The Largest States in the U.S. by Area

The biggest parts of the Union

Alaska the Largest State in the U.S. by Area

Every state in the Union is bound by the same Constitution, but states aren't always equal. In terms of wildlife, industries, culture, and even size, the different states can be wildly different from one another. Find out which states make up a bigger part of the union than the rest (in terms of area). 

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Rank
State
Area (in square miles)
1
663,267.26
2
268,580.82
3
163,695.57
4
147,042.40
5
121,589.48
6
113,998.30
7
110,560.71
8
104,093.57
9
98,380.64
10
97,813.56

Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Some Additional Facts

While Alaska is the largest state, it is has the lowest population density of all of the states, with 1.3 persons per square mile. The smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island, could fit into Alaska 425 times. Alaska is larger than Texas, California, and Montana combined.