Illinois is around the same size as Greece.

Greece is approximately 131,957 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 9% larger than Greece. Meanwhile, the population of Greece is ~10.5 million people (2.3 million more people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Greece vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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