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Maps show how big New York actually is compared to other countries

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

New Yorkers have a famously distorted view of geography. But it's interesting to see how big New York State actually is compared to other states and countries. (And not just how we perceive it to be in our heads.)

Because of common distortions in frequently used maps, your view of the 54,556 square mile state we call home may be somewhat skewed. In order to account for these distortions, used a mapping software to accurately compare New York's size to other bodies of land.

Check it out below and see how New York stacks up around the world.

How big is New York?

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