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Geography > Area Stats: compare key data on New Zealand & United States

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  • 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.
STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
A note includes Antipodes Islands, <a href=/encyclopedia/Auckland,-New-Zealand><a href=/encyclopedia/Auckland,-New-Zealand>Auckland</a></a> Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands includes only the 50 states and <a href=/encyclopedia/Washington,-DC><a href=/encyclopedia/Washington,-DC>District of Columbia</a></a>
Comparative about the size of Colorado 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 about the size of Colorado 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 268,021 sq km
Ranked 73th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 34 times more than New Zealand

Land > Per capita 64.22 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 2 times more than United States
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th.

Land per 1000 62.78 sq km
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than United States
30.13 sq km
Ranked 51st.

Note includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia
Total 267,710 sq km
Ranked 77th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 37 times more than New Zealand

Total > Per capita 64.38 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 38th. Twice as much as United States
32.34 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 62nd.

Total per 1000 62.94 sq km
Ranked 34th. 95% more than United States
32.31 sq km
Ranked 51st.

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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