17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle

Australia is a REALLY big country. Seriously.

1. Australia is big. REALLY big.


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3. Australia overlapped onto North America.

5. NSW compared to Texas.

6. Western Australia compared to Europe.

7. Northern Territory compared to Alaska.

8. Queensland compared to Quebec.

9. Only 2% of Australia’s population lives in the yellow area.

10. Australia’s population density.

11. Operational mines: no prizes for guessing Australia’s biggest industry.

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12. Dingo fence, the world’s longest fence.

13. Australia shrinks in world map adjusted for population size (1 grid square = 1 million people)

14. Size comparison of Greenland and Australia.

15. Uluru (Ayers Rock) compared to Central Park, Manhattan.

16. The Great Barrier Reef compared to Europe.

17. Australia. A lot larger than you think*

  • It’s actually even bigger than this Mercator scale GIF makes it appear.

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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