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Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Area > Land

DEFINITION: Total land area in square kilometres.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 17 million sq km 2008
2 Canada 9.09 million sq km 2008
3 Australia 7.62 million sq km 2008
4 Argentina 2.74 million sq km 2008
5 Kazakhstan 2.67 million sq km 2008
6 Algeria 2.38 million sq km 2008
7 Sudan 2.38 million sq km 2008
8 Greenland 2.17 million sq km 2005
9 Saudi Arabia 2.15 million sq km 2008
10 Libya 1.76 million sq km 2008
11 Mongolia 1.55 million sq km 2008
12 Niger 1.27 million sq km 2008
13 Chad 1.26 million sq km 2008
14 Angola 1.25 million sq km 2008
15 Mali 1.22 million sq km 2008
16 Bolivia 1.08 million sq km 2008
17 Mauritania 1.03 million sq km 2008
18 Namibia 825,418 sq km 2008
19 Zambia 740,724 sq km 2008
20 Somalia 627,337 sq km 2008
21 Central African Republic 622,984 sq km 2008
22 Botswana 585,370 sq km 2008
23 Turkmenistan 488,100 sq km 2008
24 Papua New Guinea 452,860 sq km 2008
25 Paraguay 397,300 sq km 2008
26 Norway 307,442 sq km 2008
27 Finland 304,473 sq km 2008
28 New Zealand 268,021 sq km 2008
29 Western Sahara 266,000 sq km 2008
30 Gabon 257,667 sq km 2008
31 Oman 212,460 sq km 2008
32 Guyana 196,850 sq km 2008
33 Uruguay 173,620 sq km 2008
34 Suriname 161,470 sq km 2008
35 Iceland 100,250 sq km 2008
36 French Guiana 89,150 sq km 2006
37 Bhutan 47,000 sq km 2008
38 Solomon Islands 27,540 sq km 2008
39 Belize 22,806 sq km 2008
40 New Caledonia 18,575 sq km 2008
41 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 12,173 sq km 2008
42 Niue 260 sq km 2008
43 Christmas Island 135 sq km 2008
44 Pitcairn Islands 47 sq km 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Area > Land. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sparsely-populated-countries/Geography/Area/Land

Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Area > Land

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Interesting observations about Geography > Area > Land

  • 4 of the top 7 countries by area > land are Christian.
  • Russia has had the highest area > land since 2005.
  • 15 of the top 25 countries by area > land are Sparsely populated.
  • China has ranked in the top 3 for area > land since 2005.
  • United States has ranked in the top 4 for area > land since 2005.
  • India ranked first for area > land amongst Densely populated countries in 2008.
  • Canada has ranked in the top 5 for area > land since 2005.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for area > land amongst UK and its territories in 2008.
  • Brazil has ranked in the top 6 for area > land since 2005.
  • France ranked first for area > land amongst Western Europe in 2006.
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