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From the largest to the smallest countries of the World.
List of countries and territories in total area in square kilometer (km²).


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Countries by Area
Rank
 
Country / Territory Area
(km²)
% of Total
 
Continent /
Region
Notes  
earth symbol Earth 148,940,000 100%   Solar System Earth, the most important place you know is about the size of an average sunspot. The total land coverage is 29.2% of Earth's surface, the rest of its surface area of 70.8%, you can guess, is of water). Compared to other planets our world is almost twice the size of Mars, and it is just a little larger than Venus.  
1
Russia 17,098,242 11.5%   Asia /Europe Still the largest country in the world--and growing, again.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (EB): 17,075,400 km²
2
Canada 9,984,670 6.7%   America, North Largest country in the Western Hemisphere. Longest coastline. EB: 9,984,670 km²
3
United States 9,629,091 6.5%
  America, North Includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia, without unincorporated territories of the United States and the like. The total area is listed as 9,826,630 km² by the CIA World Factbook.
EB: 9,522,055 km²
4
PR China 9,598,094 6.4%   Asia, Eastern Second largest Asian country (after the Asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for Mainland China (9,596,961 km²) inclusive Hong Kong SAR (1,104 km²) and Macau (29 km²). (Excluding all disputed territories.) EB: 9,572,900 km²
5
Brazil 8,514,877 5.7%   America, South Largest country in both South America and the Southern Hemisphere. EB: 8,514,877 km²
6
Australia 7,692,024 5.2%   Australia/Oceania Australia is the only country that is a coterminous with a continent. Largest country without a land-border to neighbours. By far largest country in Oceania. EB: 7,692,208 km²
7
India 3,287,263 2.3%   Asia, South-Central Figure includes 120,849 km² of disputed territories with Pakistan and China. Third-largest country in Asia (after Russia and China). EB: 3,166,414 km²
8
Argentina 2,780,400 2%   America, South Second largest country in South America.
EB: 2,780,403 km²
9
Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1.8%   Asia, South-Central Largest landlocked country in the world. EB: 2,724,900 km²
10
Sudan (and South Sudan comined) 2,505,813 1.7%   Africa, Northern Formerly largest country in Africa. EB: 2,505,810 km²
11
Algeria 2,381,741 1.6%   Africa, Northern Largest country in Africa
12
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) 2,344,858 1.6%   Africa, Central Third-largest country in Africa
13
Greenland 2,166,086 1.5%   Europe, Northern Self-governing territory of Denmark. Largest island in the world.
14
Saudi Arabia 2,000,000 1.4%   Middle East Largest country in the Middle East
15
Mexico 1,964,375 1.3%   America, Northern Third-largest country in North America.
16
Indonesia 1,904,569 1.3%   Asia, South-East Largest and most populous country situated only on islands. Also the largest country in South East Asia.
17
Libya 1,759,540 1.2%   Africa, Northern
18
Iran 1,648,195 1.1%   Asia, South-Central
19
Mongolia 1,564,100 1.1%   Asia, Eastern  
20
Peru 1,285,216 0.86%   America, South Third-largest country in South America
21
Chad 1,284,000 0.86%   Africa, Central
22
Niger 1,267,000 0.85%   Africa, Western
23
Angola 1,246,700 0.85%   Africa, Central
24
Mali 1,240,192 0.83%   Africa, Western
25
South Africa 1,221,037 0.82%   Africa, Southern Includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island).
26
Colombia 1,138,914 0.76%   America, South Colombian census figure is 1,141,748 km² which includes three special districts and San Andrés and Providencia islands (52 km²) (disputed territories with Nicaragua).
27
Ethiopia 1,104,300 0.74%   Africa, Eastern
28
Bolivia 1,098,581 0.74%   America, South  
29
Mauritania 1,030,000 0.69%   Africa, Western
30
Egypt 1,002,000 0.67%   Africa, Northern Excluding the disputed region Hala'ib Triangle (20,580 km²).
31
Tanzania 945,087 0.63%   Africa, Eastern Includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar.
32
Nigeria 923,768 0.62%   Africa, Western
33
Venezuela 912,050 0.61%   America, South
34
Namibia 824,292 0.55%   Africa, Southern
35
Mozambique 801,590 0.54%   Africa, Eastern
36
Pakistan 796,095 0.53%
  Asia, South-Central Excludes all disputed territories.
37
Turkey 783,562 0.53%   Western Asia, Southern Europe Third-largest among countries with part of territory in Europe (after Russia and Kazakhstan)
38
Chile 756,102 0.51%   America, South Includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua; Rapa Nui) and Isla Sala y Gómez, excludes claims on Antarctica (1,250,000 km²).
39
Zambia 752,618 0.51%   Africa, Eastern
40
Myanmar 676,578 0.45%   Asia, South-East
41
Afghanistan 652,090 0.44%   Asia, South-Central
42
Somalia 637,657 0.43%   Africa, Eastern
43
Central African Republic 622,984 0.42%   Africa, Central
44
Ukraine 603,500 0.41%   Europe, Eastern Largest all-European country, fourth largest among countries with part of territory in Europe (after Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey).
45
Madagascar 587,041 0.39%   Africa, Eastern
46
Botswana 582,000 0.39%   Africa, Southern
47
Kenya 580,000 0.39%   Africa, Eastern
48
France 551,500 0.37%   Europe, Western Metropolitan France (European France including Corsica) only. The French Republic including French overseas territories covers 674,843 km².
49
Yemen 527,968 0.35%   Middle East Includes the islands of Perim and Socotra.
50
Thailand 513,120 0.34%   Asia, South-East
51
Spain 505,992 0.34%   Europe, Southern Sixth largest in Europe, second largest in western Europe. Includes mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, as well as the Spanish possessions (Plazas de Soberanía) off the coast of Morocco (Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Chafarinas, Peñón de Alhucemas, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera), and Isla de Alborán almost midway between Morocco and Spain, all the latter being claimed by Morocco.
52
Turkmenistan 488,100 0.33%   Asia, South-Central
53
Cameroon 475,442 0.32%   Africa, Central
54
Papua New Guinea 462,840 0.31%   Oceania, Melanesia Second largest country in Oceania.
55
Sweden 450,000 0.30%   Europe, Northern Includes Gotland and Öland.
56
Uzbekistan 447,400 0.30%   Asia, South-Central The larger of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.
57
Morocco 446,550 0.30%   Africa, Northern Excluding Western Sahara.
58
Iraq 438,317 0.29%   Middle East
59
Paraguay 406,752 0.27%   America, South
60
Zimbabwe 390,757 0.26%   Africa, Eastern
61
Japan 377,915 0.25%   Asia, Eastern Includes Ryukyu Islands (Nansei Islands), Daito Islands, Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands), Minami-Torishima (Marcus Island), Okino-Torishima and Volcano Islands (Kazan Islands); excludes the southern Kuril Islands.
62
Germany 357,022 0.24%   Europe, Western EB: 357,046
63
Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) 342,000 0.23%   Africa, Central
64
Finland 338,145 0.23%   Europe, Northern Includes Åland Islands (1,552 km²).
65
Vietnam 331,689 0.22%   Asia, South-East
66
Malaysia 329,847 0.22%   Asia, South-East
67
Norway 323,802 0.22%   Europe, Northern Mainland Norway only; not included the overseas areas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (62,422 km²) and the dependency of Bouvet Island (49 km²) and the Antarctic dependency claims of Queen Maud Land (2,500,000 km²) and Peter I Island (243 km²).
68
Côte d'Ivoire 322,463 0.22%   Africa, Western
69
Poland 312,685 0.21%   Europe, Eastern
70
Oman 309,500 0.21%   Middle East
71
Italy 301,318 0.20%   Europe, Southern 301,340 km² (CIA World Factbook.)
72
Philippines 300,000 0.20%   Asia, South-East
73
Ecuador 283,561 0.20%   America, South Includes Galápagos Islands.
74
Burkina Faso 274,222 0.18%   Africa, Western
75
New Zealand 270,467 0.18%   Oceania; Australia Includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands. Excludes Niue (260 km²), the Cook Islands (236 km²) and Tokelau (12 km²), as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency (450,000 km²). Third largest country in Oceania.
76
Gabon 267,668 0.18%   Africa, Central
77
Western Sahara 266,000 0.18%   Africa, Northern Largely occupied by Morocco, some territory administered by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
78
Guinea 245,857 0.17%   Africa, Western
79
United Kingdom
Great Britain (island)
242,900
229,848
0.16%   Europe, Northern Not included are the three Crown dependencies (768 km²) of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man, and British Overseas Territories (1,742,857 km²)
80
Uganda 241,038 0.16%   Africa, Eastern
81
Ghana 238,533 0.16%   Africa, Western
82
Romania 238,391 0.16%   Europe, Eastern
83
Lao PDR 236,800 0.16%   Asia, South-East
84
Guyana 214,969 0.14%   South America, Northern
85
Belarus 207,595 0.14%   Europe, Eastern Largest landlocked country in Europe. (207,595 km² EB, 207,600 km² CIA WFB)
86
Kyrgyzstan 199,951 0.13%   Asia, South-Central
87
Senegal 196,722 0.13%   Africa, Western
88
Syria 185,180 0.12%
  Middle East Includes the Golan Heights.
89
Cambodia 181,035 0.12%   Asia, South-East
90
Uruguay 176,215 0.12%   America, South  
91
Suriname 163,820 0.11%   America, South Smallest country in South America.
92
Tunisia 163,610 0.11%   Africa, Northern
93
Nepal 147,181 0.10%   Asia, South-Central
94
Bangladesh 143,998 0.10%   Asia, South-Central
95
Tajikistan 143,100 0.10%   Asia, South-Central
96
Greece 131,957 0.09%   Europe, Southern
97
Nicaragua 130,370 0.09%   America, Central Excludes San Andrés y Providencia islands (disputed territories with Colombia). Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
98
North Korea 120,538 0.08%   Asia, Eastern
99
Malawi 118,484 0.08%   Africa, Eastern
100
Eritrea 117,600 0.08%   Africa, Eastern Includes Badme region.
101
Benin 112,622 0.08%   Africa, Western
102
Honduras 112,492 0.08%   America, Central
103
Liberia 111,369 0.07%   Africa, Western
104
Bulgaria 110,879 0.07%   Europe, Eastern
105
Cuba 109,886 0.07%   Caribbean Cuba is the largest and most populous country/island in the Caribbean.
106
Guatemala 108,889 0.07%   America, Central
107
Iceland 103,000 0.07%   Europe, Northern
108
South Korea 99,678 0.07%   Asia, Eastern
109
Hungary 93,028 0.06%   Europe, Eastern
110
Portugal 92,090 0.06%   Europe, Southern Includes Azores and Madeira Islands.
111
Jordan 89,342 0.06%   Middle East
112
Azerbaijan 86,600 0.06%   Asia, Western Includes the exclave of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
113
French Guiana 83,534 0.06%   America, South Former French overseas département. Became a French region and was made part of France proper.
114
Austria 83,871 0.06%   Europe, Western
115
United Arab Emirates 83,600 0.06%   Middle East
116
Czech Republic 78,867 0.05%   Europe, Eastern
117
Serbia 77,474 0.05%   Europe, Southern This figure does not include Kosovo, which recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition; Serbia, Russia, China and others object. Including Kosovo, which is still claimed by Serbia, the total area is 88,361 km²,ranking Serbia at 113.
Rank
 
Country / Territory Area
(km²)
% of Total
 
Continent /
Region
Notes  
118
Panama 75,517 0.05%   America, Central   
119
Sierra Leone 71,740 0.05%   Africa, Western
120
Ireland (Republic of) 70,273 0.05%   Europe, Northern The island of Ireland has an area of 84,421 km².
121
Georgia 69,700 0.05%   Asia, Western Includes Abkhazia (8,600 km²) and South Ossetia
122
Sri Lanka 65,610 0.04%   Asia, South-Central
123
Lithuania 65,300 0.04%   Europe, Northern
124
Latvia 64,589 0.04%   Europe, Northern
125
Svalbard and Jan Mayen 62,422 0.04%   Europe, Northern
126
Togo 56,785 0.04%   Africa, Western
127
Croatia 56,594 0.04%   Europe, Southern
128
Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,197 0.03%   Europe, Southern
129
Costa Rica 51,100 0.03%   America, Central Includes Isla del Coco.
130
Slovakia 49,035 0.03%   Europe, Eastern
131
Dominican Republic 48,310 0.03%   Caribbean
132
Estonia 45,227 0.03%   Europe, Northern Includes Estonia's 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea.
133
Denmark 43,094 0.03%   Europe, Northern Includes Denmark proper only; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km² and would be 13th.
134
Netherlands 41,543 0.03%   Europe, Western Includes the Netherlands proper only; the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,437 km².
135
Switzerland 41,285 0.03%   Europe, Western source: swissworld.org
136
Bhutan 38,394 0.03%   Asia, South-Central
137
Taiwan (Republic of China) 36,188 0.02%   Asia, Eastern Includes only the territories under the administration of the ROC, namely Taiwan, and the islands of Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
138
Guinea-Bissau 36,125 0.02%   Africa, Western
139
Moldova 33,850 0.02%   Europe, Eastern Includes the de facto independent autonomous territory of Transnistria (Pridnestrovie).
140
Belgium 30,528 0.02%   Europe, Western
141
Lesotho 30,355 0.02%   Africa, Southern
142
Armenia 29,743 0.02%   Asia, Western
143
Solomon Islands 28,896 0.02%   Oceania, Melanesia
144
Albania 28,748 0.02%   Europe, Southern
145
Equatorial Guinea 28,051 0.02%   Africa, Central
146
Burundi 27,834 0.02%   Africa, Eastern
147
Haiti 27,750 0.02%   Caribbean
148
Rwanda 26,338 0.02%   Africa, Eastern
149
Macedonia 25,713 0.02%   Europe, Southern
150
Djibouti 23,200 0.02%   Africa, Eastern
151
Belize 22,966 0.02%   America, Central
152
Israel 22,072 0.01%   Middle East Including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.
153
El Salvador 21,041 0.01%   America, Central
154
Slovenia 20,273 0.01%   Europe, Southern
155
New Caledonia 18,575 0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia French dependency.
156
Fiji 18,274 0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia  
157
Kuwait 17,818 0.01%   Middle East
158
Swaziland 17,364 0.01%   Africa, Southern
159
East Timor 14,874 >0.01%   Asia, South-East
160
The Bahamas 13,943 >0.01%   Caribbean
161
Montenegro 13,812 >0.01%   Europe, Southern
162
Vanuatu 12,189 >0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia  
163
Falkland Islands 12,173 >0.01%   America, Southern British Overseas Territory. Claimed by Argentina. Excludes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
164
Qatar 11,586 >0.01%   Middle East
165
The Gambia 11,295 >0.01%   Africa, Western
166
Jamaica 10,991 >0.01%   Caribbean
167 KSV Kosovo 10,887 >0.01%   Europe, Southern Kosovo unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition, with objections from Serbia, Russia, China and others. Serbia still claims the territory.
168
Lebanon 10,400 <0.01%   Middle East
169
Cyprus 9,251 <0.01%   Asia, Western Includes Northern Cyprus (only recognized by Turkey) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (British Sovereign Base Areas).
170
Puerto Rico 8,870 <0.01%   Caribbean Commonwealth of the United States.
171
Palestinian territories 6,020 <0.01%   Middle East The figure consists of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
172
Brunei Darussalam 5,765 <0.01%   Asia, South-East One of the smallest countries in Asia (after Singapore and the Maldives)
173
Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 <0.01%   Caribbean
174
French Polynesia 4,167 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia French overseas collectivity.
175
Cape Verde 4,033 <0.01%   Africa, Western
176
Samoa 2,831 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
177
Luxembourg 2,586 <0.01%   Europe, Western
178
Réunion 2,510 <0.01%   Africa, Eastern Former French overseas département. Became a French region and was made part of France proper.
179
Comoros 2,235 <0.01%   Africa, Eastern Listed figure inccludes Mayotte (373 km²). Mayotte is officially an overseas collectivity of France and is not under the sovereignty of Comoros.
180
Mauritius 2,040 <0.01%   Africa, Eastern Includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues.
181
Guadeloupe 1,705 <0.01%   Caribbean Former French overseas département that included La Désirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin (French part). Note that Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin became separate overseas collectvities in 2007 and are no longer politically part of Guadeloupe.
182
Faroe Islands 1,393 <0.01%   Europe, Northern A self-governing territory of Denmark.
183
Martinique 1,100 <0.01%   Caribbean Former French overseas département. Became a French region and was made part of France proper.
184
São Tomé and Príncipe
Sao Tome-et-Principe
964 <0.01%   Africa, Central Second smallest country in Africa.
185
Turks and Caicos Islands 948 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory. Area includes protected waters.
186
Netherlands Antilles 800 <0.01%   Caribbean Self-governing part of the Netherlands; includes Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin).
187
Dominica 751 <0.01%   Caribbean  
188
Tonga 747 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
189
Bahrain 741 <0.01%   Middle East
190
Kiribati 726 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Includes three island groups - Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands.
191
Micronesia, Federated States of 702 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie).
192
Singapore 699 <0.01%   Asia, South-East Second smallest Asian country. UN figure is as of 2005. Official area in 2007 is 707.1 km². Singapore gains in size because of land reclamation off its coasts.
193
Isle of Man 572 <0.01%   Europe, Northern Crown dependency of the UK.
194
Guam 549 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Organized unincorporated territory of the USA.
195
Saint Lucia 539 <0.01%   Caribbean
196
Northern Mariana Islands 477 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Commonwealth in political union with the USA; includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.
197
Andorra 468 <0.01%   Europe, Southern  
198
Palau 459 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
199
Seychelles 455 <0.01%   Africa, Eastern Smallest country in Africa.
200
Antigua and Barbuda 442 <0.01%   Caribbean Includes the island of Redonda, 1.6 km².
201
Barbados 431 <0.01%   Caribbean
202
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 <0.01%   Caribbean
203
Virgin Islands U.S. 347 <0.01%   Caribbean Unincorporated, organized territory of the USA.
204
Grenada 344 <0.01%   Caribbean  
205
Malta 316 <0.01%   Europe, Southern
206
Maldives 298 <0.01%   Asia, South-Central Smallest country in Asia.
207
Cayman Islands 264 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory.
208
Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 <0.01%   Caribbean Also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, smallest sovereign state in the Americas and in the Western Hemisphere.
209
Niue 260 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia Self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand.
210
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 <0.01%   America, Northern French overseas collectivity; includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups.
211
Cook Islands 236 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.
212
American Samoa 199 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia Unorganized, unincorporated territory of the USA; includes Rose Island and Swains Island.
213
Marshall Islands 181 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik.
214
Aruba 180 <0.01%   Caribbean Self-governing part of the Netherlands.
215
Liechtenstein 160 <0.01%   Europe, Western Smallest country in the world that borders more than one other country.
216
British Virgin Islands 151 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory; comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the island of Anegada.
217
Wallis and Futuna 142 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia French overseas collectivity; includes Île Uvéa (Wallis Island), Île Futuna (Futuna Island), Île Alofi, and 20 islets.
218
Saint Helena 122 <0.01%   Africa, Western British Overseas Territory; excluding dependencies.
219
Jersey 116 <0.01%   Europe, Northern Crown dependency of the UK.
220
Montserrat 102 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory.
221
Tristan da Cunha 98 <0.01%   South Atlantic Ocean Dependency of St Helena (UK). Area refers to the only inhabited island.
222
Anguilla 91 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory.
223
Ascension Island 88 <0.01%   South Atlantic Ocean Dependency of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena.
224
Guernsey 78 <0.01%   Europe, Northern Crown dependency of the UK; includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands.
225
San Marino 61 <0.01%   Europe, Southern third smallest country in Europe, an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy
226
Bermuda 53 <0.01%   Caribbean British Overseas Territory.
227
Norfolk Island 36 <0.01%   Oceania, Australia Self-governing area of Australia.
228
Tuvalu 26 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia Second smallest country in Oceania.
229
Nauru 21 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia Smallest country in Oceania, smallest island nation in the world, and third smallest country in the world.
230
Tokelau 12 <0.01%   Oceania/Australia Territory of New Zealand.
231
Gibraltar 6 <0.01%   Europe, Southern British Overseas Territory.
232
Pitcairn Islands 5 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia British Overseas Territory and smallest dependent territory in the world.
233
Monaco 1.95 <0.01%   Europe, Southern Second smallest country in the world.
234
Vatican City 0.44 <0.01%   Europe, Southern Smallest country in the world. Home of the Pope and the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church (Holy See).
 
Source:
Demographic Yearbook—Table 3:
Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density
,
United Nations Statistics Division


To compare area figures data have a look at:
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CIA - The World Factbook -- Rank Order - Area
EB - Encyclopaedia Britannica
Wikipedia: List of countries and outlying territories by total area

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