Is Australia Bigger Than Africa? (Comparison)

Australia is a country located in the Oceania continent, whereas Africa is one of the 7 continents which is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent in the world. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Australia and Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Australia bigger than Africa?

The total area of Australia is 7,692,024 sq km, and the total area of Africa is 30,370,000 sq km. Australia is smaller than Africa by 22,677,976 sq km. Australia is around 3.95 times smaller than Africa.

Area of Australia:  2,969,907 sq mi ( 7,692,024 km2 )

Area of Australia compared to Africa

Area of Africa:  11,730,000 sq mi ( 30,370,000 km2 )

Area of Africa compared to Australia


According to the Worldometer data, the total population of Australia as of 9th July 2021 is estimated to be around 25,804,397.

Population of Australia compared to Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Africa as of 9th July 2021, is 1,374,418,073.

Population of Africa compared to Australia

Here is some more data comparison between Australia and Africa.

Australia Timezone:

UTC + 8, +9.5, +10

Summer (DST):
UTC + 8, +9.5, +10, +10.5, +11

(Australia has various timezones, also in Daylight Saving Time).

Africa Timezone: 

UTC – 1 to UTC + 4

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Australia:
25° 0′ 0″ S, 133° 0′ 0″ E

Coordinates of Africa:
8.7832° S, 34.5085° E

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