Friday, July 15, 2016
The state of Florida is larger than a surprising number of countries
By Bridgette Norris
on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 2:53 PM
Florida encompasses 65,757 square miles, which would make it the 90th largest country in the world, according to Self Storage, and would make it just above the median size of a country.
You probably haven't ever wondered how many and which countries could fit inside of Florida, "if Florida were a storage unit" and separated from the United States, but Self Storage
used the thetruesize.com
to find out anyways.
Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg could all fit inside Florida at one time. Florida could store 4.7 Taiwans, and Austria would fit in Florida twice, at separate times, they say.
Check out the infographic
to see how your favorite country sizes up.
Florida is a weirdly shaped state (yeah, yeah, we know what it looks like), but it's bigger than people might realize.