How big is Australia

Australia is the country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent and it's the world's sixth-largest country by total area. It is a massive country, with an area of approximately 2.97 million square miles and a population of approximately 23 million people as of 2014. With sprawling national parks and deserts that are larger than whole countries combined, the vastness of the country contributes it’s so unique. Is it really big, here's a way to find out exactly how big Australia really is, compared to other nations.

How big is Australia

Australia a big country

                      Many people don’t realize that Australia is really very large, in-fact its about the same size as continental USA.  For example,  traveling from Sydney to Perth is about the same as traveling from New York to Los Angeles. Sometimes it’s hard to tell because of the unique and highly recognisable shape of Australia but when you visually compare it with the other countries you can see how just how large Australia really is. 


Australia a big island

                      Australia has around 50,000 kilometres of spectacular coastline which includes over a 11,000 beaches like this one. Being a nation completely surrounded by water means that we have an abundance of beautiful beaches to choose from. Australia's oceans and seas include the mainland and its offshore territories in the Pacific, Southern and Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman and Coral Seas. 

                            

Australia compared to other nations

                          Australia is 31.5 times larger in area than United Kingdom. Australia is 2.968 million square millions, and the United Kingdom is only 94,058 square miles. The United Kingdom is approximately 3 percent of the size of Australia. The USA has a land area of around 10 million square kilometres.  Australia's land area is almost 7.7 million.The 48 contiguous states if the US, which excludes Alaska and Hawaii is slightly over 8 million square km. So the US and Australia are comp[aritively similar in area.


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