List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area

This is an index of a series of comprehensive lists of continents, countries, and first level administrative country subdivisions such as states, provinces, and territories, as well as certain political and geographic features of substantial area.[1] Some divisions are listed twice, with one listing including territory that is excluded in the other for various reasons, including territorial disputes. Names of currently existing countries are bolded, while names of geographic features are italicized. There is intentional overlap between the lists in order to maximize ease of use.

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  1. ^ Due to the substantial size of each of these lists, references for the information provided in this table may be found in the individual articles on each of the bodies listed therein.
    Information about countries by area is generally derived from the CIA World Factbook.
    Information is about political subdivisions by area is generally derived from