Sierra Nevada (US) size comparison
63,100 km2 / 24,357 mile2
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, an almost continuous chain of mountain ranges that forms the western “backbone” of the Americas.
The Sierra runs 400 miles (640 km) north-south and is approximately 70 miles (110 km) across east-west.