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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Geography > Area stats

Definitions

  • Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Comparative to US places: 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).
  • Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Note: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
  • Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Water per 1000: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
A note includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto) includes only the 50 states and <a href=/encyclopedia/Washington,-DC><a href=/encyclopedia/Washington,-DC>District of Columbia</a></a>
Comparative slightly smaller than California about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Comparative to US places slightly smaller than California about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Land 374,744 sq km
Ranked 60th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 24 times more than Japan

Land > Per capita 2.94 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 190th.
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th. 10 times more than Japan

Land per 1000 2.93 sq km
Ranked 173th.
30.13 sq km
Ranked 51st. 10 times more than Japan

Note includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto) includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia
Total 377,915 sq km
Ranked 63th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 26 times more than Japan

Total > Per capita 2.97 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 195th.
32.34 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 62nd. 11 times more than Japan

Total per 1000 2.96 sq km
Ranked 177th.
32.31 sq km
Ranked 51st. 11 times more than Japan

Water 13,430 sq km
Ranked 39th.
664,709 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 49 times more than Japan

Water > Per capita 24.28 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 128th.
2,187.8 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 20th. 90 times more than Japan

Water per 1000 0.0242 sq km
Ranked 124th.
2.19 sq km
Ranked 19th. 90 times more than Japan

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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