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

Pictured above: Wyoming storing Ireland

Our maps show how different countries would fit inside Wyoming

Wyoming is a pretty big state, its 97,813 square miles ranking it as the 10th largest US state. As it turns out, if Wyoming were a country it would be a pretty big one too. Should Wyoming successfully declare independence, it would rank as the 77th largest country by area. With 200 or so countries in the world (given current political circumstances) that means that there are approximately 124 sovereign nations that are actually smaller than Wyoming. In order to illustrate how some of these countries compare in size to Wyoming, we came up with a hypothetical scenario appropriate for SelfStorage.com: if Wyoming 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 Wyoming self storage unit.

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