What Is The Largest State In The U.s.a.?!

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Dominic Ladden Profile
Dominic Ladden answered
There are different ways of determining the size of a state. This can be done by land mass alone, land mass plus water mass (this is significant in states such as Michigan), water mass alone, population and coastline.
The largest state by land and water mass combined is Alaska with 663,267.26 square miles of land and water. 13% of Alaskan territory is made up of water. This is the most popular way of determining the largest state. Alaska is also the state with most land mass alone, with a land mass of 571.951.26 square miles. This is also a way to determine the size of a country as some studies do not take water mass such as lakes and rivers into account.
The highest volume of water, per square mile is also Alaska with 91,316.00 square miles of water in its state borders.
These three criteria show Alaska as the largest state of America if you are looking at land, water and combined mass.
Population is also a large factor when looking at the size of a state. California has the largest population of all American states with 37,253,956 people living within the state borders at the time of the last census in 2010. The census is the best way of monitoring population, although this is only performed once every 10 years so is just a guide until the next census.
Although Alaska and California are the largest states in combined land/water mass and population, Texas comes second in both of these so technically, if you were looking at a combination of these factors, Texas could be the largest. This would depend on what weighting you gave to these criteria as California does have the third largest land/water mass in the United States of America.
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mahendra kumar answered
The largest state in the United States in terms of land area is the state of Alaska(656,425 sq miles) but it is sparsely populated owing to the extreme cold climate. In terms of population the largest state in the United States is California (about 36 million people) owing to its warm climate, fertile areas and large influx of immigrants. The second largest state is Texas both in terms of land area as well as population and is also one of the leading agricultural and industrial regions in the United States.
The highest point in the United States is Mt. McKinley in Alaska State at a height of 20,320 ft (6,194mts) above sea level while the lowest point is the Death Valley in California State at 282 ft (86mts) below sea level.
The major cities in Alaska are Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau which is the capital, the state is also an important part of the energy scenario in the United States with the discovery of a large oil and gasreservoir at Prudhoe Bay in 1968.
California is well known for a number of reasons from being a major tourist destination boasting of places like Yosemite National Park, Disneyland and Hollywood to being one of the most progressive states along with Texas and of course for its Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The major cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco all of which are counted among the important cities in the United States.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Alaska is the largest, and it is also 1/3 the size of the entire lower 48 states. Hope this helps.
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Ilvplatium answered
The largest state in the USA in terms of area is Alaska (656,425 square miles). In fact, Alaska is larger than the next three states combined (Texas, California, and Montana).  In terms of population, the largest state in the USA is California with 36,457,549 inhabitants (estimate as of 2006). Ironically, by population, Alaska is one of the smallest states with under 700,000 people, ranking only higher than North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.
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Alaska is the largest state.  During Palin's time in the spotlight, CNN did a wonderful graphic overlay - it covers most of the US.
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Alaska covers a bigger area .
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It is Alaska. I know that for a fact. Some people say it;s texas, but they are all wrong.I know this and you can look it up if you want. Just be sure to remember that it is Alaska. Not Texas. Not California. Not New York. And definately NOT Rhode Island.
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Alaska is the largest state. Texas is the second largest and California is the third largest. Before Alaska was found, people in Texas could brag about how their state was the largest. But alaska was then found later.
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The largest state is ALASKA guys. It's not texas! So now you can stop saying it's Texas.Cause' it's NOT! Oh my gosh, and you still don't believe me!?
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The biggest state it looks like texas but it's not it is
alaska ok stop saying it's texas please thank you guys
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What most people don't realize that our maps were not perfectly to scale until around the 1960s, and even today we still use out of date maps. Have you noticed that on the older maps the USA takes up half of Africa? When in reality Africa is 77.5% larger.

So now when you look on most older maps you'll see that Texas is larger than Alaska, VISUALLY, when in reality and shown on new maps, you'll clearly see Alaska looks nearly double the size of Texas.

Take a look for yourself =)
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Alaska.the 2nd is texas which is the size of the country of france.and then I think california is the 3rd largest.the smallest is rhode island..
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damian white answered
Alaska is the largest and I think texas is second and New york third. But California is the longest state length wise.
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Just get it !!! It is texas. I agree with texas. I am not from u.s.a so how should I know, but from where I see it, it is texas
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The biggest state it looks like texas but it's not it is
alaska ok stop saying it's texas please thank you guys
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Alaska.then 2nd is texas then 3ed california and 4 new york and smallest is rhode island..
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Texas is the largest state in the CONTINENTAL US...However, overall, Alaska is the biggest state period.

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