Is Crete Bigger Than The UK? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas the United Kingdom is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and the UK regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than the UK?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of the UK is 242,495 sq km. Crete is smaller than the United Kingdom by 234,045 sq km. Crete is around 28.7 times smaller than the UK.

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

Area of Crete compared to the United Kingdom

Area of the United Kingdom:  93,628 sq mi ( 242,495 km2 )

Area of the UK 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 the UK

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of the United Kingdom as of 14th June 2021, is 68,224,077.

Population of the UK compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and The UK.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of The UK is London.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
The UK: English

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of The UK as of 2018: 0.932

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

The United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom:
55° 0′ 0″ N3° 0′ 0″ W

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