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US States by Land Area

Name the states of the United States in order of land area. To make it easier, we give you the first letter as a hint.
Area is square miles
Quiz by tschutzer
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First submittedAugust 23, 2012
Last updatedNovember 3, 2018
Times taken15,655
Rating4.59
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State
570,641
A
Alaska
261,232
T
Texas
155,779
C
California
145,546
M
Montana
121,298
N
New Mexico
113,594
A
Arizona
109,781
N
Nevada
103,642
C
Colorado
97,093
W
Wyoming
95,988
O
Oregon
82,643
I
Idaho
82,170
U
Utah
81,759
K
Kansas
79,627
M
Minnesota
76,824
N
Nebraska
75,811
S
South Dakota
69,001
N
North Dakota
 
 
State
68,742
M
Missouri
68,595
O
Oklahoma
66,456
W
Washington
57,513
G
Georgia
56,539
M
Michigan
55,857
I
Iowa
55,519
I
Illinois
54,158
W
Wisconsin
53,625
F
Florida
52,035
A
Arkansas
50,645
A
Alabama
48,618
N
North Carolina
47,126
N
New York
46,923
M
Mississippi
44,743
P
Pennsylvania
43,204
L
Louisiana
41,235
T
Tennessee
 
 
State
40,861
O
Ohio
39,490
V
Virginia
39,486
K
Kentucky
35,826
I
Indiana
30,843
M
Maine
30,061
S
South Carolina
24,038
W
West Virginia
9,707
M
Maryland
9,217
V
Vermont
8,953
N
New Hampshire
7,800
M
Massachusetts
7,354
N
New Jersey
6,423
H
Hawaii
4,842
C
Connecticut
1,949
D
Delaware
1,034
R
Rhode Island
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level 77
Jul 19, 2013
tough quiz
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level 77
Mar 8, 2014
my high score is 30
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level 83
Mar 11, 2014
Even after authoring the quiz and having taken it a dozen times, I've only been able to manage as many as 44.
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level 58
Jul 15, 2016
I barely finished it, just now!!
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level 77
Aug 17, 2016
got 37 this time.
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level 63
Aug 17, 2016
First time and 46, not too shabby...
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level 35
Aug 19, 2016
I got 48 because I forgot New Jersey and couldn't spell Connecticut.
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level 24
Aug 21, 2016
39 on first try. Really hard quiz though.
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level 65
Nov 4, 2016
49 First try. I forgot that Iowa was a state
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level 83
Jul 18, 2017
It's much easier with the first letter clue than it used to be.
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level 57
Dec 27, 2017
My high score is 50! :)
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level 72
Dec 8, 2018
0:25 on second try. A lot easier with the first run fresh in my head.
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level 65
Jul 7, 2018
I got 48 my first time. I got tripped up on which W went where and ran out of time before I figured it out.
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level 65
Jul 7, 2018
I immediately retook it any finished with 1:17 remaining. Nice challenging quiz, good time amount -- keeps it challenging.
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level 45
May 8, 2014
How do you distinguish between the exact numbers - 82/82, etc. Perhaps the first letter could be added. But I guess that would be too much of a hint, wouldn't it? Great quiz!
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level 83
May 9, 2014
The precise numbers are listed in the source - they are just rounded to the nearest thousand square miles for purposes of the quiz.
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level 83
Feb 10, 2016
I added a significant digit one place to the right of the decimal point. Numbers are now rounded to the nearest 100 square miles - this should clear things up.
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level 66
Oct 25, 2014
This does not agree with the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_area
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level 83
Oct 27, 2014
You need to sort by land area, not by total area.
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level 54
Oct 19, 2015
Since when is Wyoming smaller than Colorado?
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level 83
Oct 20, 2015
Since July 10, 1890.
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level 29
Feb 9, 2016
this is totally wrong look on wiki
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level 83
Feb 10, 2016
You need to sort by land area, not by total area.
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level 60
Sep 30, 2017
Because Wikipedia is the most trustworthy site out there!
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level 42
Apr 3, 2016
I would have never thought that Pennsylvania, New York, and North Carolina would rank so low. If y'all would like to compare the sizes of different states and countries, you can go to a website called Mapfight.
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level 76
Apr 26, 2016
Enjoyed this quiz, even though I generally don't like the quizzes that are all about speed. Managed to get 34 on the first try - though I realized that the middle third or so would be the hardest, so I moved to the last dozen or so when they started getting harder. And, despite getting a "beats or equals" score of 79%, still wasn't given any points. :-(
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level 83
Apr 27, 2016
That's the strategy I followed too. The big ones and the little ones are pretty easy to figure out. It's the ones in between that are difficult. As for points, the quiz needs to be "featured" by the Quizmaster to be eligible for points. Thanks for playing!
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level 83
Apr 27, 2016
Hmm, actually just noticed that it is now points eligible. Maybe you just took it before enough people had taken it since the reset. Not sure how the system works, but I've had it happen before when I was amongst the first to take a "new" quiz.
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level 73
Apr 27, 2016
Lot of surprises on here for me. Namely that Washington is so much smaller than Oregon, Iowa is bigger than Illinois, and Maine is almost the same size as Indiana. That doesn't agree with my mental map.
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level 71
Sep 30, 2017
Map projections really screw with our perceptions!
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level 82
Apr 27, 2016
Did it the first time with 3 seconds to spare. Lots of guessing and reguessing involved, but got them all!
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level 59
Apr 30, 2016
Way too little time.
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level 71
Jun 6, 2016
If this is meant to be a speed quiz, please change the title to reflect that. If not, there is WAY too little time. I'm not sure that's enough time for me to type out all the states on a mobile device, let alone think about what goes where!
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level 83
Jun 6, 2016
There's a fine line between empathizing with slow typing (whether it be restricted by skill or by device selection) and allowing so much time that one could literally just guess their way to a 100% score. This isn't a test of whether you know all 50 states and can retype them each 10 or 15 times per line. If you actually do know the order and are at a keyboard, there's more than enough time to type them all in. And if you don't know the order, there's enough time to take a few guesses per line. But I don't think there's any need for more time, sorry.
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level 67
Aug 17, 2016
I disagree. It's really tight for time. Judging by a lot of the comments on here a majority of people feel it needs more time. That doesn't make it a bad quiz, it just means it's even tougher.
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level 71
Nov 30, 2017
Okay, so I tried this on a regular keyboard (i.e. not a mobile device), I'm a nearly 100 wpm typist, AND I naturally did lots of guessing. Oh, and also, I'm an American who can easily name all 50 states off the top of her head. Still most definitely not enough time to get close.
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level 60
Oct 5, 2019
I am at around 80 wpm and I was able to get to all but 3 states with 2 minutes left. Was able to do it with 5 seconds left after finally guessing Maine. I think this is quiz is really fun, and it would literally just be worse with more time.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2016
I'm surprised that Minnesota still has such a large land area, given all these lakes :)
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level 69
Aug 17, 2016
First attempt 39/50, then ran outta time. Tough quiz, but enjoyable.
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level 45
Aug 17, 2016
Not enough time.
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level 83
Aug 17, 2016
Whew, finished with 24 seconds left. My strategy was to take the states in alphabetical-ish order, first filling in all the A's, etc. Worked fairly well in most cases (especially states like Utah, Delaware, and Rhode island), but not as well for the M states.
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level 68
Aug 17, 2016
I'd personally like more time.
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level 55
Aug 17, 2016
Finished with 1 second on the clock.
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level 63
Aug 17, 2016
Managed 49 on my first try, but ran out of time before I could remember North Carolina :-/
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level 43
Aug 17, 2016
Could've used 30 more seconds haha, but great quiz.
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level 71
Aug 17, 2016
That was tough. Managed to eke out 40 with more than a couple of surprises. It may have been easier to start with the largest 10 or so and then jump to the smallest 10. You could probably get to 20 rather quickly.
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level 40
Aug 17, 2016
Maybe 2 minutes more would help!
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level 62
Aug 17, 2016
Honestly, having about 30 more seconds or 1 more minute could be fair. Adding two minutes is enough time for you to just guess all the answers
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level 80
Aug 17, 2016
Good quiz. 46 on the first try with a few surprises in there. Iowa > Illinois was surprising to me.
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level 66
Aug 18, 2016
Could use another minute, this is extremely fast.
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level 50
Aug 18, 2016
Could you accept Minesota please
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level 30
Aug 19, 2016
Why? It's spelled Minnesota.
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level 51
Aug 20, 2016
I thought Pennsylvania was much larger.
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level 43
Feb 19, 2017
I always imagine Florida as much larger
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level 73
Apr 10, 2017
Quite easy for me on first try, but time is tight indeed. Filled out 49 and then spent 30min to remember New York ...
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level 57
Jun 7, 2017
Got 49, not good for five points :P
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level 57
Apr 30, 2018
Got 50
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level 59
Oct 12, 2017
not enough time for this quizz
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level 55
Oct 14, 2018
Need more time
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level 52
Oct 31, 2018
30 or 60 more seconds would be helpful, for US citizens it may be easy, but the rest of us first have to think of a state, then if it's big ;)
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level 41
Mar 6, 2019
I got all 50!
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level 61
Mar 10, 2019
Needs more time, I was typing the whole time and only got a couple wrong, but, my score was 45 because of the short time limit
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level 44
Apr 5, 2019
50 first try... Just start with the big ones and then when you get stuck on inevitably an 'M' or 'N' state just skip to the smallest and use process of elimination once you get to the middle.
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level 60
Oct 5, 2019
THE M's !!!!!!!!