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This Is the Smallest State in America

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Alabama
> Total area in sq. miles: 52,420 — 21st smallest
> Pct. of U.S. area: 1.38%

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Alaska
> Total area in sq. miles: 665,384 — the largest
> Pct. of U.S. area: 17.53%

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Arizona
> Total area in sq. miles: 113,990 — 6th largest
> Pct. of U.S. area: 3.00%

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Arkansas
> Total area in sq. miles: 53,179 — 22nd smallest
> Pct. of U.S. area: 1.40%

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California
> Total area in sq. miles: 163,695 — 3rd largest
> Pct. of U.S. area: 4.31%

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