List of sovereign states and dependencies by area

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This is a list of the world's sovereign states 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 actually 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] (4,324,782 km2 or 1,669,808 sq mi total area) 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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Sovereign states and dependencies by areaEdit

Rank
Sovereign state/dependency Total in km2 (mi2) Land in km2 (mi2) Water in km2 (mi2)  % water Notes
0  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 Second largest country in Asia, after Russia. 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)
9,147,643
(3,531,925) –
9,147,593
(3,531,905)
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 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.
1vend  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 1,886,068
(728,215)
1765050NA 96434NA 5.18NA
[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 [Note 13]
19  Peru 1,285,216
(496,225)
1,279,996
(494,209)
5,220
(2,020)
0.41
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 14]
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 15]
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 16]
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 Also known as Burma.
40  Afghanistan 652,230
(251,830)
652,230
(251,830)
0
(0)
0
41  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]
42  Somalia 637,657
(246,201)
627,337
(242,216)
10,320
(3,980)
1.62 [Note 18]
43  Central African Republic 622,984
(240,535)
622,984
(240,535)
0
(0)
0
44  South Sudan 619,745
(239,285)
610950NA 33379NA 5.18NA
[Note 10]
[Note 19]
45  Ukraine 603,500
(233,000)
579,300
(223,700)
24,200
(9,300)
4.01 Largest country wholly in Europe.[Note 20]
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 21]
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 22]
58  Iraq 438,317
(169,235)
437,367
(168,868)
950
(370)
0.22 [Note 23]
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 24]
65  United Kingdom 331,652
(128,052)
331,652
(128,052)
1,680
(650)
0.69 [Note 25]
66  Vietnam 331,212
(127,882)
310,070
(119,720)
21,140
(8,160)
6.38
67  Malaysia 330,803
(127,724)
329,613
(127,264)
1,190
(460)
0.35
68  Norway 323,802
(125,021)
304,282
(117,484)
19,520
(7,540)
6.03 [Note 26]
69  Ivory Coast 322,463
(124,504)
318,003
(122,782)
4,460
(1,720)
1.38
70  Poland 312,679
(120,726)
311,888
(120,421)
791
(305)
3.07
71  Oman 309,500
(119,500)
309,500
(119,500)
0
(0)
0
72  Italy 301,336
(116,346)
294,140
(113,570)
7,200
(2,800)
2.39
73  Philippines 300,000
(120,000)
298,170
(115,120)
1,830
(710)
0.61
74  Ecuador 276,841
(106,889)
256,369
(98,985)
6,720
(2,590)
2.37 [Note 27]
75  Burkina Faso 274,222
(105,878)
273,602
(105,638)
620
(240)
0.23 [Note 28]
76  New Zealand 270,467
(104,428)
262,443
(101,330)
4,395
(1,697)
1.65 [Note 29]
77  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 30]
78  Guinea 245,857
(94,926)
245,717
(94,872)
140
(54)
0.06
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 238,391
(92,043)
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 31]
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
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
end  Somaliland 137,600
(53,100)
[Note 33]
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 120,538
(46,540)
120,408
(46,490)
130
(50)
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 34]
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 35]
112  Azerbaijan 86,600
(33,400)
86,100
(33,200)
500
(190)
0.13 Largest country in Caucasus.[Note 36]
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
119  Georgia 69,700
(26,900)
69,700
(26,900)
0
(0)
0 [Note 37]
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 38]
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 39]
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 40]
132  Switzerland 41,284
(15,940)
39,997
(15,443)
1,280
(490)
3.1 [Note 41]
133  Bhutan 38,394
(14,824)
38,394
(14,824)
0
(0)
0
end  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 42]
134   Guinea-Bissau 36,125
(13,948)
28,120
(10,860)
8,005
(3,091)
22.16
135  Moldova 33,846
(13,068)
32,891
(12,699)
960
(370)
2.84 [Note 43]
136  Belgium 30,528
(11,787)
30,278
(11,690)
250
(97)
0.82
137  Lesotho 30,355
(11,720)
30,355
(11,720)
0
(0)
0
138  Armenia 29,743
(11,484)
28,342
(10,943)
1,401
(541)
4.71
139  Solomon Islands 28,896
(11,157)
27,986
(10,805)
910
(350)
3.15
140  Albania 28,748
(11,100)
27,398
(10,578)
1,350
(520)
4.7
141  Equatorial Guinea 28,051
(10,831)
28,051
(10,831)
0
(0)
0
142  Burundi 27,834
(10,747)
25,680
(9,920)
2,150
(830)
7.73
143  Haiti 27,750
(10,710)
27,560
(10,640)
190
(73)
0.68
144  Rwanda 26,338
(10,169)
24,668
(9,524)
1,670
(640)
6.34
145  Macedonia 25,713
(9,928)
25,433
(9,820)
280
(110)
1.09
146  Djibouti 23,200
(9,000)
23,180
(8,950)
20
(7.7)
0.09
147  Belize 22,966
(8,867)
22,806
(8,805)
160
(62)
0.7
148  El Salvador 21,041
(8,124)
20,721
(8,000)
320
(120)
1.52 Smallest country in continental North America.
149  Israel 20,770
(8,020)
20,330
(7,850)
440
(170)
2.12 [Note 44]
150  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
151  Fiji 18,272
(7,055)
18,274
(7,056)
0
(0)
0
152  Kuwait 17,818
(6,880)
17,818
(6,880)
0
(0)
0
153  Swaziland 17,364
(6,704)
17,204
(6,643)
160
(62)
0.92
154  East Timor 14,874
(5,743)
14,874
(5,743)
0
(0)
0
155  Bahamas 13,943
(5,383)
10,010
(3,860)
3,870
(1,490)
27.88
156  Montenegro 13,812
(5,333)
13,452
(5,194)
360
(140)
2.61
157  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
158  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 45] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
159  Gambia 11,295
(4,361)
10,000
(3,900)
1,295
(500)
11.47 Smallest country in continental Africa.
160  Jamaica 10,991
(4,244)
10,831
(4,182)
160
(62)
1.46
end  Kosovo 10,887
(4,203)
[Note 46]
161  Lebanon 10,452
(4,036)
10,230
(3,950)
170
(66)
1.63 Smallest country in continental Asia.
162  Cyprus 9,251
(3,572)
9,241
(3,568)
10
(3.9)
0.11 [Note 47]
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 48]
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 49]
end  United States Minor Outlying Islands 6,959.41
(2,687.04)
22.41
(8.65)
6,937
(2,678)
99.68
end  Palestine 6,220
(2,400)
5,640
(2,180)
220
(85)
3.9 [Note 50]
164  Brunei 5,765
(2,226)
5,265
(2,033)
500
(190)
8.67
165  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 51]
166  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 19]
end  South Ossetia 3,900
(1,500)
[Note 52]
end  Northern Cyprus 3,355
(1,295)
[Note 53]
167  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) [34]
59.8
168  Luxembourg 2,586
(998)
2,586
(998)
0
(0)
0
169  Mauritius 2,040
(790)
2,030
(780)
10
(3.9)
0.49 [Note 54]
170  Comoros 1,862
(719)
1,862
(719)
0
(0)
0 [Note 55]
end  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,580
(610)
[Note 56]
end  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,393
(538)
1,393
(538)
0.10 0.0010.00 [Note 57]
171   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 19]
172  Kiribati 811
(313)
811
(313)
0
(0)
0 [Note 58]
173  Bahrain 765
(295)
765
(295)
0
(0)
0
174  Dominica 751
(290)
751
(290)
0
(0)
0
175  Tonga 747
(288)
717
(277)
30
(12)
4.02
176  Singapore 719
(278)
687
(265)
10
(3.9)
1.43
177  Federated States of Micronesia 702
(271)
702
(271)
0.10 0.0010.00
178  Saint Lucia 616
(238)
606
(234)
10
(3.9)
1.62 [Note 59]
end  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 572
(221)
572
(221)
0
(0)
0
end  Guam (United States) 549
(212)
544
(210)
0
(0)
0
179  Andorra 468
(181)
468
(181)
0
(0)
0
end  Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 464
(179)
464
(179)
0
(0)
0
180  Palau 459
(177)
459
(177)
0
(0)
0
181  Seychelles 452
(175)
455
(176)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in Africa.
end   Curaçao (Netherlands) 444
(171)
444
(171)
0
(0)
0 [Note 40]
182  Antigua and Barbuda 442
(171)
442.6
(170.9)
0
(0)
0
183  Barbados 430
(170)
431
(166)
0
(0)
0
end  Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) 412
(159)
412
(159)
0
(0)
0 [Note 19]
184  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
185  Grenada 344
(133)
344
(133)
0
(0)
0
186  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 60]
187  Maldives 300
(120)
298
(115)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country in Asia.
end   Bonaire (Netherlands) 294
(114)
294
(114)
0
(0)
end  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 264
(102)
264
(102)
0
(0)
0
188  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 61]
end  Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) 253.8
(98.0)
253.8NA 0.1NA 0.001NA 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 62]
end  American Samoa (United States) 199
(77)
199
(77)
0
(0)
0
189  Marshall Islands 181
(70)
181
(70)
11,673
(4,507)
98.47
end  Aruba (Netherlands) 180
(69)
180
(69)
0
(0)
0
190  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 63]
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
191  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 64]
end  Saint Martin (France) 54
(21)
54.4
(21.0)
0.1Neg. 0.0010.00 [Note 19]
end  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 54
(21)
54
(21)
0
(0)
0
end  Bouvet Island (Norway) 49
(19)
49
(19)
0
(0)
0 [Note 19]
end  Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 47
(18)
47
(18)
0
(0)
0 [Note 65]
end  Norfolk Island (Australia) 36
(14)
36
(14)
0
(0)
0
end  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34
(13)
34
(13)
0
(0)
0 [Note 40]
end  Macau (China) 31.3
(12.1)
28.2
(10.9)
0
(0)
0 [Note 66]
192  Tuvalu 26
(10)
26
(10)
0
(0)
0 Smallest Commonwealth realm.
193  Nauru 21
(8.1)
21
(8.1)
0
(0)
0 Smallest island country.
end  Saint Barthélemy (France) 21
(8.1)
21NA 0.1NA 0.001NA [Note 19]
end   Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21
(8.1)
21NA 0.1NA 0.001NA
end  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14
(5.4)
14
(5.4)
0
(0)
0 [Note 63]
end   Saba (Netherlands) 13
(5.0)
13NA 0.1NA 0.001NA
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)
6
(2.3)
0
(0)
0
end  Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) 5
(1.9)
5
(1.9)
0
(0)
0
end   Spratly Islands (disputed) 4.9<5
(<1.9)
4.9<5
(<1.9)
0
(0)
0
end  Coral Sea Islands (Australia) 2.9<3
(<1.2)
2.9<3
(<1.2)
0
(0)
0
194  Monaco 2.02
(0.78)
2.02
(0.78)
0
(0)
0 Smallest country with a coastline.
195  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[35] 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 4,324,781 km2 (1,669,807 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 Encyclopaedia 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.
  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. ^ Claimed by the Republic of China until 2012, however, both governments haven't signed agreement on mutual recognition of sovereignty yet.
  14. ^ Excluding the Ilemi Triangle (14,000 km2 or 5,400 sq mi).
  15. ^ 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).
  16. ^ Excludes claims in Antarctica.
  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. ^ a b c d e f g Figures shown in this entry are taken from the CIA.[1]
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ All figures are those cited by the Food and Agriculture Organization.[21]
  22. ^ Does not include Western Sahara, shown separately.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Includes the Åland Islands (1,552 km2 or 599 sq mi).
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ 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).
  27. ^ 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]
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ 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.
  30. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  31. ^ Includes the parts of the Golan Heights (1,295 km2 or 500 sq mi) occupied by Israel.
  32. ^ Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is 147,570 km2 or 56,980 sq mi.[25]
  33. ^ Somaliland is claimed in whole by Somalia, and has no international recognition
  34. ^ 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.
  35. ^ 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]
  36. ^ 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.
  37. ^ The figure shown includes the areas of Abkhazia (8,660 km2 or 3,340 sq mi)[28] and South Ossetia (3,900 km2 or 1,500 sq mi),[29] both de facto independent from Georgia.
  38. ^ 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]
  39. ^ 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.
  40. ^ a b c Data for the Netherlands is from the Central Bureau of Statistics.[30] 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.[31] 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).
  41. ^ 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]
  42. ^ 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.[32]
  43. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Transnistria (4,163 km2 or 1,607 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Moldova.
  44. ^ 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.
  45. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh is claimed in whole by Azerbaijan, and has no international recognition
  46. ^ Kosovo is claimed in whole by Serbia, and has limited international recognition
  47. ^ 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]
  48. ^ Abkhazia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  49. ^ 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.[33]
  50. ^ 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]
  51. ^ Transnistria is claimed in whole by Moldova, and has limited international recognition
  52. ^ South Ossetia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  53. ^ Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state recognised only by Turkey.
  54. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][13] The UN figure of 1,969 km2 (760 sq mi) excludes the Agaléga Islands and Cargados Carajos.
  55. ^ Figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook.[1] UN figure of 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi) includes Mayotte 374 km2 (144 sq mi), an overseas department of France.
  56. ^ Åland Islands is an Autonomous region of Finland. As an Autonomous region of Finland, it is inside the European Union.
  57. ^ There are some lakes and streams of unknown area.
  58. ^ 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.
  59. ^ 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.
  60. ^ 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).
  61. ^ Niue, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  62. ^ The Cook Islands, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  63. ^ a b Data is from the 2007 statistics.[13]
  64. ^ 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]
  65. ^ 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.
  66. ^ 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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