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Field Listing :: Area - comparative
This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
By Country Listing of the values for the Area - comparative field
Country Area - comparative
Afghanistan
almost six times the size of Virginia; slightly smaller than Texas
Akrotiri
about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Albania
slightly smaller than Maryland
Algeria
slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas
American Samoa
slightly larger than Washington, DC
Andorra
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Angola
about eight times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Anguilla
about one-half the size of Washington, DC
Antarctica
slightly less than 1.5 times the size of the US
Antigua and Barbuda
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Arctic Ocean
slightly less than 1.5 times the size of the US
Argentina
slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US
Armenia
slightly smaller than Maryland
Aruba
slightly larger than Washington, DC
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
about eight times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Atlantic Ocean
about 7.5 times the size of the US
Australia
slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states
Austria
about the size of South Carolina; slightly more than two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania
Azerbaijan
about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Maine
Bahamas, The
slightly smaller than Connecticut
Bahrain
3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Bangladesh
slightly larger than Pennsylvania and New Jersey combined; slightly smaller than Iowa
Barbados
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Belarus
slightly less than twice the size of Kentucky; slightly smaller than Kansas
Belgium
about the size of Maryland
Belize
slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Benin
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Bermuda
about one-third the size of Washington, DC
Bhutan
slightly larger than Maryland; about one-half the size of Indiana
Bolivia
slightly less than three times the size of Montana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
slightly smaller than West Virginia
Botswana
slightly smaller than Texas; almost four times the size of Illinois
Bouvet Island
about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Brazil
slightly smaller than the US
British Indian Ocean Territory
land area is about one-third the size of Washington, DC
British Virgin Islands
about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Brunei
slightly smaller than Delaware
Bulgaria
almost identical in size to Virginia; slightly larger than Tennessee
Burkina Faso
slightly larger than Colorado
Burma
slightly smaller than Texas
Burundi
slightly smaller than Maryland
Cabo Verde
slightly larger than Rhode Island
Cambodia
one and a half times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oklahoma
Cameroon
slightly larger than California; about four times the size of Pennsylvania
Canada
slightly larger than the US
Cayman Islands
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Central African Republic
slightly smaller than Texas; about four times the size of Georgia
Chad
almost nine times the size of New York state; slightly more than three times the size of California
Chile
slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana
China
slightly smaller than the US
Christmas Island
about three-quarters the size of Washington, DC
Clipperton Island
about 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Colombia
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Comoros
slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US
Congo, Republic of the
slightly smaller than Montana; about twice the size of Florida
Cook Islands
1.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Coral Sea Islands
about four times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Costa Rica
slightly smaller than West Virginia
Cote d'Ivoire
slightly larger than New Mexico
Croatia
slightly smaller than West Virginia
Cuba
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Curacao

more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Cyprus
about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut
Czechia
about two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than South Carolina
Denmark
slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts; about two-thirds the size of West Virginia
Dhekelia
about three-quarters the size of Washington, DC
Djibouti
slightly smaller than New Jersey
Dominica
slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
Dominican Republic
slightly more than twice the size of New Jersey
Ecuador
slightly smaller than Nevada
Egypt
more than eight times the size of Ohio; slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
El Salvador
about the same size as New Jersey
Equatorial Guinea
slightly smaller than Maryland
Eritrea
slightly larger than Pennsylvania
Estonia
about twice the size of New Jersey
Eswatini
slightly smaller than New Jersey
Ethiopia
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
European Union
less than one-half the size of the US
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
slightly smaller than Connecticut
Faroe Islands
eight times the size of Washington, DC
Fiji
slightly smaller than New Jersey
Finland
slightly more than two times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Montana
France
slightly more than four times the size of Georgia; slightly less than the size of Texas
French Polynesia
slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut
French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Ile Amsterdam (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul): less than one-half the size of Washington, DC;

Ile Saint-Paul (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul): more than 10 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Iles Crozet: about twice the size of Washington, DC;

Iles Kerguelen: slightly larger than Delaware;

Bassas da India (Iles Eparses): land area about one-third the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Europa Island (Iles Eparses): about one-sixth the size of Washington, DC;

Glorioso Islands (Iles Eparses): about eight times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Juan de Nova Island (Iles Eparses): about seven times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Tromelin Island (Iles Eparses): about 1.7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC

Gabon
slightly smaller than Colorado
Gambia, The
slightly less than twice the size of Delaware
Gaza Strip
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Georgia
slightly smaller than South Carolina; slightly larger than West Virginia
Germany
three times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Montana
Ghana
slightly smaller than Oregon
Gibraltar
more than 10 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Greece
slightly smaller than Alabama
Greenland
slightly more than three times the size of Texas
Grenada
twice the size of Washington, DC
Guam
three times the size of Washington, DC
Guatemala
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Guernsey
about one-half the size of Washington, DC
Guinea
slightly smaller than Oregon; slightly larger than twice the size of Pennsylvania
Guinea-Bissau
slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut
Guyana
slightly smaller than Idaho; almost twice the size of Tennessee
Haiti
slightly smaller than Maryland
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
slightly more than two times the size of Washington, DC
Holy See (Vatican City)
about 0.7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Honduras
slightly larger than Tennessee
Hong Kong
six times the size of Washington, DC
Howland Island
about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Hungary
slightly smaller than Virginia; about the same size as Indiana
Iceland
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania; about the same size as Kentucky
India
slightly more than one-third the size of the US
Indian Ocean
almost 7 times the size of the US
Indonesia
slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Iran
almost 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska
Iraq
slightly more than three times the size of New York state
Ireland
slightly larger than West Virginia
Isle of Man
slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC
Israel
slightly larger than New Jersey
Italy
almost twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona
Jamaica
about half the size of New Jersey; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Jan Mayen
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Japan
slightly smaller than California
Jarvis Island
about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Jersey
about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC
Johnston Atoll
about 4.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Jordan
about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Indiana
Kazakhstan
slightly less than four times the size of Texas
Kenya
five times the size of Ohio; slightly more than twice the size of Nevada
Kingman Reef
about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Kiribati
four times the size of Washington, DC
Korea, North
slightly larger than Virginia; slightly smaller than Mississippi
Korea, South
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Indiana
Kosovo
slightly larger than Delaware
Kuwait
slightly smaller than New Jersey
Kyrgyzstan
slightly smaller than South Dakota
Laos
about twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Utah
Latvia
slightly larger than West Virginia
Lebanon
about one-third the size of Maryland
Lesotho
slightly smaller than Maryland
Liberia
slightly larger than Virginia
Libya
about 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly larger than Alaska
Liechtenstein
about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Lithuania
slightly larger than West Virginia
Luxembourg
slightly smaller than Rhode Island; about half the size of Delaware
Macau
less than one-sixth the size of Washington, DC
Madagascar
almost four times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of Arizona
Malawi
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Malaysia
slightly larger than New Mexico
Maldives
about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Mali
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Malta
slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC
Marshall Islands
about the size of Washington, DC
Mauritania
slightly larger than three times the size of New Mexico; about six times the size of Florida
Mauritius
almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC
Mexico
slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Micronesia, Federated States of
four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)
Midway Islands
about nine times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Moldova
slightly larger than Maryland
Monaco
about three times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Mongolia
slightly smaller than Alaska; more than twice the size of Texas
Montenegro
slightly smaller than Connecticut; slightly larger than twice the size of Delaware
Montserrat
about 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC
Morocco
slightly more than three times the size of New York; slightly larger than California
Mozambique
slightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California
Namibia
almost seven times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly more than half the size of Alaska
Nauru
about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Navassa Island
about nine times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Nepal
slightly larger than New York state
Netherlands
slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
New Caledonia
slightly smaller than New Jersey
New Zealand
almost twice the size of North Carolina; about the size of Colorado
Nicaragua
slightly larger than Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than New York state
Niger
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Nigeria
about six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California
Niue
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Norfolk Island
about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
North Macedonia
slightly larger than Vermont; almost four times the size of Delaware
Northern Mariana Islands
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Norway
slightly larger than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than New Mexico
Oman
twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Kansas
Pacific Ocean
about 15 times the size of the US; covers about 28% of the global surface; almost equal to the total land area of the world
Pakistan
slightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California
Palau
slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Palmyra Atoll
about 20 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Panama
slightly smaller than South Carolina
Papua New Guinea
slightly larger than California
Paracel Islands
land area is about 13 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Paraguay
about three times the size of New York state; slightly smaller than California
Peru
almost twice the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska
Philippines
slightly less than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona
Pitcairn Islands
about three-tenths the size of Washington, DC
Poland
about twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than New Mexico
Portugal
slightly smaller than Virginia
Puerto Rico
slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island
Qatar
almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Romania
twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
Russia
approximately 1.8 times the size of the US
Rwanda
slightly smaller than Maryland
Saint Barthelemy
less than one-eighth the size of Washington, DC
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Lucia
three and a half times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Martin
more than one-third the size of Washington, DC
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
one and half times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
twice the size of Washington, DC
Samoa
slightly smaller than Rhode Island
San Marino
about one-third the size of Washington, DC
Sao Tome and Principe
more than five times the size of Washington, DC
Saudi Arabia
slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US
Senegal
slightly smaller than South Dakota; slightly larger than twice the size of Indiana
Serbia
slightly smaller than South Carolina
Seychelles
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Sierra Leone
slightly smaller than South Carolina
Singapore
slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Sint Maarten

one-fifth the size of Washington, DC

Slovakia
about one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire
Slovenia
slightly smaller than New Jersey
Solomon Islands
slightly smaller than Maryland
Somalia
almost five times the size of Alabama; slightly smaller than Texas
South Africa
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
slightly larger than Rhode Island
South Sudan
more than four times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Texas
Southern Ocean
slightly more than twice the size of the US
Spain
almost five times the size of Kentucky; slightly more than twice the size of Oregon
Spratly Islands
land area is about seven times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Sri Lanka
slightly larger than West Virginia
Sudan
slightly less than one-fifth the size of the US
Suriname
slightly larger than Georgia
Svalbard
slightly smaller than West Virginia
Sweden
almost three times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than California
Switzerland
slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Syria
slightly more than 1.5 times the size of Pennsylvania
Taiwan
slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined
Tajikistan
slightly smaller than Wisconsin
Tanzania
more than six times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than twice the size of California
Thailand
about three times the size of Florida; slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming
Timor-Leste
slightly larger than Connecticut; almost half the size of Maryland
Togo
slightly smaller than West Virginia
Tokelau
about 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Tonga
four times the size of Washington, DC
Trinidad and Tobago
slightly smaller than Delaware
Tunisia
slightly larger than Georgia
Turkey
slightly larger than Texas
Turkmenistan
slightly more than three times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than California
Turks and Caicos Islands
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Tuvalu
0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Uganda
slightly more than two times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
Ukraine
almost four times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Texas
United Arab Emirates
slightly larger than South Carolina; slightly smaller than Maine
United Kingdom
twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
United States
about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges

Baker Island: about 2.5 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Howland Island: about three times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Jarvis Island: about eight times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Johnston Atoll: about 4.5 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Kingman Reef: a little more than 1.5 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Midway Islands: about nine times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC;

Palmyra Atoll: about 20 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC

Uruguay
about the size of Virginia and West Virginia combined; slightly smaller than the state of Washington
Uzbekistan
about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California
Vanuatu
slightly larger than Connecticut
Venezuela
almost six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California
Vietnam
about three times the size of Tennessee; slightly larger than New Mexico
Virgin Islands
twice the size of Washington, DC
Wake Island
about 11 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Wallis and Futuna
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
West Bank
slightly smaller than Delaware
Western Sahara
about the size of Colorado
World

land area about 16 times the size of the US

Yemen
almost four times the size of Alabama; slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming
Zambia
almost five times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Texas
Zimbabwe
about four times the size of Indiana; slightly larger than Montana