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

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Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Tennessee

Tennessee could be described as a small-to-medium sized state, its 42,144 square miles ranking it as the 36th largest US state. Surprisingly enough, if Tennessee were a country, it would be the 105th largest by area. With roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that Tennessee is larger than approximately 95 individual sovereign nations. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Tennessee, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Tennessee 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 Tennessee self storage unit.

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