List of United States cities by area
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This list ranks the top 150 U.S. cities (incorporated places) by land area. Total areas including water are also given, but when ranked by total area, a number of coastal cities appear disproportionately larger.
San Francisco San Francisco (/Help:IPA/English, ˌsæn fɹənˈsɪskoʊ/; Spanish language, Spanish for "Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis"), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in Northern Calif ...

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is an extreme example: water makes up nearly 80% of its total area of 232 square miles (601 km2). In many cases an incorporated place is geographically large because its municipal government has merged with the government of the surrounding county. In some cases the county no longer exists, while in others the arrangement has formed a
consolidated city-county In local government in the United States, United States local government, a consolidated city-county is formed when one or more city, cities and their surrounding County (United States), county (List of parishes in Louisiana, parish in Louisiana, ...
(or city-
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in Alaska, or city-
parish A parish is a territorial entity in many Christianity, Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a priest#Christianity, priest, often termed a parish priest, ...
in Louisiana); these are shown in bold. Some consolidated city-counties, however, include multiple incorporated places. In such cases, this list presents only that portion (or “balance”) of such consolidated city-counties that are not a part of another incorporated place; these are indicated with asterisks (*). Cities that are not consolidated with or part of any county are independent cities, indicated with two asterisks (**). All data is from the 2020 United States Census.2020 Census Gazetteer Files
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