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

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.
  • 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 Norway United States HISTORY
Comparative slightly larger than New Mexico 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 larger than New Mexico 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 307,442 sq km
Ranked 66th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Norway

Land > Per capita 66.19 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than United States
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th.

Land per 1000 64.48 sq km
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than United States
30.13 sq km
Ranked 51st.

Total 323,802 sq km
Ranked 69th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Norway

Total > Per capita 69.72 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 2 times more than United States
32.34 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 62nd.

Total per 1000 67.91 sq km
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
32.31 sq km
Ranked 51st.

Water 19,520 sq km
Ranked 30th.
664,709 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 34 times more than Norway

Water > Per capita 3,522.48 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 13th. 61% more than United States
2,187.8 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 20th.

Water per 1000 3.43 sq km
Ranked 14th. 57% more than United States
2.19 sq km
Ranked 19th.

SOURCES: 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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