If Nebraska Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?
Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Nebraska
Nebraska is a relatively large state, its 77,347 square miles ranking it as the 16th-largest US state by area, just behind its southern neighbor Kansas and ahead of its northern neighbor South Dakota. Interestingly enough, Nebraska would also make for a relatively large country. If Nebraska were a country, it would rank as the 85th largest by area. With 200 or so countries in the world (given current political circumstances) that means that there are approximately 115 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Nebraska. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Nebraska, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Nebraska 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 Nebraska self storage unit.
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