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Is Colorado the new Michigan?

Published: February 9, 2014, 7:14 pm, by Dalton Walker
(Washingtonpost.com)

(Washingtonpost.com)

If state size in the U.S. matched its population Colorado would lose its mountains but gain great lakes.

What is Colorado now would be Georgia and Colorado would replace Michigan. Confused? Me too.

The Washington Post, known for producing outstanding maps, published a fun one recently on its website called “what the U.S. map would look like if state size matched population.”

The map was created by some person with a Reddit handle “alexthedinosaur” using U.S. Census data.

I like water as much as the next person, but I wouldn’t want to trade the mountains for lakes. But hey, that’s just me.

If you live in Missouri, Mississippi or Texas, calm down, you aren’t going anywhere. Those three states remain the same.

California is now New York and Hawaii becomes Alaska in this bizarro world.