# How big is 423,969.58 square kilometers?

It's about as big as California

The size of California is about 423,969.580 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Golden State," California measures 423,969.58 sq. km in total area. California is home to both the highest point — Mt. Whitney at 4,421 m (14,505 ft) — and lowest point — Death Valley at 85.5 m (282 ft) below sea level — in the continental United States, the two of which are separated by just 123 km (76 mi).

It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Montana

The size of Montana is about 380,838.07 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Treasure State," Montana measures 380,838.07 sq. km in total area. The northwest corner of Montana is home to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the continental United States with a surface area of 496 sq. km.

It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as The Great Barrier Reef

The size of The Great Barrier Reef is about 348,000 square kilometers.

(a.k.a. Barrier Reef) (Coral Sea, off Queensland, Australia) (approximate)

The Great Barrier Reef, the largest such reef in the world, covers about 348,000 sq. km. Reefs, such as the Great Barrier, grow in diameter at a rate of 1 to 3 cm per year.

It's about three-fifths as big as Texas

The size of Texas is about 695,621.130 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 695,621.13 sq. km in total area. Texas covers so much area that Texarkana — a city in the state's northeastern corner — is about 30 km closer to Chicago, Illinois, than it is to El Paso — in the western corner of Texas.

It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as big as Michigan

The size of Michigan is about 250,493.60 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Great Lakes State," Michigan measures 250,493.6 sq. m in total area. According to some studies, there is no point in Michigan that is more than 9.66 km (6 mi) from a lake or 136.79 km (85 mi) from a Great Lake.

It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as big as Minnesota

The size of Minnesota is about 225,170.60 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "North Star State," Minnesota measures 225,170.6 sq. km in total area. Due to an error in the map used while writing the Treaty of Paris, a 1,544.5 sq. km (596.3 sq. mi) segment of Minnesota called the "Northwest Angle" lies north of the 49th parallel, which marks the border between the contiguous United States and Canada across the western remainder of the two countries.

It's about twice as big as Kansas

The size of Kansas is about 213,096 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Sunflower State," Kansas measures 213,096.0 sq. km in total area. The point said to be the geographic center of the continental United States is located near Lebanon, Kansas.

It's about two-and-a-half times as big as Florida

The size of Florida is about 170,303.60 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Sunshine State," Florida measures 170,303.6 sq. km in total area. Florida has 1,067 km (663 mi) of oceanfront beaches and 1,926.38 km (1,197 mi) of coastline total.

It's about three times as big as New York

The size of New York is about 141,299.40 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Empire State," New York measures 141,299.4 sq. km in total area. Adirondack Park, a 24,700 sq. km area in the northeast region of the state, is the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.

It's about one-fourth as big as Alaska

The size of Alaska is about 1,717,854.30 square kilometers.

(United States)

The "Last Frontier," Alaska measures 1,717,854.3 sq. km in total area. Alaska is home to over 100,000 glaciers — half of the world's total — including the Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border of Alaska, which covers 5,830 sq. km.

It's about five times as big as The Island of Ireland

The size of The Island of Ireland is about 84,421 square kilometers.

(a.k.a. Éire, a.k.a. Airlann)

The island of Ireland - split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - covers 84,421 sq. km. The island has been populated for over 9,000 years.

It's about five times as big as Lake Superior

The size of Lake Superior is about 82,100 square kilometers.

(a.k.a.

*Lac Supérieur*, a.k.a.*Gitchigumi*, a.k.a.*Gitche Gumee*) (surface area)Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 82,100 sq. km. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

It's about seven times as big as Lake Huron

The size of Lake Huron is about 59,600 square kilometers.

(a.k.a.

*Lac Huron*) (surface area)The second largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Huron has a total area of 59,600 sq. km. It borders the cities of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Bay City, Michigan.

It's about seven-and-a-half times as big as Lake Michigan

The size of Lake Michigan is about 57,800 square kilometers.

(surface area)

The third largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Michigan has a total area of 57,800 sq. km. It borders the cities of Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Green Bay, Wisconsin

It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as big as Vancouver Island

The size of Vancouver Island is about 31,285 square kilometers.

(a.k.a. Quadra's and Vancouver's Island) (British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver Island, in the northern Pacific, measures 31,285 sq. km. The island is home to the Comox Glacier, which reaches 1,960 m in height.