Just how big is South Australia?

Do you know how big this state really is? No idea how much time you will need to tour it? Then you must read this if planning to visit South Australia!

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To open road between Melbourne to Adelaide
Part of the drive from Melbourne to Adelaide,
and this it through the "populated" part of SA!

For those of you who didn't already know, Australia is big, really big. It is hard to appreciate just how big South Australia is from the map on this page, and you could be forgiven for thinking that South Australia is not such a big place. But that would be a terrible mistake!

So the important questions are: just how big is the state, and how long will it take to tour it?

Just how big is it?

It is the 4th largest state or territory in Australia and covers a massive 1,043,514 km², which is big... really big! This should help to put things in perspective for you.

If it was its own independent country, it would be ranked the 29th biggest in the world! That's right, it is bigger than countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Chile, and Pakistan. In fact, it is almost twice as big as France, 3 times bigger than Germany, 4 times bigger than the entire United Kingdom, and a staggering 8 times bigger than England!

Many people drive from the capital city, Adelaide (on the southern coast of SA) up through the state and onto Alice Springs / Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory. The drive from Adelaide to the border is a massive 1,250 kms! Let me put this into perspective for you again:

The drive from London to the Berlin is only 1,100 kms!
Driving from the bottom to the top of SA is like driving half way across Europe!


How long will it take to tour South Australia?

I am currently updating this information and hope to have it back online shortly. I apologise in advance for any incontinence this may cause my readers.

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