Science, Tech, Math › Science Here Are the Sizes of Tectonic or Lithospheric Plates Share Flipboard Email Print Christian Kober / robertharding/Getty Images Science Geology Plate Tectonics Types Of Rocks Landforms and Geologic Features Geologic Processes Chemistry Biology Physics Astronomy Weather & Climate By Andrew Alden Geology Expert B.A., Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire Andrew Alden is a geologist based in Oakland, California. He works as a research guide for the U.S. Geological Survey. our editorial process Andrew Alden Updated November 04, 2019 The World's Lithospheric Plates Plate Area (km2) Plate Area (km2) Pacific 103,300,000 Scotia 1,600,000 North America 75,900,000 Burma microplate 1,100,000 Eurasia 67,800,000 Fiji microplates 1,100,000 Africa 61,300,000 Tonga microplate 960,000 Antarctica 60,900,000 Mariana microplate 360,000 Australia 47,000,000 Bismark microplate 300,000 South America 43,600,000 Juan de Fuca 250,000 Somalia 16,700,000 Solomon microplate 250,000 Nazca 15,600,000 South Sandwich microplate 170,000 India 11,900,000 Easter microplate 130,000 Philippine Sea 5,500,000 Juan Fernandez microplate 96,000 Arabia 5,000,000 Rivera microplate 73,000 Caribbean 3,300,000 Gorda microplate 70,000 Cocos 2,900,000 Explorer microplate 18,000 Caroline microplate 1,700,000 Galapagos microplate 12,000 Everything You Need to Know About the Lithosphere Learn About the History and Principles of Plate Tectonics Orogeny: How Mountains Form Through Plate Tectonics About Plate Tectonics Introduction to Convergent Plate Boundaries Map of Tectonic Plates and Their Boundaries Exploring the Earth's Four Spheres What Is Subduction? Measuring Plate Motion in Plate Tectonics Why the Earth's Crust Is So Important Divergent Plate Boundaries Hawaii's Volcanic Hot Spot The 7 Continents Ranked by Size and Population Deep Earthquakes How Many Continents Are There? Why Did Stegosaurus Have Plates on Its Back?