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Compare Physical Size of Australia to USA

Many people I meet do not understand that the Australian continent is roughly the same physical size as a mainland USA.

The Mapfrappe website uses Google Maps to show exactly this:

FWIW, my home town (Brisbane, Queensland) is roughly the size of South Carolina and I’ve been on properties (what some people call ‘farms’ or ‘ranches’) that are larger than entire US states.

A typical jet flight takes 6.5 hours to fly from Brisbane to Perth, the two state capital on west and east coasts.

Source “MAPfrappe – Compare Geo Sizes” – http://mapfrappe.com/?show=55418