Yet, when we discuss population, Wyoming—the 10th largest state by area—comes in with the smallest population. The size of the state places it as the 16th largest in terms of land area, though the population is relatively sparse in comparison. USA stands at third position with 9.834 million km square area. In terms of wildlife, industries, culture, and even size, the different states can be wildly different from one another. Alaska has more land area than Texas, California & Montana combined. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Find out which states make up a bigger part of the union than the rest (in terms of area). Texas. Rank State Area (km 2) % of total Comparable country 1 Amazonas 1,559,159.1 18.31 Mongolia 2 Pará 1,247,954.7 14.65 Angola 3 Mato Grosso 903,366.2 10.61 Venezuela 4 Minas Gerais 586,522.1 6.89 France (mainland) 5 When talking about land area, Rhode Island ranks as the smallest. The United States is made up of 50 individual states that vary greatly in size. District of Columbia: 177: 68.34 : South Atlantic: Capital district of the United States, generally known as Washington D.C. A. Alaska has the largest land area in the United States followed by Texas and California. Alaska is the largest, by a long shot. It has total of 50 states and more than 4000 cities (these qualify as “city” as per the population) recognised by the United States Geological Survey. Like California, the state's high number of representatives in the Lower House (36) is due to its large population. The United States of America is the third largest country in terms of area in the world. States Ranked by Population Density (people per square mile of land area) See the Area Measurement section of the U.S. Census’s Census 2000 Geographic Definitions page for definitions of Size… Ranked list of Mexican states; Last edited on 27 September 2020, at 01:30. Each state elects two senators, while seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned by state according to population, with each state receiving a minimum of one representative. Like North Dakota, the geographical elements do not allow for mass urban settlement. ^ Percentage is out of a separate United States GDP total which includes the U.S. territories (21,845,847 million). This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 01:30 (UTC). The US area is about half the size of Russia or more than twice the size of the European Union. It ranks 49 th on the list, with 734,002 residents. B. The 50 US States Ranked By Population Every state in the Union is bound by the same Constitution, but states aren't always equal. The nation state consists of 50 states and one capital district (District of Columbia). Despite covering 75,885 square miles, there is only an average of 12 people per square mile. 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