Top 10 Largest U.S. States by Area

Can you name the largest states of the U.S.A. by land area?
This goes by land area - not total area
Quiz by bomber184
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJuly 23, 2014
Times taken51,081
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State
570,641
Alaska
261,232
Texas
155,779
California
145,546
Montana
121,298
New Mexico
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State
113,594
Arizona
109,781
Nevada
103,642
Colorado
97,093
Wyoming
95,988
Oregon
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Level 46
Feb 1, 2015
Great quiz got 100 with 1:56 on the clock
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2016
Great quiz. Just got the last one - Colorado - with 3 seconds to go!
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Level 62
Dec 5, 2016
Same as, but with 1 second to go!
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2017
I got 100% with 1:07 on the timer, but really I didn't know Colorado was that big...
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Level 21
Jan 25, 2019
I didn't think Oregon would make top 10
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
GEEZ guessed Oregon with 3 seconds to go great first try
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2016
Enjoyed the quiz! Do the answers change if you consider total area instead of just land area?
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2016
Oregon might overtake Wyoming, although considering that 6/10 of these are land-locked and the difference between Alaska, Texas and California is large enough to not be effected significantly, I doubt any other possible changes.
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2016
I looked it up: Oregon is 9th considering total area, not Wyoming.
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Level 32
Dec 5, 2016
How come I can name all 45 countries in the European continent yet I struggle to name more than 15 US states?
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Level 47
Dec 5, 2016
There are more than 45 countries in Europe...
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Level 45
Jul 15, 2017
Well according to the UN theres only 44
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Level 79
Mar 26, 2018
Are you American?
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
Because US States are comparatively irrelevant for non-americans. It's like asking you to name all german bundesländer or all UK counties.
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Level 79
Dec 22, 2019
A better comparison would be asking an American to name all countries in Europe, which is something many (but certainly not a majority) of Americans could do. There are seven sovereign countries in Europe smaller than the US state of Rhode Island, and the state of California has a bigger GDP than any European country except Germany. Trying to say that US states are as (ir)relevant as German Bundeslanders is silly, but even given that, off the top of my head... Saxony, Lower Saxony, Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Rhineland, Hesse, Westphalia, Saarland.... some other ones...
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Level 15
Jun 26, 2020
There are 48: Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Monaco, Andorra, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbajan, Kazakstan, Malta and Cyprus. The reason the UN says its 44 is probably because of Countries that Cross into Asia was well.
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2016
Next up should be the 10 largest Canadian provinces...
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2016
Lol
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Level 55
Dec 5, 2016
Very surprised Florida is not on here.
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Level 47
Dec 5, 2016
Long but skinny
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Level 27
Dec 5, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3_lVSrPB6w
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Level 79
Mar 26, 2018
It's the girth that really matters.
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Level 33
Oct 31, 2017
24th around or 22nd
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Level 44
Dec 5, 2016
Great Quiz!!!
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Level 44
Dec 5, 2016
It's a hard quiz, makes you really think! Surprised that Washinton didn't make it.
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2018
Yeah, and Washington didn't either!
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Level 32
Dec 6, 2016
I accidentally wrote them all in order.... Wow lol awesome
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Level 32
Mar 26, 2018
I wrote them in order on purpose...
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2018
I wrote the first 6 in order on purpose, then wrote the remaining not in order accidentally.
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2019
I wrote them not in order on purpose
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Level 38
Dec 7, 2016
whjauqy3t42
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Level 28
Jan 7, 2017
Alaska is the biggest followed by Texas. Alaska is so big that if you split Alaska in 2 Texas would be the 3rd largest.
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Level 37
Jun 6, 2017
*in half
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Level 79
Mar 26, 2018
Depends on how you split it.
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Level 44
Jan 15, 2017
Nevada with 56
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Level 59
Jan 16, 2017
got them all wirh 0,02 left
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Level 46
Mar 9, 2017
Funny how Wyoming ranks #9 with area but is in last with population :)
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Level 37
Jun 6, 2017
It is 2nd lowest in population density
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Level 28
Jul 6, 2017
I got them all but 1 with 1 minute left... then I was at 1 second left and thought it can't be Oregon but it's worth a try, I typed it then with one second left and got 10/10 on my first try!
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Level 69
Aug 22, 2017
There's a pretty strong correlation between east-west distribution and land area in the US.
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2018
I didn't realize Montana was so close in size to California. It's about 93% as large.
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Level 44
Dec 21, 2019
I live in Montana - drive across it either way and you realize just how big it is.
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2018
got all with 53 secs left
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Level 28
Feb 5, 2018
I thought Wyoming is last? I have the same quiz like this.
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Level 72
Jan 18, 2019
This quiz is about land area, not population. Rhode Island is the smallest by area and Wyoming is smallest by population.
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Level 49
Feb 21, 2018
Arizona is a large state, my county is larger than the entire state of New Jersey in land area, and btw, itsnot the biggest county by land area in Arizona.. :)
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Level 79
Mar 26, 2018
There are at least 7 countries in Europe smaller than the state of Rhode Island. More if you count some partially recognized ones.
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Level 21
Feb 27, 2018
Good quiz!
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Level 38
Aug 7, 2018
Would never have guessed that Oregon is larger than New York.
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Level 63
Nov 2, 2018
Interesting that the order of most common answers almost follows the state size order
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Level 32
Jan 17, 2019
I didn't realize Oregon was that big. I guessed Utah and when it didn't show up, I was trying to think what was bigger than Utah but smaller than Wyoming. I lived in Oregon for 7 years, but I think my familiarity with it led me to think I knew it was smaller than Utah. Wasted time guessing everything in the midwest.
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Level 60
Jan 18, 2019
Got them all with 0:29 left at 3:41:46 pm on January 18, 2019, increasing my point total to 621.
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Level 50
Jul 6, 2020
Ok...
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Level 50
Jan 18, 2019
Who are the 3% that didn't guess Alaska?
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Level 45
May 4, 2019
Got Oregon in the last second, I don't know why it took me that long. So luckily, I got it in one time with 1 second on the clock.
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Level 67
May 6, 2019
Two minutes seems way too long for this. It seems pretty obvious that nothing east of the Mississippi would make the top 10, and even one minute would be more than enough time to guess at all the states west of the Mississippi.
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Level 38
Jun 26, 2020
I thought Utah would make it.