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

Pictured above: Michigan storing Ireland

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Michigan

Michigan is a pretty big state, its 96,713 square miles ranking it as the 11th largest by area. As it turns out, Michigan is larger than most countries as well. That's right: if Michigan were to declare independence, it would be the 77th largest country. With approximately 200 countries in existence, that means that Michigan is larger than 134 of them. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Michigan, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Michigan 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 Michigan self storage unit.

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