Rwanda is about 5 times smaller than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Rwanda is approximately 26,338 sq km, making Rwanda 18.3% the size of Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (343,098 more people live in Rwanda).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Rwanda uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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