Europe vs. US Size Comparison Map
Know what it takes to drive around your state? Then see how your state matches up with Western European countries with our interactive map
The map of the United States sits on top of our map of Western Europe. To move the map, click on the red dot (or any line on the US map). Your mouse will "grab" the dot and you'll be able to move the US map around to align it over Europe. (IE and Opera users may have to click the map once to get it to start working).
Europe vs. US size comparison map by James Martin, licensed to About
Click and drag the red dot to begin
Notes on Map Size and Area
The scale of the two maps are meant to be the same. Due to the distortion in different projections and the simplifying of boundaries, they might not be exactly accurate, but good enough to give you an idea of relative size or difference in area between European countries and US states. Here are some comparison numbers:
France (211,000 square miles) is between Texas (269,000 square miles) and California (164,000 square miles) in size. Austria (32,000 square miles) has almost exactly the same area as Maine. Italy is just about the size of California.
Other Distance Maps and Calculators - Europe
European Travel Planning Map - Allows you to calculate distances in 200 mile increments. Click the countries for more travel information on those countries
European Distance Map - No interaction, shows the distance between tourist destinations in western Europe.
European Distance Calculator - Get the driving distance between European Capitals.
Maps and Distance Calculators - European Countries
Italy Map and Distance Calculator - Find driving distances between Italian regional capitals and a map of Italy.
Germany Map and Distance Calculator - Find driving distances between major tourist destinations in German.