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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Florida

Florida is the 22nd largest state by area in the US, encompassing 65,757 square miles. That means that Florida is very close to the median size of US states, which may not be surprising for those who've spent time studying a map of the US. What you might be more surprised to learn is that, if Florida were a country, it would also come in at just above the median size. If Florida were to declare independence from the United States, it would become the 90th largest country in the world, right behind Uruguay and ahead of Suriname. With approximately 200 countries out there (depending on your definition), that puts Florida right above the middle, and means that there are roughly 111 countries smaller than Florida. In order to illustrate how Florida compares in size with some of these countries, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if Florida were a storage unit, what counties could you 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 Florida self storage unit.

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