Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Heard Island and McDonald Islands instead of United States, you would:

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Heard Island and McDonald Islands, that number is 102 km.

Learn more about Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Heard Island and McDonald Islands (sometimes abbreviated HIMI) is a sovereign country in Antarctica, with a total land area of approximately 412 sq km. The United Kingdom transferred these uninhabited, barren, sub-Antarctic islands to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a nature preserve.

How big is Heard Island and McDonald Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.