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U.S. States Bigger than Their Neighbors

Name the seven U.S. states which have a greater land area than every state they border.
Not including Hawaii and Alaska
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Last updated: September 27, 2019
First submittedSeptember 27, 2019
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Rank
State
2
Texas
3
California
4
Montana
14
Minnesota
21
Georgia
30
New York
39
Maine
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level 75
Sep 27, 2019
Florida is bigger than Georgia...
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level 76
Sep 27, 2019
A simple check of the U.S. Census Bureau website would be easier than posting a false claim.
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level 80
Sep 28, 2019
Except jguthriex is right. Florida is bigger than Georgia. Both in land area (which is what this quiz is about) and population.
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_area

Georgia has a larger land area. Florida is only larger allowing land and water area.

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level 84
Dec 6, 2019
I disagree with someone2018. It's much easier to post a false claim than verify information. Just look at < insert favorite news/ website >.
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level 76
Dec 6, 2019
^ Very true. There are millions of gay frogs to back it up.
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level 66
Sep 29, 2019
Some quizzes allow too much time. This one could do with an extra 30 seconds or so. Not so much that one can simply type random states, but enough so that one can try a few guesses without running the clock.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
Well it is actually 7 nobrainers except Florida and Michigan are not correct and you have to figure out why (or rather guess). IMHO enough time.
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level 78
Nov 24, 2019
Only 7 answers but no time to think, that's what I call a (very) bad quiz.
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level 37
Dec 6, 2019
Shouldn't Michigan count?
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level 67
Dec 6, 2019
No, the UP connects it to Wisconsin, which is larger.
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level 66
Dec 6, 2019
According to Wikipedia, Michigan is way larger than Wisconsin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_area).
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level ∞
Dec 6, 2019
Land area.
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level 76
Dec 6, 2019
The United States Census Bureau
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/OH,IN,MI,WI/HSG495217
Land area of compared geographies:
Michigan: 56,538.90 mi²
Wisconsin 54,157.80 mi²
Ohio: 40,860.69 mi²
Indiana: 35,826.11 mi²
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level 76
Dec 6, 2019
The link should read ....OH,IN,MI,WI/HSG495217
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level 49
Dec 6, 2019
Michigan borders Minnesota on Lake Superior.
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level 43
Dec 6, 2019
About 10-15 more seconds would be beneficial. I like the idea for the quiz, although it winds up slightly amusing that because most of the states with the largest land area are in the west/south west, they nearly all border the far larger Texas (2nd) or California (3rd): New Mexico (5th), Arizona (6th), Nevada (7th), Colorado (8th), and Oregon (10th in land area) are all bordering TX or CA (except for CO, which instead borders New Mexico and is separated from TX by only a sliver of the Oklahoma panhandle). Also, why land area and not just total area?
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level 21
Dec 6, 2019
Great Quiz
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level 73
Dec 6, 2019
The quiz description is missing the word "states".

"Name the seven U.S. ______ which have a greater land area than every state they border."
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level ∞
Dec 6, 2019
Fixed
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level 62
Dec 6, 2019
7/7 (from UK) but I agree ther should be a bit more time. I got lucky with a couple of states, there isn't much time for wrong guesses here...
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level 43
Dec 6, 2019
Damn I missed New York I thought New York was small
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level 54
Dec 6, 2019
The way to show a proposed candidate does not satisfy the criterion of being larger than every state it borders is to find a counterexample, a larger bordering state. So, Hawaii and Alaska are solutions also: you can't find a state bordering Hawaii that's larger than Hawaii. Same holds for Alaska.
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level 70
Dec 7, 2019
for Hawaii and Alaska to qualify they would have to border another state, since they dont they are not answers.