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.

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