Illinois is about 2.5 times smaller than Germany.

Germany is approximately 357,022 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 40.32% the size of Germany. Meanwhile, the population of Germany is ~84.3 million people (71.5 million fewer people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Germany vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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