Monday, 12 November 2007

Comparing the sizes of Australian and USA states

2:38 PM 9/11/2007
I thought it might be interesting to compare the area of various of the United States and the Australian states and territories. According to these two Wikipedia articles:
  • Western Australia is bigger than any state in the US. It is, in fact, slightly larger than Alaska and Texas combined.
  • Queensland is approximately the size of Texas.
  • The Northern Territory is slightly smaller than Texas plus California plus Montana.
  • South Australia is about the size of Texas plus Arizona plus Kentucky.
  • New South Wales weighs in at Texas plus Louisiana.
  • Victoria is slightly larger than Minnesota.
  • Tasmania is just smaller than West Virginia plus Delaware.
  • The Australian Capital Territory is not quite as big as Rhode Island.
Mokalus of Borg

PS - Australian states are larger because the same land area is divided many fewer times.
PPS - Texas would easily fit into any of the five largest states and territories of Australia.

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