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

Pictured above: Hawaii storing Israel

Our maps show how different countries would fit Hawaii

Ok, so we all know that Hawaii isn't exactly a large state. Hawaii's 10,931 square miles would only rank it as the 43rd largest state by area, just behind Maryland. However, believe it or not, there are actually quite a few countries that are smaller than Hawaii. In fact, if Hawaii were a country, it would rank as the 141st largest by area. That may not be an impressive rank, but considering that there are roughly 200 countries out there, it does mean that Hawaii is larger than about 59 of them. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Hawaii, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Hawaii were a storage unit, how would other countries 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 Hawaii self storage unit.

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