How many states can you fit in Alaska?
Alaska Is Big! 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.
The Largest States in the U.S. by Area
|Rank||State||Area (in square miles)|
- The 10 Most Populous States on July 1, 2015
Rank State Population 1 California 39,144,818 2 Texas 27,469,114 3 Florida 20,271,272 4 New York 19,795,791
Rank State Population All United States 308,745,538 1 California 37,253,956 2 Texas 25,145,561 3 New York 19,378,102
|Rank||State||Land Area (square miles)|
|All United States||3,537,438.44|
- Washington DC is not one of the 50 states. But it's an important part of the U.S. The District of Columbia is our nation's capital. Congress established the federal district from land belonging to the states of Maryland and Virginia in 1790.
- Buford, Wyoming: Smallest Town In America. Boasting on the town limits sign its population of 1, Buford is a single house, gas station, and post office. It's also the highest spot for a town along the entire span of I-80.
- The unique distinction of only bordering a single state, however, belongs to Maine. Located far up the East coast of the United States, Maine shares a single state border with New Hampshire. The rest of Maine's borders are shared with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Updated: 2nd October 2018