Illinois is about 54 times smaller than Australia.

Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, while Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, making Illinois 1.86% the size of Australia. Meanwhile, the population of Australia is ~26.1 million people (13.3 million fewer people live in Illinois).
This to-scale comparison of Australia vs. Illinois uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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