Afghanistan is about 26 times smaller than Russia.

Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, while Afghanistan is approximately 652,230 sq km, making Afghanistan 3.81% the size of Russia. Meanwhile, the population of Russia is ~142.0 million people (103.7 million fewer people live in Afghanistan).
This to-scale comparison of Russia vs. Afghanistan uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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