How big is Africa in comparison to the US?

Country United States
Land Area (sq. km) 9.83 million
Land Area (sq. mi) 3.80 million
% of Africa 32.4%

How many United States can fit in Africa?

If you combine the USA, China, India, Europe and Japan – they all fit into the continent of Africa. The US can fit comfortably no less than three times. The UK can fit into Africa over 120 times.

How does the US compare in size to Africa?

The continent of Africa is larger than the United States, China and Brazil combined. At 30.2 million square kilometers, its land mass covers 20.4 percent of the earth’s total land area. The population of Africa numbers 1 billion, while the North American continent is home to 528 million souls.

How many times bigger is Africa than the US?

The total area of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) is 9.6 million square kilometers (3.8 million square miles). Africa is more than three times the size of the US.

Who is bigger Russia or Africa?

Africa is 1.77 times as big as Russia

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At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. … Algeria is Africa’s largest country by area, and Nigeria is its largest by population.

Can the US fit into Africa?

Africa is 14 times larger. Flat maps significantly distort the sizes of countries and continents, the result of converting a spherical surface to a handy rectangle.

Top 15 countries.

(Africa) 30.4
Russia 17.1
Canada 10.0
China 9.6
U.S. 9.5

Which US state is the same size as South Africa?

Definitions

STAT South Africa
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Population density > People per sq. km 38.61 people/m² Ranked 141st. 19% more than United States
Elevation extremes > Highest point Njesuthi 3,408 m
Total area > Sq. km 1.22 million Ranked 24th.

Is South Africa bigger than the USA?

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while United States is approximately 9,833,517 sq km, making United States 707% larger than South Africa.

Why is Africa made to look smaller on maps?

The world map you are probably familiar with is called the Mercator projection (below), which was developed all the way back in 1569 and greatly distorts the relative areas of land masses. It makes Africa look tiny, and Greenland and Russia appear huge.

Why does Russia look bigger than Africa?

The Mercator projection, the most popular world map, distorts the size of the shape of landmasses near the pole. This results in Russia looking bigger than Africa. Actually Africa can nearly fit two Russias. In fact, Africa has an area of 11.73 million square miles while Russian one is only 6.6 million square miles.

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Is Africa really the biggest continent?

Africa, the second largest continent (after Asia), covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth.

How much of the world can fit in Africa?

Written by Johannesburg-based journalist Lynsey Chutel. There’s no question that Africa as a continent is a pretty big place. The land mass fits 54 countries and more than a billion people, and it covers roughly six percent of the world’s surface area and 20 percent of its land area.

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