Kangaroo Island (Australia) size comparison
4,405 km2 / 1,700 mile2
Kangaroo Island, also known as Karta pintingga (“island of the dead”), is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia, 112 km (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstairs Passage, which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the Fleurieu Peninsula.