Maldives is about 486 times smaller than Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while Maldives is approximately 298 sq km, making Maldives 0.21% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (2.7 million fewer people live in Maldives).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. Maldives uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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