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What is the biggest state in the United States?I know it's either Texas and Alaska, but...

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demon300 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted August 15, 2011 at 6:42 AM via web

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What is the biggest state in the United States?

I know it's either Texas and Alaska, but which one is bigger?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM (Answer #1)

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If you are asking about which state has the largest land area, then the answer is definitely Alaska.  Alaska is by far the largest state in the United States.  Texas is the largest state in the continental US.

As you can see from the link below, Alaska's land area is by far the largest in the United States.  In fact, Alaska is more than twice as large as Texas in terms of the two states' land areas. Alaska's land area is over 571,000 square miles.  By contrast, Texas's land area is over 261,000 square miles.

As these numbers show, Alaska is much larger than any other state in the United States.

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