Is Crete Bigger Than Corsica? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Corsica the Island of France. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Corsica regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Corsica?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Corsica is 8,722 sq km. Crete is smaller than Corsica by 272 sq km. Crete is around 1.03 times smaller than Corsica.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Is Crete bigger than Corsica

Area of Corsica:  3,368 sq mi ( 8,722 km2 )

Area of Corsica compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Corsica

Based on the INSEE, World Bank data, the total population of Corsica as of 2019 was estimated to be around 339,178.

Population of Corsica compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Corsica.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Corsica is Ajaccio.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Corsica: French

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Corsica as of 2018: 0.864

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Corsica Timezone: 

Central European Standard Time

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N, 24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Corsica:
42° 0′ 0″ N9° 0′ 0″ E

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