Suburban USA “cities” that occupy more land area than the core city


Source: qside.eu

The following list identifies those suburban cities in the USA that occupy more land area than the core  city in the same metropolitan area. Any additions or corrections are most welcome.

Please note that “towns” as found in the Northeast and townships are not included. In addition, only the land area of these cities were considered – water area was not included.

Bakersfield, California = 142.2 square miles

  • California City = 203.5 square miles

San Francisco, California = 46.9 square miles and Oakland, California = 55.8 square miles

  • Fremont = 77.5 square miles

Denver, Colorado = 153.0 square miles

  • Aurora = 154.7 square miles

Hartford, Connecticut = 17.3 square miles

  • Bristol = 26.4 square miles

New Haven, Connecticut = 18.7 square miels

  • Meriden = 23.8 square miles
  • Milford = 22.2 square miles

Daytona Beach, Florida = 58.4 square miles

  • Bunnell = 137.5 square miles

Fort Myers, Florida = 49.0 square miles

  • Cape Coral = 105.2 square miles

Fort Pierce, Florida = 20.7 square miles

  • Port St. Lucie = 115.9 square miles

Melbourne, Florida = 39.6 square miles

  • Palm Bay = 68.8 square miles

Sarasota, Florida = 25.9 square miles

  • Northport = 74.8 square miles

Columbus, Georgia – 217.2 square miles

  • Cusseta = 248.7 square miles

Portland, Maine = 21.3 square miles

  • Sanford = 47.8 square miles
  • Saco = 38.5 square miles
  • Biddeford = 30.1 square miles
  • Westbrook = 17.1 square miles
  • South Portland = 12.0 square miles

Boston, Massachusetts = 48.4 square miles

  • Plymouth = 96.5 square miles

Duluth, Minnesota = 87.4 square miles

  • Hibbing = 181.8 square miles
  • Babbitt = 105.7 square miles

St. Louis, Missouri = 61.9 square miles

  • Wildwood = 66.4 square miles

Albany, New York = 21.4

  • Saratoga Springs = 28.4 square miles

Las Vegas, Nevada = 135.8 square miles

  • Boulder City = 208.5 square miles

Utica, New York = 17.0 square miles

  • Rome = 74.9 square miles

Providence, Rhode Island = 18.5 square miles

  • Warwick = 35.5 square miles
  • Cranston = 28.6 square miles
  • Attleboro, MA = 26.8 square miles

Burlington, Vermont = 10.3 square miles

  • South Burlington = 16.5 square miles

Norfolk, Virginia = 54 square miles

  • Suffolk = 400.2 square miles
  • Chesapeake = 340.8 square miles
  • Virginia Beach = 249.0 square miles

Source: en.wilipedia.org

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