Is Crete Bigger Than Qatar? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Qatar is a country located in Western Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Qatar regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Qatar?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Qatar is 11,581 sq km. Crete is smaller than Qatar by 3,131 sq km. Crete is around 1.4 times smaller than Qatar.

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

Area of Crete compared to Qatar

Area of Qatar:  4,471 sq mi ( 11,581 km2 )

Area of Qatar 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 Qatar

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Qatar as of 14th June 2021, is 2,928,133.

Population of Qatar compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Qatar.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Qatar is Doha.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Qatar: Arabic

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Qatar as of 2019: 0.848

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Qatar Timezone: 

UTC + 3 (Arabia Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Qatar:
25° 30′ 0″ N51° 15′ 0″ E

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