Papua New Guinea is about 17 times smaller than Australia.

Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, while Papua New Guinea is approximately 462,840 sq km, making Papua New Guinea 5.98% the size of Australia. Meanwhile, the population of Australia is ~26.1 million people (16.5 million fewer people live in Papua New Guinea).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Australia compared to Papua New Guinea. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Papua New Guinea vs. Australia using our country comparison tool.

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