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

Pictured above: Nevada storing the UK

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Nevada

Nevada is a big state, as anyone familiar with the US map knows. Its 110,571 square miles earn it a rank of 7th largest US state by area, coming in just behind neighboring Arizona and ahead of Colorado. Interestingly enough, Nevada would also make for a large country. If Nevada were a country, it would rank as the 73rd largest by area. With 200 or so countries in the world (given current political circumstances) that means that there are approximately 127 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Nevada. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Nevada, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Nevada 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 Nevada self storage unit.

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