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Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 17.1 million km² 2005
2 Canada 9.98 million km² 2005
3 Australia 7.74 million km² 2005
4 Argentina 2.78 million km² 2005
5 Kazakhstan 2.72 million km² 2005
6 Sudan 2.51 million km² 2005
7 Algeria 2.38 million km² 2005
8 Saudi Arabia 2 million km² 2005
9 Libya 1.76 million km² 2005
10 Mongolia 1.57 million km² 2005
11 Chad 1.28 million km² 2005
12 Niger 1.27 million km² 2005
13 Angola 1.25 million km² 2005
14 Mali 1.24 million km² 2005
15 Bolivia 1.1 million km² 2005
16 Mauritania 1.03 million km² 2005
17 Namibia 824,290 km² 2005
18 Zambia 752,610 km² 2005
19 Somalia 637,660 km² 2005
20 Central African Republic 622,980 km² 2005
21 Botswana 581,730 km² 2005
22 Turkmenistan 488,100 km² 2005
23 Papua New Guinea 462,840 km² 2005
24 Greenland 410,450 km² 2005
25 Paraguay 406,750 km² 2005
26 Finland 338,150 km² 2005
27 Norway 323,800 km² 2005
28 Oman 309,500 km² 2005
29 New Zealand 270,530 km² 2005
30 Gabon 267,670 km² 2005
31 Guyana 214,970 km² 2005
32 Uruguay 176,220 km² 2005
33 Suriname 163,270 km² 2005
34 Iceland 103,000 km² 2005
35 Bhutan 47,000 km² 2005
36 Solomon Islands 28,900 km² 2005
37 Belize 22,970 km² 2005
38 New Caledonia 18,580 km² 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sparsely-populated-countries/Geography/Surface-area/Sq.-km

Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

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Interesting observations about Geography > Surface area > Sq. km

  • Russia has had the highest surface area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Brazil ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Monaco has ranked last for surface area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • France ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst European Union in 2005.
  • United States ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • China ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Turkey ranked second for surface area > sq. km amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Sudan ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
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