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U.S. States or European Countries by Area

Guess the U.S. states and European countries that have a land area of at least 240,000 square kilometers.
Land area only - not inland water area
For European countries only includes the area within the continent of Europe
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedDecember 27, 2016
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km2
Country or State
3,790,000
Russia
1,477,953
Alaska
676,587
Texas
553,544
Ukraine
551,695
France
498,980
Spain
410,335
Sweden
km2
Country or State
403,466
California
376,962
Montana
348,672
Germany
314,161
New Mexico
311,888
Poland
304,282
Norway
303,815
Finland
km2
Country or State
294,207
Arizona
294,140
Italy
284,332
Nevada
268,431
Colorado
251,470
Wyoming
248,608
Oregon
241,930
United Kingdom
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level 61
Dec 27, 2016
Wow! The States are huge compared to the countries of Europe
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level 72
Dec 28, 2016
We have a couple really tiny states, too! :-)
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level 63
Apr 24, 2017
Wow! the states are tiny compared to the provinces of Canada.
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
lil you measure them by population instead of area....
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
LOL
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level 67
Jul 28, 2017
if you measure by population then many European countries also wind up larger than most states. but nobody asked about population.
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level 51
Sep 21, 2019
Wow! The provinces of Canada are tiny compared to the autonomous republics of Russia
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level 71
Dec 27, 2016
just wondering, why are you excluding inland water? I am not used to seeing Italy below 300,000 km2
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level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
Wikipedia didn't have inland water area for the U.S. states.
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level 58
Sep 8, 2019
It does now. But the areas would seem odd as the Great Lakes are included.
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level 83
Dec 30, 2016
Finland is usually around 338,000 km2. With the inland water, that is.
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level 60
Jul 19, 2017
Finland is a myth dontcha know
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level 63
Apr 24, 2017
The yanks do that when they want to calculate "land area" to the exclusion of inland water - makes their country #2. However, I argue that what is the water sitting on then? A fifth dimensional vortex?
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level 59
Jul 19, 2017
In total area, the USA is the fourth, in land area, the third. It's also the third in water area, if you're interested. Also, land area is a better measure of a country's size (in my opinion) as it shows area that can be used for most purposes, excluding only fishing and other related activities.
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level 76
Jul 19, 2017
A fifth dimensional vortex? Yes, yes it is.
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level 74
Jul 20, 2017
For some reason, this made me think of my mother-in-law.
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level 76
Jun 18, 2018
Oh great, another English person who couldn't stand his living god George III going insane about America so they act just like him. Notice I didn't say "British" because that's a term only the English use to describe themselves.
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level 64
Dec 27, 2016
"Inland water are", think you forgot an 'a' there
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level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
Okay, fixed
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level 71
Dec 31, 2016
Can't believe I forgot Nevada, after driving across it so many times.
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level 45
Jan 1, 2017
Me, too!
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level 74
Jul 18, 2017
i did the same thing. :o
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level 58
Jul 19, 2017
Nevada is forgettable.
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
Well, Vegas and Reno are pretty memorable--especially if you win!
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level 52
Feb 23, 2017
A lot easier than the same quiz for population...
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level 74
Feb 25, 2017
But just as enjoyable!
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level 39
May 4, 2017
Got em' all
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level 55
Jul 19, 2017
Turkey and Kazakhstan are missing.
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level 67
Jul 19, 2017
It only includes the area for Turkey which is within Europe. Turkey is mostly in Asia. And Kazakhstan is completely in Asia.
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level 76
Aug 10, 2018
Ummm...I think you don't know your left hand from your right nor east from west.
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level 61
Jul 19, 2017
Dude...
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level 67
Jul 19, 2017
Oregon had me stumped for a while...
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
Me too, and that's my home state--and I knew it was one of the bigger states.
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level 62
Nov 5, 2019
I thought Minnesota was bigger
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level 67
Jul 19, 2017
I thought there would be a lot more than only 10 US States that were bigger than The UK.
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
I'm surprised the UK was nearly as large as Oregon.
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level 70
Jul 19, 2017
I mean IS nearly as large as Oregon.
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level 44
Jul 23, 2017
It is funny how the borders and sizes of the first US states are far more like Europe, but then as we started settling the territory added from the Mexican-American War, we just made lots of large, box-shaped states like Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, etc. States born out of lines on maps and not rivers or natural borders like much of Europe and like much of the earliest-settled states on the east coast.
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level 32
Jul 29, 2017
Denmark should be considered on this quiz because it encompasses Greenland as well as the mainland area on Europe.
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level 81
May 31, 2018
if you do include overseas territories, denmark jumps from nowhere to 2nd, france has a total of 661,000km2 putting it ahead of ukraine but still in 5th and uk moves up 2 places to 261000km2 (all excluding any claims to antarctica).
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level 65
Oct 30, 2018
Inspired by this quiz, I made a Canadian Provinces and African Countries version!
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level 53
Mar 23, 2019
These should be measured in miles so all the states would be bigger!
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