Ireland is about 1.8 times smaller than North Carolina.

North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, while Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, making Ireland 55.7% the size of North Carolina. Meanwhile, the population of North Carolina is ~9.5 million people (4.3 million fewer people live in Ireland).
This to-scale comparison of North Carolina vs. Ireland uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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