Australia Facts and Figures

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Geography

Most people realise Australia is a pretty big place. It's actually the sixth largest country in the world.

The land mass for each state and Australia in total is shown in the table. But to give you a visual indication of its size, we have superimposed the map of Australia over Europe and the USA (below).

Australia is about three-quarters the size of either of these.

 
Rank
State/Territory
Land Area
(km²)
% of
Australia
1
WA
2,529,875
32.9%
2
QLD
1,730,648
22.5%
3
NT
1,349,129
17.5%
4
SA
983,482
12.8%
5
NSW
800,642
10.4%
6
VIC
227,416
3.0%
7
TAS
68,401
0.9%
8
ACT
2,358
0.0%
Total
Australia
7,691,951
100 %
Land Area Comparison of Australia to Europe
 
Land Area Comparison of Australia to USA