Is Wales Bigger Than Iceland? (Comparison)

Wales is a country located in Europe and is a part of the United Kingdom, whereas Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Wales and Iceland regarding various aspects.


Is Wales bigger than Iceland?

The total area of Wales is 20,779 sq km, and the total area of Iceland is 102,775 sq km. Wales is smaller than Iceland by 81,996 sq km. Wales is around 4.94 times smaller than Iceland.

Area of Wales:  8,023 sq mi ( 20,779 km2 )

Area of Wales compared to Iceland

Area of Iceland:  39,682 sq mi ( 102,775 km2 )

Area of Iceland compared to Wales


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Wales as of 2019 was estimated to be around 3.136 Million.

Population of Wales compared to Iceland

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Iceland as of 13th July 2021, is 343,553.

Population of Iceland compared to Wales

Here is some more data comparison between Wales and Iceland.

The capital city of Wales is Cardiff, and the capital city of Iceland is Reykjavik.

Official Languages

Wales: Welsh, English
Iceland: Icelandic

Human Development Index

HDI of Wales as of 2018: 0.883
HDI of Iceland as of 2018: 0.949

Wales Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

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

Iceland Timezone: 


Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Wales:
52° 18′ 0″ N3° 36′ 0″ W

Coordinates of Iceland:
65° 0′ 0″ N18° 0′ 0″ W

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