Is Crete Bigger Than Ireland? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Ireland is an island country located in the North Atlantic in Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Ireland regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Ireland?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Ireland is 84,421 sq km. Crete is smaller than Ireland by 75,971 sq km. Crete is around 9.99 times smaller than Ireland.

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

Area of Crete compared to Ireland

Area of Ireland:  32,595 sq mi ( 84,421 km2 )

Area of Ireland 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 Ireland

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Ireland as of 14th June 2021, is estimated to be around 4,990,621.

Population of Ireland compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Ireland.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Ireland is Dublin.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Ireland: English, Irish

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Ireland as of 2019: 0.955

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Ireland Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (British Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Ireland:
53° 25′ 0″ N8° 0′ 0″ W

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