Welcome to the country size comparison tool

Using this tool, you can see the relative size of one country compared to another. We'll show you the perimeters of two different countries on the same map. To get started, select two countries below, and hit "Go!".


Choose two countries using the dropdowns above to get started.

How does it work?

We maintain a collection of data stored in the KML format that describe the perimeter of a country using a set of points. By using the Google Maps API, we are able to place that country anywhere in the world in order to compare country sizes. Give it a shot, you might be surprised how big some countries are in comparison to others!

New! US States Added

Using data from the US Census Bureau, we now offer the ability to compare the size of countries against US states.