Florida is around the same size as Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Florida is approximately 139,670 sq km, making Florida 97.02% the size of Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (6.0 million more people live in Florida).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Florida uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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