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I needed to get a handle on the relative size of Ireland, something I could compare it to. So I went to the trusty encyclopedia and found out Ireland is about 175 mile wide and 235 miles long at its largest distances, for a total of 32,587 square miles. If you block out some of the bays and inlets, it’s somewhat the shape of a parallelogram (remember those?). Indiana, on the other hand, is a tall rectangle with a slanted bottom. It is 155 miles wide and 270 miles long, for a total of 35,870 square miles. So roughly, Ireland and Indiana are the same size, with Ireland being shorter and fatter, and Indiana being taller and skinnier. But I understand it takes much longer to cross Ireland than it does Indiana!