Libya is about 12 times bigger than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Libya is approximately 1,759,540 sq km, making Libya 1,122% larger than Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (5.7 million fewer people live in Libya).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Libya uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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