Illinois is about 2 times smaller than Arizona.

Arizona is approximately 294,312 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 48.91% the size of Arizona. Meanwhile, the population of Arizona is ~6.4 million people (6.4 million more people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Arizona vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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