The United States of America is a country comprising 50 states. This country has an absolute advantage over so many things as it is situated in a perfect location geographically. The Pacific Ocean borders it in the West and the Atlantic Ocean in the East. Moreover, the USA shares connections with Canada to the North. In terms of area, the United States is the third-largest country globally. The largest city in this country is New York and the majority of the people speak English and the rest Spanish. Well, we have given you enough details about the USA. Now, in our today’s article, we are going to talk about the ten biggest states in terms of area in the USA.
Biggest States In The USA In Terms Of Total Area
1. Alaska (665,384 sq miles)
The meaning of Alaska is ‘The Great Land’. This is the largest state in the US and 17 of the tallest mountains in America are in this state. It is home to more than a hundred volcanoes. 14.2% of the state’s area is basically water, the rest is land. Most of the glaciers that are in the USA are found in this state. You will be surprised to know that the flag of this state was designed by a thirteen-year-old boy, Benny Benson in 1926.
2. Texas (268,596.5 sq miles)
After Alaska, Texas is the second-largest state in America. Do you know? The first frozen margarita machine was invented in Texas. There are six flags over the theme park in Texas. Each flag represents the six countries that had ruled over the country. The power grid used by Texas is distinct from the rest of the United States. You must have heard about the bat colony located in North America, it is actually in Texas.
3. California (163,596.5 sq miles)
California, famous for the golden gate bridge, is the birthplace of the internet. It is the most populous state in the country. The third-largest state in the United States hosts the famous Avocado festival. Do you know? The San Francisco cable cars still operate in this city. General Sherman, which is the tallest tree in the world, is located here. It is as tall as 275 feet. Also, Death Valley, which is the driest, lowest, and hottest national park is located in California.
4. Montana (147,039.7 sq miles)
This fourth largest state has Grizzly bears as its state animal. It has a large population of golden eagles. The city of Butte in Montana is known as the richest hill on the Earth. Do you know? Yellowstone National park was the first national park in the world and it is located in Montana. Also, the shortest river in the world is located in Montana, that is, the river Roe. There are various names given to this state, like, ‘Big sky country’, ‘the treasure state’ et cetera.
5. New Mexico (121,590.3 sq miles)
Do you know where wine grows in the United States? It is actually in New Mexico. More than a million gallons of wine are produced here every year. And they produce good quality wine that is worth your time and visit. This state has a lot of Ph.D. holders. Interesting. Isn’t it? Do you know? From the top of the Capulin Volcano National Monument towers you can have a view of various states like Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado et cetera. In Mexico, you can witness a diverse variety of landscapes. You must have heard about the Smokey Bear? It is also from Mexico.
6. Arizona (113,990 sq miles)
The sixth-largest state in America is home to more than 22 national parks and historical monuments. This state has more than a hundred wineries and a myriad of wines is manufactured in this state. In the whole world, the iconic saguaro cactus grows in only one place and that is Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. One of the seven wonders of the world, Grand Canyon National Park, is also located here. There is too much to see and explore in this state.
7. Nevada (110,571 sq miles)
This state is 157 years old. The name of this state comes from a Spanish word that means snow-clad. This word was taken due to the presence of the Sierra Nevada mountain range which is covered with snow. Mountain Bluebird is the national bird of this state and Sagebrush is the national flower. The Federal Government owns around 87% of the land in the state.
8. Colorado (104,093 sq miles)
The world’s largest natural hot springs swimming pool is in Colorado. The world’s deepest hot springs are also in this state. It is the Pagosa spring which is 1002 feet deep. Have you heard about Grand Mesa? It is the largest flattop mountain in the world. The same is in Colorado. This mountain is 10,000 feet above sea level. The highest suspension bridge in the United States is in this state.
9. Oregon (98,378 sq miles)
One of the biggest states in the USA, Oregon is the only state in America whose flag has different designs on both sides. A city named Portland in Oregon has more than 60 breweries which are the highest of any other city in the world. The same city has the highest number of strip clubs in the country. The world-famous Crater Lake is also located in this state. Do you know? In Oregon, physician-assisted suicide is legal. It was the first country to do so. This is a reason why the suicide rate in the state is the highest in the nation.
10. Wyoming (97,813 sq miles)
It is located in the western part of the United States. The word Wyoming implies ‘at the big plain’. In 1869, it was the first state in the country to grant the right to vote to women who were above the age of twenty-one. The first female governor of the United States was elected in Wyoming. Her name was William Bradford Ross. To date, she was the only governor the state has ever had. The official animal of the state is Bison. The nation’s first National monument, that is, the Devil Towers is also located here.
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