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

Pictured above: Maryland storing Qatar

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Maryland

Maryland obviously isn't a very large state, its 12,405 square miles ranking it as the 42nd largest. It might come as a surprise, then, to learn that if Maryland were a country, it would actually be the 136th largest by area. That means that, with roughly 200 countries out there, there are 67 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Maryland. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Maryland, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Maryland 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 Maryland self storage unit.

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