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Is your state richer than these countries?

GOBankingRates logo GOBankingRates 10 hrs ago Andrew Lisa

Texas vs. Canada

New York vs. South Korea

Florida vs. Indonesia

Illinois vs. the Netherlands

Pennsylvania vs. Switzerland

Ohio vs. Argentina

New Jersey vs. Sweden

© f11photo / New Jersey's $577.3 billion economy easily sweeps the Northeast state into the No. 22 spot for the largest economies in the world. Sweden, with a GDP of $495.62 billion, loses its place on the list by more than $80 billion.

North Carolina vs. Nigeria

Georgia vs. Poland

Virginia vs. Belgium

Massachusetts vs. Iran

Michigan vs. Thailand

Washington vs. Norway

© Albert Pego / In the battle for the No. 28 spot on the list of the world's biggest economies, the heart of the Pacific Northwest handily beats the Nordic nation of Norway. Norway has a GDP of $386.57 billion, compared with Washington state, which boasts a GDP of $450.58 billion.

Washington's economy is driven by several key industries, including the military, aerospace, maritime, life science and global health. The IT, forestry, clean energy and agriculture sectors also play a major role.

Maryland vs. Egypt

© f11photo / Currently, the world's No. 31 largest economy is maintained by Egypt, home to one of the planet's first major civilizations. If states were countries, however, Maryland's $368.4 billion GDP would knock Egypt — which has a GDP of just under $330.78 billion — out of the running.

The aerospace and defense industry plays a major role in Maryland's economy. The manufacturing, biohealth and life sciences, IT and energy sectors also drive the state's GDP.

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