Is Australia Bigger Than Antarctica? (Comparison)

Australia is a country located in the Oceania continent, whereas Antarctica is one of the 7 continents of the world which is the earth’s southernmost continent. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Australia and Antarctica regarding various aspects.


Is Australia bigger than Antarctica?

The total area of Australia is 7,692,024 sq km, and the total area of Antarctica is 14,200,000 sq km. Australia is smaller than Antarctica by 6,507,976 sq km. Australia is around 1.85 times smaller than Antarctica.

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

Area of Australia compared to Antarctica

Area of Antarctica:  5,500,000 sq mi ( 14,200,000 km2 )

Area of Antarctica 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 Antarctica

The population of Antarctica is Seasonal. 1000 to 5000 people go there in different seasons.

Here is some more data comparison between Australia and Antarctica.

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).

Antarctica Timezone: 

Antarctica has multiple time zones as it sits on every line of longitude.

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Antarctica:
82.8628° S, 135.0000° E

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