Is that road trip from Glasgow to London feasible? Anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom should know how big their destination is and we don’t just mean square mileage. These maps should give travelers a good idea of how large the United Kingdom is in comparison to certain US states, Germany and Japan, and should help travelers plan their itineraries. Like the United States, Germany and Japan, the road network in the UK is very advanced and motorways travel the lengths of England, Scotland and Wales. Unlike Germany and Japan, however, the country’s high-speed rail network is virtually non existent.
The United Kingdom is 243,610 square kilometers or 94,060 square miles
That’s about 57% the size of California (423,970 square kilometers). From the southern tip of England to the northern end of Scotland would stretch from Los Angeles to the Oregon border.
Texas (696,241 square kilometers) is almost 3 times larger than the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is only about 2/3 the size of Japan (377,944 square kilometers)
Likewise, the United Kingdom is roughly 2/3 the size of Germany (357,021 square kilometers)
These maps were created using MAPfrappe, an online tool that allows visitors to draw an outline and overlay it on another part of the map taking projection distortion and scale into account.