Virginia is about 1.4 times smaller than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Virginia is approximately 102,548 sq km, making Virginia 71.23% the size of Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (4.8 million fewer people live in Virginia).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Virginia uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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