If Rhode Island Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?
Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Rhode Island
Everyone knows that Rhode Island is our smallest state. At only 1,544 square miles, Rhode Island would fit inside Texas 173 times. Still, believe it or not, there are nations out there that are smaller in area than Rhode Island. In fact, if Rhode Island were a country, it would be the 167th largest, meaning that there are roughly 28 countries that are smaller, depending on how you define a country. In order to illustrate how Rhode Island compares with some of these countries, we came up with a whacky scenario: if Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island storage unit.
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