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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Illinois.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.1309420 times the size of Illinois, and the size of Illinois is 0.88421860 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Land of Lincoln," Illinois measures 14,999,760 hectares in total area. Though the Mississippi River marks the western border of the state at nearly all points, the 6,993 hectares area of Kaskaskia township has lain to the west of the River since an 1881 flood altered its course.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as Iowa.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.1639590 times the size of Iowa, and the size of Iowa is 0.85913680 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Hawkeye State," Iowa measures 14,574,270 hectares in total area. Sometimes called the "Food Capital of the World," approximately 60%, or 87,445,800 hectares of the state's area is used for agriculture.
It's about four-fifths as big as South Dakota.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.84933620 times the size of South Dakota, and the size of South Dakota is 1.177390 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Mount Rushmore State," South Dakota measures 19,973,080 hectares in total area. The Black Hills mountain range area, contained within South Dakota and Wyoming, measures about 1,550,000 hectares.
It's about four-fifths as big as Nebraska.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.84673150 times the size of Nebraska, and the size of Nebraska is 1.1810120 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Cornhusker State," Nebraska measures 20,034,520 hectares in total area. The Sand Hills region of sand dunes and prairie make up almost 25% of the state, or 5,076,000 hectares (according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service figures - other organizations define the area slightly differently).
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as New York.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.2005610 times the size of New York, and the size of New York is 0.83294390 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Empire State," New York measures 14,129,940 hectares in total area. Adirondack Park, a 2,470,000 hectares area in the northeast region of the state, is the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as North Carolina.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.2170130 times the size of North Carolina, and the size of North Carolina is 0.82168390 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Tar Heel State," North Carolina measures 13,938,930 hectares in total area. The Outer Banks, a 32,000 hectares region off the northeastern coast of the state's mainland, is a series of barrier islands that has been called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" on account of the numerous shipwrecks that have occurred there.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as big as Arkansas.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.2316580 times the size of Arkansas, and the size of Arkansas is 0.81191370 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Natural State," Arkansas measures 13,773,190 hectares in total area. The 370 hectares state park called Crater of Diamonds is situated over an eroded lamproite volcanic formation and is the only state in the Union where diamonds are mined (although commercial mining was ceased in 2002).