If Minnesota Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?
Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Minnesota
Minnesota is a pretty big state, its 86,935 square miles ranking it as the 12th largest by area. As it turns out, Minnesota is larger than most countries as well. That's right: if Minnesota were to declare independence, it would be the 83rd largest country by area. With approximately 200 countries in existence, that means that Minnesota is larger than 118 of them. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Minnesota, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Minnesota 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 Minnesota self storage unit.
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