Illinois is about 3.8 times smaller than France.

France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 26.1% the size of France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (55.5 million fewer people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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