Welcome to the country size comparison tool

Using this tool, you can see the relative size of a given country in comparison 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!".

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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. Give it a shot, you might be surprised how big some countries are in comparison to others!