Italy is about 2.1 times bigger than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, making Italy 109% larger than Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (48.3 million more people live in Italy).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Italy uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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