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

Pictured above: Washington storing Portugal

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Washington

Washington is a relatively large state, its 71,297 square miles ranking it as the 18th largest US state by area. While you may not find it surprising that Washington is larger than most states, you might be surprised to learn that if Washington were a country it would be the 88th largest by area. With roughly 200 countries in existence, that means that Washington is larger than approximately 112 individual sovereign nations. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Washington, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Washington 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 Washington self storage unit.

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