How big is the Gaza Strip compared to other parts of the world?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gaza (the city, Gazze in Turkish) is on the front page of the Turkish Wikipedia this week, and what better time to show the geographic extent of this tiny part of the world that makes headlines so often. Here is the approximate size of the Gaza Strip (about 41 km in length, 8-12 km in width) compared to a few places throughout the world.

First is Gaza Strip vs. New York.


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After that we have Vancouver.


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Now off to Europe. Here it is compared to Paris.


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Compare it to Luxembourg though and it doesn't look quite so tiny.


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And the Vatican (the smallest country in the world) is a tiny grey blip compared to Gaza.


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Off to Asia for a second. Here's Seoul.


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And back to Europe for the last comparison. Andorra is probably the country in Europe that is most comparable to the Gaza Strip in size - just about 30% bigger.


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