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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Mississippi

Mississippi is the 32nd-largest US state by area, its 48,431 square miles ranking it just behind its neighbor Louisiana and just ahead of Pennsylvania. But while Mississippi is smaller than most other states, if it were its own country, it would actually be larger than the median. That's right: if Mississippi were to declare its independence, it would be the 97th largest country by area. Since there are approximately 200 countries currently in existence, that means that Mississippi is larger than roughly 104 of them. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Mississippi, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Mississippi 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 Mississippi self storage unit.

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