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Which countries are the same size as Missouri?

ST. LOUIS – The Show Me State is part of America’s Heartland and, since the 1980 census, has maintained the mean center of the United States population.

At 69,715 square miles in area, it’s the 21st largest state in the union, just behind Oklahoma (69,899 square miles) and, perhaps surprisingly, ahead of Florida (65,758 square miles).

But Missouri is just a blip on the 196,940,000 square miles of Earth’s surface. Approximately 0.0354% of the planet is the Show Me State. The entirety of the United States is just 1.87% of the surface.

Missouri is still larger than 94 of the smallest countries or dependencies combined.

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(Story by Kevin S. Held,

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