Illinois is about 1.4 times bigger than Virginia.

Virginia is approximately 102,548 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 40% larger than Virginia. Meanwhile, the population of Virginia is ~8.0 million people (4.8 million more people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Virginia vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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