Is Crete Bigger Than Portugal? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Portugal regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Portugal?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Portugal is 92,212 sq km. Crete is smaller than Portugal by 83,762 sq km. Crete is around 10.9 times smaller than Portugal.

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

Area of Crete compared to Portugal

Area of Portugal:  35,603 sq mi ( 92,212 km2 )

Area of Portugal 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 Portugal

As per the Worldometer data, the current population of Portugal estimated as of 14th June 2021 is 10,168,925.

Population of Portugal compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Portugal.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Portugal: Portuguese

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Portugal as of 2019: 0.864

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Portugal Timezone:

UTC (Western European Time)
UTC – 1 (Atlantic, Azores)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (Western European Summer Time )
UTC (Atlantic, Azores)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Portugal:
38° 42′ 0″ N9° 11′ 0″ W

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