As the 8th Largest U.S. State, Colorado Has Plenty of Room for Others

This Colorado relief map uses shading and coloring techniques to depict terrain elevations and depressions. Imagine the state as one big storage container.

This Colorado relief map uses shading and coloring techniques to depict terrain elevations and depressions. Imagine the state as one big storage container.

It is possible that the folks over at SelfStorage.com have a little too much time on their hands.

Or maybe they know exactly what they’re doing.

Either way, they ask that we imagine Colorado as one big storage unit. At 104,093 square miles and the 8th largest U.S. state, our turf is larger than approximate 125 independent nation states, meaning that most of those could fit inside, either by themselves or in combination. We are truly living large here on our parcel northeast of the Four Corners.

For example, using an app called thetruesize.com, the United Kingdom would fit within Colorado with 10,465 square miles to spare. All those Londoners would have a place to get out of town on weekends.

Or “with some major packing skills” you could also squeeze Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg into Colorado all at one time. As for others, just imagine Colorado as the whale and Portugal as Jonah.

If you have too much time on your hands and would like to scope it out, go here: If Colorado Were a Storage Unit, What Countries Would Fit Inside?

And if you can figure out how to fit two cars, two refrigerators, the spare washer and dryer and the old TV into my garage, please get back to me.

 

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