State size comparison
Illinois is about 6 times bigger than Maryland.
Maryland is approximately 25,314 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 469% larger than Maryland. Meanwhile, the population of Maryland is ~5.8 million people (7.1 million more people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Maryland vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.