It's about as big as Arkansas.
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).
It's about as big as North Carolina.
In other words, the size of North Carolina is 1.012033 times 13,773,190 hectares.(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-tenth times as big as Alabama.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Louisiana.
In other words, 13,773,190 hectares is 1.025827 times the size of Louisiana, and the size of Louisiana is 0.97482320 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.
It's about as big as New York.
In other words, the size of New York is 1.025902 times 13,773,190 hectares.(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 nine-tenths as big as Iowa.
In other words, 13,773,190 hectares is 0.94503460 times the size of Iowa, and the size of Iowa is 1.058162 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 nine-tenths as big as Illinois.
In other words, 13,773,190 hectares is 0.91822740 times the size of Illinois, and the size of Illinois is 1.089055 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.