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

Pictured above: New Hampshire storing Belize

Our maps show how different countries would fit New Hampshire

Ok, so we all know that New Hampshire isn't exactly a large state. To be more specific, New Hampshire's 9,349 square miles would only rank it as the 46th largest state, just behind neighboring Vermont. However, believe it or not, there are actually quite a few countries that are smaller than New Hampshire. If New Hampshire were a country, it would rank as the 146th largest by area. That may not be an impressive rank, but considering that there are roughly 200 countries out there, it does mean that New Hampshire is larger than 54 of them. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to New Hampshire, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire self storage unit.

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