There are other web sites that explore the practice of measuring areas using Belgiums (Belgia?) and other country-sized units. Here are a few more…
””Congratulations to Albania, the latest region to qualify for the Amazon Deforestation Comparison World Cup: the size of Belgium, the size of two Belgiums, half the size of Belgium (�Belgium� is a global standard for Amazon measurement, apparently),””
Wales is also a surprisingly popular unit of measurement. Indeed, it also has its own web site as a tribute.
Here is an article in Scientific American:
“Scientific American: About the Size of It – A contemplation on the states of our perception” http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=00000934-FD6A-1CDB-B4A8809EC588EEDF&ref=sciam&chanID=sa006
Wikipedia has an entry for Belgium in its page of “Strange Units of Measurement:
Also on the BBC’s h2g2 web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1066484
This one is dedicated to the Rhode Island unit of measurement: http://www.quahog.org/factsfolklore/index.php?id=12