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This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area.

Entries in this list, include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO standard 3166-1, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not given a rank number. The areas of such largely unrecognised states are in most cases also included in the areas of the more widely recognised states that claim the same territory; see the notes in the "Notes" column for each country for clarification.

Not included in the list are individual country claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica, entities such as the European Union[Note 1] that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognized micronations such as the Principality of Sealand.

This list includes three measurements of area:

  • Total area: the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines.
  • Land area: the aggregate of all land within international boundaries and coastlines, excluding water area.
  • Water area: the sum of the surface areas of all inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, and rivers) within international boundaries and coastlines.[2] Coastal internal waters (some small bays) may be included.[clarification needed] Territorial waters are not included unless otherwise noted. Contiguous zones and exclusive economic zones are not included.

Data is taken from the United Nations Statistics Division unless otherwise noted.[3]

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Countries and dependencies by areaEdit

Rank
Sovereign state/dependency Total in km2 (mi2) Land in km2 (mi2) Water in km2 (mi2)  % water Notes
 World 510,072,000
(196,940,000)
148,940,000
(57,510,000)
361,132,000
(139,434,000)
70.8
1   Russia 17,098,246
(6,601,670)
16,377,742
(6,323,482)
720,500
(278,200)
4.21 Largest country in the world (10.995% of the world's landmass); its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia, and its European portion of roughly 3,960,000 km2 (1,530,000 sq mi) makes it the largest country in Europe.[Note 2]
1vend  Antarctica 14,000,000
(5,400,000)
14,000,000
(5,400,000)
0
(0)
0 13,720,000 km2 (5,300,000 sq mi) (98%) of land area is covered by ice. Though not itself a country, areas are claimed by a number of countries.[Note 3]
2   Canada 9,984,670
(3,855,100)
9,093,507
(3,511,023)
891,163
(344,080)
8.93 Largest country in the Western Hemisphere, with the largest surface area of water. Total area and water area figures include area covered by freshwater only, and do not include internal waters (non-freshwater) of about 1,600,000 km2, or territorial waters of 200,000 km2[4][5]
3   China 9,596,961
(3,705,407)
9,326,410
(3,600,950)
270,550
(104,460)
2.82 Largest country wholly in Asia and second largest country within that continent. Excludes Taiwan, disputed territories with India, and disputed islands in the South China Sea (total 137,296 km2). Figures for total area and water area also exclude all coastal and territorial waters.[Note 4]
4   United States 9,525,067
(3,677,649) –
9,833,517
(3,796,742)
9,147,593
(3,531,905) –
9,147,643
(3,531,925)
377,424[7]
(145,724) –
685,924
(264,837)
3.96–6.97 Second largest country in the Americas, after Canada. Secondary figures for total area and water area denote the inclusion of all coastal and territorial waters into the statistical area.[Note 4]
5   Brazil 8,515,767
(3,287,956)
8,460,415
(3,266,584)
55,352
(21,372)
0.65 The largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere. Largest contiguous territory in the Americas.[11]
6   Australia 7,692,024
(2,969,907)
7,633,565
(2,947,336)
58,459
(22,571)
0.76 The largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 5]
7   India 3,287,263
(1,269,219)
2,973,190
(1,147,960)
314,073
(121,264)
9.55 Third largest country in Asia.[Note 6]
8   Argentina 2,780,400
(1,073,500)
2,736,690
(1,056,640)
43,710
(16,880)
1.57 The largest Spanish-speaking country and second largest country in South America.[Note 7]
9   Kazakhstan 2,724,900
(1,052,100)
2,699,700
(1,042,400)
25,200
(9,700)
0.92 Largest landlocked country.[16]
10   Algeria 2,381,741
(919,595)
2,381,741
(919,595)
0
(0)
0 The largest Berber-speaking and Arabic-speaking country and largest country in Africa.[Note 8]
11   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858
(905,355)
2,267,048
(875,312)
77,810
(30,040)
3.32 Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd largest country in Africa.
end   Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,086
(836,330)
2,166,086
(836,330)
0
(0)
0 Part of the Kingdom of Denmark.[Note 9]
12   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690
(830,000)
2,149,690
(830,000)
0
(0)
0 Largest country in the Middle East.
13   Mexico 1,964,375
(758,449)
1,943,945
(750,561)
20,430
(7,890)
1.04 Clipperton Island (8.9 km², controlled by France) is not included.
14   Indonesia 1,910,931
(737,815)
1,811,569
(699,451)
93,000
(36,000)
4.87 The largest archipelagic state and island state in the world by area and population.[18]
15   Sudan 1,861,484
(718,723)
not determined not determined 5.18not determined
[Note 10]
Formerly the largest country in Africa. It is now the 3rd largest country in Africa.[Note 11]
16   Libya 1,759,540
(679,360)
1,759,540
(679,360)
0
(0)
0
17   Iran 1,648,195
(636,372)
1,531,595
(591,352)
116,600
(45,000)
7.07 [Note 12]
18   Mongolia 1,564,110
(603,910)
1,553,556
(599,831)
10,560
(4,080)
0.68
19   Peru 1,285,216
(496,225)
1,279,996
(494,209)
5,220
(2,020)
0.41 Third largest Spanish-speaking country and third largest country in South America.
20   Chad 1,284,000
(496,000)
1,259,200
(486,200)
24,800
(9,600)
1.93
21   Niger 1,267,000
(489,000)
1,266,700
(489,100)
300
(120)
0.02
22   Angola 1,246,700
(481,400)
1,246,700
(481,400)
0
(0)
0
23   Mali 1,240,192
(478,841)
1,220,190
(471,120)
20,002
(7,723)
1.61
24   South Africa 1,221,037
(471,445)
1,214,470
(468,910)
4,620
(1,780)
0.38
25   Colombia 1,141,748
(440,831)
1,038,700
(401,000)
100,210
(38,690)
8.8
26   Ethiopia 1,104,300
(426,400)
1,000,000
(390,000)
104,300
(40,300)
0.7 [Note 13]
27   Bolivia 1,098,581
(424,164)
1,083,301
(418,265)
15,280
(5,900)
1.39
28   Mauritania 1,030,700
(398,000)
1,025,520
(395,960)
4,480
(1,730)
0.44
29   Egypt 1,002,450
(387,050)
995,450
(384,350)
6,000
(2,300)
0.6
30   Tanzania 945,087
(364,900)
885,800
(342,000)
61,500
(23,700)
6.49
31   Nigeria 923,768
(356,669)
910,768
(351,649)
13,000
(5,000)
1.41
32   Venezuela 916,445
(353,841)
882,050
(340,560)
30,000
(12,000)
3.29
33   Pakistan 881,912
(340,508)
881,912
(340,508)
25,220
(9,740)
2.86 [Note 14]
34   Namibia 825,615
(318,772)
823,290
(317,870)
2,425
(936)
0.12
35   Mozambique 801,590
(309,500)
786,380
(303,620)
13,000
(5,000)
1.63
36   Turkey 783,562
(302,535)
769,632
(297,157)
13,930
(5,380)
1.78
37   Chile 756,102
(291,933)
743,812
(287,187)
12,290
(4,750)
1.63 [Note 15]
38   Zambia 752,612
(290,585)
743,398
(287,028)
9,220
(3,560)
1.23
39   Myanmar 676,578
(261,228)
653,508
(252,321)
23,070
(8,910)
3.41
40   Afghanistan 652,230
(251,830)
652,230
(251,830)
0
(0)
0
41   South Sudan 644,329
(248,777)
not determined not determined 5.18not determined
[Note 10]
[Note 16]
42   France 640,679
(247,368)
640,427
(247,270)
3,374
(1,303)
0.52 Figures include metropolitan France (in Europe) as well as the five overseas regions. This does not include New Caledonia (an autonomous sui generis collectivity), the five autonomous overseas collectivities, and the two uninhabited territories (the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and Clipperton Island) which are listed individually, although also part of the French Republic.[Note 17]
43   Somalia 637,657
(246,201)
627,337
(242,216)
10,320
(3,980)
1.62 [Note 18]
44   Central African Republic 622,984
(240,535)
622,984
(240,535)
0
(0)
0
45   Ukraine 603,500
(233,000)
579,300
(223,700)
24,200
(9,300)
4.01 Largest country wholly in Europe.[Note 19]
46   Madagascar 587,041
(226,658)
581,540
(224,530)
5,501
(2,124)
0.94
47   Botswana 581,730
(224,610)
566,730
(218,820)
15,000
(5,800)
2.58 [Note 20]
48   Kenya 580,367
(224,081)
569,140
(219,750)
11,227
(4,335)
1.93
49   Yemen 527,968
(203,850)
527,968
(203,850)
0
(0)
0
50   Thailand 513,120
(198,120)
510,890
(197,260)
2,230
(860)
0.43
51   Spain 505,992
(195,365)
498,980
(192,660)
6,390
(2,470)
1.26
52   Turkmenistan 488,100
(188,500)
469,930
(181,440)
18,170
(7,020)
3.72
53   Cameroon 475,442
(183,569)
472,710
(182,510)
2,730
(1,050)
0.57
54   Papua New Guinea 462,840
(178,700)
452,860
(174,850)
9,980
(3,850)
2.16
55   Sweden 450,295
(173,860)
410,335
(158,431)
39,960
(15,430)
8.87
56   Uzbekistan 447,400
(172,700)
425,400
(164,200)
22,000
(8,500)
4.92
57   Morocco 446,550
(172,410)
446,300
(172,300)
250
(97)
0.06 [Note 21]
58   Iraq 438,317
(169,235)
437,367
(168,868)
950
(370)
0.22 [Note 22]
59   Paraguay 406,752
(157,048)
397,302
(153,399)
9,450
(3,650)
2.32
60   Zimbabwe 390,757
(150,872)
386,847
(149,362)
3,910
(1,510)
1
61   Japan 377,930
(145,920)
364,485
(140,728)
13,430
(5,190)
3.55
62   Germany 357,114
(137,882)
348,672
(134,623)
8,350
(3,220)
2.34 Before the 1990 German reunification, West Germany 248,577 (95,976) and East Germany 108,333 (41,828)
63   Republic of the Congo 342,000
(132,000)
341,500
(131,900)
500
(190)
0.15
64   Finland 338,424
(130,666)
303,815
(117,304)
34,330
(13,250)
10.15 [Note 23]
65   Vietnam 331,212
(127,882)
310,070
(119,720)
21,140
(8,160)
6.38
66   Malaysia 330,803
(127,724)
329,613
(127,264)
1,190
(460)
0.35
67   Norway 323,802
(125,021)
304,282
(117,484)
19,520
(7,540)
6.03 [Note 24]
68   Ivory Coast 322,463
(124,504)
318,003
(122,782)
4,460
(1,720)
1.38
69   Poland 312,679
(120,726)
311,888
(120,421)
791
(305)
3.07
70   Oman 309,500
(119,500)
309,500
(119,500)
0
(0)
0
71   Italy 301,336
(116,346)
294,140
(113,570)
7,200
(2,800)
2.39
72   Philippines 300,000
(115,831)
298,170
(115,120)
1,830
(710)
0.61
73   Ecuador 276,841
(106,889)
256,369
(98,985)
6,720
(2,590)
2.37 [Note 25]
74   Burkina Faso 274,222
(105,878)
273,602
(105,638)
620
(240)
0.23 [Note 26]
75   New Zealand 270,467
(104,428)
262,443
(101,330)
4,395
(1,697)
1.65 [Note 27]
76   Gabon 267,668
(103,347)
257,667
(99,486)
10,000
(3,900)
3.74
end   Western Sahara 266,000
(103,000)
266,000
(103,000)
0
(0)
0 Disputed territory.[Note 28]
77   Guinea 245,857
(94,926)
245,717
(94,872)
140
(54)
0.06
78   United Kingdom 242,495
(93,628)
241,930
(93,410)
1,680
(650)
0.69 [Note 29]
79   Uganda 241,550
(93,260)
197,100
(76,100)
43,938
(16,965)
18.23
80   Ghana 238,533
(92,098)
227,533
(87,851)
11,000
(4,200)
4.61
81   Romania 238,397
(92,046)
231,291
(89,302)
7,100
(2,700)
2.97
82   Laos 236,800
(91,400)
230,800
(89,100)
6,000
(2,300)
2.53
83   Guyana 214,969
(83,000)
196,849
(76,004)
18,120
(7,000)
8.43
84   Belarus 207,600
(80,200)
202,900
(78,300)
4,700
(1,800)
2.26
85   Kyrgyzstan 199,951
(77,202)
191,801
(74,055)
8,150
(3,150)
4.08
86   Senegal 196,722
(75,955)
192,530
(74,340)
4,192
(1,619)
2.13
87   Syria 185,180
(71,500)
183,630
(70,900)
1,550
(600)
0.84 [Note 30]
88   Cambodia 181,035
(69,898)
176,515
(68,153)
4,520
(1,750)
2.5
89   Uruguay 176,215
(68,037)
175,015
(67,574)
1,200
(460)
0.68
end   Somaliland 176,120
(68,000)
[Note 31]
90   Suriname 163,820
(63,250)
156,000
(60,000)
7,820
(3,020)
4.77 Smallest country in South America.
91   Tunisia 163,610
(63,170)
155,360
(59,980)
8,250
(3,190)
5.04
92   Bangladesh 147,570
(56,980)
130,168
(50,258)
13,830
(5,340)
9.6 [Note 32]
93   Nepal 147,181
(56,827)
143,351
(55,348)
3,830
(1,480)
2.6 Largest country in the Himalayan range
94   Tajikistan 143,100
(55,300)
141,510
(54,640)
2,590
(1,000)
1.81
95   Greece 131,990
(50,960)
130,647
(50,443)
1,310
(510)
0.99
96   Nicaragua 130,373
(50,337)
119,990
(46,330)
10,380
(4,010)
7.96 Largest country in Central America.
97   North Korea 120,540
(46,540)
120,538
(46,540)
2
(0.77)
0.11
98   Malawi 118,484
(45,747)
94,080
(36,320)
24,404
(9,422)
20.6
99   Eritrea 117,600
(45,400)
101,000
(39,000)
16,600
(6,400)
14.12
100   Benin 114,763
(44,310)
114,305
(44,133)
457.569
(176.668)
0.40 [Note 33]
101   Honduras 112,492
(43,433)
111,890
(43,200)
200
(77)
0.18
102   Liberia 111,369
(43,000)
96,320
(37,190)
15,049
(5,810)
13.51
103   Bulgaria 110,879
(42,811)
108,489
(41,888)
2,390
(920)
2.16
104   Cuba 109,884
(42,426)
109,820
(42,400)
1,040
(400)
0.94 Largest country in Caribbean
105   Guatemala 108,889
(42,042)
107,159
(41,374)
1,730
(670)
1.59
106   Iceland 103,000
(40,000)
100,250
(38,710)
2,750
(1,060)
2.67
107   South Korea 100,210
(38,690)
99,909
(38,575)
301
(116)
0.3
108   Hungary 93,028
(35,918)
89,608
(34,598)
3,420
(1,320)
3.68
109   Portugal 92,090
(35,560)
91,470
(35,320)
620
(240)
0.67
110   Jordan 89,342
(34,495)
88,802
(34,287)
540
(210)
0.6
111   Serbia 88,361
(34,116)
88,246
(34,072)
115
(44)
0.13 [Note 34]
112   Azerbaijan 86,600
(33,400)
86,100
(33,200)
500
(190)
0.13 Largest country in Caucasus.[Note 35]
113   Austria 83,871
(32,383)
82,445
(31,832)
1,426
(551)
1.7
114   United Arab Emirates 83,600
(32,300)
83,600
(32,300)
0
(0)
0
115   Czech Republic 78,865
(30,450)
77,247
(29,825)
1,620
(630)
2.05
116   Panama 75,417
(29,119)
74,340
(28,700)
1,080
(420)
1.43
117   Sierra Leone 71,740
(27,700)
71,620
(27,650)
120
(46)
0.17
118   Ireland 70,273
(27,133)
68,883
(26,596)
1,390
(540)
1.98 The figure shown is for the Republic of Ireland, the island of Ireland is 84,421 km2 or 32,595 sq mi[28]
119   Georgia 69,700
(26,900)
69,700
(26,900)
0
(0)
0 [Note 36]
120   Sri Lanka 65,610
(25,330)
62,732
(24,221)
2,878
(1,111)
4.4
121   Lithuania 65,300
(25,200)
62,680
(24,200)
2,620
(1,010)
4.01
122   Latvia 64,559
(24,926)
62,249
(24,034)
2,340
(900)
3.62
end   Svalbard (Norway) 62,045
(23,956)
62,045
(23,956)
0
(0)
0 [Note 37]
123   Togo 56,785
(21,925)
54,385
(20,998)
2,400
(930)
4.23
124   Croatia 56,594
(21,851)
55,974
(21,612)
620
(240)
1.1
125   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209
(19,772)
51,187
(19,763)
10
(3.9)
0.02
126   Costa Rica 51,100
(19,700)
51,060
(19,710)
40
(15)
0.08
127   Slovakia 49,037
(18,933)
48,105
(18,573)
930
(360)
1.9
128   Dominican Republic 48,671
(18,792)
48,320
(18,660)
350
(140)
0.72
129   Estonia 45,227
(17,462)
42,388
(16,366)
2,840
(1,100)
6.28
130   Denmark 43,094
(16,639)
42,434
(16,384)
660
(250)
1.53 Metropolitan Denmark only, without Greenland and the Faroe Islands.[Note 38]
131   Netherlands 41,850
(16,160)
33,893
(13,086)
7,650
(2,950)
18.41 Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately.[Note 39]
132   Switzerland 41,284
(15,940)
39,997
(15,443)
1,280
(490)
3.1 [Note 40]
133   Bhutan 38,394
(14,824)
38,394
(14,824)
0
(0)
0
134   Taiwan 36,193
(13,974)
32,260
(12,460)
3,720
(1,440)
10.34 Before the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the Republic of China included Mainland China, Mongolia, Taiwan and other areas, totaling 11,418,174 km2 (4,408,582 sq mi).[Note 41]
135   Guinea-Bissau 36,125
(13,948)
28,120
(10,860)
8,005
(3,091)
22.16
136   Moldova 33,846
(13,068)
32,891
(12,699)
960
(370)
2.84 [Note 42]
137   Belgium 30,528
(11,787)
30,278
(11,690)
250
(97)
0.82
138   Lesotho 30,355
(11,720)
30,355
(11,720)
0
(0)
0
139   Armenia 29,743
(11,484)
28,342
(10,943)
1,401
(541)
4.71
140   Solomon Islands 28,896
(11,157)
27,986
(10,805)
910
(350)
3.15
141   Albania 28,748
(11,100)
27,398
(10,578)
1,350
(520)
4.7
142   Equatorial Guinea 28,051
(10,831)
28,051
(10,831)
0
(0)
0
143   Burundi 27,834
(10,747)
25,680
(9,920)
2,150
(830)
7.73
144   Haiti 27,750
(10,710)
27,560
(10,640)
190
(73)
0.68
145   Rwanda 26,338
(10,169)
24,668
(9,524)
1,670
(640)
6.34
146   Macedonia 25,713
(9,928)
25,433
(9,820)
280
(110)
1.09
147   Djibouti 23,200
(9,000)
23,180
(8,950)
20
(7.7)
0.09
148   Belize 22,966
(8,867)
22,806
(8,805)
160
(62)
0.7
149   El Salvador 21,041
(8,124)
20,721
(8,000)
320
(120)
1.52 Smallest country in continental North America.
150   Israel 20,770
(8,020)
20,330
(7,850)
440
(170)
2.12 [Note 43]
151   Slovenia 20,273
(7,827)
20,151
(7,780)
122
(47)
0.6
end   New Caledonia (France) 18,575
(7,172)
18,275
(7,056)
300
(120)
1.62
152   Fiji 18,272
(7,055)
18,274
(7,056)
0
(0)
0
153   Kuwait 17,818
(6,880)
17,818
(6,880)
0
(0)
0
154   Swaziland 17,364
(6,704)
17,204
(6,643)
160
(62)
0.92
155   East Timor 14,919
(5,760)
14,919
(5,760)
0
(0)
0
156   Bahamas 13,943
(5,383)
10,010
(3,860)
3,870
(1,490)
27.88
157   Montenegro 13,812
(5,333)
13,452
(5,194)
360
(140)
2.61
158   Vanuatu 12,189
(4,706)
12,189
(4,706)
0
(0)
0
end   Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 12,173
(4,700)
12,173
(4,700)
0
(0)
0
159   Qatar 11,586
(4,473)
11,586
(4,473)
0
(0)
0
end   Nagorno-Karabakh 11,458
(4,424)
11,458
(4,424)
1,200
(460)
1 [Note 44] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
160   The Gambia 11,295
(4,361)
10,000
(3,900)
1,295
(500)
11.47 Smallest country in continental Africa.
161   Jamaica 10,991
(4,244)
10,831
(4,182)
160
(62)
1.46
end   Kosovo 10,887
(4,203)
[Note 45]
162   Lebanon 10,452
(4,036)
10,230
(3,950)
170
(66)
1.63 Smallest country in continental Asia.
163   Cyprus 9,251
(3,572)
9,241
(3,568)
10
(3.9)
0.11 [Note 46]
end   Puerto Rico (United States) 9,104
(3,515)
9,104
(3,515)
3,054
(1,179)
35.2 Third largest island of the United States after the Big Island of Hawaii and Kodiak Island of Alaska.
end   Abkhazia 8,660
(3,340)
[Note 47]
end   French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 7,747
(2,991)
7,668
(2,961)
79.8
(30.8)
1.03 Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.[Note 48]
end   United States Minor Outlying Islands 6,959.41
(2,687.04)
34.2
(13.2)
6,937
(2,678)
99.6899.68
164   Palestine 6,020
(2,320)
5,640
(2,180)
220
(85)
3.9 [Note 49]
165   Brunei 5,765
(2,226)
5,265
(2,033)
500
(190)
8.67
166   Trinidad and Tobago 5,130
(1,980)
5,128
(1,980)
0
(0)
0
end   French Polynesia (France) 4,167
(1,609)
3,827
(1,478)
340
(130)
8.16
end   Transnistria 4,163
(1,607)
[Note 50]
167   Cape Verde 4,033
(1,557)
4,033
(1,557)
0
(0)
0
end   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom) 3,903
(1,507)
3,903
(1,507)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
end   South Ossetia 3,900
(1,500)
[Note 51]
end   Northern Cyprus 3,355
(1,295)
[Note 52]
168   Samoa 2,842
(1,097)
2,821
(1,089)
10
(3.9)
0.35
end   Hong Kong (China) 2,755
(1,064)
1,106
(427)
1,649
(637) [35]
59.8
169   Luxembourg 2,586
(998)
2,586
(998)
0
(0)
0
end   Bir Tawil (Terra nullius) 2,060
(800)
2,060
(800)
0
(0)
0
170   Mauritius 2,040
(790)
2,030
(780)
10
(3.9)
0.49 [Note 53]
171   Comoros 1,862
(719)
1,862
(719)
0
(0)
0 [Note 54]
end   Åland Islands (Finland) 1,580
(610)
[Note 55]
end   Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,393
(538)
1,393
(538)
Negligible 0.001Negligible [Note 56]
172   São Tomé and Príncipe 964
(372)
964
(372)
0
(0)
0
end   Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 948
(366)
430
(170)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
173   Kiribati 811
(313)
811
(313)
0
(0)
0 [Note 57]
174   Bahrain 765
(295)
765
(295)
0
(0)
0
175   Dominica 751
(290)
751
(290)
0
(0)
0
176   Tonga 747
(288)
717
(277)
30
(12)
4.02
177   Singapore 719
(278)
687
(265)
10
(3.9)
1.43
178   Federated States of Micronesia 702
(271)
702
(271)
Negligible 0.001Negligible
179   Saint Lucia 616
(238)
606
(234)
10
(3.9)
1.62 [Note 58]
end   Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 572
(221)
572
(221)
0
(0)
0
end   Guam (United States) 549
(212)
544
(210)
0
(0)
0
180   Andorra 468
(181)
468
(181)
0
(0)
0
end   Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 464
(179)
464
(179)
0
(0)
0
181   Palau 459
(177)
459
(177)
0
(0)
0
182   Seychelles 452
(175)
455
(176)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in Africa.
end   Curaçao (Netherlands) 444
(171)
444
(171)
0
(0)
0 [Note 39]
183   Antigua and Barbuda 442
(171)
442.6
(170.9)
0
(0)
0
184   Barbados 430
(170)
431
(166)
0
(0)
0
end   Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) 412
(159)
412
(159)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
185   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389
(150)
389
(150)
0
(0)
0
end   Jan Mayen (Norway) 377
(146)
377
(146)
0
(0)
0
end   U.S. Virgin Islands (United States) 347
(134)
346
(134)
1,564
(604)
81.88
186   Grenada 344
(133)
344
(133)
0
(0)
0
187   Malta 316
(122)
316
(122)
0
(0)
0
end   Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 308
(119)
308
(119)
0
(0)
0 [Note 59]
188   Maldives 300
(120)
298
(115)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in Asia.
end   Bonaire (Netherlands) 294
(114)
294
(114)
0
(0)
0
end   Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 264
(102)
264
(102)
0
(0)
0
189   Saint Kitts and Nevis 261
(101)
261
(101)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
end   Niue (New Zealand) 260
(100)
260
(100)
0
(0)
0 [Note 60]
end   Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) 253.8
(98.0)
not determined not determined 0.001not determined There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
end   Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242
(93)
242
(93)
0
(0)
0
end   Cook Islands (New Zealand) 236
(91)
236
(91)
0
(0)
0 [Note 61]
end   American Samoa (United States) 199
(77)
199
(77)
0
(0)
0
190   Marshall Islands 181
(70)
181
(70)
11,673
(4,507)
98.47
end   Aruba (Netherlands) 180
(69)
180
(69)
0
(0)
0
191   Liechtenstein 160
(62)
160
(62)
0
(0)
0
end   British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 151
(58)
151
(58)
0
(0)
0
end   Wallis and Futuna (France) 142
(55)
142
(55)
0
(0)
0
end   Christmas Island (Australia) 135
(52)
135
(52)
0
(0)
0 [Note 62]
end   Jersey (United Kingdom) 116
(45)
116
(45)
0
(0)
0
end   Montserrat (United Kingdom) 102
(39)
102
(39)
0
(0)
0
end   Anguilla (United Kingdom) 91
(35)
91
(35)
0
(0)
0
end   Guernsey (United Kingdom) 78
(30)
78
(30)
0
(0)
0
192   San Marino 61
(24)
61
(24)
0
(0)
0
end   British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) 60
(23)
60
(23)
54,340
(20,980)
99.89 [Note 63]
end   Saint Martin (France) 54
(21)
54.4
(21.0)
Negligible 0.001Negligible [Note 16]
end   Bermuda (United Kingdom) 54
(21)
54
(21)
0
(0)
0
end   Bouvet Island (Norway) 49
(19)
49
(19)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
end   Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 47
(18)
47
(18)
0
(0)
0 [Note 64]
end   Norfolk Island (Australia) 36
(14)
36
(14)
0
(0)
0
end   Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34
(13)
34
(13)
0
(0)
0 [Note 39]
end   Macau (China) 31.3
(12.1)
28.2
(10.9)
0
(0)
0 [Note 65]
193   Tuvalu 26
(10)
26
(10)
0
(0)
0 Smallest Commonwealth realm.
194   Nauru 21
(8.1)
21
(8.1)
0
(0)
0 Smallest island country, smallest republic and smallest country that isn't a city-state.
end   Saint Barthélemy (France) 21
(8.1)
not determined not determined 0.001not determined [Note 16]
end   Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21
(8.1)
not determined not determined 0.001not determined
end   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14
(5.4)
14
(5.4)
0
(0)
0 [Note 62]
end   Saba (Netherlands) 13
(5.0)
not determined not determined 0.001not determined
end   Tokelau (New Zealand) 12
(4.6)
12
(4.6)
0
(0)
0
end   Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 6
(2.3)
6.5
(2.5)
0
(0)
0
end   Clipperton Island (France) 6
(2.3)
2
(0.77)
4
(1.5)
66.67
end   Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) 5
(1.9)
5
(1.9)
0
(0)
0
end   Spratly Islands (disputed) <5
(<1.9)
<5
(<1.9)
0
(0)
0
end   Coral Sea Islands (Australia) <3
(<1.2)
<3
(<1.2)
0
(0)
0
195   Monaco 2.02
(0.78)
2.02
(0.78)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country with a coastline.
196   Vatican City 0.44
(0.17)
0.44
(0.17)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in the world.

Graphical chartsEdit

The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook[36] as of February 15, 2005.

Sovereign states with areas greater than 100,000 km2 are shown in green. In addition, non-sovereign territories are included for purposes of comparison, and are shown in gray. Areas include inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Claims to parts of Antarctica by various countries are not included.

Countries greater than 1.5 million km2Edit

MongoliaIranLibyaSudanIndonesiaMexicoSaudi ArabiaGreenlandDemocratic Republic of the CongoAlgeriaKazakhstanArgentinaIndiaEuropean UnionAustraliaBrazilUnited StatesGeography of China#Boundary disputesPeople's Republic of ChinaCanadaEuropeAntarcticaRussia 

Countries less than 1.5 million km2Edit

IcelandGuatemalaCubaBulgariaLiberiaHondurasBeninMalawiNorth KoreaEritreaNicaraguaGreeceNepalTajikistanBangladeshSurinameTunisiaUruguayCambodiaSyriaSenegalKyrgyzstanBelarusOmanGuyanaUgandaLaosRomaniaGhanaUnited KingdomGuineaWestern SaharaGabonNew ZealandBurkina FasoEcuadorPhilippinesItalyPolandCôte d'IvoireNorwayVietnamMalaysiaFinlandRepublic of the CongoGermanyJapanZimbabweParaguayIraqMoroccoUzbekistanSwedenPapua New GuineaCameroonTurkmenistanSpainThailandYemenFranceKenyaMadagascarBotswanaUkraineSouth SudanCentral African RepublicSomaliaAfghanistanBurmaZambiaChileTurkeyMozambiquePakistanNamibiaVenezuelaNigeriaTanzaniaEgyptMauritaniaBoliviaEthiopiaColombiaSouth AfricaMaliAngolaNigerChadPeru 

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The European Union is a unique supranational union. It covers a total area of 4,479,968 km2 (1,729,725 sq mi),[1] and would be ranked 7th if it were included (3.0% of world's total land area).
  2. ^ The figure shown does not include the area of Crimea (27,000 km2 or 10,000 sq mi), de facto controlled by Russia, claimed by Ukraine.
  3. ^ The following countries have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), Australia (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi), Chile (1,250,000 km2 or 480,000 sq mi), France (432,000 km2 or 167,000 sq mi), New Zealand (450,000 km2 or 170,000 sq mi), Norway (2,500,000 km2 or 970,000 sq mi) and United Kingdom (1,395,000 km2 or 539,000 sq mi), which to some extent overlap. The area from 90°W to 150°W (2,100,000 km2 or 810,000 sq mi) is currently unclaimed territory. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists.
  4. ^ a b The following two primary sources (non-mirrored) represent the range (min./max.) of total area for China and the United States. Both sources (1) exclude Taiwan from the area of China; (2) exclude China's coastal and territorial waters However, the CIA World Factbook includes the United States coastal and territorial waters, while Encyclopædia Britannica excludes the United States coastal and territorial waters.
    1. The Encyclopædia Britannica lists China as world's third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with a total area of 9,572,900 sq km,[6] and the United States as fourth-largest at 9,525,067 sq km.[7]
    2. The CIA World Factbook lists China as fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada and the United States) with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km,[8] and the United States as the third-largest at 9,833,517 sq km.[9]

    Notably, Encyclopædia Britannica specifies the United States' area (excluding coastal and territorial waters) as 9,525,067 sq km, which is less than either source's figure given for China's area.[7] Therefore, while it can be determined that China has a larger area excluding coastal and territorial waters, it is unclear which country has a larger area including coastal and territorial waters.


    United Nations Statistics Division's figure for the United States is 9,833,517 sq km and China is 9,596,961 sq km. These closely match the CIA World Factbook figures and similarly include coastal and territorial waters for the United States, but exclude coastal and territorial waters for China.


    Further explanation of disputed ranking: The dispute for world's third-largest country arose from the inclusion of coastal and territorial waters for the United States. This discrepancy was deduced from comparing the CIA World Factbook and its previous iterations[10] against the information for United States on Encyclopædia Britannica, particularly its footnote section.[7] In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US added coastal waters to its total area (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US added territorial water to its total area (increasing it to 9,833,517 sq km). During this time, China's total area remained unchanged. In other words, no coastal or territorial water area was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's coastal and territorial water figures are currently unknown (no official publication) and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.

  5. ^ Figures exclude the external territories of Norfolk Island, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands Territory, and Heard Island and McDonald Islands,[12] each shown separately. Excludes the claim of the Australian Antarctic Territory (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi). The UN's previous data,[13] as well as the current data shown by the World Bank and the CIA,[1][14] give the figure as 7,741,220 km2 (2,988,900 sq mi).
  6. ^ The total area given is from Encyclopædia Britannica and includes disputed territories not under Indian control but claimed by India. The total area claimed by India, according to the figure given by the United Nations and the Indian government, totals 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi).[15]
  7. ^ Excludes claims on Argentine Antarctica (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), on Malvinas/Falkland Islands (12,173 km2 or 4,700 sq mi) and on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (3,903 km2 or 1,507 sq mi).
  8. ^ The area of internal waters is officially reported as 0[17] even though several seasonal lakes and permanent reservoirs exist in the country. Prior to 2011, Sudan was the largest country in Africa but the secession of South Sudan led to Algeria becoming the largest country in Africa.
  9. ^ A total of 1,755,636 km2 (677,855 sq mi) of land area is covered by ice; the ice-free area amounts to 410,450 km2 (158,480 sq mi).[14]
  10. ^ a b The water area percentage of Sudan prior to the secession of South Sudan was 5.18.
  11. ^ Prior to the independence of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan's total area as reported by the UN source was 2,505,813 km2 (967,500 sq mi). Updated figure shown is from the CIA.[1]
  12. ^ The area given is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][13] The UN Demographic Yearbook lists a figure of 1,628,750 km2 (628,860 sq mi), which refers to land area only.
  13. ^ Excluding the Ilemi Triangle (14,000 km2 or 5,400 sq mi).
  14. ^ Includes data for Pakistani-claimed territories of Kashmir, Azad Kashmir (13,297 km2 or 5,134 sq mi) and Gilgit–Baltistan (72,520 km2 or 28,000 sq mi).[19] Excluding these territories would produce an area figure of 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi).
  15. ^ Excludes claims in Antarctica.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g Figures shown in this entry are taken from the CIA.[1]
  17. ^ Source gives area of metropolitan France as 551,500 km2 (212,900 sq mi) and lists overseas regions separately, whose areas sum to 89,179 km2 (34,432 sq mi). Adding these give the total shown here for the entire French Republic. The CIA reports the total as 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi).[1] Another source, the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, gives an area figure of 632,759 km2 (244,310 sq mi).[20] (The CIA gives a water area of metropolitan France as 1,530 km2 (590 sq mi).)
  18. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Somaliland (137,600 km2 or 53,100 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Somalia.
  19. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Crimea (27,000 km2 or 10,000 sq mi), de facto controlled by Russia, but claimed by Ukraine and internationally recognised as part of it.
  20. ^ All figures are those cited by the Food and Agriculture Organization.[21]
  21. ^ Does not include Western Sahara, shown separately.
  22. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][13] The UN figure of 435,244 km2 (168,049 sq mi) excludes the three autonomous provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  23. ^ Includes the Åland Islands (1,552 km2 or 599 sq mi).
  24. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook; the UN data refers to mainland area only. All figures exclude Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Bouvet Island, shown separately, and the Antarctic territorial claims of Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island (243 km2 or 94 sq mi).
  25. ^ May or may not include the Galápagos Islands (7,880 km2 or 3,040 sq mi). The 2007 data,[13] as well as the current data given by the CIA, explicitly includes the Galápagos and gives the figure as 283,561 km2 (109,484 sq mi).[1]
  26. ^ The total area figure is that reported by the National Institute of Statistics and Demography of Burkina Faso (INSD).[22] The water area is that reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization[23] and the land area is taken to be the difference between these two figures.
  27. ^ The government gives the total figure as 266,838 square kilometres (103,027 sq mi).[24] CIA World Factbook has total/land area of 267,710 km2 (103,360 sq mi). All figures exclude Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau, shown separately, as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency.
  28. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  29. ^ Does not include the three Crown dependencies (768 km2 or 297 sq mi) and the 14 overseas territories (1,742,857 km2 or 672,921 sq mi), shown separately.
  30. ^ Includes the parts of the Golan Heights (1,295 km2 or 500 sq mi) occupied by Israel.
  31. ^ Somaliland is claimed in whole by Somalia, and has no international recognition
  32. ^ Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is 147,570 km2 or 56,980 sq mi.[25]
  33. ^ Benin's official total area increased from 112,622 km2 (43,484 sq mi) to 114,763 km2 (44,310 sq mi) following the resolution of the Lete Island dispute in 2005.[26] The water area is that reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization[27] and the land area is the difference between these two figures, rounded to the nearest square kilometre.
  34. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Kosovo and Metohija, which is de facto independent from Serbia as the Republic of Kosovo (10,887 km2 or 4,203 sq mi). The area of Serbia without Kosovo is 77,474 km2 (29,913 sq mi).[1]
  35. ^ The figure shown includes the area of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (11,458 km2 or 4,424 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Azerbaijan.
  36. ^ The figure shown includes the areas of Abkhazia (8,660 km2 or 3,340 sq mi)[29] and South Ossetia (3,900 km2 or 1,500 sq mi),[30] both de facto independent from Georgia.
  37. ^ The UN gives a combined area for Svalbard and Jan Mayen as 62,422 km2 (24,101 sq mi). The separate figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook.[1]
  38. ^ The UN figure includes only the constituent country Denmark; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km2 (857,183 sq mi) and would be 12th.
  39. ^ a b c Data for the Netherlands is from the Central Bureau of Statistics.[31] Source gives area of European Netherlands as 41,528 km2 (16,034 sq mi) and lists the three special municipalities separately, whose areas sum to 322 km2 (124 sq mi). Adding these gives the total shown here for the entire country of the Netherlands.[32] Adding the constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the total area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,508 km2 (16,412 sq mi).
  40. ^ The figure from the UN demographic yearbook (41,277 km2 or 15,937 sq mi) excludes the areas of state forests and communanzas,[further explanation needed] which amount to 7.15 km2 (2.76 sq mi). The figure here is from the 2007 data.[13]
  41. ^ The UN source does not include data for the Republic of China on Taiwan. The figure shown is from the 2012 Statistical Data from the Ministry of the Interior, Republic of China. The CIA gives a total area of 35,980 km2 (13,890 sq mi). The total constitutional land area of the Republic of China is 11,420,000 km2 (4,410,000 sq mi), which includes modern-day Taiwan, Mongolia, and Mainland China.[33]
  42. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Transnistria (4,163 km2 or 1,607 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Moldova.
  43. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA.[1] The UN/Israel Central Bureau of Statistics figure of 22,072 km2 (8,522 sq mi) includes the Golan Heights (1,200 km2 or 460 sq mi) and East Jerusalem (70 km2 or 27 sq mi), which are not internationally recognised as part of Israel.
  44. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh is claimed in whole by Azerbaijan, and has no international recognition
  45. ^ Kosovo is claimed in whole by Serbia, and has limited international recognition
  46. ^ Includes the largely unrecognized but de facto independent Northern Cyprus (3,355 km2 or 1,295 sq mi), the UN buffer zone (346 km2 or 134 sq mi) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (254 km2 or 98 sq mi).[1]
  47. ^ Abkhazia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  48. ^ The UN source has no data for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. The figure given here is the total of all areas listed separately in the CIA World Factbook.[34]
  49. ^ The CIA gives the areas of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip separately as 5,860 km2 (2,260 sq mi) and 360 km2 (140 sq mi) respectively (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/we.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gz.html). The figure for the West Bank includes East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land, but excludes Mount Scopus.[1]
  50. ^ Transnistria is claimed in whole by Moldova, and has limited international recognition
  51. ^ South Ossetia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  52. ^ Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state recognised only by Turkey.
  53. ^ Figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook.[1] The UN figure of 1,969 km2 (760 sq mi) excludes the Agaléga Islands and Cargados Carajos.[13]
  54. ^ The CIA World Factbook[1] and the UN give an area of 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi), which includes Mayotte (374 km2 (144 sq mi)), an overseas department of France.
  55. ^ Åland Islands is an Autonomous region of Finland. As an Autonomous region of Finland, it is inside the European Union.
  56. ^ There are some lakes and streams of unknown area.
  57. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook,[1] and refers to land area only. The UN figure excludes 84 km2 (32 sq mi) of uninhabited islands.
  58. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook.[1] The UN value of 539 km2 (208 sq mi) refers to habitable area only and excludes the country's central forest reserve.
  59. ^ The total area of Saint Helena is 122 square kilometres (47 sq mi), Ascension Island is 88 square kilometres (34 sq mi), and Tristan da Cunha is 98 square kilometres (38 sq mi).
  60. ^ Niue, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  61. ^ The Cook Islands, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  62. ^ a b Data is from the 2007 statistics.[13]
  63. ^ The UN gives no information for the British Indian Ocean Territory. The figure given here was taken from the CIA Factbook, and refers to land area only.[1]
  64. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook, and includes Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Island.[1] The UN figure is 5 km2 or 1.9 sq mi, and only includes area for Pitcairn island itself, the only inhabited island in the group.
  65. ^ Current statistics: March 2014 – Direcçāo dos Serviços de Cartografia e Cadastro (Cartography and Cadastre Bureau) Including University of Macau's New Hengqin Campus

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