Alaska is about 7 times smaller than United States . United States is approximately 9,833,517 sq km, while Alaska is approximately 1,481,348 sq km, making Alaska 15.06% the size of United States . Meanwhile, the population of United States is ~332.6 million people (331.9 million fewer people live in Alaska ).
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.
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.
The narrowest distance between mainland Russia and mainland Alaska is approximately 55 miles. The stretch of water between these two islands is only about 2.5 miles wide and actually freezes over during the winter so you could technically walk from the US to Russia on this seasonal sea ice.
Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States in 1859, believing the United States would off-set the designs of Russia’s greatest rival in the Pacific, Great Britain. This purchase ended Russia’s presence in North America and ensured U.S. access to the Pacific northern rim.
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 ).
Alaska is really a combination of them all. Washington is the most like southern/coastal/mountainous Alaska, Montana and Idaho are like central mountainous Alaska, Maine is like central coastal and some of central Alaska, and Minnesota is like central coastal, central, and northern Alaska.
Texas is bigger than California , making it the largest state of the 48 contiguous states, but measured by population, the rankings are reversed. California is the most populous state with 39,776,830 residents, according to 2017 U.S. Census estimates, while Texas had a population of 28,704,330.
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.
What are the 4 smallest states? A. Rhode Island , Delaware , Connecticut and Hawaii are the 4 smallest states.