North Carolina is around the same size as Mississippi.

Mississippi is approximately 121,489 sq km, while North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, making North Carolina 4% larger than Mississippi. Meanwhile, the population of Mississippi is ~3.0 million people (6.6 million more people live in North Carolina).
This to-scale comparison of Mississippi vs. North Carolina uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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