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

Pictured: Delaware storing Luxembourg

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Delaware

Everyone knows that Delaware is our second-smallest state. At only 2,488 square miles, Delaware would fit inside Texas 107 times. Still, believe it or not, there are nations out there that are smaller in area than Delaware. In fact, if Delaware were a country, it would be the 163rd largest, meaning that there are roughly 38 countries that are smaller, depending on how you define a country. In order to illustrate how Delaware compares with some of these countries, we came up with a whacky scenario: if Delaware 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 Delaware storage unit.

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