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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Montana

Montana is a massive state, its 147,039 square miles ranking it as the 4th largest US state, just behind California and ahead of New Mexico. And as it turns out, Montana isn't just big for a state -- it would also be big for a country. That's right: if Montana were to declare independence, it would be the 61st largest country by area. With some 200 individual countries out there, that means that there are roughly 140 countries smaller than Montana. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Montana, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Montana 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 Montana self storage unit.

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