“Texit” supporters might be happy to hear that our state’s size is definitely big enough to stand as its own country.
And we all know our home state is big but according to storage facility finder SelfStorage.com, if Texas was a country it would be the 39th largest by land area. Considering there are roughly 200 countries in the world, that means majority are smaller than the Lone Star state’s 268,597 square miles. So just how many would fit inside?
The website answered this question by using thetruesize.com, a tool that runs on top of Google Maps and allows you to drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Here’s what they found:
- The Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Luxembourg and Hungary would all fit inside Texas. That’s 10 whole countries in our beloved state.
- As Gov. Greg Abbott runs ads in Britain urging companies to relocate to Texas, the state could store the United Kingdom’s 93,410 square miles 2.8 times.
- Texas could store the 41st largest country — France.
- Iraq could fit inside Texas 1.5 times.
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