If Colorado Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?

Pictured: Colorado storing the Portugal

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Colorado

Colorado is big. At 104,093 square miles, Colorado is the 8th largest US state. So Colorado is a big state, but how does it compare with other countries? To put it in perspective, if Colorado were its own country it would be the 76th largest by area. Since there are roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that Colorado is larger than the majority of countries, or approximately 125 independent nation states. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Colorado, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if Colorado were a storage unit, what countries would fit inside?

Of course, using maps to illustrate size is a tricky matter, since most 2D map projections distort size in favor of shape. This includes the Mercator Projection used by Google Maps. Fortunately, we found thetruesize.com, a tool which runs on top of Google Maps and accounts for these distortions, allowing for accurate size comparisons. Now you can see exactly how these countries would fit inside of your Colorado self storage unit.

Colorado self storage unit

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