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This Is the Largest State in America

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16. Virginia
> Total area: 42,775 sq. miles
> Land area: 39,490 sq. miles, 92.3% of total area
> Water area: 3,285 sq. miles, 7.7% of total area

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17. Ohio
> Total area: 44,826 sq. miles
> Land area: 40,861 sq. miles, 91.2% of total area
> Water area: 3,965 sq. miles, 8.8% of total area

18. Pennsylvania
> Total area: 46,054 sq. miles
> Land area: 44,743 sq. miles, 97.2% of total area
> Water area: 1,312 sq. miles, 2.8% of total area

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19. Mississippi
> Total area: 48,432 sq. miles
> Land area: 46,923 sq. miles, 96.9% of total area
> Water area: 1,509 sq. miles, 3.1% of total area

20. Louisiana
> Total area: 52,378 sq. miles
> Land area: 43,204 sq. miles, 82.5% of total area
> Water area: 9,174 sq. miles, 17.5% of total area

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