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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).

  • 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 smaller 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

  • 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

  • Jersey

    about two-thirds the size of 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

  • 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)

  • 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 larger than twice the size of 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

  • 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

  • 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 (Turkiye)

    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

  • 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