Texas is the second-largest state in the US, with a gigantic extension. Naturally, therefore, it’s common to see people comparing the size of Texas with different states (and even countries). The Lone Star state is so huge that if it were a country, it would be the 40th largest out of 193. In that sense, a question has surged in the past few months: Is Brazil bigger than Texas?
Brazil is way bigger than Texas, about 12.24 times. Brazil is the more extensive country in South America and fifth-largest on Earth, with 3,287,956 mi² (8,515,767 km²). So despite Texas being a gigantic state, with 268,580.52 mi² (695,621 km²), Brazil is larger than the Lone Star State.
How Big Is Brazil Compared To Texas?
Texas is gigantic, but how would it look compared to Brazil: the fifth-largest country on Earth? The full size of the Lone Star state is 268,580.52 mi² (695,621 km²). Even so, compared to Brazil, it looks tiny, as the total area of the most important nation in South America is 3,287,956 mi² (8,515,767 km²).
These stats are enough to prove that Brazil is 12.24 times the size of Texas. However, as a picture is worth a thousand words, we created a beautiful (and precise) infographic. That’s a great way to see how Texas looks superimposed on the Brazilian territory.
To create a precise comparison, we need to avoid a problem known as Mercator distortions that causes imprecise measurements. Google Maps, for example, uses the Mercator projection, a 2D map projection that sacrifices size to maintain shape. So it’s not the best option for this study.
Using special software (thetruesize.com) to correct flaws known as Mercator distortions, it’s possible to represent the actual size of Texas compared to Brazil. This software is free, and you can check and play around with the tools using this link.
GDP: Texas Passed Brazil As 9th Economy
Brazil can be way bigger than Texas, but in terms of economy, the game changes completely. Especially after 2019. Since 2015, Texas has been recognized as the world’s 10th largest economy — ahead of Canada and South Korea and behind Brazil. But it changed. After the pandemic, Texas’s economy overtook Brazil to become the ninth-largest economy in the world (if it were a country) according to 2019 GDP data from the International Monetary Fund.
According to Business In Texas, Gross Domestic Product is a measurement of the size and strength of an economy. As of 2019, the United States has a GDP of $21.4 trillion, making it the world’s largest economy, followed by China, Japan, and Germany, according to the IMF. Texas has a GDP of $1.9 trillion. Italy, with a GDP of $2 trillion, is in eighth place, and Brazil, with a GDP of $1.8 trillion, is 10th, according to the IMF ranking of global economies.
Texas: The 2nd Largest American State
Compared to Brazil, Texas may not look that big. However, it’s a gigantic place: 268,580.52 mi² (695,621 km²) is a lot. Texas is the second-largest of the United States, losing only to Alaska. And there’s more impressive info about the size of the Lone Star state: if it were a country, it would be the 40th largest out of 193!
The picture above was extracted from thetruesize.com and shows the impressive size of the state of Texas when compared to some important countries. In that case, the image shows that Texas is bigger than most European nations. If you pay attention you’ll notice that Texas is even bigger than France and Ukraine, some of the biggest countries in Europe.
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How many times does Texas fit into Brazil? Texas could fit 12.24 times in the Brazilian territory. Even being a vast state, with a total area of 268,580.52 mi², Texas looks tiny compared to Brazil. The biggest country in South America, Brazil’s also the fifth-largest on Earth, with 3,287,956 mi².
How big is Brazil in comparison to the United States? Brazil is bigger than the United States not counting Alaska and Hawaii. However, considering all the states, the US is more extensive than Brazil. The total size of the US is 3,796,742 million mi², vaster than the 3,287,956 mi² of Brazil.
Is Brazil bigger than the contiguous United States? Brazil is bigger than the contiguous United States. However, considering all the states plus Alaska and Hawaii, the US is more extensive than Brazil. While the total area of Brazil is 3,287,956 mi², the US is more extensive with 3,796,742 mi².