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The LARGEST states in the US…Utah NOT in the top 10?

Many people believe that Texas is the largest state and Hawaii is the smallest. These are these people INCORRECT! States are measured by their square miles. Have you ever wondered which states are the largest? Utah NEARLY did that TOP 10 for LARGEST STATES in the country!

The 15 LARGEST STATES IN THE USA (per square mile):

  1. Alaska: (586,000 square miles)
  2. Texas: (261,232 square miles)
  3. California: (155,959 square miles)
  4. Montana: (145,552 square miles)
  5. New Mexico: (121,298 square miles)
  6. Arizona: (113,594 square miles)
  7. Nevada: (109,781 square miles)
  8. Colorado: (103,641 square miles)
  9. Wyoming: (97,093 square miles)
  10. Oregon: (95,988 square miles)
  11. Idaho: (82,643 square miles)
  12. Utah: (82,169 square miles)
  13. Kansas: (81,758 square miles)
  14. Minnesota: (79,626 square miles)
  15. Nebraska: (76,824 square miles)

The 15 largest microstates in the US (per square mile):

35. Ohio: (40,860 square miles)
36.Virginia: (39,490 square miles)
37.Kentucky: (39,486 square miles)
38. Indiana: (35,826 square miles)
39. Maine: (30,842 square miles)
40. South Carolina: (30,060 square miles)
41. West Virginia (24,038 square miles)
42. Maryland: (9,707 square miles)
43. Vermont: (9,216 square miles)
44. New Hampshire: (8,952 square miles)
45.Massachusetts: (7,800 square miles)
46. ​​New Jersey: (7,354 square miles)
47. Hawaii: (6,422 square miles)
48. Connecticut: (4,842 square miles)
49. Delaware: (1,948 square miles)
50. Rhode Island: (1,033 square miles)

THE ENTIRE LIST OF USA STATES RANKED FROM LARGEST TO SMALLEST (per square mile):

  1. Alaska: 586,000 square miles
  2. Texas: 261,232 square miles
  3. California: 155,959 square miles
  4. Montana: 145,552 square miles
  5. New Mexico: 121,298 square miles
  6. Arizona: 113,594 square miles
  7. Nevada: 109,781 square miles
  8. Colorado: 103,641 square miles
  9. Wyoming: 97,093 square miles
  10. Oregon: 95,988 square miles
  11. Idaho: 82,643 square miles
  12. Utah: 82,169 square miles
  13. Kansas: 81,758 square miles
  14. Minnesota: 79,626 square miles
  15. Nebraska: 76,824 square miles
  16. South Dakota: 75,811 square miles
  17. North Dakota: 69,000 square miles
  18. Missouri: 68,741 square miles
  19. Oklahoma: 68,594 square miles
  20. Washington: 66,455 square miles
  21. Georgia: 57,513 square miles
  22. Michigan: 56,538 square miles
  23. Iowa: 55,857 square miles
  24. Illinois: 55,518 square miles
  25. Wisconsin: 54,157 square miles
  26. Florida: 53,624 square miles
  27. Arkansas: 52,035 square miles
  28. Alabama: 50,645 square miles
  29. North Carolina: 48,617 square miles
  30. New York: 47,126 square miles
  31. Mississippi: 46,923 square miles
  32. Pennsylvania: 44,742 square miles
  33. Louisiana: 43,203 square miles
  34. Tennessee: 41,234 square miles
  35. Ohio: 40,860 square miles
  36. Virginia: 39,490 square miles
  37. Kentucky: 39,486 square miles
  38. Indiana: 35,826 square miles
  39. Maine: 30,842 square miles
  40. South Carolina: 30,060 square miles
  41. West Virginia 24,038 square miles
  42. Maryland: 9,707 square miles
  43. Vermont: 9,216 square miles
  44. New Hampshire: 8,952 square miles
  45. Massachusetts: 7,800 square miles
  46. New Jersey: 7,354 square miles
  47. Hawaii: 6,422 square miles
  48. Connecticut: 4,842 square miles
  49. Delaware: 1,948 square miles
  50. Rhode Island: 1,033 square miles

One thing that struck me was how tiny Rhode Island is…at 1,033 square miles, it's less than half the size of Washington County! WOW!

Anna Harden

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