Illinois is about 2 times smaller than Ecuador.

Ecuador is approximately 283,561 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 50.77% the size of Ecuador. Meanwhile, the population of Ecuador is ~17.3 million people (4.5 million fewer people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Ecuador vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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