Country size comparison
Illinois is about 67 times smaller than China.
China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 1.5% the size of China. Meanwhile, the population of China is ~1.4 billion people (1.4 billion fewer people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of China vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.