There is so much to explore in Italy, which is why many assume it is larger than it is!. You may be astonished when viewing the size difference between Italy and the U.S.! Italy’s total area is 116,350 square miles or 301,340 square kilometers, making it the 72nd largest country in the world! Almost 40% of that is mountainous territory!
If Italy were a state in America, it would be the 5th largest state by area!
The United States is about 32.5 times the size of Italy! To put things into perspective, Italy is about 2.2 times smaller than Texas. Texas is around 678,052 sq km or 268,597 square miles. Thus, Italy is 44.44% the size of Texas!
Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km or 57,915 square miles. Italy is about 2.1 times bigger than Illinois!
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