The Largest and the Smallest Countries in the World by Area

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Countries by Area
Rank   Country / Territory Area 
(km²)
% of Total   Continent / 
Region
Notes  
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1 Russia 17,098,242 11.5%   Asia /Europe Largest country in the world. 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. The total area is listed as 9,826,630 km² by the CIA World Factbook. 
EB: 9,522,055 km²
PR China 9,598,094 6.4%   Asia, Eastern Second largest Asian country (after Asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for Mainland China (9,596,961) inclusive Hong Kong SAR (1,104 km²) andMacau (29 km²). (Excludes all disputed territories.) EB: 9,572,900 km²
5 Brazil 8,514,877 5.7%   America, South Largest country in South America, and in the Southern Hemisphere. EB: 8,514,877 km²
6 Australia 7,692,024 5.2%   Australia/Oceania Australia is the only country that is coterminous with a continent. Largest country without a land-border to neighbours. 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%  

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