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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Maine

Maine isn't a very large state, its 35,379 square miles ranking it as the 39th largest by area, well below the median. However, if Maine were its own country, it would be in the middle of the pack by size. That's right: if Maine were to suddenly declare independence, it would be the 110th largest country by area. With roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that there are about 91 sovereign nations that are smaller than Maine. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Maine, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Maine 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 Maine self storage unit.

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