It's about as big as Maine.
In other words, the size of Maine is 1.029728 times 8,900,000 hectares.(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 nine-tenths as big as Indiana.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 0.94358140 times the size of Indiana, and the size of Indiana is 1.059792 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-one-tenth times as big as South Carolina.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 1.073169 times the size of South Carolina, and the size of South Carolina is 0.93181970 times that amount.(United States)
The "Palmetto State," South Carolina measures 8,293,194 hectares in total area. South Carolina's border with Georgia is almost entirely marked by the Savannah River, which stretches for 560 km (350 mi) along South Carolina's southeastern boundary.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Lake Superior.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 1.08 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.9260 times that amount.(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 8,210,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about nine-tenths as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 0.85038160 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 1.1759430 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 four-fifths as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 0.81538720 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 1.2264110 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 four-fifths as big as Virginia.
In other words, 8,900,000 hectares is 0.803360 times the size of Virginia, and the size of Virginia is 1.2447720 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.