In terms of landmass, which U.S. state is the largest?
You hear “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” all of the time, but that doesn’t make it the biggest state in the country – Alaska has it beat by a landslide! In terms of total area in land mass, Alaska comes to 663,267.26 square miles. Texas comes in second, amounting to 268,580.82 square miles. While its size is skewed on geographical maps, don’t let it fool you – the size of Alaska itself can cover up almost a 1/4 of the entire nation – talk about putting things in perspective! Source: Infoplease
Alaska, northwest of Canada, is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It’s known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. Massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.