, vibrant cities, and diverse ecosystems, California offers a wealth of geographical wonders, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains, iconic beaches, and expansive valleys.

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Colorado

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104,094 mi²

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#8

36.2%

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103,642 mi²

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452 mi²

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Colorado comes in at number eight among the largest states by area, spanning 104,094 square miles. Known for its majestic Rocky Mountains, picturesque forests, and world-class ski resorts, Colorado offers outdoor enthusiasts a paradise for hiking, skiing, and enjoying the scenic beauty of its landscapes.

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Connecticut

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5,543 mi²

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#48

0.3%

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4,842 mi²

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701 mi²

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With a total area of 5,543 square miles, Connecticut ranks seventh for smallest states in the US. It is known for its picturesque New England towns, historical landmarks, and proximity to major cities like New York City.

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Delaware

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2,489 mi²

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2.4%

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1,949 mi²

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540 mi²

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Occupying an area of 2,489 square miles, Delaware is the fifth smallest state by area. It offers a picturesque coastline, charming small towns, and is known for its favorable business environment and tax incentives.

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District of Columbia

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68 mi²

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#51

24.7%

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#13

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61 mi²

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7 mi²

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Florida

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65,758 mi²

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#22

12.9%

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53,625 mi²

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12,133 mi²

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Florida, ranking as the 22nd largest state, encompasses an area of 65,758 square miles. With its stunning coastline, sunny beaches, and a subtropical climate, Florida is a popular destination for tourists and retirees. The state is also home to unique ecosystems like the Everglades and bustling cities such as Miami and Orlando.

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Georgia

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59,425 mi²

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#24

12.9%

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#17

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57,513 mi²

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1,912 mi²

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Occupying the 24th position, Georgia covers a total area of 59,425 square miles. Georgia offers a mix of southern charm, historic sites like Savannah and Atlanta, and natural beauty. From the scenic coastline to the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, the state boasts diverse landscapes and a rich cultural heritage.

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Hawaii

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10,932 mi²

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#43

20.2%

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6,423 mi²

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4,509 mi²

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With an area of 10,932 square miles, Hawaii is the third smallest state in the USA. This tropical paradise is composed of a chain of islands and is celebrated for its stunning beaches, volcanoes, and unique Polynesian culture.

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Idaho

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83,569 mi²

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#14

61.9%

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82,643 mi²

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926 mi²

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With a total area of 83,569 square miles, Idaho is the 14th biggest state in the USA. Known for its scenic landscapes, including the majestic Sawtooth Mountains and the tranquil shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and a charming small-town atmosphere.

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Illinois

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57,914 mi²

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#25

1.2%

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55,519 mi²

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2,395 mi²

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Illinois ranks as the 25th largest state, encompassing an area of 57,914 square miles. The state is known for its iconic city of Chicago, cultural attractions, and vibrant arts scene. Illinois also features fertile farmlands, beautiful prairies, and historic sites such as Abraham Lincoln's hometown of Springfield.

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Indiana

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36,420 mi²

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1.7%

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35,826 mi²

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593 mi²

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Indiana encompasses a total area of 36,420 square miles. This state is characterized by a mix of urban and rural landscapes, with cities like Indianapolis known for its auto racing heritage and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indiana also offers attractions such as the Indiana Dunes National Park, charming small towns, and a strong sports culture.

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Iowa

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56,273 mi²

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55,857 mi²

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416 mi²

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Spanning 56,273 square miles, Iowa is the 26th largest state. Often associated with its vast agricultural fields, Iowa showcases rolling plains, charming small towns, and cities like Des Moines. The state's rural landscapes, annual fairs, and friendly communities contribute to its welcoming and down-to-earth atmosphere.

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Kansas

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82,278 mi²

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81,759 mi²

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520 mi²

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Kansas occupies the 15th spot among the biggest states in the US, spanning 82,278 square miles. While often associated with its vast plains, Kansas also showcases rolling hills, scenic rivers, and vibrant cities like Wichita and Topeka, offering a blend of rural and urban experiences.

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Kentucky

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40,408 mi²

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4.3%

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39,486 mi²

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921 mi²

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Kentucky covers an area of 40,408 square miles. Known as the "Bluegrass State," it is famous for its horse racing tradition, bourbon distilleries, and scenic horse farms. Kentucky offers diverse attractions, including the natural wonders of Mammoth Cave National Park, the historic city of Louisville, and the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Louisiana

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52,378 mi²

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4.7%

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43,204 mi²

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9,174 mi²

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Louisiana covers a total area of 52,378 square miles. Known for its vibrant culture, Cajun cuisine, and lively music scene, the state is a melting pot of French, African, and American influences. Louisiana is home to iconic cities like New Orleans, with its famous Mardi Gras celebrations and historic French Quarter, as well as the enchanting bayous and wetlands that make up its unique ecosystem.

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Maine

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35,380 mi²

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1.5%

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30,843 mi²

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4,537 mi²

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Maine spans an area of 35,380 square miles, making it the largest state in New England. Known as the "Pine Tree State," Maine boasts a stunning coastline dotted with picturesque lighthouses, rocky cliffs, and charming coastal towns like Bar Harbor. Inland, visitors can explore the beautiful forests, mountains, and tranquil lakes that define Maine's natural beauty.

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Maryland

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12,406 mi²

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3.2%

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9,707 mi²

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2,699 mi²

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Maryland ranks as the fourth smallest state in America, covering an area of 12,406 square miles. Located along the Chesapeake Bay, it boasts a blend of charming coastal towns, historic sites, and a thriving urban center in Baltimore.

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Massachusetts

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10,554 mi²

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7,800 mi²

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2,754 mi²

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Massachusetts, the second smallest state in the US, spans 10,554 square miles. It is known for its significant role in American history, cultural institutions, and vibrant cities such as Boston.

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Michigan

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96,714 mi²

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56,539 mi²

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40,175 mi²

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Michigan ranks as the 11th biggest state with a total area of 96,714 square miles. The state is known for its Great Lakes coastline, which includes picturesque destinations like Mackinac Island and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Michigan also offers diverse landscapes, including forests, rolling hills, and urban centers like Detroit.

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Minnesota

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86,936 mi²

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6.8%

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79,627 mi²

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7,309 mi²

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Occupying the 12th position for biggest states, Minnesota spans an area of 86,936 square miles. Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," the state boasts an abundance of pristine lakes, as well as expansive forests, charming small towns, and vibrant cities such as Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Mississippi

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48,432 mi²

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5.1%

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46,923 mi²

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1,509 mi²

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With a total area of 48,432 square miles, Mississippi is a state rich in history and southern charm. It is known for its blues music heritage, antebellum mansions, and hospitality. Visitors can explore sites like the Mississippi Delta, Natchez Trace Parkway, and the capital city of Jackson, immersing themselves in the state's cultural and natural treasures.

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Missouri

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69,707 mi²

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3.8%

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68,742 mi²

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965 mi²

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Missouri occupies the 21st spot among the largest states, covering a total area of 69,707 square miles. Known as the "Show Me State," Missouri boasts a diverse landscape that includes the Ozark Mountains, the mighty Mississippi River, and vibrant cities like St. Louis and Kansas City.

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Montana

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147,040 mi²

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145,546 mi²

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1,494 mi²

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Ranking as the fourth largest state in the US, Montana encompasses an area of 147,040 square miles. Known as "Big Sky Country," Montana captivates with its picturesque landscapes, encompassing the Rocky Mountains, wide open plains, and crystal-clear lakes.

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Nebraska

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77,348 mi²

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1.1%

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76,824 mi²

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524 mi²

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Nebraska ranks as the 16th biggest state in America, covering an area of 77,348 square miles. Known for its expansive prairies, Nebraska is often referred to as the "Cornhusker State." It offers a mix of rural charm, agricultural landscapes, and cities like Omaha and Lincoln that showcase a vibrant cultural scene.

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Nevada

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110,572 mi²

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80.1%

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109,781 mi²

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791 mi²

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Occupying the seventh spot for largest states in America, Nevada covers an area of 110,572 square miles. Renowned for its bustling entertainment hub of Las Vegas, Nevada also boasts vast desert expanses, rugged mountain ranges, and stunning natural attractions such as Lake Tahoe and the Valley of Fire State Park.

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New Hampshire

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9,349 mi²

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8,953 mi²

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397 mi²

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Spanning 9,349 square miles, New Hampshire comes in ninth place for smallest states in America. It is characterized by its stunning natural beauty, including the White Mountains, charming small towns, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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New Jersey

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8,723 mi²

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7,354 mi²

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1,368 mi²

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New Jersey covers 8,723 square miles, placing it in eighth position for smallest states in the USA. It offers a mix of bustling urban centers, beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast, and diverse cultural attractions.

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New Mexico

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121,590 mi²

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31.7%

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121,298 mi²

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292 mi²

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#49

Taking the fifth spot among the largest states in the USA, New Mexico spans an area of 121,590 square miles. This state showcases a blend of rich Native American culture, arid deserts, stunning canyons, and rugged mountain ranges like the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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New York

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54,555 mi²

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#27

0.8%

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#47

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47,126 mi²

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#30

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7,429 mi²

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#7

New York, ranking as the 27th largest state, covers an area of 54,555 square miles. The state is home to the bustling metropolis of New York City, iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, and scenic regions such as the Adirondack Mountains and Finger Lakes. New York offers a vibrant blend of urban excitement and natural beauty.

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North Carolina

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53,819 mi²

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#28

7.8%

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#21

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48,618 mi²

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#29

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5,201 mi²

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#10

North Carolina spans a total area of 53,819 square miles, making it the 28th largest state. Known for its stunning coastline, including the Outer Banks, and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina appeals to outdoor enthusiasts and beachgoers alike. The state also features vibrant cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, as well as rich cultural heritage.

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North Dakota

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70,698 mi²

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#19

3.9%

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#32

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69,001 mi²

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#17

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1,698 mi²

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#24

Ranking 19th among the biggest states in America, North Dakota encompasses an area of 70,698 square miles. Known for its vast open spaces, North Dakota offers picturesque landscapes, including the rugged Badlands, scenic lakes, and charming small towns. The state's economy is largely driven by agriculture, oil production, and renewable energy.

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Ohio

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44,826 mi²

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#34

1.2%

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#45

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40,861 mi²

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#35

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3,965 mi²

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#14

Covering 44,826 square miles, Ohio is a state located in the Midwest region of the United States. Known as the "Buckeye State," it offers a mix of vibrant cities, such as Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, as well as charming small towns and scenic rural landscapes. Ohio is rich in sports culture, renowned museums, and historical sites like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Oklahoma

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69,899 mi²

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#20

1.5%

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#42

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68,595 mi²

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#19

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1,304 mi²

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#30

Oklahoma completes the top 20 biggest states by area, with a total area of 69,899 square miles. Often referred to as the "Sooner State," Oklahoma features a mix of rolling prairies, expansive plains, and a rich Native American heritage. The state's cultural diversity and vibrant arts scene add to its unique charm.

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Oregon

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98,379 mi²

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#9

52.3%

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#5

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95,988 mi²

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#10

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2,391 mi²

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#20

Ranking as the ninth largest state in America, Oregon encompasses a total area of 98,379 square miles. With its lush forests, rugged coastline, and stunning landmarks like Crater Lake and Mount Hood, Oregon attracts nature lovers and outdoor adventurers from around the world.

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Pennsylvania

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46,054 mi²

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#33

2.2%

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#38

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44,743 mi²

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#32

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1,312 mi²

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#28

Pennsylvania encompasses an area of 46,054 square miles. This northeastern state is steeped in American history and showcases landmarks like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is also known for its scenic beauty, with the Pocono Mountains, Amish country, and charming towns like Hershey and Gettysburg.

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Rhode Island

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1,545 mi²

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#50

0.7%

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#48

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1,034 mi²

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#50

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511 mi²

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#43

Ranked as the smallest state, Rhode Island covers an area of 1,545 square miles. Despite its small size, it offers a rich historical heritage and scenic coastal beauty.

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South Carolina

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32,020 mi²

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#40

4.5%

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#30

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30,061 mi²

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#40

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1,960 mi²

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#21

Covering 32,020 square miles, South Carolina offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and southern hospitality. The state is home to beautiful coastal areas such as Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach, as well as charming historic cities like Charleston and Columbia. South Carolina's vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and subtropical climate.

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South Dakota

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77,116 mi²

Ranked in the US

#17

5.4%

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#25

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75,811 mi²

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#16

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1,305 mi²

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#29

Occupying the 17th position for biggest states in the USA, South Dakota spans an area of 77,116 square miles. The state is famous for its iconic landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park. South Dakota also boasts a rich Native American heritage, with sites like the Crazy Horse Memorial and the historic city of Deadwood.

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Tennessee

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42,144 mi²

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#36

4.8%

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#28

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41,235 mi²

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#34

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909 mi²

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#35

With a total area of 42,144 square miles, Tennessee is known for its rich musical heritage, including the country music capital of Nashville and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll in Memphis. The state is also home to stunning natural beauty, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Tennessee River, and charming towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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Texas

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268,596 mi²

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#2

1.9%

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#39

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261,232 mi²

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#2

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7,365 mi²

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#8

Coming in at the second spot for largest states, Texas spans an impressive area of 268,596 square miles. Texas is renowned for its iconic cowboy culture, vast deserts, sprawling ranches, and diverse geography that ranges from coastal plains to rolling hills and forests.

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Utah

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84,897 mi²

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#13

63.1%

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#2

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82,170 mi²

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#12

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2,727 mi²

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#17

Utah ranks as the 13th biggest state in the US, covering an area of 84,897 square miles. The state's diverse geography features stunning national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon, as well as expansive deserts, towering red rock formations, and snow-capped mountain peaks.

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Vermont

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9,616 mi²

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#45

7.8%

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#22

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9,217 mi²

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#43

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400 mi²

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#46

Vermont rounds out the list of the ten smallest states by area, as the tenth smallest state, with an area of 9,616 square miles. It is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, forests, and quaint towns, as well as its thriving agricultural industry and outdoor activities.

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Virginia

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42,775 mi²

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#35

9.3%

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#20

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39,490 mi²

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#36

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3,285 mi²

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#15

Virginia spans an area of 42,775 square miles. This southeastern state is steeped in American history, being home to iconic landmarks such as Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, and the Arlington National Cemetery. Virginia also boasts beautiful landscapes, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, and the bustling city of Richmond.

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Washington

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71,298 mi²

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#18

28.6%

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#12

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66,456 mi²

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#20

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4,842 mi²

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#11

Washington is the 18th biggest state by area, covering a total area of 71,298 square miles. The state is known for its stunning Pacific Northwest scenery, including the Cascade Mountains, lush forests, and the vibrant city of Seattle. Washington also features beautiful coastal areas and the San Juan Islands, offering abundant outdoor recreation opportunities.

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West Virginia

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24,230 mi²

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#41

7.4%

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#23

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24,038 mi²

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#41

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192 mi²

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#50

West Virginia, in sixth position for smallest states, spans 24,230 square miles. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, it showcases stunning natural landscapes, including scenic valleys, forests, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Wisconsin

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65,496 mi²

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#23

5.3%

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#26

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54,158 mi²

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#25

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11,339 mi²

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#4

Wisconsin spans an area of 65,496 square miles, making it the 23rd largest state. Known as "America's Dairyland," Wisconsin features a picturesque landscape of rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and charming small towns. The state is famous for its dairy farming, cheese production, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Wyoming

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97,813 mi²

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#10

46.7%

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#6

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97,093 mi²

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#9

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720 mi²

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#37

Wyoming is the tenth largest state by area, covering an area of 97,813 square miles. Famed for its breathtaking national parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Wyoming captivates with its vast open spaces, iconic wildlife, and majestic mountain ranges.

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FAQs

Is Alaska bigger than Texas ?

Yes, Alaska is bigger than Texas. While Texas is the second-largest state in the United States, covering an area of approximately 268,596 square miles, Alaska surpasses it with a much larger total area of 665,384 square miles. In fact, Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas, making it the largest state in the country in terms of land area.

What is the biggest state ?

The biggest state in the United States is Alaska. It has a total area of 665,384 square miles, making it significantly larger than any other state in the country.

How many square miles is Texas ?

Texas covers an area of approximately 268,596 square miles. It is the second-largest state in the United States, both in terms of population and land area.

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