How the US states’ sizes rank with countries of the world

This morning, my older son and I were talking about how the state of Texas here in the United States is larger than the entire country of the United Kingdom which, naturally, led to wondering how the US states measured when compared to the countries of the world – so I decided to throw together this table.

Be aware, this is literally about 5 minutes of research and 10 minutes of copying, pasting, and formatting so the data may not be 100% accurate. If you see any discrepancies, please let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!

RankCountry/State Name Total Area (sq.km) Total Area (sq.mi) Land Area (sq.km) Land Area (sq.mi)
1Russia               17,098,242             6,601,665             16,376,870             6,323,142
2Canada                 9,984,670             3,855,101               9,093,510             3,511,022
3China                 9,706,961             3,747,877               9,388,211             3,624,807
4United States                 9,372,610             3,618,783               9,147,420             3,531,837
5Brazil                 8,515,767             3,287,955               8,358,140             3,227,095
6Australia                 7,692,024             2,969,906               7,682,300             2,966,151
7India                 3,287,590             1,269,345               2,973,190             1,147,955
8Argentina                 2,780,400             1,073,518               2,736,690             1,056,641
9Kazakhstan                 2,724,900             1,052,089               2,699,700             1,042,360
10Algeria                 2,381,741                919,595               2,381,740                919,595
11DR Congo                 2,344,858                905,354               2,267,050                875,313
12Greenland                 2,166,086                836,330                  410,450                158,476
13Saudi Arabia                 2,149,690                830,000               2,149,690                830,000
14Mexico                 1,964,375                758,449               1,943,950                750,563
15Indonesia                 1,904,569                735,358               1,811,570                699,451
16Sudan                 1,886,068                728,215               1,765,048                681,489
17Libya                 1,759,540                679,362               1,759,540                679,362
18Alaska                 1,723,337                665,384               1,477,953                570,641
19Iran                 1,648,195                636,371               1,628,550                628,786
20Mongolia                 1,564,110                603,906               1,553,560                599,833
21Peru                 1,285,216                496,224               1,280,000                494,211
22Chad                 1,284,000                495,755               1,259,200                486,180
23Niger                 1,267,000                489,191               1,266,700                489,075
24Angola                 1,246,700                481,353               1,246,700                481,353
25Mali                 1,240,192                478,841               1,220,190                471,118
26South Africa                 1,221,037                471,445               1,213,090                468,376
27Colombia                 1,141,748                440,831               1,109,500                428,380
28Ethiopia                 1,104,300                426,372               1,000,000                386,102
29Bolivia                 1,098,581                424,164               1,083,300                418,264
30Mauritania                 1,030,700                397,955               1,030,700                397,955
31Egypt                 1,002,450                387,048                  995,450                384,345
32Tanzania                    945,087                364,900                  885,800                342,009
33Nigeria                    923,768                356,669                  910,770                351,650
34Venezuela                    916,445                353,841                  882,050                340,561
35Pakistan                    881,912                340,508                  770,880                297,638
36Namibia                    825,615                318,772                  823,290                317,874
37Mozambique                    801,590                309,496                  786,380                303,623
38Turkey                    783,562                302,535                  769,630                297,156
39Chile                    756,102                291,932                  743,532                287,079
40Zambia                    752,612                290,585                  743,390                287,024
41Texas                    695,660                268,596                  676,588                261,232
42Myanmar                    676,578                261,228                  653,290                252,237
43Afghanistan                    652,230                251,827                  652,860                252,071
44Somalia                    637,657                246,201                  627,340                242,217
45Central African Republic                    622,984                240,535                  622,980                240,534
46South Sudan                    619,745                239,285                  610,952                235,890
47Ukraine                    603,500                233,013                  579,320                223,677
48Madagascar                    587,041                226,658                  581,795                224,632
49Botswana                    582,000                224,711                  566,730                218,816
50Kenya                    580,367                224,081                  569,140                219,746
51France                    551,695                213,011                  547,557                211,413
52Yemen                    527,968                203,850                  527,970                203,850
53Thailand                    513,120                198,117                  510,890                197,256
54Spain                    505,992                195,365                  498,800                192,588
55Turkmenistan                    488,100                188,456                  469,930                181,441
56Cameroon                    475,442                183,569                  472,710                182,514
57Papua New Guinea                    462,840                178,703                  452,860                174,850
58Sweden                    450,295                173,860                  410,340                158,433
59Uzbekistan                    447,400                172,742                  425,400                164,248
60Morocco                    446,550                172,414                  446,300                172,317
61Iraq                    438,317                169,235                  434,320                167,692
62California                    423,971                163,696                  403,466                155,779
63Paraguay                    406,752                157,048                  397,300                153,398
64Zimbabwe                    390,757                150,872                  386,850                149,364
65Montana                    380,832                147,040                  376,962                145,546
66Japan                    377,930                145,920                  364,555                140,755
67Germany                    357,114                137,882                  348,560                134,580
68Philippines                    342,353                132,183                  298,170                115,124
69Congo                    342,000                132,047                  341,500                131,854
70Finland                    338,424                130,666                  303,890                117,333
71Vietnam                    331,212                127,882                  310,070                119,719
72Malaysia                    330,803                127,724                  328,550                126,854
73Norway                    323,802                125,021                  365,268                141,031
74Côte d’Ivoire                    322,463                124,504                  318,000                122,780
75New Mexico                    314,917                121,590                  314,160                121,298
76Poland                    312,679                120,726                  306,230                118,236
77Oman                    309,500                119,499                  309,500                119,499
78Italy                    301,336                116,346                  294,140                113,568
79Arizona                    295,233                113,990                  294,207                113,594
80Nevada                    286,380                110,572                  284,331                109,781
81Ecuador                    276,841                106,889                  248,360                  95,892
82Burkina Faso                    272,967                105,393                  273,600                105,638
83New Zealand                    270,467                104,428                  263,310                101,665
84Colorado                    269,602                104,094                  268,432                103,642
85Gabon                    267,668                103,347                  257,670                  99,487
86Western Sahara                    266,000                102,703                  266,000                102,703
87Oregon                    254,800                  98,379                  248,608                  95,988
88Wyoming                    253,335                  97,813                  251,470                  97,093
89Michigan                    250,488                  96,714                  146,435                  56,539
90Guinea                    245,857                  94,926                  245,720                  94,873
91United Kingdom                    242,900                  93,784                  241,930                  93,410
92Uganda                    241,550                  93,263                  199,810                  77,147
93Ghana                    238,533                  92,098                  227,540                  87,854
94Romania                    238,391                  92,043                  230,170                  88,869
95Laos                    236,800                  91,429                  230,800                  89,112
96Minnesota                    225,163                  86,936                  206,233                  79,627
97Utah                    219,882                  84,897                  212,819                  82,170
98Idaho                    216,443                  83,569                  214,044                  82,643
99Guyana                    214,969                  83,000                  196,850                  76,004
100Kansas                    213,099                  82,278                  211,755                  81,759
101Belarus                    207,600                  80,155                  202,910                  78,344
102Nebraska                    200,330                  77,348                  198,973                  76,824
103Kyrgyzstan                    199,951                  77,201                  191,800                  74,054
104South Dakota                    199,730                  77,116                  196,350                  75,811
105Senegal                    196,722                  75,955                  192,530                  74,336
106Syria                    185,180                  71,498                  183,630                  70,900
107Washington                    184,661                  71,298                  172,120                  66,456
108North Dakota                    183,107                  70,698                  178,712                  69,001
109Oklahoma                    181,038                  69,899                  177,660                  68,595
110Cambodia                    181,035                  69,898                  176,520                  68,155
111Uruguay                    181,034                  69,898                  175,020                  67,576
112Missouri                    180,540                  69,707                  178,041                  68,742
113Florida                    170,312                  65,758                  138,888                  53,625
114Wisconsin                    169,634                  65,496                  140,269                  54,158
115Suriname                    163,820                  63,251                  156,000                  60,232
116Tunisia                    163,610                  63,170                  155,360                  59,985
117Georgia                    153,910                  59,425                  148,958                  57,513
118Illinois                    149,997                  57,914                  143,794                  55,519
119Bangladesh                    147,570                  56,977                  130,170                  50,259
120Nepal                    147,181                  56,827                  143,350                  55,348
121Iowa                    145,746                  56,273                  144,669                  55,857
122Tajikistan                    143,100                  55,251                  139,960                  54,039
123New York                    141,297                  54,555                  122,056                  47,126
124North Carolina                    139,391                  53,819                  125,920                  48,618
125Arkansas                    137,733                  53,179                  134,770                  52,035
126Alabama                    135,767                  52,420                  131,170                  50,645
127Louisiana                    135,658                  52,378                  111,898                  43,204
128Greece                    131,990                  50,962                  128,900                  49,769
129Nicaragua                    130,373                  50,337                  120,340                  46,464
130Mississippi                    125,438                  48,432                  121,530                  46,923
131North Korea                    120,538                  46,540                  120,410                  46,491
132Pennsylvania                    119,279                  46,054                  115,884                  44,743
133Malawi                    118,484                  45,747                    94,280                  36,402
134Eritrea                    117,600                  45,406                  101,000                  38,996
135Ohio                    116,099                  44,826                  105,830                  40,861
136Benin                    112,622                  43,484                  112,760                  43,537
137Honduras                    112,492                  43,433                  111,890                  43,201
138Liberia                    111,369                  43,000                    96,320                  37,189
139Bulgaria                    110,879                  42,811                  108,560                  41,915
140Virginia                    110,787                  42,775                  102,279                  39,490
141Cuba                    109,884                  42,426                  106,440                  41,097
142Tennessee                    109,152                  42,144                  106,798                  41,235
143Guatemala                    108,889                  42,042                  107,160                  41,375
144Kentucky                    104,656                  40,408                  102,268                  39,486
145Iceland                    103,000                  39,769                  100,250                  38,707
146South Korea                    100,210                  38,691                    97,230                  37,541
147Indiana                      94,327                  36,420                    92,789                  35,826
148Hungary                      93,028                  35,918                    90,530                  34,954
149Portugal                      92,090                  35,556                    91,590                  35,363
150Maine                      91,634                  35,380                    79,883                  30,843
151Jordan                      89,342                  34,495                    88,780                  34,278
152Serbia                      88,361                  34,116                    87,460                  33,768
153Azerbaijan                      86,600                  33,436                    82,658                  31,914
154Austria                      83,871                  32,383                    82,409                  31,818
155United Arab Emirates                      83,600                  32,278                    83,600                  32,278
156French Guiana                      83,534                  32,253                    82,200                  31,738
157South Carolina                      82,931                  32,020                    77,858                  30,061
158Czechia                      78,865                  30,450                    77,240                  29,823
159Panama                      75,417                  29,119                    74,340                  28,703
160Sierra Leone                      71,740                  27,699                    72,180                  27,869
161Ireland                      70,273                  27,133                    68,890                  26,599
162Georgia                      69,700                  26,911                    69,490                  26,830
163Sri Lanka                      65,610                  25,332                    62,710                  24,212
164Lithuania                      65,300                  25,212                    62,674                  24,199
165Latvia                      64,559                  24,926                    62,200                  24,016
166West Virginia                      62,755                  24,230                    62,258                  24,038
167Togo                      56,785                  21,925                    54,390                  21,000
168Croatia                      56,594                  21,851                    55,960                  21,606
169Bosnia and Herzegovina                      51,209                  19,772                    51,000                  19,691
170Costa Rica                      51,100                  19,730                    51,060                  19,714
171Slovakia                      49,037                  18,933                    48,088                  18,567
172Dominican Republic                      48,671                  18,792                    48,320                  18,656
173Estonia                      45,227                  17,462                    42,390                  16,367
174Denmark                      43,094                  16,639                    42,430                  16,382
175Netherlands                      41,850                  16,158                    33,720                  13,019
176Switzerland                      41,284                  15,940                    39,516                  15,257
177Bhutan                      38,394                  14,824                    38,117                  14,717
178Taiwan                      36,193                  13,974                    35,410                  13,672
179Guinea-Bissau                      36,125                  13,948                    28,120                  10,857
180Moldova                      33,846                  13,068                    32,850                  12,683
181Maryland                      32,131                  12,406                    25,141                    9,707
182Belgium                      30,528                  11,787                    30,280                  11,691
183Lesotho                      30,355                  11,720                    30,360                  11,722
184Armenia                      29,743                  11,484                    28,470                  10,992
185Solomon Islands                      28,896                  11,157                    27,990                  10,807
186Albania                      28,748                  11,100                    27,400                  10,579
187Hawaii                      28,314                  10,932                    16,635                    6,423
188Equatorial Guinea                      28,051                  10,831                    28,050                  10,830
189Burundi                      27,834                  10,747                    25,680                    9,915
190Haiti                      27,750                  10,714                    27,560                  10,641
191Massachusetts                      27,335                  10,554                    20,202                    7,800
192Rwanda                      26,338                  10,169                    24,670                    9,525
193Republic of North Macedonia                      25,713                    9,928                    25,220                    9,737
194Vermont                      24,905                    9,616                    23,872                    9,217
195New Hampshire                      24,214                    9,349                    23,188                    8,953
196Djibouti                      23,200                    8,958                    23,180                    8,950
197Belize                      22,966                    8,867                    22,810                    8,807
198New Jersey                      22,592                    8,723                    19,047                    7,354
199El Salvador                      21,041                    8,124                    20,720                    8,000
200Israel                      20,770                    8,019                    21,640                    8,355
201Slovenia                      20,273                    7,827                    20,140                    7,776
202New Caledonia                      18,575                    7,172                    18,280                    7,058
203Fiji                      18,272                    7,055                    18,270                    7,054
204Kuwait                      17,818                    6,880                    17,820                    6,880
205Eswatini                      17,364                    6,704                    17,200                    6,641
206Timor-Leste                      14,874                    5,743                    14,870                    5,741
207Connecticut                      14,356                    5,543                    12,541                    4,842
208Bahamas                      13,943                    5,383                    10,010                    3,865
209Montenegro                      13,812                    5,333                    13,450                    5,193
210Vanuatu                      12,189                    4,706                    12,190                    4,707
211Falkland Islands                      12,173                    4,700                    12,170                    4,699
212Qatar                      11,586                    4,473                    11,610                    4,483
213Jamaica                      10,991                    4,244                    10,830                    4,181
214Gambia                      10,689                    4,127                    10,120                    3,907
215Lebanon                      10,452                    4,036                    10,230                    3,950
216Cyprus                        9,251                    3,572                      9,240                    3,568
217Puerto Rico                        8,870                    3,425                      8,870                    3,425
218Delaware                        6,446                    2,489                      5,048                    1,949
219State of Palestine                        6,220                    2,402                      6,020                    2,324
220Brunei Darussalam                        5,765                    2,226                      5,270                    2,035
221Trinidad and Tobago                        5,130                    1,981                      5,130                    1,981
222French Polynesia                        4,167                    1,609                      3,660                    1,413
223Cabo Verde                        4,033                    1,557                      4,030                    1,556
224Rhode Island                        4,002                    1,545                      2,678                    1,034
225Samoa                        2,842                    1,097                      2,830                    1,093
226Luxembourg                        2,586                       998                      2,590                    1,000
227Réunion                        2,511                       970                      2,500                       965
228Mauritius                        2,040                       788                      2,030                       784
229Comoros                        1,862                       719                      1,861                       719
230Guadeloupe                        1,628                       629                      1,690                       653
231Faeroe Islands                        1,393                       538                      1,396                       539
232Martinique                        1,128                       436                      1,060                       409
233China, Hong Kong SAR                        1,104                       426                      1,050                       405
234Sao Tome and Principe                           964                       372                         960                       371
235Turks and Caicos Islands                           948                       366                         950                       367
236Kiribati                           811                       313                         810                       313
237Bahrain                           765                       295                         760                       293
238Dominica                           751                       290                         750                       290
239Tonga                           747                       288                         720                       278
240Singapore                           710                       274                         700                       270
241Micronesia                           702                       271                         700                       270
242Saint Lucia                           616                       238                         610                       236
243Isle of Man                           572                       221                         570                       220
244Guam                           549                       212                         540                       208
245Andorra                           468                       181                         470                       181
246Northern Mariana Islands                           464                       179                         460                       178
247Palau                           459                       177                         460                       178
248Seychelles                           452                       175                         460                       178
249Curaçao                           444                       171                         444                       171
250Antigua and Barbuda                           442                       171                         440                       170
251Barbados                           430                       166                         430                       166
252Saint Helena                           394                       152                         390                       151
253Saint Vincent and the Grenadines                           389                       150                         390                       151
254Mayotte                           374                       144                         375                       145
255United States Virgin Islands                           347                       134                         350                       135
256Grenada                           344                       133                         340                       131
257Caribbean Netherlands                           328                       127                         328                       127
258Malta                           316                       122                         320                       124
259Maldives                           300                       116                         300                       116
260Cayman Islands                           264                       102                         240                         93
261Saint Kitts and Nevis                           261                       101                         260                       100
262Niue                           260                       100                         260                       100
263Saint Pierre and Miquelon                           242                         93                         230                         89
264Cook Islands                           236                         91                         240                         93
265American Samoa                           199                         77                         200                         77
266Marshall Islands                           181                         70                         180                         69
267Aruba                           180                         69                         180                         69
268Liechtenstein                           160                         62                         160                         62
269British Virgin Islands                           151                         58                         150                         58
270Wallis and Futuna Islands                           142                         55                         140                         54
271Montserrat                           102                         39                         100                         39
272Anguilla                             91                         35                           90                         35
273San Marino                             61                         24                           60                         23
274Bermuda                             54                         21                           50                         19
275Saint Martin                             53                         20                           53                         20
276Sint Maarten                             34                         13                           34                         13
277China, Macao SAR                             30                         12                           30                         12
278Tuvalu                             26                         10                           30                         12
279Nauru                             21                           8                           20                           8
280Saint Barthélemy                             21                           8                           21                           8
281Tokelau                             12                           5                           10                           4
282Gibraltar                               6                           2                           10                           4
283Monaco                               2                           1                             1                           1
284Holy See                              –                            –                              –                            –  
285Channel Islands                              –                            –                           190                         73

Sources:
Countries: https://www.worldometers.info/geography/largest-countries-in-the-world/
US States: https://thefactfile.org/50-states-area/

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