Can you give me a list of the 50 U.S. States in order from largest to smallest (in terms of square mileage)?

The list below ranks (largest to smallest) each state by area (square miles):

  • 1- Alaska 587,878
  • 2- Texas 266,874
  • 3- California 158,648
  • 4- Montana 147,047
  • 5- New Mexico 121,599
  • 6- Arizona 114,007
  • 7- Nevada 110,567
  • 8- Colorado 104,100
  • 9- Wyoming 97,818
  • 10- Oregon 97,052
  • 11- Utah 84,905
  • 12- Minnesota 84,397
  • 13- Idaho 83,574
  • 14- Kansas 82,282
  • 15- Nebraska 77,359
  • 16- South Dakota 77,122
  • 17- North Dakota 70,704
  • 18- Oklahoma 69,903
  • 19- Missouri 69,709
  • 20- Washington 68,126
  • 21- Florida 58,681
  • 22- Michigan 58,513
  • 23- Georgia 58,390
  • 24- Illinois 56,343
  • 25- Iowa 56,276
  • 26- Wisconsin 56,145
  • 27- Arkansas 53,183
  • 28- North Carolina 52,672
  • 29- Alabama 51,718
  • 30- New York 49,112
  • 31- Louisiana 47,720
  • 32- Mississippi 47,695
  • 33- Pennsylvania 45,310
  • 34- Tennessee 42,146
  • 35- Ohio 41,328
  • 36- Virginia 40,598
  • 37- Kentucky 40,411
  • 38- Indiana 36,185
  • 39- Maine 33,128
  • 40- South Carolina 31,117
  • 41- West Virginia 24,231
  • 42- Maryland 10,455
  • 43- Vermont 9,615
  • 44- New Hampshire 9,283
  • 45- Massachusetts 8,262
  • 46- New Jersey 7,790
  • 47- Hawaii 6,459
  • 48- Connecticut 5,006
  • 49- Delaware 2,026
  • 50- Rhode Island 1,213

Of interest, check out 50 Wonderfully Embarrassing Facts About Each U.S. State, featured at Distractify.com.

To learn more about facts related to a particular U.S. state, visit 50states.com.

Updated on Tuesday, July 07 2015 at 11:42AM EDT