Maps can be deceiving, especially when you’re squinting at one on your phone. Obviously, you can’t represent the planet’s sphere shape on a flat surface like a paper map or phone screen so getting a real feel for the size of other countries can be tricky. I was just in London last month for the first time, and it turns out Texas is larger than the entire country of England. So to put things into perspective, The True Size of…is a site that allows you to compare sites from all over the world to each other using the Mercator projection. The Mercator projection allows the world to mapped to a cylinder to have a much more accurate reading of the true size of countries. You’ll be surprised how big, or small, some countries are when compared to the state.
Australian population: 23,470,145