WorldSmart

Worldsmart: Paper

Not every country in the world utilizes the standard letter size paper as in the United States. If you have ever tried to print out a Word document sent to you by a colleague in England, for example, you may have noticed that the printout requires a longer piece of paper.

Below is a listing of various paper types utilized around the world.

COUNTRY/REGION DEFAULT PAPER TYPE SIZE (Millimeters: Width x Length) SIZE: British Inches: Width x Length)
Arabic speaking countries A4 210 x 297  
Argentina Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Australia A4 210 x 297  
Brazil Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Canada Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Chile Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
China A4 210 x 297  
Denmark A4 210 x 297  
Finland A4 210 x 297  
France A4 210 x 297  
Germany A4 210 x 297  
Greece A4 210 x 297  
Hungary A4 210 x 297  
Israel A4 210 x 297  
Italy A4 210 x 297  
Japan A4 210 x 297  
Korea A4 210 x 297  
Latin American countries Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Mexico Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Netherlands A4 210 x 297  
Norway A4 210 x 297  
Poland A4 210 x 297  
Portugal A4 210 x 297  
Russia A4 210 x 297  
Spain A4 210 x 297  
Sweden A4 210 x 297  
Taiwan A4 210 x 297  
Turkey A4 210 x 297  
United States Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11
Venezuela Letter 215.9 x 279.4 8.5 x 11