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How big is 36,417.730 square miles?

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It's about as big as Indiana.
(United States)
The "Hoosier State," Indiana measures 36,417.730 square miles 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 Maine.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 1.029196 times the size of Maine, and the size of Maine is 0.97163220 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Pine Tree State," Maine measures 35,384.650 square miles in total area. Machias Seal Island, about 0.03088817 square miles 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 Kentucky.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 0.90122760 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 1.1095980 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Kentucky) (United States)
The "Bluegrass State," Kentucky measures 40,409.03 square miles in total area. The Kentucky Bend, a 17.556070 square miles 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 one-and-one-tenth times as big as South Carolina.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 1.1373360 times the size of South Carolina, and the size of South Carolina is 0.87924760 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Palmetto State," South Carolina measures 32,020.20 square miles 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-fifth times as big as Lake Superior.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 1.150 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.870 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 31,700 square miles. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about nine-tenths as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 0.86414080 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 1.1572190 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Volunteer State," Tennessee measures 42,143.280 square miles in total area. Much of the 10,648.70 square miles 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 Virginia.
In other words, 36,417.730 square miles is 0.85139450 times the size of Virginia, and the size of Virginia is 1.1745440 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Virginia) (United States)
The "Old Dominion State," Virginia measures 42,774.210 square miles. 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.