Western Sahara is around the same size as Italy.

Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, while Western Sahara is approximately 266,000 sq km, making Western Sahara 88.27% the size of Italy. Meanwhile, the population of Italy is ~61.1 million people (60.4 million fewer people live in Western Sahara).
This to-scale comparison of Italy vs. Western Sahara uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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