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Geography > Land area > Sq. km > Per capita: 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." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Greenland 7,130.32 per 1,000 people 2008
2 Mongolia 518.53 per 1,000 people 2008
3 Namibia 394.17 per 1,000 people 2008
4 Australia 365.7 per 1,000 people 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 338.19 per 1,000 people 2008
5 Iceland 329.37 per 1,000 people 2008
6 Suriname 327.73 per 1,000 people 2008
7 Botswana 307.62 per 1,000 people 2008
8 Mauritania 306.31 per 1,000 people 2008
9 Libya 285.01 per 1,000 people 2008
10 Canada 273.8 per 1,000 people 2008
11 Guyana 255.39 per 1,000 people 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 235.21 per 1,000 people 2008
12 Kazakhstan 175.99 per 1,000 people 2008
13 Gabon 173.42 per 1,000 people 2008
14 Central African Republic 140.18 per 1,000 people 2008
15 Chad 124.53 per 1,000 people 2008
16 Bolivia 117.14 per 1,000 people 2008
17 Russia 116.4 per 1,000 people 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 111.33 per 1,000 people 2008
18 Angola 99.49 per 1,000 people 2008
19 Mali 99.01 per 1,000 people 2008
20 Niger 95.44 per 1,000 people 2008
21 Oman 93.46 per 1,000 people 2008
22 Turkmenistan 90.73 per 1,000 people 2008
23 Congo, Republic of the 87.49 per 1,000 people 2008
24 New Caledonia 81.31 per 1,000 people 2008
25 Papua New Guinea 76.34 per 1,000 people 2008
26 Belize 75.71 per 1,000 people 2008
27 Saudi Arabia 71.06 per 1,000 people 2008
28 Algeria 70.53 per 1,000 people 2008
29 Argentina 67.6 per 1,000 people 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 67.16 per 1,000 people 2008
30 Somalia 65.63 per 1,000 people 2008
31 Norway 65.52 per 1,000 people 2008
32 New Zealand 64.15 per 1,000 people 2008
33 Zambia 63.7 per 1,000 people 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 62.02 per 1,000 people 2008
34 Sudan 59.08 per 1,000 people 2008
35 Paraguay 58.16 per 1,000 people 2008
36 Finland 57.98 per 1,000 people 2008
37 Vanuatu 56.58 per 1,000 people 2008
38 Bhutan 56.27 per 1,000 people 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 56.16 per 1,000 people 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 53.62 per 1,000 people 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 53.45 per 1,000 people 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 53.35 per 1,000 people 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 51.37 per 1,000 people 2008
39 Uruguay 50.33 per 1,000 people 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 49.86 per 1,000 people 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 48.21 per 1,000 people 2008
40 Solomon Islands 48.15 per 1,000 people 2008
41 Djibouti 45.79 per 1,000 people 2008
42 Equatorial Guinea 45.5 per 1,000 people 2008
43 Sweden 45.36 per 1,000 people 2008
44 Chile 45.2 per 1,000 people 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 45.01 per 1,000 people 2008
45 Peru 43.86 per 1,000 people 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 43.31 per 1,000 people 2008
46 Brazil 43.09 per 1,000 people 2008
47 Turks and Caicos Islands 42.5 per 1,000 people 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 42.18 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 40.49 per 1,000 people 2008
failed states average (profile) 40.45 per 1,000 people 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 37.85 per 1,000 people 2008
48 Mozambique 36.95 per 1,000 people 2008
49 Kyrgyzstan 35.8 per 1,000 people 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 34.98 per 1,000 people 2008
50 Laos 34.56 per 1,000 people 2008
51 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.08 per 1,000 people 2008
52 Zimbabwe 34.08 per 1,000 people 2008
53 Venezuela 33.39 per 1,000 people 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 33.1 per 1,000 people 2008
54 The Bahamas 32.56 per 1,000 people 2008
55 Estonia 32.42 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 31.12 per 1,000 people 2008
56 United States 30.16 per 1,000 people 2008
57 Madagascar 29.02 per 1,000 people 2008
58 Liberia 28.89 per 1,000 people 2008
59 Faroe Islands 28.77 per 1,000 people 2008
60 Latvia 27.72 per 1,000 people 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 26.03 per 1,000 people 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 25.64 per 1,000 people 2008
61 Cameroon 25.6 per 1,000 people 2008
62 Guinea 25.06 per 1,000 people 2008
63 South Africa 24.89 per 1,000 people 2008
64 Colombia 24.65 per 1,000 people 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 24.22 per 1,000 people 2008
Europe average (profile) 23.1 per 1,000 people 2008
65 Panama 22.46 per 1,000 people 2008
66 Tanzania 22.03 per 1,000 people 2008
67 Palau 21.81 per 1,000 people 2008
68 Belarus 20.95 per 1,000 people 2008
69 Nicaragua 20.74 per 1,000 people 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.66 per 1,000 people 2008
70 Afghanistan 19.92 per 1,000 people 2008
71 Ecuador 19.88 per 1,000 people 2008
72 Fiji 19.61 per 1,000 people 2008
73 Tajikistan 19.41 per 1,000 people 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 18.82 per 1,000 people 2008
74 Guinea-Bissau 18.71 per 1,000 people 2008
75 Eritrea 18.36 per 1,000 people 2008
76 United Arab Emirates 18.09 per 1,000 people 2008
77 Burkina Faso 17.92 per 1,000 people 2008
78 Mexico 17.68 per 1,000 people 2008
79 Lithuania 17.58 per 1,000 people 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 17.15 per 1,000 people 2008
South Asia average (profile) 16.82 per 1,000 people 2008
80 Ireland 16.58 per 1,000 people 2008
81 Cote d'Ivoire 15.76 per 1,000 people 2008
82 Uzbekistan 15.56 per 1,000 people 2008
83 Iraq 15.5 per 1,000 people 2008
84 Swaziland 15.24 per 1,000 people 2008
85 Georgia 15.01 per 1,000 people 2008
86 Kenya 15 per 1,000 people 2008
87 Senegal 14.98 per 1,000 people 2008
88 Tunisia 14.96 per 1,000 people 2008
89 Bulgaria 14.96 per 1,000 people 2008
90 Honduras 14.65 per 1,000 people 2008
91 Lesotho 14.26 per 1,000 people 2008
92 Jordan 14.23 per 1,000 people 2008
93 Qatar 14.05 per 1,000 people 2008
94 Brunei 13.82 per 1,000 people 2008
95 Burma 13.68 per 1,000 people 2008
European Union average (profile) 13.52 per 1,000 people 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 13.44 per 1,000 people 2008
96 East Timor 13.41 per 1,000 people 2008
97 Samoa 13.04 per 1,000 people 2008
98 Malaysia 13 per 1,000 people 2008
99 Morocco 12.99 per 1,000 people 2008
100 Benin 12.96 per 1,000 people 2008
101 French Polynesia 12.93 per 1,000 people 2008
102 Ukraine 12.6 per 1,000 people 2008
103 Cambodia 12.39 per 1,000 people 2008
104 Spain 12.32 per 1,000 people 2008
105 Costa Rica 12.17 per 1,000 people 2008
106 Ethiopia 12.12 per 1,000 people 2008
107 Greece 12.02 per 1,000 people 2008
108 Croatia 12 per 1,000 people 2008
109 Cyprus 11.66 per 1,000 people 2008
110 Sierra Leone 11.38 per 1,000 people 2008
111 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.15 per 1,000 people 2008
112 Turkey 10.71 per 1,000 people 2008
113 Dominica 10.34 per 1,000 people 2008
114 Romania 10.33 per 1,000 people 2008
115 Azerbaijan 10.1 per 1,000 people 2008
116 Austria 10.05 per 1,000 people 2008
117 Slovenia 10.03 per 1,000 people 2008
118 Ghana 9.73 per 1,000 people 2008
119 Cuba 9.61 per 1,000 people 2008
120 Armenia 9.5 per 1,000 people 2008
121 Cape Verde 9.44 per 1,000 people 2008
122 Syria 9.3 per 1,000 people 2008
123 Togo 9.28 per 1,000 people 2008
124 Hungary 9.02 per 1,000 people 2008
125 France 8.97 per 1,000 people 2006
126 Slovakia 8.82 per 1,000 people 2008
127 Serbia and Montenegro 8.7 per 1,000 people 2008
128 Portugal 8.57 per 1,000 people 2008
129 European Union 8.52 per 1,000 people 2008
130 Guatemala 8.24 per 1,000 people 2008
131 Poland 7.9 per 1,000 people 2008
132 Thailand 7.8 per 1,000 people 2008
133 Denmark 7.74 per 1,000 people 2008
134 Indonesia 7.63 per 1,000 people 2008
135 Moldova 7.61 per 1,000 people 2008
136 Albania 7.57 per 1,000 people 2008
137 Czech Republic 7.56 per 1,000 people 2008
138 Kiribati 7.34 per 1,000 people 2008
139 China 7.01 per 1,000 people 2008
140 Kuwait 6.86 per 1,000 people 2008
141 Malawi 6.75 per 1,000 people 2008
142 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.53 per 1,000 people 2008
143 Uganda 6.28 per 1,000 people 2008
144 Nigeria 6.23 per 1,000 people 2008
145 Tonga 6.05 per 1,000 people 2008
146 The Gambia 5.76 per 1,000 people 2008
147 Seychelles 5.59 per 1,000 people 2008
148 Cayman Islands 5.43 per 1,000 people 2008
149 Luxembourg 5.33 per 1,000 people 2008
150 Northern Mariana Islands 5.31 per 1,000 people 2008
151 Switzerland 5.28 per 1,000 people 2008
152 Antigua and Barbuda 5.21 per 1,000 people 2008
153 Dominican Republic 5.08 per 1,000 people 2008
154 Italy 5.06 per 1,000 people 2008
155 Trinidad and Tobago 4.9 per 1,000 people 2008
156 Nepal 4.86 per 1,000 people 2008
157 Sao Tome and Principe 4.66 per 1,000 people 2008
158 Liechtenstein 4.64 per 1,000 people 2008
159 Pakistan 4.46 per 1,000 people 2008
160 Germany 4.23 per 1,000 people 2008
161 United Kingdom 3.97 per 1,000 people 2008
162 Jamaica 3.86 per 1,000 people 2008
163 Saint Lucia 3.82 per 1,000 people 2008
164 Grenada 3.76 per 1,000 people 2008
165 Vietnam 3.6 per 1,000 people 2008
166 Netherlands Antilles 3.55 per 1,000 people 2008
167 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3.29 per 1,000 people 2008
168 Virgin Islands 3.19 per 1,000 people 2008
169 Philippines 3.1 per 1,000 people 2008
170 Haiti 3.09 per 1,000 people 2008
171 American Samoa 3.08 per 1,000 people 2008
172 Guam 3.07 per 1,000 people 2008
173 Sri Lanka 3.06 per 1,000 people 2008
174 Israel 3.04 per 1,000 people 2008
175 Burundi 2.96 per 1,000 people 2008
176 El Salvador 2.93 per 1,000 people 2008
177 Belgium 2.91 per 1,000 people 2008
178 Japan 2.86 per 1,000 people 2008
179 Marshall Islands 2.85 per 1,000 people 2008
180 India 2.59 per 1,000 people 2008
181 Lebanon 2.58 per 1,000 people 2008
182 Comoros 2.54 per 1,000 people 2008
183 Tuvalu 2.46 per 1,000 people 2008
184 Rwanda 2.42 per 1,000 people 2008
185 Puerto Rico 2.24 per 1,000 people 2008
186 Netherlands 2.03 per 1,000 people 2008
187 San Marino 2 per 1,000 people 2008
188 Aruba 1.77 per 1,000 people 2008
189 Mayotte 1.73 per 1,000 people 2008
190 Mauritius 1.59 per 1,000 people 2008
191 Barbados 1.52 per 1,000 people 2008
192 Bahrain 0.988 per 1,000 people 2008
193 Bangladesh 0.848 per 1,000 people 2008
194 Malta 0.793 per 1,000 people 2008
195 Maldives 0.777 per 1,000 people 2008
196 Bermuda 0.751 per 1,000 people 2008
197 Gibraltar 0.357 per 1,000 people 2008
198 Singapore 0.151 per 1,000 people 2008
199 Monaco 0.061 per 1,000 people 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Land area > Sq. km > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Land-area/Sq.-km/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about Geography > Land area > Sq. km > Per capita

  • Australia ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Greenland has had the highest land area > sq. km > per capita since 1961.
  • Iceland ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Russia ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Namibia ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • Bolivia ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2008.
  • Mauritania ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Finland ranked first for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Canada ranked second for land area > sq. km > per capita amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2008.
  • Mongolia ranked second for land area > sq. km > per capita globally in 2008.
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