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Top 10 U.S. States by Water Area

Name the 10 states with the most water area within their territory.
Areas given in square miles and include inland and coastal water.
For this quiz in percentages, see WolfCam's quiz here!
Quiz by GrandMo
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Last updated: September 4, 2017
First submittedAugust 11, 2017
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State
94,743
Alaska
40,175
Michigan
12,133
Florida
11,339
Wisconsin
9,174
Louisiana
mi2
State
7,916
California
7,429
New York
7,365
Texas
7,309
Minnesota
5,201
North Carolina
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level 60
Aug 11, 2017
Very Nice Quiz. Also, I added a link to your quiz on mine!
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level 84
Sep 4, 2017
Tried South Carolina (working my way around the Gulf and Florida) so never tried the North! Surprised that Hawaii doesn't have much water to make the top ten since its all islands!
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level 67
Jan 3, 2018
It's all that water area between the main coastline and the outlying barrier islands.
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level 80
Sep 4, 2017
I'm surprised that with the Chesapeake Bay separating two parts of Maryland, that it didn't make it. Maybe if there were a quiz with water area as a percentage of total area...
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level 70
Sep 5, 2017
There is! Check the caveats for the link to WolfCam's quiz.
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level 70
Sep 10, 2017
Fisherman's Paradise. How do I miss that one?
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level 62
Sep 17, 2017
I'm surprised that Hawaii nor Maryland made the list.
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level 59
Dec 29, 2017
Hawaii isn't here because water area excludes area in oceans and seas.
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level 79
Apr 18, 2019
it specifically says includes coastal water
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level 77
Aug 1, 2019
They're both very small, that's why.
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level 43
Dec 29, 2017
Got all but Alaska *facepalm*
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level 55
Jan 4, 2018
I'm super surprised there's no Hawaii!!!
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level 77
Aug 1, 2019
A little surprised that Montana doesn't make the cut but I guess having a coastline is a big boost as every state here has a large coastline with with a lake or ocean.
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level 77
Aug 1, 2019
For a more extreme version, try this quiz listing all US States by water area in order: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/69506/us-states-by-water-area
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level 63
Aug 2, 2019
I kinda thought Lake Michigan would be a big ol' checkmate for Michigan to reign supreme, but I guess it's divvied up.