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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Idaho

Idaho is a relatively large state, its 83,568 square miles making it the 14th largest by area. While that ranking may not be all that interesting, this probably is: if Idaho were to become its own country, it would rank as the 83rd largest. Which means that, with some 200 countries out there, Idaho is larger than roughly 118 countries. And in many cases, Idaho is significantly larger. You could fit Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Luxembourg inside Idaho all at the same time. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Idaho, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Idaho 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 Idaho self storage unit.

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