United States (Contiguous)
8,080,464 km2 / 3,119,059 mile2
The contiguous United States (also known as the lower 48 or the conterminous United States) consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states (plus the District of Columbia) on the continent of North America. The terms exclude the non-contiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii, and all other off-shore insular areas, such as American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico.
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