Area - comparative: about 15 times the size of the US; covers about 28% of the global surface; larger than the total land area of the world
Definition: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2002
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