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List of country subdivisions by area

Largest 50 subdivisions by area. Note: This map projection distorts areas on different latitudes, so direct size comparison between two subdivisions using this map may not be accurate.

This is a list of the 50 largest country subdivisions and dependent territories by area (including surface water) in square kilometres.

List of the 50 largest country subdivisions by areaEdit

Largest country subdivisions by area
Rank Subdivision flag Subdivision name Capital Country Area (km2) Population Country similar in area (km2) Rank in country
1   Yakutia Yakutsk   Russia 3,083,523 964,330[1] India
3,287,263
1
2   State of Western Australia Perth   Australia 2,645,615 2,615,794[2] Kazakhstan
2,724,900
1
3   Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk   Russia 2,339,700[3] 2,876,497[1] Democratic Republic of the Congo
2,344,858
2
4   Greenland Nuuk   Kingdom of Denmark 2,166,086[4][5] 55,877[6] Saudi Arabia
2,149,690
1
5   Territory of Nunavut Iqaluit   Canada 2,038,722 38,780[7] Mexico
1,964,375
1
6   State of Queensland Brisbane   Australia 1,851,856 5,076,512[2] Sudan
1,886,068
2
7   State of Alaska Juneau

(Largest city: Anchorage)

  United States 1,717,854 737,438[8] Iran
1,648,195
1
8 none Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Ürümqi   China 1,664,897 24,867,600[9] Iran 1
9   State of Amazonas Manaus   Brazil 1,570,745 4,080,611[10] Mongolia
1,564,110
1
10   Province of Quebec Quebec City

(Largest city: Montreal)

  Canada 1,542,056 8,484,965[7] Mongolia 2
11   Northern Territory Darwin   Australia 1,419,630 245,562[2] Mongolia 3
12   Northwest Territories Yellowknife   Canada 1,346,106[11] 44,826[7] Peru
1,285,216
3
13   State of Pará Belém   Brazil 1,253,164 8,578,051[10] Angola
1,246,700
2
14 none Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa   China 1,202,189 3,438,200[12] South Africa
1,221,037
2
15 none Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hohhot

(Largest city: Baotou)

  China 1,183,000 25,340,000[13] Colombia
1,141,748
3
16   Province of Ontario Toronto   Canada 1,076,395 14,566,547[7] Bolivia
1,098,581
4
17   State of South Australia Adelaide   Australia 1,044,353 1,748,630[2] Mauritania
1,030,700
4
18   Province of British Columbia Victoria

(Largest city: Vancouver)

  Canada 944,735 5,071,336[7] Tanzania
945,087
5
19   State of Mato Grosso Cuiabá   Brazil 906,807 3,441,998[10] Venezuela
916,445
3
20   State of New South Wales Sydney   Australia 809,952 8,071,071[2] Mozambique
801,590
5
21   Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk   Russia 788,600 1,328,302[1] Turkey
783,562
3
22   Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk   Russia 767,900 2,404,195[1] Chile
756,102
4
23   Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard

(Largest city: Noyabrsk)

  Russia 750,300[14] 538,547[1] Zambia
752,612
5
24   Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr   Russia 737,700 49,348[1] Zambia 6
25 none Qinghai Province Xining   China 721,000 6,032,300[15] Zambia 4
26   State of Texas Austin

(Largest city: Houston)

  United States 696,241 28,701,845[8] Myanmar
676,578
2
27 none Eastern Province Dammam   Saudi Arabia 672,522 5,028,753 Myanmar 1
28 none Agadez Region Agadez   Niger 667,799 487,620 Somalia
637,657
1
29   Province of Alberta Edmonton

(Largest city: Calgary)

  Canada 661,848 4,371,316[7] Afghanistan
652,230
6
30   Province of Saskatchewan Regina

(Largest city: Saskatoon)

  Canada 651,900 1,174,462[7] Afghanistan 7
31   Province of Manitoba Winnipeg   Canada 649,950 1,369,465[7] France
640,679
8
32   Arkhangelsk Oblast[16] Arkhangelsk   Russia 587,400 1,155,028[1] Madagascar
587,041
7
33   State of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte   Brazil 586,522 21,168,791[10] Madagascar 4
34   State of Bahia Salvador   Brazil 564,273 14,873,064[10] Kenya
580,367
5
35 none Tamanrasset Province Tamanrasset   Algeria 556,200[17] 204,540[18] Kenya 1
36   Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk

(Largest city: Surgut)

  Russia 534,800[14] 1,664,089[1] Yemen
527,968
8
37 none Orientale Province Kisangani   Democratic Republic of the Congo 503,239[19] 9,003,000[20] Spain
505,992
1
38 none Katanga Province Lubumbashi   Democratic Republic of the Congo 496,871[21] 13,207,000[20] Turkmenistan
488,100
2
39 none Tombouctou Region Timbuktu   Mali 496,611 681,691 Turkmenistan 1
40 none Sichuan Province Chengdu   China 485,000 83,410,000[22] Turkmenistan 5
41   Yukon Territory Whitehorse   Canada 482,443 40,854[7] Turkmenistan 9
42 none Kufra District Al Jawf   Libya 479,160[17] 50,104 Cameroon
475,442
1
43   Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky   Russia 472,300 315,557[1] Cameroon 9
44   Magadan Oblast Magadan   Russia 461,400 144,091[1] Papua New Guinea
462,840
10
45 none Heilongjiang Province Harbin   China 460,000 37,731,000[23] Papua New Guinea 6
46 none Gansu Province Lanzhou   China 454,000 26,372,600[24] Sweden
450,295
7
47 none Adrar Province Adrar   Algeria 443,782 402,197 Morocco
446,550
2
48   New Valley Governorate Kharga   Egypt 440,098 245,000[25] Iraq
438,317
1
49   Zabaykalsky Krai Chita   Russia 431,500 1,072,806[1] Iraq 11
50 none Karagandy Region Karagandy   Kazakhstan 427,982 1,378,863[26] Iraq 1
Area in square kilometers Number of country subdivisions
2,000,000+ 5
1,500,000–1,999,999 5
1,000,000–1,499,999 7
500,000–999,999 20
428,000–499,999 13
Total 50
Country Number of subdivisions
Russia 11
Canada 9
China 7
Australia and Brazil 5
Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States 2
Denmark, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mali, Niger and Saudi Arabia 1

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k ""26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года"". Federal State Statistics Service. January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (2019-09-19). "Main Features - Estimated resident population". www.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  3. ^ Includes the 897,900 km2 Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District
  4. ^ Greenland is a subdivision of the Kingdom of Denmark; it is uncertain whether Greenland is better classified as a sovereign state subdivision or as a country in its own right.
  5. ^ If Greenland would be listed as a country its two largest municipalities (Sermersooq and Avannaata) should both be listed as numbers 35 and 37 with areas of 531,900 and 522,700 km2 respectively, being then the first order subdivision
  6. ^ "Grønlands Statistik". www.stat.gl. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Statistics Canada. ""Population by year of Canada of Canada and territories"". www150.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  8. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. ""Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018"".
  9. ^ "[新疆]2018年新疆维吾尔自治区国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Population estimates for the Brazilian municipalities and Federation Units on July 1, 2018" (PDF).
  11. ^ The area of the Northwest Territories in Canada was 3,439,296 km2, making it the world's largest subdivision, until 1999, when the territory of Nunavut was split off from the Northwest Territories.
  12. ^ "2018年西藏自治区国民经济和社会发展统计公报". www.xzxw.com. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  13. ^ "[内蒙古]2018年内蒙古国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  14. ^ a b The Tyumen Oblast contains the Khanty–Mansi and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, but all three are considered to be federal subjects of Russia. The total area for the oblast (with autonomous okrugs included) is 1,433,270 km2.
  15. ^ "[青海]2018年青海省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  16. ^ Including Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  17. ^ a b These figures cannot be verified by their Wikipedia page.
  18. ^ "Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l'Habitat 2008". web.archive.org. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  19. ^ The current constitution of DR Congo, ratified in 2006, was to have split Orientale into four new provinces no later than February 2009. As of June 2015 this had not happened.
  20. ^ a b "Annuaire statistique 2014" (PDF).
  21. ^ The 2006 DR Congo constitution also provides for Katanga to be split into four new provinces.
  22. ^ "[四川]2018年四川省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  23. ^ "[黑龙江]黑龙江省2018年国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  24. ^ "[甘肃]2018年甘肃省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  25. ^ "الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء". www.capmas.gov.eg. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  26. ^ "Численность населения Республики Казахстан по полу в разрезе областей, городов, районов и районных центров и поселков".

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