If Texas were a country, it would be one of the largest, ranking as the 39th largest country by area of around 200 countries. So yes, Texas is big, but how big exactly? What does it mean exactly it would be the 39th largest country? Is it bigger than France? Bigger than Germany? Bigger than Spain?

You could go to Google Maps to start your comparison, but Google Maps uses the Mercator projection (like most maps you see anywhere), meaning the sizes of the countries are not correctly represented. You’d need to do what the team at Sparefoot did: using thetruesize.com, which corrects for Mercator distortions, to create maps comparing Texas to countries around the world. This infographic shows the result.

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