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The Comparative Sizes of
Earth's Land Masses


The Continents

The area of the continents in Sq. Km

Asia 44 250 000 Sq. Km
Africa 30 264 000 Sq. Km
North America 24 398 000 Sq. Km
South America 17 793 000 Sq. Km
Antarctica 13 209 000 Sq. Km
Europe 9 907 000 Sq. Km
Oceania 8 543 000 Sq. Km


The Smaller Countries

 

Vatican City 0.44 Sq. Km.
Monaco 1.89 Sq. Km.
Nairu 21.0 Sq. Km.
San Marino 60.5 Sq. Km.
Liechtenstein 160 Sq. Km
Maldive Islands 298 Sq. Km.
Malta 316 Sq. Km.
Grenada 344 Sq. Km.
St. Vincent 389 Sq. Km.
Seychelles 404 Sq. Km.

The Larger Countries

 

Canada 9 976 139 Sq. Km.
China 9 561 000 Sq. Km.
USA 9 519 666 Sq. Km.
Brazil 8 511 965 Sq. Km.
Australia 7 682 300 Sq. Km.
India 3 287 590 Sq. Km.
Argentina 2 776 889 Sq. Km.
Sudan 2 505 813 Sq. Km.
Zaire 2 344 885 Sq. Km.

The Larger Islands

Greenland

2 175 600 Sq. Km
New Guinea 820 657 Sq. Km
Borneo 743 245 Sq. Km
Madagasgar 587 930 Sq. Km
Baffin (Canada) 476 068 Sq. Km
Sumatra 473 623 Sq. Km
Honsu (Japan) 230 329 Sq. Km
Great Britain 229 878 Sq. Km
Victoria (Canada) 212 688 Sq. Km
Ellesmere (Canada) 212 199 Sq. Km

Australia and the Islands

Australia is generally regarded as an island continent and as such, at 7 682 300 square Km, is the largest island on the planet.
Take a look at Great Britain in the pie charts, above and left, and you will see why I left Australia out of the graph above.
Great Britain is a little less than three and a half times the size of Australia's island state, Tasmania, which is Australia's smallest state with a population of just under 500 000 people.
Included, below, is a pie chart showing the difference along with Victoria, Canada.



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