List of European countries by area
Some states (marked *) are only partially located in Europe. Those are ranked according to the size of their European part only.
Inland water is included in area numbers.
|Rank||State||Total area (km²)||Notes|
|1||Russia*||3,972,400||17,098,242 km² including North Asia|
|3||France*||551,695||643,801 km² when the overseas departments are included.|
|4||Spain*||498,511||505,990 km² when the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla are included.|
|6||Norway||385,178||This includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen|
|11||United Kingdom*||242,495||260,665 km² when the British Overseas Territories (except British Antarctic Territory) are included.|
|14||Kazakhstan*||180,000 (est.)||2,724,902 km² including Asian part|
|22||Serbia||77,453||88,361 km² including Kosovo|
|27||Bosnia and Herzegovina||51,129|
|30||Denmark||44,493||This includes Faroe Islands; 2,210,579 km² including Greenland|
|32||Netherlands*||41,198||Excluding Caribbean Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten.|
|37||Turkey*||23,507||783,562 km² including Asian part|
|40||Kosovo||10,908||Partially recognised state|
|42||Azerbaijan*||6,960||86,600 km² including Asian part|
|44||Georgia*||2,428||69,700 km² including Asian part|
Europe and Asia are contiguous with each other and thus the exact boundary between them is not clearly defined, and often follows historical, political, and cultural definitions rather than geographical.
Legend: blue = Contiguous transcontinental states; green = Sometimes considered European but geographically outside Europe's boundaries.
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- The map shows one of the most commonly accepted delineations of the geographical boundaries of Europe, as used by National Geographic and Encyclopædia Britannica. Whether countries are considered in Europe or Asia can vary in sources, for example in the classification of the CIA World Factbook or that of the BBC. Note also that certain countries in Europe, such as France, have territories lying geographically outside Europe, but which are nevertheless considered integral parts of that country.