Cities are known to be a sizeable human settlement with advanced systems for housing, land use, sanitation, utilities, etc. they come in various size and varies in term of population, crowded metropolises, broad urban areas and many more. Cities tend to provide a more comfortable life compared to rural settlements. The United State of America is known to have some of the world most famous cities. Thus this article is centered on the Top Ten Largest Cities in the United States of America and all you need to know about them.
TOP 10 LARGEST CITIES IN USA BY LANDMASS 2020-ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Among the 4000 cities located in the United States, there are those that occupy a large portion of land. The towns are centered on the land area covered and are listed below. You may be shocked when you see the list as some of the anticipated cities did not appear on the list while those that were not known or thought of making it to the list.
- Oklahoma City
- #1. Stitka
- Location: Alaska
The largest city in the United States by land mass is the city of Stitka located in Alaska. One would least expect this city to be and it is not as famous as other cities and attracts little tourist. The city covers a land mass of 2,870.3 square kilometers and has a population of 8,689 people. Despite being the largest city by land mass, its population is quite low compared to other cities; it is also known to have the harshest weather in the country. Though, the city has a National Historical Park that was the site where the Russians were defeated.
- #2. Jumeau
- Location: Alaska
The second largest city is Jumeau, the capital city of Alaska since 1906. The city land mass is 2,701.9 with a population of 31,275 people living in the city making the city sparsely populated. The city is considered to be bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The city houses one of the largest gold mines (the Alaska Juneau Gold Mine). Also, its glacier is one that attracts tourist to the city.
- #3. Wrangell
- Location: Alaska
Third on our list is Wrangell, another city in the southeastern part of Alaska. The city covers the land mass of 2,541.2 square kilometers and has a population of 2, 517 people living in the city, a sparsely populated city. Wrangell is one of the oldest cities in Alaska, and interestingly, the city’s wildlife is one of the widely known and toured. It’s believed that the city has enough space to accommodate millions of people.
- #4. Anchorage
- Location: Alaska
Anchorage in Alaska is the fourth largest city in the United States of America as well as the largest city in South-central part of Alaska and the fourth smallest city in Alaska. Anchorage occupies the land area of 1,704.7 square kilometers and has a population of 300,950 making it the most populated city in Alaska. The city is home to the Mount Alyeska Resort where you can enjoy the best of skiing throughout the year. Some of the city’s great site includes the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can explore the culture of the 11 indigenous groups, Anchorage Museum, the Chugach Mountains among others.
- #5. Jacksonville
- Location: Florida
Finally out of Alaska and moving to Jacksonville in the northeast of Florida where the fifth largest city is sited. Jacksonville occupies the land area of 747 square miles making it the largest city in the state. The city is populated by over 800, 000 people making it the most populated city in Florida. A remarkable site in this city is the confluence of St. Johnson River and the Atlantic Ocean; it has several museums and cultural offerings and known as the regional business center. It is a place of relaxation as there are many beaches where surfers and swimmers perform their stunts and exercise.
- #6. Anaconda
- Location: Montana
The city of Anaconda is located in the southwestern area of Montana. The city is sited at the foot of the Anaconda Range. The city covers 736.53 square miles with a population of 9, 1067 people residing in the city. The city is known for large agricultural activities. Also there is a copper mine.
- #7. Butte
- Location: Montana
Butte also located in Montana covers the land area of 716.82 square miles making it the seventh largest city in the United States of America. Butte is bordered to the west by River Mississippi. The city has a population of 34, 602 people. Remarkably, the city has 10,000 miles of tunnels underground due to the establishment of copper mine which is the popular site in the area. The city is
- #8. Oklahoma City
- Location: Oklahoma
Moving away from Montana, we take a trip down to Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, the 8th largest city in the United States by land mass. Oklahoma City has a population of over 500, 000 people covering a land mass of 607 square miles. The city is sited in the center of Oklahoma State and serves as the capital. The city is popularly known for its cowboy culture, working oil wells and housing the capitol building of the state. The great site in this city is the empty glass and bronze chairs in the Oklahoma City National Memorial which serves as a monument to recall the bomb incident in the Alfred P. Murrah building in 1995. Also, the survivor Tree which was almost destroyed by an American elm is another monument in the city.
- #9. Houston
- Location: Texas
The city of Huston is conserved to be the largest city located in Southern USA. The city covers the land mass of 627 square miles with a population of 2.312 million people making it the fourth most populous city in the country. Houston is popularly known for its immense contribution in Science and space exploration, and it also houses the famous NASA’s Johnson Space Center. More so, the city has several industries as well. The San Jacinto Battleground state historic site is a popular park where the monumental San Jacinto Monument (built 15 feet) is considered to be the world’s tallest war memorial.
- #10. Phoenix
- Location: Arizona
Last on our list is the city of Phoenix located in Arizona, and it is known popularly as “valley of the sun.” The city spread across 516.7 square miles and has a population of over 1.4 million people making it the sixth most populous city in the country. This city is the capital of Arizona as well as the largest city in the state. The city is known majorly because of its warm temperature and its round the year Sun. The National Monuments (there are National Monuments), National Recreation Areas and the Arizona Parks along with other 22 National Parks are the interesting places to visit in Phoenix.
About the United States of America
The United State of America (USA) was founded (declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain) 1776 is located in North America, the capital is Washington DC, and the country has 50 states. The country has grown to become one of the most advanced countries in the world. The country has a population of 327.2 million making it the third most populous country in the world; it covers 3.8 million square kilometers making it the third largest county in the world and almost the same square kilometers as the entire European continent. The country is known to house essential cities which are large some of which are big as some countries. The country shares an international land border with just two countries, Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The country’s system of government is a democracy with three branches which are legislative, executive and judicial. The state does not have an official language, but English is the most and common language spoken in the country.
Conclusion on Top 10 Largest Cities in the USA by Landmass 2020-all you need to Know
The United States of America indeed comprises of large cities. Most of these cities have great structures and historical parks where you can visit to learn about the culture and tradition of these cities. As you have read through, some of these cities are sparsely populated probably due to the weather or economic activities in the city. When next you are going on vacation, you can visit any of these cities.
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