Size of the United States Compared to Other Countries

I was curious to know how other countries compared in size to the United States, so I pulled images of countries that have been on my mind recently from Wikipedia and Google.

The United States is fourth largest in land area. Russia is the biggest by far, Canada is next, and then China is just a smidge larger. Here are some visual aids to give you comparative sizes of the U.S. in comparison with Australia, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, the United Kingdom. I plotted out U.S. cities that are roughly the same distance from the furthest points of each country. The distances are as the crow flies, not travel distance based on roadways. I also didn’t compensate for the curvature of the Earth but the layout is accurate enough to get the picture.

United States compared to Australia
Comparative sizes of the United States and Australia
United States compared to Iran
Comparative sizes of the United States and Iran
United States compared to North Korea
Comparative sizes of the United States and North Korea
United States compared to Russia
Comparative sizes of the United States and Russia
United States compared to Syria
Comparative sizes of the United States and Syria
United States compared to the United Kingdom
Comparative sizes of the United States and the United Kingdom

Since I’ve made fun of everyone else (except Australia — the Aussies escaped our pokes this time; we’ll have to correct that at some point), here’s a jab at the United States.

And here’s your bonus. Latveria may be a very small country, but it is ruled with an iron hand by a despotic and dangerous dictator.

United States compared to Latveria
Comparative size of United States and Latveria

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