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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Missouri

Missouri is the 21st-largest US state by area, its 69,706 square miles ranking it just behind neighboring Oklahoma and ahead of Florida. In other words, not only is Missouri in the middle of the country, but its also in the middle of the pack for its size. Surprisingly enough, mid-sized Missouri would also be a mid-sized country if it were to declare its independence. That's right: if Missouri were a country, it would be the 89th largest by area. Since there are some 200-odd countries out there, that means that Missouri is larger than most, and that there are roughly 112 countries smaller than Missouri. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Missouri, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Missouri 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 Missouri self storage unit.

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