You could fit Texas into Alaska 2 times! One-fifth the size of the Lower 48, Alaska is bigger than Texas , California, and Montana combined! Alaska is also far-flung: 3.1 times wider (east to west) and 1.9 times taller (north to south) than Texas .
At 663,300 square miles, Alaska is by far the largest state in the United States , nearly two and a half times as large as Texas. In the case of many map projections, Alaska appears to be more than half the size of the lower 48 states , when in reality the continental US is 4.7 times as large.
The Largest States in the U.S. by Area Alaska . 663,267.26. Texas . 268,580.82. California . 163,695.57. Montana . 147,042.40. New Mexico. 121,589.48. Arizona. 113,998.30. Nevada. 110,560.71. Colorado. 104,093.57.
Texas is about 1.7 times bigger than California . California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Texas is approximately 678,052 sq km, making Texas 68% larger than California . Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (12.1 million fewer people live in Texas ).
The purchase of Alaska in 1867 marked the end of Russian efforts to expand trade and settlements to the Pacific coast of North America , and became an important step in the United States rise as a great power in the Asia-Pacific region.
Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Alaska Than Elsewhere
|Rank||Job||Local Popularity Index|
|1||Zoologists and wildlife biologists||45.6|
|2||Geological and petroleum technicians||30.5|
|3||Airline pilots , copilots, and flight engineers||29.3|
|4||Material moving workers||20.2|
While Alaska is the largest state by area, it’s among the smallest in population: Only about 740,000 people call the state home. Alaska boasts the lowest population density in the nation, with fewer than 1.5 people per square mile.
It is large primarily because so many people have moved here, and those that were born here. The size is limited to a certain extent by terrain. So many people think they can move here and become rich, but the reality is lots of homeless and many more on welfare, and even more on the edge, living paycheck to paycheck.
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