Friday, 16 July 2010

How Big?

I'm publishing this so I can refer people to it, when they ask how big Australia is.

This, and many other interesting cartographical miscellanea at StrangeMaps.


Anonymous said...

Of course, that map is missing half of Europe.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to have Russia and Canada compared to each other and/or to Australia (those being the two biggest country in the world, Canada leading slightly on the US, Russia being 2x bigger).

-Total 7,617,930 km2 (6th)
2,941,299 sq mi

United States:
-Total 9,826,675 km2 (3rd/4th)
3,794,101 sq mi

-Total 9,984,670 km2 (2nd)
3,854,085 sq mi

-Total 17,075,400 km2 (1st)
6,592,800 sq mi


Area 9,037,695 km2 (3,489,474 sq mi)

Area 52,990,000 km2 (20,846,000 mi2)

Area 30,221,532 km2 (11,668,598.7 sq mi)

Area ~14,000,000 km2

Area 42,549,000 km2

Anonymous said...

It is not size, but freedoms, liberity and quality of life that count.


Anonymous said... are missing two states there with the US map. Unless its 1958 or something...

wreckage said...

It's worth noting, for those who obsess over the dryness of the inland, that even if you cut out all but the wettest of our Eastern coastal regions, we'd still be bigger than the UK and Ireland plus Japan. Then we've got the Southern, South-Western and Northern coastlines, Tasmania, almost all of Victoria, most of Qld and NSW, and a fair slice of WA that are quite acceptable.

People fear the inland because they haven't seen it. They sit on the Eastern coastal strip imagining nothing but howling desert beyond the mountains.