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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Connecticut

Everyone knows that Connecticut isn't exactly a big state. At 5,543 square miles, Connecticut ranks at the 48th largest US state. But surprisingly enough, despite Connecticut's compact size, there are quite a few countries that are smaller. In fact, if Connecticut were its own country, it would rank as the 155th largest by area. Since there are roughly 200 independent countries, that means that there are about 46 that are smaller in area than Connecticut. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Connecticut, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if Connecticut 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 Connecticut self storage unit.

Connecticut self storage unit

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