Minnesota is about 1.4 times bigger than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Minnesota is approximately 206,189 sq km, making Minnesota 43% larger than Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (7.5 million fewer people live in Minnesota).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Minnesota uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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