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

Pictured above: Kentucky storing Austria

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Kentucky

As a US state, Kentucky is on the smaller side, its 40,407 square miles ranking it as the 37th largest by area. Which is why it may come as a surprise that, were Kentucky to declare its independence and become a country, it would actually rank in the middle of the pack for area. That's right: if Kentucky were a country, it would be the 106th largest by area. With some 200-off countries out there, that means that Kentucky is larger than about 95 independent, sovereign nations. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Kentucky, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Kentucky 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 Kentucky self storage unit.

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