Country size comparison
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. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.