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    The size of US States

    Knowing the size of the US states, but never really thought about it, today I wondered... why are so many East Coast states so small, while others are huge? So I looked it up and found an interesting explanation I'll share with you. Yes, I'm aware some of you know this, but I bet some don't, or haven't even thought about it.

    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-states...western-states

    Oh, and one thing I didn't know until a few years ago, is that Canada is slightly larger than USA.
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    What an interesting page! Thanks, Randi.

    Canada is much larger than the U.S. in terms of territory, but the population is much smaller.

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    I found the population density map fascinating, too! I knew much of the history - growing up in the family I did, and as a child - now adult - with a curious mind, but it was still interesting to read!
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    The original charter for the Massachusetts Bay colony extended to the pacific ocean, and included what is now the state of Maine. Had the original boundaries been kept, Massachusetts would be one of the largest polities in existence.
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    The density map is fascinating, and looking at the climate map, no wonder many settlers moved on from the hot and humid places - or were they forced to? Scandinavians often settled in the mid/North West.

    I imagine Florida is quite humid, but still, it's a popular holiday destination, isn't it? Even Chicago can be quite humid. I was surprized one time I landed there, it was like Dominican Republic! (summer 2005). I like the drier Californian climate, it's much like Spain, but I do understand some miss the four seasons there... I would, too. Hot and humid is the worst!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    The density map is fascinating, and looking at the climate map, not wonder many settlers moved on from the hot and humid places - or were they forced to? Scandinavians often settled in the mid/North West.

    I imagine Florida is quite humid, but still, it's a popular holiday destination, isn't it? Even Chicago can be quite humid. I was surprized one time I landed there, it was like Dominican Republic! (summer 2005). I like the drier Californian climate, it's much like Spain, but I do understand some miss the four seasons there... I would, too. Hot and humid is the worst!
    I live in California and I assure you we have four seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseysmom View Post
    I live in California and I assure you we have four seasons.
    Yes, but California is a long state with different climate zones. In some parts of Southern California, a week of cooler rainy days counts as "winter" ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Yes, but California is a long state with different climate zones. In some parts of Southern California, a week of cooler rainy days counts as "winter" ....
    Yes I am aware of that my daughter lives in San Deigo, just want non Californians to get educated, California is much more that southern California.
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    Falls under the same heading as New York being far more than New York City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Falls under the same heading as New York being far more than New York City.
    Exactly!
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