We all know that Texas is big. But how does it compare to the largest state in the United States, Alaska? This new map, courtesy of Reddit user DoNotMakeEyeContact, shows how many times each state would fit in the state of Texas. At 268,581 square miles, Texas is the second largest state in the United States. Alaska, on the other hand, is 663,300 square miles - almost two and a half times larger than Texas.
This means that only about 40% of Alaska could fit in Texas. This map puts things into perspective. It shows how much larger Alaska is compared to Texas and all the other states on the continental United States. It's a great way to visualize just how big Texas really is.