Country Size Comparison


Papua New Guinea is about 1.7 times bigger than New Zealand.

New Zealand is approximately 268,838 sq km, while Papua New Guinea is approximately 462,840 sq km, making Papua New Guinea 72% larger than New Zealand. Meanwhile, the population of New Zealand is ~4.9 million people (2.3 million more people live in Papua New Guinea).

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

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