Afghanistan is about 12 times smaller than Australia.

Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, while Afghanistan is approximately 652,230 sq km, making Afghanistan 8.43% the size of Australia. Meanwhile, the population of Australia is ~26.1 million people (12.2 million more people live in Afghanistan).
This to-scale comparison of Australia vs. Afghanistan uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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