Like a side-view mirror, sometimes on maps, things look bigger to us than they actually appear. Think about it; a world map shows Greenland as this giant landmass the size of South America when really it’s quite tiny, comparatively speaking.
Then there is the Mongolian Empire, a massive region conquering of over nine million square miles. But what does that area look like on a map when compared to the rest of the world? Don’t worry; these maps will shed light on the true scope of things and may even help you obtain a more worldly perspective.
New Zealand Is Very Small Compared To The United States
Since the United States is the fourth-largest country in the entire world, it’s no surprise that when New Zealand is put on top of it, the island looks like a tiny blip in comparison. To put it in mathematical language, the US is estimated to be around 9,833,517 sq km, while New Zealand is about 268,838 sq km.
This makes the United States around 3,558 percent larger than the southwestern Pacific country of New Zealand! Thankfully, New Zealand isn’t alone in its small area, being similar in size to the United Kingdom.