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.
Alaska is still a massive state 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 .
Alaska is appears to be three times larger than Mexico , although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska . On a Mercator map, Greenland looks larger than China, even though China actually is four times larger than Greenland.
In total there are 11 U.S. states that are bigger than Britain , including Alaska, Texas , Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Michigan. Oil-rich Texas is almost three times the size of the UK , while sunny California is almost twice as big.
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.
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.
Mexico is around the same size as Greenland . Greenland is approximately 2,166,086 sq km, while Mexico is approximately 1,964,375 sq km, making Mexico 90.69% the size of Greenland .
Alaska is approximately 1,481,348 sq km, while India is approximately 3,287,263 sq km, making India 122% larger than Alaska .
Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan are probably the closest to matching England. The states of New England receive more rain than England, up to half an inch more per month, with Vermont and New Hampshire being the most comparable.
The only U.S. state that exceeds Nigeria in land mass is Alaska at 663,000 square miles compared to Nigeria’s 357,000.