If Utah Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?
Our maps show how different countries would fit into Utah
Utah is a pretty big state, occupying a large swathe of the American west. Its 84,896 square miles earn it the rank of 13th US state by area, just behind Minnesota and ahead of neighboring Idaho. Interestingly enough, Utah would also make for a relatively large country. If Utah were a country, it would rank as the 83rd largest by area. With 200 or so countries in the world (given current political circumstances) that means that there are approximately 118 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Utah. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Utah, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Utah 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 Utah self storage unit.
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