What percentage of the world's land area is in the United States?

I was wondering how much of the earth's land area is within the United States alone? If you can include Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, that would be great. And a reference would be even better. 10 points to the best answer. Thanks!

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  • jpm896
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Any measure of the area of the U.S. should include alaska and Hawaii. Outlying territories like Puerto Rico and Guam are insignificant relative to the area of the world, or even the entire U.S..

    Divide the area of the U.S. by the area of the world:

    1. Proportion of total surface area:

    Area of U.S.: 3,790,000 sq. mi.

    Earth's total surface area: 197,000,000 sq. mi.

    3,790,000 / 197,000,000 = 0.0192385787 = about 1.9 %

    2. Proportion of total land area (using total area of U.S., including a small amount of water):

    Total land area of world: 57,268,900 sq. mi.

    3,790,000 / 57,268,900 = 0.0661790256 = about 6.6 %

  • 4 years ago

    Land Area Of Usa

  • 9 years ago

    1/14 th (7%) of total land is USA territory that includes Alaska with Hawaii & Puerto Rico making some contribution too.

  • 5 years ago

    In the case of my father, he loved the climate and culture amenities that he found here. In the case of my maternal great-grandparents, the Jews were victimized in their homeland, so they went to England (around 1895) to get out of Russia. They spent a few years in London, learning English, and the fathers learned a trade. I don't know why they chose to leave England and go to the US. Maybe it was too difficult to rise up the social ranks (from poor immigrant to business owner) so they chose a country where there were opportunities for advancement. I also have relatives who went to Australia. You might want to look into the Jews of Shanghai to see why some Jews chose a country other than the U.S.

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  • J D
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with about 305 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population.

    Puerto covers approximately 100 by 35 miles. Being 3500 square miles in size, it is roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. The island's pupolation is 3.9 million.

    lying at the northwestern extremity of North America. Area: 590,693 sq mi (1,529,888 sq km). Population: (2010) 710,231. Capital: Juneau. Alaska is the largest in area of the U.S. states. It is bordered by Canada to the east and southeast and faces Siberia across the Bering Strait and Bering Sea to the west, and it has the highest point on the continent, Mount McKinley.

    Hawaiʻi[3 4,028.0 sq mi (10,432.5 km2)

    Kauaʻi[4] 552.3 sq mi (1,430.5 km2)

    Kahoʻolawe[5] 44.6 sq mi (115.5 km2)

    Lānaʻi[6 140.5 sq mi (363.9 km2)

    Maui[7] 727.2 sq mi (1,883.4 km2)

    Molokaʻi[8] 260.0 sq mi (673.4 km2)

    Niʻihau[9] 69.5 sq mi (180.0 km2)

    Oʻahu[10] 596.7 sq mi (1,545.4 km2)

    Source(s): Answers.com
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