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American Samoa includes Rose Island and Swains Island
Antarctica fifth-largest continent, following Asia, Africa, North America, and South America, but larger than Australia and the subcontinent of Europe
Antigua and Barbuda includes Redonda, 1.6 sq km
Arctic Ocean includes Baffin Bay, Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Greenland Sea, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, Northwest Passage, and other tributary water bodies
Ashmore and Cartier Islands includes Ashmore Reef (West, Middle, and East Islets) and Cartier Island
Atlantic Ocean includes Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean Sea, Davis Strait, Denmark Strait, part of the Drake Passage, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, almost all of the Scotia Sea, and other tributary water bodies
Australia includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island
Azerbaijan includes the exclave of Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region; the region's autonomy was abolished by Azerbaijani Supreme Soviet on 26 November 1991
Brazil includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo
British Indian Ocean Territory includes the entire Chagos Archipelago
British Virgin Islands comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the island of Anegada
Chile includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and Isla Sala y Gomez
Cocos (Keeling) Islands includes the two main islands of West Island and Home Island
Colombia includes Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, Serrana Bank, and Serranilla Bank
Coral Sea Islands includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important
Costa Rica includes Isla del Coco
Denmark includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland
Ecuador includes Galapagos Islands
Estonia includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and about 200 small islands
Federated States of Micronesia includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae
France includes only metropolitan France; excludes the overseas administrative divisions
French Southern and Antarctic Lands includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen; excludes "Adelie Land" claim of about 500,000 sq km in Antarctica that is not recognized by the US
Glorioso Islands includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthelemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin)
Guernsey includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
Indian Ocean includes Andaman Sea, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Great Australian Bight, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Mozambique Channel, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Strait of Malacca, and other tributary water bodies
Italy includes Sardinia and Sicily
Japan includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
Kiribati includes three island groups - Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands
Marshall Islands includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik
Mauritius includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
Midway Islands includes Eastern Island, Sand Island, and Spit Island
Netherlands Antilles includes Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin)
New Zealand includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands
Northern Mariana Islands includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian
Pacific Ocean includes Bali Sea, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Coral Sea, East China Sea, Flores Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Tonkin, Java Sea, Philippine Sea, Savu Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, South China Sea, Tasman Sea, Timor Sea, and other tributary water bodies
Portugal includes Azores and Madeira Islands
Saint Helena includes St. Helena Island, Ascension, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha, which consists of Tristan da Cunha Island, Gough Island, Inaccessible Island, and the three Nightingale Islands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
South Africa includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands includes Shag Rocks, Black Rock, Clerke Rocks, South Georgia Island, Bird Island, and the South Sandwich Islands, which consist of some nine islands
Southern Ocean includes Amundsen Sea, Bellingshausen Sea, part of the Drake Passage, Ross Sea, a small part of the Scotia Sea, Weddell Sea, and other tributary water bodies
Spain there are 19 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
Spratly Islands includes 100 or so islets, coral reefs, and sea mounts scattered over an area of nearly 410,000 sq km of the central South China Sea
Svalbard includes Spitsbergen and Bjornoya (Bear Island)
Syria includes 1,295 sq km of Israeli-occupied territory
Taiwan includes the Pescadores, Matsu, and Quemoy
Tanzania includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar
United Kingdom includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
United States includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia
Vanuatu includes more than 80 islands
Wallis and Futuna includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets
West Bank includes West Bank, Latrun Salient, and the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea, but excludes Mt. Scopus; East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land are also included only as a means of depicting the entire area occupied by Israel in 1967
Yemen includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen)

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Area > A note. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Area/A-note

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