What state mines the largest amount of coal in the United States?

coal_cartGrade level: 3 – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

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The circle graph shows the top 5 states that mine the largest amount of coal in the United States.

  1. What state mines the largest amount of coal in the United States?
  2. Fill in the blank.   About half of the coal mined in the United States in either Wyoming or _________ .
  3. How many percentages of coal is mined in either Kentucky, Illinois or Pennsylvania?

Source: US Energy Information Administration

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Answer keys

  1. Wyoming
  2. West Virginia
  3.  18% (8+5+5=18)