Is Crete Bigger Than Sicily? (Comparison)

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


Is Crete bigger than Sicily?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Sicily is 25,711 sq km. Crete is smaller than Sicily by 17,261 sq km. Crete is around 3.04 times smaller than Sicily.

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

Area of Crete compared to Sicily

Area of Sicily:  9,927 sq mi (25,711 km)

Area of Sicily 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 Sicily

Based on Eurostat data, the total population of Sicily as of 2019 was estimated to be around 5 Million.

Population of Sicily compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Sicily.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Sicily is Palermo.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Sicily: Italian

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Sicily as of 2018: 0.838

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Sicily Timezone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Sicily:
37° 30′ 0″ N14° 0′ 0″ E

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