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 comparison of Australia vs. Papua New Guinea uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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