Ecuador is about 2 times bigger than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Ecuador is approximately 283,561 sq km, making Ecuador 97% larger than Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (4.5 million more people live in Ecuador).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Ecuador uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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