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U.S. States by Area

The Fifty United States Ranked by Area

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Alaska, the largest state

Alaska is the largest state in the United States. Its 663,267 square milesis 429 times larger than Rhode Island, the country's smallest state.

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The United States is the world's third largest country by area. Its fifty states vary widely in area. The largest state, Alaska, is more than four hundred times larger than Rhode Island, the smallest state. Texas is the largest state of the 48 contiguous states. The U.S. states by area listed below include water features that are part of the state and are ranked in size by square miles.

U.S. States by Area

1. Alaska - 663,267
2. Texas - 268,580
3. California - 163,695
4. Montana - 147,042
5. New Mexico - 121,589
6. Arizona - 113,998
7. Nevada - 110,560
8. Colorado - 104,093
9. Oregon - 98,380
10. Wyoming - 97,813
11. Michigan - 96,716
12. Minnesota - 86,938
13. Utah - 84,898
14. Idaho - 83,570
15. Kansas - 82,276
16. Nebraska - 77,353
17. South Dakota - 77,116
18. Washington - 71,299
19. North Dakota - 70,699
20. Oklahoma - 69,898
21. Missouri - 69,704
22. Florida - 65,754
23. Wisconsin - 65,497
24. Georgia - 59,424
25. Illinois - 57,914
26. Iowa - 56,271
27. New York - 54,556
28. North Carolina - 53,818
29. Arkansas - 53,178
30. Alabama - 52,419
31. Louisiana - 51,839
32. Mississippi - 48,430
33. Pennsylvania - 46,055
34. Ohio - 44,824
35. Virginia - 42,774
36. Tennessee - 42,143
37. Kentucky - 40,409
38. Indiana - 36,417
39. Maine - 35,384
40. South Carolina - 32,020
41. West Virginia - 24,229
42. Maryland - 12,406
43. Hawaii - 10,930
44. Massachusetts - 10,554
45. Vermont - 9,614
46. New Hampshire - 9,349
47. New Jersey - 8,721
48. Connecticut - 5,543
49. Delaware - 2,489
50. Rhode Island - 1,545

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