Sometimes we forget that the state of New York is actually a pretty decent chunk of landscape. 

Sure, we may live in a bubble, content to constrict the title of "New York" to anywhere within the five boroughs, but we'd be dead wrong. 

New York is actually a massive space, consisting of 54,556 square miles, where as New York City only spans 304 square miles. 

Just how big is that? 

Time Out used 2D map projections to project the size of New York onto other countries and states to illustrate the breadth of our state. 

Check out the comparisons below:



Via Time Out

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