I could suggest a simple bar divided in rectangles:
P.S. This post should be named "Waffles vs pies". Such a missed opportunity.
I love extra small coastal(sea/lake or river) city states, I like how they make a map a lot more alive and interesting. One of the largest reasons I'm waiting for Sote is being able to play as mayor of small city in large dynamic world with a lot of events that directly or indirectly influence you. And if territories will be quite large, states like Frankfurt, Lubeck, Hamburg, Bremen will lose their chance to be in game.