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

Pictured above: Ohio storing the Czech Republic

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Ohio

Ohio could be described as a small-to-medium sized state, its 44,825 square miles ranking it as the 34th largest US state by area, just behind neighboring Pennsylvania and ahead of Virginia. But as it turns out, you could also describe Ohio that way relative to the world's countries -- in fact, Ohio would move into the solidly medium-sized territory. If Ohio were a country, it would be the 100th largest by area, falling just behind Eritrea and ahead of Benin. With 200 or so countries in the world, that means that there are 101 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Ohio. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Ohio, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Ohio 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 Ohio self storage unit.

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