The US state sizes adjusted for Federal Land
December 02, 2022
I recently was interested in how States would look in terms of size if one subtracted off Federal land. Remarkably, in that case Texas becomes the biggest state, exceeding the size of (non-Federal) Alaska. Just as remarkable, California drops to fourth place after Montana. Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oregon drop out of the top 10. Here is a reference to some data.