Kentucky is about 1.2 times smaller than New York.

New York is approximately 122,283 sq km, while Kentucky is approximately 102,896 sq km, making Kentucky 84.15% the size of New York. Meanwhile, the population of New York is ~19.4 million people (15.0 million fewer people live in Kentucky).
This to-scale comparison of New York vs. Kentucky uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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