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This is a complete list of the
U.S. state In the , a state is a , of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a , each state holds al jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory where it shares its with the . Due to this shared sovereignty, are both of t ...
s, its
federal district A federal district is a type of administrative division of a federation, usually under the direct control of a federal government and organized sometimes with a single municipal body. Federal districts often include Capital districts and territori ...

federal district
and its major
territories A territory is an administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. In most country, countries, a ''territory'' is an organized division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally d ...
ordered by total area, land area and water area. The water area includes inland waters,
coastal waters The term territorial waters is sometimes used informally to refer to any area of water over which a state has jurisdiction Jurisdiction (from Latin ''Wikt:ius#Latin, juris'' 'law' + ''Wikt:dictio, dictio'' 'declaration') is the practical auth ...
, the
Great Lakes The Great Lakes also called the Great Lakes of North America or the Laurentian Great Lakes, is a series of large interconnected freshwater lake A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land Land ...

Great Lakes
and
territorial waters The term territorial waters is sometimes used informally to refer to any area of water over which a state has jurisdiction, including internal waters, the territorial sea, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and potentially the ...
.
Glacier A glacier (; ) is a persistent body of dense ice Ice is into a state. Depending on the presence of such as particles of soil or bubbles of air, it can appear transparent or a more or less bluish-white color. In the , ice is abunda ...

Glacier
s and intermittent bodies of water are counted as land area.


Area by state, federal district or territory


Area by division

All divisions presented below are as configured by the
United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau of the Census, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, ...
.


Area by region

All regions presented below are as configured by the
United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau of the Census, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, ...
. File:US States by Total Area.svg, U.S. states by total area File:US States by Total Land Area.svg, U.S. states by land area File:US States by Water Area.svg, U.S. states by water area File:US States by Water Percentage.svg, U.S. states by water percentage File:Map of USA AK full.png,
Alaska Alaska (; ale, Alax̂sxax̂; ; ems, Alas'kaaq; Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, Yup'ik: ''Alaskaq''; tli, Anáaski) is a U.S. state in the Western United States, on the northwest extremity of the country's West Coast of the United State ...

Alaska
is the largest state by total area, land area, and water area. It is the seventh-largest country subdivision in the world. File:Alaska area compared to conterminous US.svg, The area of Alaska is of the area of the United States and of the area of the
contiguous United States The contiguous United States or officially the conterminous United States, also known as the Lower 48, consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states and the Washington, D.C., District of Columbia on the continent of North America. The terms exclude ...
. File:Map of USA TX.svg, The second largest state,
Texas Texas (, ; Spanish language, Spanish: ''Texas'', ''Tejas'') is a state in the South Central United States, South Central region of the United States. At 268,596 square miles (695,662 km2), and with more than 29.1 million residents in 2020, ...

Texas
, has only of the total area of the largest state, Alaska. File:Map of USA RI.svg,
Rhode Island Rhode Island (, like ''road''), officially the State of Rhode Island, is a state in the New England New England is a region comprising six states in the Northeastern United States The Northeastern United States (also referred to as t ...
is the smallest state by total area and land area. File:Map of California highlighting San Bernardino County.svg,
San Bernardino County San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, ...
is the largest
county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary The ''Chambers Dictionary'' (''TCD'') was first published by William Chambers (publisher), William and Robert Chambers (publisher bo ...
in the contiguous U.S. and is larger than each of the nine smallest states; it is larger than the four smallest states combined. File:Michigan.svg,
Michigan Michigan () is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper ...

Michigan
is second (after Alaska) in water area, and first in water percentage. File:STS-95 Florida From Space.jpg,
Florida Florida is a U.S. state, state located in the Southeastern United States, Southeastern region of the United States. Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia (U.S. state), Geor ...

Florida
is mostly a peninsula, and has the third-largest water area and seventh-largest water area percentage.


See also

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List of Canadian provinces and territories by area As a country, Canada has Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinces and three territories. These subdivisions vary widely in both land and water area. The largest subdivision by land area is the territory of Nunavut. The largest subdivisio ...
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List of European countries by area Below is a list of Europe Europe is a continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as contine ...
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List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area This is an index of a series of comprehensive lists of continent A continent is any of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven geographical regions are commo ...
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List of the largest country subdivisions by area This is a list of the 50 largest country subdivisions and dependent territories by area (including surface water) in square kilometres. __TOC__ List of the 50 largest country subdivisions by area Second-level list Second-level divisi ...
* List of U.S. cities by area *
List of U.S. states and territories by population upright=2.5, Average annual population growth rate in each District of Columbia ) , image_skyline = , image_caption = Clockwise from top left: the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, Un ...


Notes


References

{{USStateLists Geography of the United States United States geography-related lists States and territories by area
Area Area is the quantity Quantity is a property that can exist as a multitude or magnitude, which illustrate discontinuity and continuity. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less", or "equal", or by assigning a numerical value in ...
U.S. states In the United States, a state is a Federated state, constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territor ...
United States, area