Contiguous Unitit States

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This shaws the contiguous Unitit States an in insets at the lawer left, the twa states that are no contiguous

The contiguous Unitit States consists o the 48 adjynin U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. (federal destrict), on the continent of North Americae.[1] The term excludes the nan-contiguous states o Alaska an Hawaii an aw aff-shore Unitit States territories an possessions, which are American Samoa, Guam, the Northren Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, an the U.S. Virgin Islands.[2][3]

The greatest distance (on a great circle route) entirely athin the 48 contiguous states is 2,802 mile (4,509 km, atween Florida an the state o Washington);[4] the greatest north-sooth line is 1,650 mile (2,660 km).[5]

Thegither, the 48 contiguous states an Washington, D.C. occupee a combined aurie o 3,119,884.69 square mile (8,080,464.3 km2), which is 1.58% o the total surface aurie o Yird. O this aurie, 2,959,064.44 square mile (7,663,941.7 km2) is laund, componin 83.65% o U.S. laund aurie, similar tae the aurie o Australie.[6] Offeecially, 160,820.25 square mile (416,522.5 km2) is watter aurie, componin 62.66% o the naition's total watter aurie.

The contiguous Unitit States wad be placit 5t in the leet o sovereign states an dependencies bi aurie; the total aurie o the kintra, includin Alaska an Hawaii, ranks fowert. Brazil is the anerly kintra that is lairger in total aurie than the contiguous Unitit States, but smawer than the entire Unitit States, whilk Roushie, Canadae an Cheenae are the anerly three kintras lairger than baith. The 2010 census population o this aurie wis 306,675,006, comprisin 99.33% o the naition's population, an a density o 103.639 inhabitants/sq mi (40.015/km2), compared tae 87.264/sq mi (33.692/km2) for the naition as a whole.[7]

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  1. "United Airlines website". Archived frae the original on 2 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2012. Contiguous United States: The 48 adjoining states and the District of Columbia. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. Random House (1991). Random House Webster's College Dictionary. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-679-40110-5. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  3. These maps shaw the contiguous 48 states an D.C., but no Alaska an Hawaii.
  4. "The Longest Line in America!". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. "HowStuffWorks "Geography of the United States - Geography"". 30 Mairch 2008. Archived frae the original on 19 Januar 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  6. "The World Factbook". Archived frae the original on 31 Januar 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  7. "Resident Population Data - 2010 Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)

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