What country would be equal in size to the area of the moon?

The moon has 14.6 million mi². The earth, meanwhile, is 70.8% covered with water. What sticks out of the water covers 57.5 million mi². This means there’s only 3.9 times more land on Earth than on the moon. The moon takes up more than 1/3 of the landmass of Earth above water!

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

No country in the world is as big as the landmass on the moon.

The closest you might come is the biggest country: Russia, with 6.6 million mi², less than half the area of the moon.

Here’s what the landmass of Earth might look like if we stuck it all together.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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