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Geography > Area Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

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 Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Comparative slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey slightly smaller than Oregon
Comparative to US places slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey slightly smaller than Oregon
Land 39,770 sq km
Ranked 132nd.
241,590 sq km
Ranked 77th. 6 times more than Switzerland

Land > Per capita 5.25 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 164th. 32% more than United Kingdom
3.96 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 176th.

Land per 1000 5.2 sq km
Ranked 148th. 32% more than United Kingdom
3.94 sq km
Ranked 159th.

Total 41,277 sq km
Ranked 137th.
243,610 sq km
Ranked 81st. 6 times more than Switzerland

Total > Per capita 5.45 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 167th. 36% more than United Kingdom
4.02 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 181st.

Total per 1000 5.4 sq km
Ranked 149th. 35% more than United Kingdom
3.99 sq km
Ranked 162nd.

Water 1,280 sq km
Ranked 105th.
1,680 sq km
Ranked 94th. 31% more than Switzerland

Water > Per capita 200.49 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 77th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
53 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 112th.

Water per 1000 0.199 sq km
Ranked 76th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.0526 sq km
Ranked 109th.

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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