Saturday, September 25, 2004

US State Facts

States That Were Never Territories
  • 13 colonies were overseas provinces of Great Britain, then independent states until ratification of U.S. Constitution.
  • Vermont, unrecognized Vermont Republic, then separated from New York in 1791
  • Kentucky, separated from state of Virginia in 1792
  • Maine, separated from state of Massachusetts in 1820
  • Texas, independent Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1845
  • California, unrecognized Bear Flag Republic, then ambiguous status under U.S. military rule from 1846 to quasi-territorial status to admission as state in 1850
  • West Virginia, pro-Union counties separated from Virginia in 1863
Densest States (people per square kilometer)
  1. New Jersey - 438.00
  2. Rhode Island - 387.35
  3. Massachusetts - 312.68
  4. Connecticut - 271.40
  5. Maryland - 209.23
Sparsest States (people per square kilometer)
  1. Alaska - 0.42
  2. Wyoming - 1.96
  3. Montana - 2.39
  4. North Dakota - 3.59
  5. South Dakota - 3.84
    Largest States (by area)
    1. Alaska - 1,717,854 km² (663,267 miles²)
    2. Texas - 695,621 km² (268,581 miles²)
    3. California - 423,970 km² (163,696 miles²)
    4. Montana - 380,838 km² (147,042 miles²)
    5. New Mexico - 314,915 km² (121,589 miles²)
    Extremal Points ( in the 50 states) More information

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