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

Pictured above: Kansas storing Ireland

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Kansas

At 82,278 square miles, Kansas is the 15th largest US state, taking up a good chunk of America's heartland. While you may not find it surprising that Kansas is larger than most states, you might be surprised to learn that if Kansas were a country it would be the 84th largest by area. With roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that Kansas is larger than approximately 117 individual sovereign nations. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Kansas, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Kansas 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 Kansas self storage unit.

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