Rwanda is about 5 times smaller than Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while Rwanda is approximately 26,338 sq km, making Rwanda 18.2% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (10.1 million more people live in Rwanda).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. Rwanda uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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