25+ True-Size Map Comparisons With US States That Made Us Do A Double Take

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Vote up the true-size map comparisons with US states that have you doing a double take.

Maps are pretty amazing. They have the ability to present information of all kinds - everything from size, shape, and population to landscape and climate. Maps throughout history have adapted based on the amount of information available, but are often distorted. Mercator maps, for example, flatten out the world and offer a skewed perspective of size and shape. 

Then there's the ability to compare maps. This is problematic if you're dealing with papers, books, and globes - perhaps even more so if you're using an app. As a result, it's fairly easy to be unaware of how different parts of the world compare with one another. "The True Size Of" can help. The website makes finding true-size maps both easy and fun.

Have you ever wanted to know how the state of New Mexico looks compared with Mexico? What does it like when you compare the most populated state in the US - California - with the least populated - Wyoming? What US state is larger than Ireland? Or Switzerland? 

Scroll down to find out the answers to these questions - and more. You might just do some double takes along the way!