With a total area of almost 3.8 million square miles, the United States is approximately 40 times the size of the United Kingdom, which itself is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Of the fifty states, there are exactly eleven that are large enough to house—bearing in mind that we are taking liberties with shape and tectonics—the entire area of the United Kingdom at least once.

As you navigate the list for your state, please note that we are dealing with the

*total*area and not just that of the land. In other words, water territories, such as lakes and rivers, are included in both the given area of the United Kingdom and each state listed below.

**EDIT: This article was edited after it was quite rightly pointed out that South Dakota was missing from the list of "remaining 39" states. This has now been amended.**

__11 U.S. States That Are Larger Than the UK__

**1. Alaska**is equal to 7.05 UKs

**2. Texas**is equal to 2.86 UKs

**3. California**is equal to 1.74 UKs

**4. Montana**is equal to 1.56 UKs

**5. New Mexico**is equal to 1.29 UKs

**6. Arizona**is equal to 1.21 UKs

**7. Nevada**is equal to 1.17 UKs

**8. Colorado**is equal to 1.11 UKs

**9. Oregon**is equal to 1.04 UKs

**10. Wyoming**is equal to 1.03 UKs

**11. Michigan**is equal to 1.03 UKs

__And the remaining 39__

**Minnesota**is equal to 0.92 UKs

**Utah**is equal to 0.90 UKs

**Idaho**is equal to 0.89 UKs

**Kansas**is equal to 0.87 UKs

**Nebraska**is equal to 0.82 UKs

**South Dakota**is equal to 0.82 UKs

**Washington**is equal to 0.75 UKs

**North Dakota**is equal to 0.75 UKs

**Oklahoma**is equal to 0.74 UKs

**Missouri**is equal to 0.74 UKs

**Florida**is equal to 0.70 UKs

**Wisconsin**is equal to 0.70 UKs

**Georgia**is equal to 0.63 UKs

**Illinois**is equal to 0.62 UKs

**Iowa**is equal to 0.60 UKs

**New York**is equal to 0.58 UKs

**North Carolina**is equal to 0.57 UKs

**Arkansas**is equal to 0.57 UKs

**Alabama**is equal to 0.56 UKs

**Louisiana**is equal to 0.56 UKs

**Mississippi**is equal to 0.51 UKs

**Pennsylvania**is equal to 0.49 UKs

**Ohio**is equal to 0.47 UKs

**Virginia**is equal to 0.45 UKs

**Tennessee**is equal to 0.45 UKs

**Kentucky**is equal to 0.43 UKs

**Indiana**is equal to 0.39 UKs

**Maine**is equal to 0.38 UKs

**South Carolina**is equal to 0.34 UKs

**West Virginia**is equal to 0.26 UKs

**Maryland**is equal to 0.13 UKs

**Hawaii**is equal to 0.11 UKs

**Massachusetts**is equal to 0.11 UKs

**New Hampshire**is equal to 0.10 UKs

**Vermont**is equal to 0.10 UKs

**New Jersey**is equal to 0.09 UKs

**Connecticut**is equal to 0.06 UKs

**Delaware**is equal to 0.03 UKs

**Rhode Island**is equal to 0.02 UKs

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*Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years*

*. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.*

## 16 comments:

Oh my, such perspective! No wonder I got a bit antsy at a Brit who asked me why I hadn't travelled round the States as much as they thought I should have in 18 months. It's effing massive innit?!!!!

My state Maryland is kneehigh to a grasshopper. Thou are tagged ! come answer some funny questions on my blog

I'm surprised to see Pa. so low. It's a pretty big state.

Mindy Helms said: Cool! North Carolina came in at a little over a half of a UK. Great post!

Where is South Dakota? :)

My apologies for missing off South Dakota. Not sure how I missed it, especially since it is one of the larger states. I have amended the list accordingly. Thanks!

There are two New Hampshires

Fixed. Apparently I'd been at the Newcastle Brown when I compiled this list.

HUGE

The road links through new UK seem sparse? You need air plane to goto Scotland!

This is interesting. I would love to see British people discover more places in the states other than California, Florida and New York City. Diverse lands scenery and people.

I was in the Scottish Highlands earlier this month and thought the area large.

Well, now we know what they should do. Sell the whole country to the arabs, and move to the U.S.. Kind of like how all the northeasterners move to the south to retire..... Well, we've got plenty of room. Come to the U.S.A., we've got something for everybody here. Hot, cold, dry, wet, tropical, it's all here.

How did you get Michigan at number 11? The U.k. us a bit larger than Michigan. And matter of fact the states of Nebraska,North and South Dakota are larger than Michigan which you did not mention. And even those 3 states would be a bit smaller than the U.k. and would have been better to make a comparison mistake with than Michigan. Michigan would have only been comparable in size if you were just comparing England and Wales, excluding Scotland. So just thought I would state this for correction purpose only.Lol!

Hi, Ronald. This list is taking into account bodies of water too. Michigan's land combined with portions of the Great Lakes makes it larger than the UK and its bodies of waters. Thanks!

I gotcha! Your U.K. has punched far above it's weight in the world despite its size. Especially compared with many larger nations land and population wise.But because of certain reasons. I enjoyed your post. Do bring more interesting facts

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