Is Wales Bigger Than Northern Ireland? (Comparison)

Wales and Northern Ireland are both countries that are part of the United Kingdom located in Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Wales and Northern Ireland regarding various aspects.

Size

Is Wales bigger than Northern Ireland?

The total area of Wales is 20,779 sq km, and the total area of Northern Ireland is 14,130 sq km. Wales is bigger than Northern Ireland by 6,649 sq km. Wales is around 1.5 times bigger than Northern Ireland.

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

Area of Wales compared to Northern Ireland

Area of Northern Ireland:  5,460 sq mi ( 14,130 km2 )

Area of Northern Ireland compared to Wales

Population

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 Northern Ireland

Based on the United Nation’s data, the total population of Northern Ireland as of 2019 was estimated to be around 1.885 Million.

Population of Northern Ireland compared to Wales

Here is some more data comparison between Wales and Northern Ireland.

The capital city of Wales is Cardiff, and the capital city of Northern Ireland is Belfast.

Official Languages

Wales: Welsh, English
Northern Ireland: English

Human Development Index

HDI of Wales as of 2018: 0.883
HDI of Northern Ireland as of 2018: 0.887

Wales Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

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

Northern Ireland Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

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

Wales and Northern Ireland are in the same time zone.

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Northern Ireland:
54° 40′ 0″ N6° 40′ 0″ W

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