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

Pictured above: North Carolina storing South Korea

Our maps show how different countries would fit North Carolina

North Carolina is a mid-sized state, its 53,819 square miles earning it the rank of 28th-largest US state by area, just behind New York and ahead of Arkansas. Interestingly enough, North Carolina would also make for a mid-sized country. If North Carolina 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 North Carolina. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to North Carolina, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if North Carolina 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 North Carolina self storage unit.

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