Country size comparison
Western Sahara is about 3.8 times bigger than Ireland.
Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, while Western Sahara is approximately 266,000 sq km, making Western Sahara 279% larger than Ireland. Meanwhile, the population of Ireland is ~5.3 million people (4.6 million fewer people live in Western Sahara).
This to-scale comparison of Ireland vs. Western Sahara uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.