North Carolina is around the same size as Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, making North Carolina 87.19% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (6.5 million more people live in North Carolina).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. North Carolina uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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