It's about three-fifths as big as Colorado.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.62922070 times the size of Colorado, and the size of Colorado is 1.58926750 times that amount.(United States)
The "Centennial State," Colorado measures 26,960,111 hectares in total area. Within Colorado, there are 54 peaks of the Rocky Mountains that rise above 4,270 m (14,000 ft) — including the range's highest peak, Mount Elbert — and are therefore referred to as "fourteeners" by mountaineers.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.6208710 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 0.61695220 times that amount.(formally the Commonwealth of Kentucky) (United States)
The "Bluegrass State," Kentucky measures 10,465,890 hectares in total area. The Kentucky Bend, a 4,547 hectares piece of land, is a non-contiguous enclave to the west of Kentucky proper, surrounded by Missouri and Tennessee, and the only such non-contiguous state area in the United States.
It's about three-fifths as big as Nevada.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.592415070 times the size of Nevada, and the size of Nevada is 1.68800570 times that amount.(United States)
The "Silver State," Nevada measures 28,635,092 hectares in total area. Federal Government land-holdings in Nevada make up a greater percentage of the state — 80.89%, or 23,004,792 hectares — than any other state in the country.
It's about three-fifths as big as Arizona.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.5745510 times the size of Arizona, and the size of Arizona is 1.740490 times that amount.(United States)
The "Grand Canyon State," Arizona measures 29,525,420 hectares in total area. The Navajo Nation (a.k.a. Diné Bikéyah),the largest reservation in the country, occupies the entire area of northeastern Arizona, a total of 4,113,145 hectares.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as big as Indiana.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.7985150 times the size of Indiana, and the size of Indiana is 0.55601430 times that amount.(United States)
The "Hoosier State," Indiana measures 9,432,149 hectares in total area. The state is bisected north-south by the Wabash River, one of the longest rivers in the United States at 661 km (411 mi).
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as big as Maine.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.8510240 times the size of Maine, and the size of Maine is 0.54024150 times that amount.(United States)
The "Pine Tree State," Maine measures 9,164,582 hectares in total area. Machias Seal Island, about 8 hectares of Maine's area, continues to be a source of dispute between the United States and Canada, with each country claiming sovereignty over the small, treeless island.
It's about half as big as New Mexico.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.538680070 times the size of New Mexico, and the size of New Mexico is 1.85638950 times that amount.(United States)
The "Land of Enchantment," New Mexico measures 31,491,531 hectares in total area. New Mexico has less water surface area than any other state, with bodies of water making up just 65,000 hectares or 0.2% of the state's total area.