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Geography > Land area > Sq. km: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 16.38 million sq km 2008
2 China 9.33 million sq km 2008
3 United States 9.16 million sq km 2008
4 Canada 9.09 million sq km 2008
5 Brazil 8.46 million sq km 2008
6 Australia 7.68 million sq km 2008
7 European Union 4.18 million sq km 2008
8 India 2.97 million sq km 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.86 million sq km 2008
9 Argentina 2.74 million sq km 2008
10 Kazakhstan 2.7 million sq km 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.4 million sq km 2008
11 Algeria 2.38 million sq km 2008
12 Sudan 2.38 million sq km 2008
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.27 million sq km 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.12 million sq km 2008
14 Saudi Arabia 2 million sq km 2008
15 Mexico 1.94 million sq km 2008
16 Indonesia 1.81 million sq km 2008
17 Libya 1.76 million sq km 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 1.66 million sq km 2008
18 Mongolia 1.55 million sq km 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.43 million sq km 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 1.38 million sq km 2008
19 Peru 1.28 million sq km 2008
20 Niger 1.27 million sq km 2008
21 Chad 1.26 million sq km 2008
22 Angola 1.25 million sq km 2008
23 Mali 1.22 million sq km 2008
24 South Africa 1.21 million sq km 2008
25 Colombia 1.11 million sq km 2008
26 Bolivia 1.08 million sq km 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.08 million sq km 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.05 million sq km 2008
27 Mauritania 1.03 million sq km 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 1.02 million sq km 2008
28 Ethiopia 1,000,000 sq km 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 973,118 sq km 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 925,108.69 sq km 2008
South Asia average (profile) 912,972.8 sq km 2008
29 Nigeria 910,770 sq km 2008
30 Tanzania 885,800 sq km 2008
31 Venezuela 882,050 sq km 2008
32 Namibia 823,290 sq km 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 820,379.61 sq km 2008
33 Mozambique 786,380 sq km 2008
failed states average (profile) 780,720.71 sq km 2008
34 Pakistan 770,880 sq km 2008
35 Turkey 769,630 sq km 2008
36 Chile 743,800 sq km 2008
37 Zambia 743,390 sq km 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 669,225.69 sq km 2008
38 Burma 653,520 sq km 2008
39 Afghanistan 652,230 sq km 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 642,506.18 sq km 2008
40 Somalia 627,340 sq km 2008
41 Central African Republic 623,000 sq km 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 605,547.73 sq km 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 602,336.26 sq km 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 585,722.15 sq km 2008
42 Madagascar 581,540 sq km 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 579,898.5 sq km 2008
43 Ukraine 579,330 sq km 2008
44 Kenya 569,140 sq km 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 567,431.03 sq km 2008
45 Botswana 566,730 sq km 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 560,113.06 sq km 2008
46 France 547,660 sq km 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 527,151.33 sq km 2008
Europe average (profile) 520,488.66 sq km 2008
47 Thailand 510,890 sq km 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 505,744.07 sq km 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 505,533.6 sq km 2008
48 Spain 498,980 sq km 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 495,632.55 sq km 2008
49 Cameroon 472,710 sq km 2008
50 Turkmenistan 469,930 sq km 2008
51 Papua New Guinea 452,860 sq km 2008
52 Morocco 446,300 sq km 2008
53 Iraq 437,370 sq km 2008
54 Uzbekistan 425,400 sq km 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 421,571.87 sq km 2008
55 Greenland 410,450 sq km 2008
56 Sweden 410,330 sq km 2008
57 Paraguay 397,300 sq km 2008
58 Zimbabwe 386,850 sq km 2008
59 Japan 364,500 sq km 2008
60 Germany 348,770 sq km 2008
61 Congo, Republic of the 341,500 sq km 2008
62 Malaysia 328,550 sq km 2008
63 Cote d'Ivoire 318,000 sq km 2008
64 Vietnam 310,070 sq km 2008
65 Oman 309,500 sq km 2008
66 Norway 304,280 sq km 2008
67 Poland 304,250 sq km 2008
68 Finland 304,090 sq km 2008
69 Philippines 298,170 sq km 2008
70 Italy 294,140 sq km 2008
71 Ecuador 276,840 sq km 2008
72 Burkina Faso 273,600 sq km 2008
73 New Zealand 267,710 sq km 2008
74 Gabon 257,670 sq km 2008
75 Guinea 245,720 sq km 2008
76 United Kingdom 241,930 sq km 2008
77 Laos 230,800 sq km 2008
78 Romania 229,890 sq km 2008
79 Ghana 227,540 sq km 2008
80 Belarus 202,900 sq km 2008
81 Uganda 197,100 sq km 2008
82 Guyana 196,850 sq km 2008
83 Senegal 192,530 sq km 2008
84 Kyrgyzstan 191,800 sq km 2008
85 Syria 183,630 sq km 2008
86 Cambodia 176,520 sq km 2008
87 Uruguay 175,020 sq km 2008
88 Suriname 156,000 sq km 2008
89 Tunisia 155,360 sq km 2008
European Union average (profile) 151,262.14 sq km 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 145,247.22 sq km 2008
90 Nepal 143,350 sq km 2008
91 Tajikistan 139,960 sq km 2008
92 Bangladesh 130,170 sq km 2008
93 Greece 128,900 sq km 2008
94 Nicaragua 119,990 sq km 2008
95 Honduras 111,890 sq km 2008
96 Benin 110,620 sq km 2008
97 Cuba 109,820 sq km 2008
98 Bulgaria 108,610 sq km 2008
99 Guatemala 107,160 sq km 2008
100 Eritrea 101,000 sq km 2008
101 Iceland 100,250 sq km 2008
102 Liberia 96,320 sq km 2008
103 Malawi 94,080 sq km 2008
104 Portugal 91,500 sq km 2008
105 Hungary 89,610 sq km 2008
106 Serbia and Montenegro 88,360 sq km 2008
107 Jordan 88,240 sq km 2008
108 United Arab Emirates 83,600 sq km 2008
109 Azerbaijan 82,629 sq km 2008
110 Austria 82,450 sq km 2008
111 Czech Republic 77,250 sq km 2008
112 Panama 74,340 sq km 2008
113 Sierra Leone 71,620 sq km 2008
114 Georgia 69,490 sq km 2008
115 Ireland 68,890 sq km 2008
116 Sri Lanka 64,630 sq km 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 62,833.39 sq km 2008
117 Lithuania 62,680 sq km 2008
118 Latvia 62,250 sq km 2008
119 Togo 54,390 sq km 2008
120 Croatia 53,910 sq km 2008
121 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,200 sq km 2008
122 Costa Rica 51,060 sq km 2008
123 Dominican Republic 48,320 sq km 2008
124 Slovakia 48,100 sq km 2008
125 Denmark 42,430 sq km 2008
126 Estonia 42,390 sq km 2008
127 Switzerland 40,000 sq km 2008
128 Bhutan 38,394 sq km 2008
129 Netherlands 33,760 sq km 2008
130 Moldova 32,890 sq km 2008
131 Lesotho 30,350 sq km 2008
132 Belgium 30,280 sq km 2008
133 Armenia 28,200 sq km 2008
134 Guinea-Bissau 28,120 sq km 2008
135 Equatorial Guinea 28,050 sq km 2008
136 Solomon Islands 27,990 sq km 2008
137 Haiti 27,560 sq km 2008
138 Albania 27,400 sq km 2008
139 Burundi 25,680 sq km 2008
140 Rwanda 24,670 sq km 2008
141 Djibouti 23,180 sq km 2008
142 Belize 22,810 sq km 2008
143 Israel 21,640 sq km 2008
144 El Salvador 20,720 sq km 2008
145 Slovenia 20,140 sq km 2008
146 New Caledonia 18,280 sq km 2008
147 Fiji 18,270 sq km 2008
148 Kuwait 17,820 sq km 2008
149 Swaziland 17,200 sq km 2008
150 East Timor 14,870 sq km 2008
151 Vanuatu 12,190 sq km 2008
152 Qatar 11,590 sq km 2008
153 Jamaica 10,830 sq km 2008
154 Lebanon 10,230 sq km 2008
155 The Bahamas 10,010 sq km 2008
156 The Gambia 10,000 sq km 2008
157 Cyprus 9,240 sq km 2008
158 Puerto Rico 8,870 sq km 2008
159 Brunei 5,270 sq km 2008
160 Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 sq km 2008
161 Cape Verde 4,030 sq km 2008
162 French Polynesia 3,660 sq km 2008
163 Samoa 2,830 sq km 2008
164 Luxembourg 2,590 sq km 2008
165 Mauritius 2,030 sq km 2008
166 Comoros 1,860 sq km 2008
167 Faroe Islands 1,400 sq km 2008
168 Sao Tome and Principe 960 sq km 2008
169 Turks and Caicos Islands 950 sq km 2008
170 Kiribati 810 sq km 2008
171 Netherlands Antilles 800 sq km 2008
172 Dominica 750 sq km 2008
173 Tonga 720 sq km 2008
174 Bahrain 710 sq km 2008
175 Singapore 697 sq km 2008
176 Saint Lucia 610 sq km 2008
177 Guam 540 sq km 2008
=178 Palau 460 sq km 2008
=178 Northern Mariana Islands 460 sq km 2008
=178 Seychelles 460 sq km 2008
181 Antigua and Barbuda 440 sq km 2008
182 Barbados 430 sq km 2008
183 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 390 sq km 2008
184 Mayotte 374 sq km 2008
185 Virgin Islands 350 sq km 2008
186 Grenada 340 sq km 2008
187 Malta 320 sq km 2008
188 Maldives 300 sq km 2008
=189 Saint Kitts and Nevis 260 sq km 2008
=189 Cayman Islands 260 sq km 2008
191 American Samoa 200 sq km 2008
=192 Aruba 180 sq km 2008
=192 Marshall Islands 180 sq km 2008
194 Liechtenstein 160 sq km 2008
195 San Marino 60 sq km 2008
196 Bermuda 50 sq km 2008
197 Tuvalu 30 sq km 2008
198 Gibraltar 10 sq km 2008
199 Monaco 2 sq km 2008

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Interesting observations about Geography > Land area > Sq. km

  • United States ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Brazil ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Monaco has ranked last for land area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Russia ranked first for land area > sq. km globally in 2008.
  • France ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Canada ranked second for land area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • China ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2008.
  • Sudan ranked first for land area > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.
  • Turkey ranked second for land area > sq. km amongst Europe in 2008.
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