Most people know that Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. It measures 665,384 square miles, putting it well ahead of the next largest states : Largest States by Total Area: Alaska – 665,384 mi. Texas – 268,596 mi.
The biggest parts of the Union 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.
States by Size in Square Miles
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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.
For both New Mexico and Arizona, the road to statehood was protracted and contentious. However, after much effort, on January 6, 1912 New Mexico became the 47th state and on February 14, 1912 Arizona became the 48th state in the Union.
1) We are the biggest state in the United States by a long shot. 2) We have 17 out of the 20 highest peaks in the United States . 3) We have over 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes. We also have the biggest lake in the U.S., Lake Iliamna.
Most Dangerous States 2020 Alaska . Alaska is the most dangerous state in the United States. New Mexico . New Mexico is the United States’ second-most dangerous state. Tennessee. Tennessee is the third-most dangerous state in the U.S. with a violent crime rate of 623.7 incidents per 100,000 people. Arkansas. Nevada. Louisiana . Alabama. Missouri.
Alaska has the largest land area in the United States followed by Texas and California . Alaska has the largest land area in the United States followed by Texas and California . Alaska has more land area than Texas , California & Montana combined. Eight (8) states have over 100,000 square miles of land area.