Here’s how Georgia really sizes up with other countries

The state of Georgia is more than twice the size of the country of Georgia, but it would take you longer to drive from end-to-end of the country.

Spend your entire life staring at different types of maps and you might convince yourself the state of Georgia is but a tiny sliver of land. But dive a little deeper and you can get a better understanding of how the Peach State sizes up with the rest of the world.

Georgia might only be the 24th-largest state out of 50 in the U.S., but if it were its own country, it would rank 92nd out of 195. Not too bad, right?

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Moving guide website SquareFoot went a step further and projected Georgia onto several countries to show how it sizes up with the rest of the world. Below, you can see a few examples, and behold just how big our horribly average state really is.

Georgia vs. United Kingdom

I’ve looked at a lot of maps in my life, and I’d never guess the Peach State is barely more than half the size of the U.K. Good thing our population is nowhere near half the U.K.’s.

Georgia vs. United Kingdom
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Georgia vs. Iceland

Georgia might dwarf Iceland’s population and GDP, but look at it – that’s a tiny island.

Georgia vs. Iceland
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Georgia vs. South Korea

South Korea is slightly smaller than Iceland, but the country’s population is staggering. If Georgia had the same population, it would surpass California by more than 10 million to become the most populous state in the union.

Georgia vs. South Korea
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Georgia vs. Australia

You could fit 50 Georgias inside the nearly 3 million square miles that make up Australia. Still, Georgia has nearly half the population of the continent.

Georgia vs. Australia
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For the complete infographic and to see how Georgia sizes up with other countries, click here.

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