Libya is about 12 times bigger than Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while Libya is approximately 1,759,540 sq km, making Libya 1,116% larger than Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (4.1 million more people live in Libya).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. Libya uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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