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

Pictured above: Wisconsin storing Bangladesh

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the 23rd largest US state by area, ranking right there in the middle of the pack. As it turns out, if Wisconsin became a country, it would also rank in the middle of the pack. Among the 200-or-so nations in existence, Wisconsin would rank 90th by size, right behind Uruguay and unseating Suriname for that title. That means that there are roughly 110 countries smaller than Wisconsin, including some names that might surprise you. Greece, Portugal, Austria and Ireland would all easily fit inside Wisconsin, sometimes more than twice, and so would Bangladesh, which squeezes a population of over 160 million people into an area smaller than Wisconsin. In order to illustrate how some of these countries would fit inside Wisconsin, we came up with a hypothetical scenario befitting SelfStorage.com: if Wisconsin were a storage unit, what countries could you fit inside it?

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 Wisconsin self storage unit.

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