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This Is the Largest State in America

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21. Alabama
> Total area: 52,420 sq. miles
> Land area: 50,645 sq. miles, 96.6% of total area
> Water area: 1,775 sq. miles, 3.4% of total area

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22. Arkansas
> Total area: 53,179 sq. miles
> Land area: 52,035 sq. miles, 97.8% of total area
> Water area: 1,143 sq. miles, 2.1% of total area

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23. North Carolina
> Total area: 53,819 sq. miles
> Land area: 48,618 sq. miles, 90.3% of total area
> Water area: 5,201 sq. miles, 9.7% of total area

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24. New York
> Total area: 54,555 sq. miles
> Land area: 47,126 sq. miles, 86.4% of total area
> Water area: 7,429 sq. miles, 13.6% of total area

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25. Iowa
> Total area: 56,273 sq. miles
> Land area: 55,857 sq. miles, 99.3% of total area
> Water area: 416 sq. miles, 0.7% of total area

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