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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside New York

New York is a mid-sized state, its 54,554 square miles earning it the rank of 27th-largest US state by area, just behind Iowa and ahead of North Carolina. Interestingly enough, New York would also make for a mid-sized country. If New York were a country, it would rank as the 95th largest by area. With 200 or so countries in the world (given current political circumstances) that means that there are approximately 105 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than New York State. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to New York, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if New York 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 York self storage unit.

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