Number of states: 50
Total area: 3,794,100 square miles*
Land only: 3,537,455 square miles
Water only: 256,645 square miles
Share of world land area: 6.15 percent
SOURCE: Rand McNally *Not including U.S. territories
Contiguous U.S.: Northwest Angle Inlet, Minn.
Total U.S.: Point Barrow, Alaska (pictured)
Contiguous U.S.: Ballast Key, Fla. (private island); Key West, Fla. (public access)
Total U.S.: Ka Lae, Hawaii (pictured)
Contiguous U.S.: Sail Rock, Maine
Total U.S.: Sail Rock, Maine (by travel); Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (by longitude)
Contiguous U.S.: Cape Alava, Wash. (pictured)
Total U.S.: Peaked Island, Alaska (by travel); Amatignak Island, Alaska (by longitude)
Contiguous U.S.: Lebanon, Kan.
Total U.S.: Belle Fourche, S.D.
Mount McKinley, Alaska (20,320 feet)
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, Calif. (minus 282 feet)
Lake Michigan: surface area 22,400 square miles
Missouri River: 2,540 miles
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