Country size comparison
Papua New Guinea is about 1.5 times bigger than Italy.
Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, while Papua New Guinea is approximately 462,840 sq km, making Papua New Guinea 54% larger than Italy. Meanwhile, the population of Italy is ~61.1 million people (51.5 million fewer people live in Papua New Guinea).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Italy compared to Papua New Guinea. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Papua New Guinea vs. Italy using our country comparison tool.