Louisiana is about 1.3 times smaller than Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while Louisiana is approximately 112,825 sq km, making Louisiana 77.97% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (1.5 million more people live in Louisiana).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. Louisiana uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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