New York has more people than its subway cars deserve to fit these days. Yet while the population"s multiplying faster than those gerbils your mother made you provide away in second grade, the city itself isn"t getting any kind of bigger—in fact, though new York"s the most populous city in the country, it"s just the 24th largest city in terms of land area (defined through the city limits) in the U.S. And it doesn"t even crack the optimal 250 internationally, which is a great piece the trivia for when your friends complain about taking the train ALLLLL THE WAAAAAAY right into Bushwick.

To illustrate specifically where ours city sit in regards to size, storage website SpareFoot produced map overlays to present exactly exactly how we to compare to other metropolitan areas and also geographical landmarks. And also they came up with some quite cool stuff—for instance, walk you recognize that better London is almost twice the dimension of new York, in regards to land area? Too negative the secret sucks:

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Tokyo is the most populated metropolitan area in the world, for this reason it"s proper that it"s much larger than NYC in regards to land area. Still, it"s notable that Tokyo is SO big that its populace density is 15,604 human being per square mile, as compared to brand-new York"s 27,578 civilization per square mile.

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But when Tokyo"s gained sprawl, Seoul"s packed tighter 보다 the Union Square 4,5,6 communication on a weekday morning:

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In various other news, mountain Francisco is tiny, with 46.87 square miles occupied by 837,442 people, every goddamn among whom wants to pitch you their new app:

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Then again, if we"re weaving through eight million Canada Goose-clad body on Bedford Ave every Sunday, every the fishies in the good Barrier Reef have actually lots that room to spread out:

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And it shows up we can fit numerous NYCs in the cool Canyon, should the new York Harbor finally overflow:

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See SpareFoot"s site for the full comparison collection, which includes Sitka, Paris, and Hawaii.


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And also for an ext fun through maps, inspect out artist Neil Freeman"s "Subway systems at the exact same scale" project, i m sorry reduces metro lines global to spidery, uniscale scribbles.