India and Australia – country comparison

Let’s compare India and Australia, the seventh-largest and the sixth-largest country respectively.

India vs Australia – country comparison


Areaaround 3.3 million square kilometersaround 7.7 million square kilometers
Area rank7th6th
Population1.429 billion (2023 estimate)26.4 million (2023 estimate)
Capital cityNew DelhiCanberra
Largest cityMumbaiSydney
Type of governmentFederal parliamentary constitutional republicFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Life expectancy at birth (2021/UN)67.284.5
CurrencyIndian RupeeAustralian Dollar
Most popular sportCricketAustralian rules football
Most spoken languageHindiAustralian English

India vs Australia GDP comparison

2023 IMFIndiaAustralia
GDP (nominal)$3.73 trillion$1.69 trillion
GDP rank (nominal)5th14th
GDP (PPP)$13.12 trillion$1.72 trillion


Highest mountainK2 (8,611 m/28,251 ft) (claimed), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft) (otherwise)Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m) (mainland)
Major riversGanga, Yamuna, Narmada, Mahanadi, Brahmaputra, Kaveri, Indus, etc.Murray River, Murrumbidgee River, Darling River, Lachlan River, Cooper Creek, Warrego River, etc.
Largest islandNorth Andaman1. Mainland Australia; 2. Tasmania
Famous wildlifeTiger, Indian elephant, Indian Rhino, Mugger crocodile, Sloth bear, Asiatic black bear, Gaur, etcRed Kangaroo, Emu, Koala, Platypus, Wombat, etc
National animalTigerKangaroo and Emu
Population density430-440 people per square kilometer (2023) (very high)3-4 people per square kilometer (2023) (very low)

Which country has a larger area, India or Australia?

Australia is a much larger country compared to India. It is more than twice the size of India.

  • Area of India – around 3.3 million square kilometers
  • Area of Australia – around 7.7 million square kilometers

Which country is more populous, India or Australia?

  • Population of India – 1.429 billion (2023 estimate)
  • Population of Australia – 26.4 million (2023 estimate)

In which country the life expectancy is higher, India or Australia?

Australia ranks among the countries with the highest life expectancy. The life expectancy in India is lower than the life expectancy in Australia, as ranked by most organizations.

Popular sports

  • India – Cricket, Badminton, Football, Hockey, and kabaddi
  • Australia – Australian rules football, cricket, and Rugby

Major Languages

  • India – Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, etc
  • Australia – Australian English

Biggest stadium

  • India – Narendra Modi stadium (capacity – 132,000)
  • Australia – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (capacity – 100,024)

Major international airports


  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
  • Chennai International Airport, Chennai
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
  • Cochin International Airport, Kochi


  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • Melbourne Airport
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Perth Airport
  • Adelaide Airport

Major ports

  • India – Kochi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kandla, Kolkata, etc
  • Australia – Melbourne, Port Botany, Brisbane, Darwin port, etc
Canberra, the capital of Australia


Flag of India
Flag of Australia

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