It's about as big as Ohio.
The "Buckeye State," Ohio measures 11,609,600 hectares in total area. The 121,000 hectares region in the northern part of the state known as the "Toledo Strip" is a once-disputed region that was the impetus for an 1835 boundary conflict between Ohio and Michigan known as the "Toledo War."
It's about as big as Pennsylvania.
In other words, the size of Pennsylvania is 1.027447 times 11,609,600 hectares.(formally the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) (United States)
The "Keystone State," Pennsylvania measures 11,928,250 hectares. Although Philadelphia is home to one of the nation's busiest seaports (by amount of container traffic), the state of Pennsylvania has just 92 km (57 mi) of coastline along the Delaware Estuary and no coastline on the Atlantic ocean.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Virginia.
In other words, 11,609,600 hectares is 1.047943 times the size of Virginia, and the size of Virginia is 0.95425040 times that amount.(formally the Commonwealth of Virginia) (United States)
The "Old Dominion State," Virginia measures 11,078,470 hectares. The state's southern border with North Carolina deviates to the north by as much as 3 latitudinal minutes due to an eighteenth-century surveyor's error.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 11,609,600 hectares is 1.063631 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 0.94017570 times that amount.(United States)
The "Volunteer State," Tennessee measures 10,915,060 hectares in total area. Much of the 2,758,000 hectares of land in the West Tennessee Grand Division (Tennessee being divided into three "Grand Divisions") was ceded to the United States by the Chickasaw Nation in 1818.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Mississippi.
In other words, 11,609,600 hectares is 0.92555740 times the size of Mississippi, and the size of Mississippi is 1.08043 times that amount.(United States)
The "Magnolia State," Mississippi measures 12,543,360 hectares in total area. Much of this area is the 3,100,000 hectares Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, a region in the western half of the state renowned for its fertile soil.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 11,609,600 hectares is 1.109280 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 0.90148560 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 nine-tenths as big as Louisiana.
In other words, 11,609,600 hectares is 0.86468320 times the size of Louisiana, and the size of Louisiana is 1.1564930 times that amount.(United States)
The "Pelican State" or the "Bayou State," Louisiana measures 13,426,420 hectares in total area. Louisiana boasts a total of 6,400 km of navigable waterways made up of its numerous rivers and streams — the most of any state in the nation.