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

Pictured above: South Carolina storing Switzerland

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside South Carolina

South Carolina isn't a very large state, its 32,020 square miles ranking it as the 40th largest by area, well below the median. However, if South Carolina were its own country, it would be in the middle of the pack by size. That's right: if South Carolina were to suddenly declare independence, it would be the 115th largest country by area. With roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that there are about 86 sovereign nations that are smaller than South Carolina. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to South Carolina, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if South 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 South Carolina self storage unit.

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