If Oregon Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?
Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Oregon
Oregon is pretty big. At 98,378 square miles, the Beaver State has some girth, ranking as the 9th largest US state. What may be more surprising is the fact that if Oregon were a country, it would be the 77th largest country in the world, unseating Guinea for that rank. That means that, with roughly 200 nations out there (give or take a few, depending on your definitions) There are something like 124 countries smaller than Oregon. In order to illustrate hoe Oregon's size compares to some of these countries (and because we're all about storage) we came up with a rather silly hypothetical scenario: if Oregon were a storage unit, what countries would 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 Oregon self storage unit.
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