List of countries and dependencies by area

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This is a list of the world's sovereign states and their dependent territories by area, ranked by its total area.

Entries in this list, include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO standard 3166-1, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not actually given a rank number. The areas of such largely unrecognised states are in most cases also included in the areas of the more widely recognised states that claim the same territory; see the notes in the "Notes" column for each country for clarification.

Not included in the list are individual country claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica, entities such as the European Union[Note 1] (4,324,782 km2 or 1,669,808 sq mi total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognized micronations such as the Principality of Sealand.

This list includes three (3) measurements of area:

  • Total area: is the sum of all land and water surfaces as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
  • Land area: is the aggregate of all land surfaces delimited by international boundaries. It excludes waters areas such as inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers).
  • Water area: is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.[2] Coastal and Territorial waters are not included unless otherwise noted. Exclusive Economic Zones are not included.

Data are taken from the United Nations Statistics Division unless otherwise noted.[3]

Countries and dependencies by area[edit]

Rank
Country Total in km2 (mi2) Land in km2 (mi2) Water in km2 (mi2)  % water Notes
0  World 7008510072000000000510,072,000
(196,940,000)
7008148940000000000148,940,000
(57,510,000)
7008361132000000000361,132,000
(139,434,000)
70.8 The planet we are on.
1  Russia 700717125187000000017,125,187
(6,612,072)
700716377742000000016,377,742
(6,323,482)
7005720500000000000720,500
(278,200)
4.21 Largest country in the world.
1vend  Antarctica 700714000000000000014,000,000
(5,400,000)
700714000000000000014,000,000
(5,400,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 13,720,000 km2 (5,300,000 sq mi) (98%) of land area is covered by ice.[Note 2]
2  Canada 70069984670000000009,984,670
(3,855,100)
70069093507000000009,093,507
(3,511,023)
7005891163000000000891,163
(344,080)
8.93 Largest country in the Americas.
3  China 70069572900000000009,572,900
(3,696,100) – 70069596961000000009,596,961
(3,705,407)
70069326410000000009,326,410
(3,600,950)
7005270550000000000270,550
(104,460)
1.41 Second-largest country by land-area alone. Excludes Taiwan.

[Note 3]

4  United States 70069526468000000009,526,468
(3,678,190) – 70069826675000000009,826,675
(3,794,100)
70069161966000000009,161,966
(3,537,455)
7005364502000000000364,502
(140,735) – 7005664709000000000664,709
(256,646)
3.83 – 6.76 Second largest country in the Americas.

[Note 4]

5  Brazil 70068515767000000008,515,767
(3,287,956)
70068460415000000008,460,415
(3,266,584)
700455352000000000055,352
(21,372)
0.65 The largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere. Largest contiguous territory in the Americas.[9]
6  Australia 70067692024000000007,692,024
(2,969,907)
70067633565000000007,633,565
(2,947,336)
700458459000000000058,459
(22,571)
0.76 The largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 5]
7  India 70063166414000000003,166,414
(1,222,559)
70062864021000000002,864,021
(1,105,805)
7005302393000000000302,393
(116,755)
9.55 The Third largest country in Asia. [Note 6]
8  Argentina 70062780400000000002,780,400
(1,073,500)
70062736690000000002,736,690
(1,056,640)
700443710000000000043,710
(16,880)
1.57 Third largest country in the Southern Hemisphere [Note 7]
9  Kazakhstan 70062724900000000002,724,900
(1,052,100)
70062699700000000002,699,700
(1,042,400)
700425200000000000025,200
(9,700)
0.92 Largest landlocked country.[14]
10  Algeria 70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Largest country in Africa.
11  Democratic Republic of the Congo 70062344858000000002,344,858
(905,355)
70062267048000000002,267,048
(875,312)
700477810000000000077,810
(30,040)
3.32 Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa
12  Greenland (Denmark) 70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. [Note 8]
13  Saudi Arabia 70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Largest country in Middle East
14  Mexico 70061964375000000001,964,375
(758,449)
70061943945000000001,943,945
(750,561)
700420430000000000020,430
(7,890)
1.04
15  Indonesia 70061904569000000001,904,569
(735,358)
70061811569000000001,811,569
(699,451)
700493000000000000093,000
(36,000)
4.88 Largest country wholly on islands.
16  Sudan 70061886068000000001,886,068
(728,215)
1765050N/A 96434N/A 5.18N/A
[Note 9]
Formerly the largest country in Africa.[Note 10]
17  Libya 70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
18  Iran 70061648195000000001,648,195
(636,372)
70061531595000000001,531,595
(591,352)
7005116600000000000116,600
(45,000)
7.07 [Note 11]
19  Mongolia 70061564110000000001,564,110
(603,910)
70061553556000000001,553,556
(599,831)
700410560000000000010,560
(4,080)
0.68
20  Peru 70061285216000000001,285,216
(496,225)
70061279996000000001,279,996
(494,209)
70035220000000000005,220
(2,020)
0.41
21  Chad 70061284000000000001,284,000
(496,000)
70061259200000000001,259,200
(486,200)
700424800000000000024,800
(9,600)
1.93
22  Niger 70061267000000000001,267,000
(489,000)
70061266700000000001,266,700
(489,100)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
0.02
23  Angola 70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
24  Mali 70061240192000000001,240,192
(478,841)
70061220190000000001,220,190
(471,120)
700420002000000000020,002
(7,723)
1.61
25  South Africa 70061221037000000001,221,037
(471,445)
70061214470000000001,214,470
(468,910)
70034620000000000004,620
(1,780)
0.38
26  Colombia 70061141748000000001,141,748
(440,831)
70061038700000000001,038,700
(401,000)
7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
8.8
27  Ethiopia 70061104300000000001,104,300
(426,400)
70061000000000000001,000,000
(390,000)
7005104300000000000104,300
(40,300)
0.7 [Note 12]
28  Bolivia 70061098581000000001,098,581
(424,164)
70061083301000000001,083,301
(418,265)
700415280000000000015,280
(5,900)
1.39
29  Mauritania 70061030700000000001,030,700
(398,000)
70061025520000000001,025,520
(395,960)
70034480000000000004,480
(1,730)
0
30  Egypt 70061002450000000001,002,450
(387,050)
7005995450000000000995,450
(384,350)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
0.6
31  Tanzania 7005945087000000000945,087
(364,900)
7005885800000000000885,800
(342,000)
700461500000000000061,500
(23,700)
6.49
32  Nigeria 7005923768000000000923,768
(356,669)
7005910768000000000910,768
(351,649)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.41
33  Venezuela 7005916445000000000916,445
(353,841)
7005882050000000000882,050
(340,560)
700430000000000000030,000
(12,000)
3.29
34  Pakistan 7005881912000000000881,912
(340,508)
7005856692000000000856,692
(330,771)
700425220000000000025,220
(9,740)
2.86 [Note 13]
35  Namibia 7005825615000000000825,615
(318,772)
7005823290000000000823,290
(317,870)
70032425000000000002,425
(936)
0.12
36  Mozambique 7005801590000000000801,590
(309,500)
7005786380000000000786,380
(303,620)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.63
37  Turkey 7005783562000000000783,562
(302,535)
7005769632000000000769,632
(297,157)
700413930000000000013,930
(5,380)
1.78
38  Chile 7005756102000000000756,102
(291,933)
7005743812000000000743,812
(287,187)
700412290000000000012,290
(4,750)
1.63 [Note 14]
39  Zambia 7005752612000000000752,612
(290,585)
7005743398000000000743,398
(287,028)
70039220000000000009,220
(3,560)
1.23
40  Myanmar 7005676578000000000676,578
(261,228)
7005653508000000000653,508
(252,321)
700423070000000000023,070
(8,910)
3.41
41  Afghanistan 7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
42 Metropolitan France & overseas regions (France) 7005640679000000000640,679
(247,368)
7005640427000000000640,427
(247,270)
70033374000000000003,374
(1,303)
0.52 Includes Metropolitan France and overseas regions, but excludes overseas territories and collectivities, shown separately. [Note 15]
43  Somalia 7005637657000000000637,657
(246,201)
7005627337000000000627,337
(242,216)
700410320000000000010,320
(3,980)
1.62 [Note 16]
44  Central African Republic 7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
45  South Sudan 7005619745000000000619,745
(239,285)
610950NA 33379NA 5.18NA
[Note 9]
[Note 17]
46  Ukraine 7005603500000000000603,500
(233,000)
7005553544000000000553,544
(213,725)
700424220000000000024,220
(9,350)
4.01 Crimea is included.
47  Madagascar 7005587041000000000587,041
(226,658)
7005581540000000000581,540
(224,530)
70035501000000000005,501
(2,124)
0.94
48  Botswana 7005582000000000000582,000
(225,000)
7005566730000000000566,730
(218,820)
700415000000000000015,000
(5,800)
2.58
49  Kenya 7005580367000000000580,367
(224,081)
7005569140000000000569,140
(219,750)
700411227000000000011,227
(4,335)
1.93
50  Yemen 7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
51  Thailand 7005513120000000000513,120
(198,120)
7005510890000000000510,890
(197,260)
70032230000000000002,230
(860)
0.43
52  Spain 7005505992000000000505,992
(195,365)
7005498980000000000498,980
(192,660)
70036390000000000006,390
(2,470)
1.26
53  Turkmenistan 7005488100000000000488,100
(188,500)
7005469930000000000469,930
(181,440)
700418170000000000018,170
(7,020)
3.72
54  Cameroon 7005475442000000000475,442
(183,569)
7005472710000000000472,710
(182,510)
70032730000000000002,730
(1,050)
0.57
55  Papua New Guinea 7005462840000000000462,840
(178,700)
7005452860000000000452,860
(174,850)
70039980000000000009,980
(3,850)
2.16
56  Sweden 7005450295000000000450,295
(173,860)
7005410335000000000410,335
(158,431)
700439960000000000039,960
(15,430)
8.87
57  Uzbekistan 7005447400000000000447,400
(172,700)
7005425400000000000425,400
(164,200)
700422000000000000022,000
(8,500)
4.92
58  Morocco 7005446550000000000446,550
(172,410)
7005446300000000000446,300
(172,300)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.06 [Note 18]
59  Iraq 7005438317000000000438,317
(169,235)
7005437367000000000437,367
(168,868)
7002950000000000000950
(370)
0.22 [Note 19]
60  Paraguay 7005406752000000000406,752
(157,048)
7005397302000000000397,302
(153,399)
70039450000000000009,450
(3,650)
2.32
61  Zimbabwe 7005390757000000000390,757
(150,872)
7005386847000000000386,847
(149,362)
70033910000000000003,910
(1,510)
1
62  Japan 7005377930000000000377,930
(145,920)
7005364485000000000364,485
(140,728)
700413430000000000013,430
(5,190)
3.55
63  Germany 7005357114000000000357,114
(137,882)
7005348672000000000348,672
(134,623)
70038350000000000008,350
(3,220)
2.34
64  Philippines 7005342353000000000342,353
(132,183)
7005298175000000000298,175
(115,126)
700444178000000000044,178
(17,057)
12.90
65  Republic of the Congo 7005342000000000000342,000
(132,000)
7005341500000000000341,500
(131,900)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
0.15
66  Finland 7005338424000000000338,424
(130,666)
7005303815000000000303,815
(117,304)
700434330000000000034,330
(13,250)
10.15 [Note 20]
67  Vietnam 7005331212000000000331,212
(127,882)
7005310070000000000310,070
(119,720)
700421140000000000021,140
(8,160)
6.38
68  Malaysia 7005330803000000000330,803
(127,724)
7005329613000000000329,613
(127,264)
70031190000000000001,190
(460)
0.36
69  Norway 7005323802000000000323,802
(125,021)
7005304282000000000304,282
(117,484)
700419520000000000019,520
(7,540)
6.03 [Note 21]
70  Côte d'Ivoire 7005322463000000000322,463
(124,504)
7005318003000000000318,003
(122,782)
70034460000000000004,460
(1,720)
1.38
71  Poland 7005312679000000000312,679
(120,726)
7005311888000000000311,888
(120,421)
7002791000000000000791
(305)
2.7
72  Oman 7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
73  Italy 7005301336000000000301,336
(116,346)
7005294140000000000294,140
(113,570)
70037200000000000007,200
(2,800)
2.39
74  Ecuador 7005276841000000000276,841
(106,889)
7005256369000000000256,369
(98,985)
70036720000000000006,720
(2,590)
2.37 [Note 22]
75  Burkina Faso 7005272967000000000272,967
(105,393)
7005273800000000000273,800
(105,700)
7002400000000000000400
(150)
0.15
76  New Zealand 7005270467000000000270,467
(104,428)
7005262443000000000262,443
(101,330)
70034395000000000004,395
(1,697)
1.65 [Note 23]
77  Gabon 7005267668000000000267,668
(103,347)
7005257667000000000257,667
(99,486)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
3.74
78  Western Sahara 7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Disputed territory.[Note 24]
79  Guinea 7005245857000000000245,857
(94,926)
7005245717000000000245,717
(94,872)
7002140000000000000140
(54)
0.06
80  United Kingdom 7005242900000000000242,900
(93,800)
7005241930000000000241,930
(93,410)
70031680000000000001,680
(650)
0.69 [Note 25]
81  Uganda 7005241550000000000241,550
(93,260)
7005197100000000000197,100
(76,100)
700443938000000000043,938
(16,965)
18.23
82  Ghana 7005238533000000000238,533
(92,098)
7005227533000000000227,533
(87,851)
700411000000000000011,000
(4,200)
4.61
83  Romania 7005238391000000000238,391
(92,043)
7005229891000000000229,891
(88,761)
70038500000000000008,500
(3,300)
3.57
84  Laos 7005236800000000000236,800
(91,400)
7005230800000000000230,800
(89,100)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
2.53
85  Guyana 7005214969000000000214,969
(83,000)
7005196849000000000196,849
(76,004)
700418120000000000018,120
(7,000)
8.43
86  Belarus 7005207600000000000207,600
(80,200)
7005202900000000000202,900
(78,300)
70034700000000000004,700
(1,800)
2.26
87  Kyrgyzstan 7005199951000000000199,951
(77,202)
7005191801000000000191,801
(74,055)
70038150000000000008,150
(3,150)
4.08
88  Senegal 7005196722000000000196,722
(75,955)
7005192530000000000192,530
(74,340)
70034192000000000004,192
(1,619)
2.13
89  Syria 7005185180000000000185,180
(71,500)
7005183630000000000183,630
(70,900)
70031550000000000001,550
(600)
0.84 [Note 26]
90  Cambodia 7005181035000000000181,035
(69,898)
7005176515000000000176,515
(68,153)
70034520000000000004,520
(1,750)
2.5
91  Uruguay 7005181034000000000181,034
(69,898)
7005175015000000000175,015
(67,574)
70031200000000000001,200
(460)
0.68
92  Suriname 7005163820000000000163,820
(63,250)
7005156000000000000156,000
(60,000)
70037820000000000007,820
(3,020)
4.77 Smallest country in South America.
93  Tunisia 7005163610000000000163,610
(63,170)
7005155360000000000155,360
(59,980)
70038250000000000008,250
(3,190)
5.04
94  Bangladesh 7005147570000000000147,570
(56,980)
7005130168000000000130,168
(50,258)
700413830000000000013,830
(5,340)
9.6 [Note 27]
95    Nepal 7005147181000000000147,181
(56,827)
7005143351000000000143,351
(55,348)
70033830000000000003,830
(1,480)
2.6
96  Tajikistan 7005143100000000000143,100
(55,300)
7005141510000000000141,510
(54,640)
70032590000000000002,590
(1,000)
1.81
end  Somaliland 7005137600000000000137,600
(53,100)
[Note 28]
97  Greece 7005131990000000000131,990
(50,960)
7005130647000000000130,647
(50,443)
70031310000000000001,310
(510)
0.99
98  Nicaragua 7005130373000000000130,373
(50,337)
7005119990000000000119,990
(46,330)
700410380000000000010,380
(4,010)
7.96 Largest country in Central America.
99  North Korea 7005120538000000000120,538
(46,540)
7005120408000000000120,408
(46,490)
7002130000000000000130
(50)
0.11
100  Malawi 7005118484000000000118,484
(45,747)
700494080000000000094,080
(36,320)
700424404000000000024,404
(9,422)
20.6
101  Eritrea 7005117600000000000117,600
(45,400)
7005101000000000000101,000
(39,000)
700416600000000000016,600
(6,400)
14.12
102  Benin 7005112622000000000112,622
(43,484)
7005110622000000000110,622
(42,711)
70032000000000000002,000
(770)
1.78
103  Honduras 7005112492000000000112,492
(43,433)
7005111890000000000111,890
(43,200)
7002200000000000000200
(77)
0.18
104  Liberia 7005111369000000000111,369
(43,000)
700496320000000000096,320
(37,190)
700415049000000000015,049
(5,810)
13.51
105  Bulgaria 7005110879000000000110,879
(42,811)
7005108489000000000108,489
(41,888)
70032390000000000002,390
(920)
2.16
106  Cuba 7005109884000000000109,884
(42,426)
7005109820000000000109,820
(42,400)
70031040000000000001,040
(400)
0.94
107  Guatemala 7005108889000000000108,889
(42,042)
7005107159000000000107,159
(41,374)
70031730000000000001,730
(670)
1.59
108  Iceland 7005103000000000000103,000
(40,000)
7005100250000000000100,250
(38,710)
70032750000000000002,750
(1,060)
2.67
109  South Korea 7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
700499909000000000099,909
(38,575)
7002301000000000000301
(116)
0.3
110  Hungary 700493028000000000093,028
(35,918)
700489608000000000089,608
(34,598)
70033420000000000003,420
(1,320)
3.68
111  Portugal 700492090000000000092,090
(35,560)
700491470000000000091,470
(35,320)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
0.67
112  Jordan 700489342000000000089,342
(34,495)
700488802000000000088,802
(34,287)
7002540000000000000540
(210)
0.6
113  Serbia 700488361000000000088,361
(34,116)
700488246000000000088,246
(34,072)
7002115000000000000115
(44)
0.13 [Note 29]
114  Azerbaijan 700476870000000000076,870
(29,680)
700486100000000000086,100
(33,200)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
0.13 [Note 30]
115  Austria 700483871000000000083,871
(32,383)
700482445000000000082,445
(31,832)
70031426000000000001,426
(551)
1.7
116  United Arab Emirates 700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
117  Czech Republic 700478865000000000078,865
(30,450)
700477247000000000077,247
(29,825)
70031620000000000001,620
(630)
2.05
118  Panama 700475417000000000075,417
(29,119)
700474340000000000074,340
(28,700)
70031080000000000001,080
(420)
1.43
119  Sierra Leone 700471740000000000071,740
(27,700)
700471620000000000071,620
(27,650)
7002120000000000000120
(46)
0.17
120  Republic of Ireland 700470273000000000070,273
(27,133)
700468883000000000068,883
(26,596)
70031390000000000001,390
(540)
1.98
121  Georgia 700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 31]
122  Sri Lanka 700465610000000000065,610
(25,330)
700462732000000000062,732
(24,221)
70032878000000000002,878
(1,111)
4.4
123  Lithuania 700465300000000000065,300
(25,200)
700462680000000000062,680
(24,200)
70032620000000000002,620
(1,010)
4.01
124  Latvia 700464559000000000064,559
(24,926)
700462249000000000062,249
(24,034)
70032340000000000002,340
(900)
3.62
125  Svalbard (Norway) 700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 32]
126  Togo 700456785000000000056,785
(21,925)
700454385000000000054,385
(20,998)
70032400000000000002,400
(930)
4.23
127  Croatia 700456594000000000056,594
(21,851)
700455974000000000055,974
(21,612)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
1.1
128  Bosnia and Herzegovina 700451209000000000051,209
(19,772)
700451187000000000051,187
(19,763)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.02
129  Costa Rica 700451100000000000051,100
(19,700)
700451060000000000051,060
(19,710)
700140000000000000040
(15)
0.08
130  Slovakia 700449037000000000049,037
(18,933)
700448105000000000048,105
(18,573)
7002930000000000000930
(360)
1.9
131  Dominican Republic 700448671000000000048,671
(18,792)
700448320000000000048,320
(18,660)
7002350000000000000350
(140)
0.72
132  Estonia 700445227000000000045,227
(17,462)
700442388000000000042,388
(16,366)
70032840000000000002,840
(1,100)
6.28
133  Denmark 700443094000000000043,094
(16,639)
700442434000000000042,434
(16,384)
7002660000000000000660
(250)
1.53 European territory (metropolitan Denmark) only, without Greenland and Faroe Islands.[Note 33]
134  Netherlands 700441850000000000041,850
(16,160)
700433893000000000033,893
(13,086)
70037650000000000007,650
(2,950)
18.41 Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately. [Note 34]
135   Switzerland 700441284000000000041,284
(15,940)
700439997000000000039,997
(15,443)
70031280000000000001,280
(490)
3.1 [Note 35]
136  Bhutan 700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
137  Taiwan 700436193000000000036,193
(13,974)
700432260000000000032,260
(12,460)
70033720000000000003,720
(1,440)
10.34 [Note 36]
138  Guinea-Bissau 700436125000000000036,125
(13,948)
700428120000000000028,120
(10,860)
70038005000000000008,005
(3,091)
22.16
139  Moldova 700433846000000000033,846
(13,068)
700432891000000000032,891
(12,699)
7002960000000000000960
(370)
2.84 [Note 37]
140  Belgium 700430528000000000030,528
(11,787)
700430278000000000030,278
(11,690)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.82
141  Lesotho 700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
142  Armenia 700429843000000000029,843
(11,522)
700429843000000000029,843
(11,522)
70031540000000000001,540
(590)
5.18
143  Solomon Islands 700428896000000000028,896
(11,157)
700427986000000000027,986
(10,805)
7002910000000000000910
(350)
3.15
144  Albania 700428748000000000028,748
(11,100)
700427398000000000027,398
(10,578)
70031350000000000001,350
(520)
4.7
145  Equatorial Guinea 700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
146  Burundi 700427834000000000027,834
(10,747)
700425680000000000025,680
(9,920)
70032150000000000002,150
(830)
7.73
147  Haiti 700427750000000000027,750
(10,710)
700427560000000000027,560
(10,640)
7002190000000000000190
(73)
0.68
148  Rwanda 700426338000000000026,338
(10,169)
700424668000000000024,668
(9,524)
70031670000000000001,670
(640)
6.34
149  Macedonia 700425713000000000025,713
(9,928)
700425433000000000025,433
(9,820)
7002280000000000000280
(110)
1.09
150  Djibouti 700423200000000000023,200
(9,000)
700423180000000000023,180
(8,950)
700120000000000000020
(7.7)
0.09
151  Belize 700422966000000000022,966
(8,867)
700422806000000000022,806
(8,805)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.7
152  El Salvador 700421041000000000021,041
(8,124)
700420721000000000020,721
(8,000)
7002320000000000000320
(120)
1.52 Smallest country in continental North America.
153  Israel 700420770000000000020,770
(8,020)
700420330000000000020,330
(7,850)
7002440000000000000440
(170)
2.12 [Note 38]
154  Slovenia 700420273000000000020,273
(7,827)
700420151000000000020,151
(7,780)
7002122000000000000122
(47)
0.6
155  New Caledonia (France) 700418575000000000018,575
(7,172)
700418275000000000018,275
(7,056)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
1.62
156  Fiji 700418272000000000018,272
(7,055)
700418274000000000018,274
(7,056)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
157  Kuwait 700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
158  Swaziland 700417364000000000017,364
(6,704)
700417204000000000017,204
(6,643)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.92
159  East Timor 700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
160  Bahamas 700413943000000000013,943
(5,383)
700410010000000000010,010
(3,860)
70033870000000000003,870
(1,490)
27.88
161  Montenegro 700413812000000000013,812
(5,333)
700413452000000000013,452
(5,194)
7002360000000000000360
(140)
2.61
162  Vanuatu 700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
163  Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
164  Qatar 700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
end  Nagorno-Karabakh 700411458000000000011,458
(4,424)
700411458000000000011,458
(4,424)
70031200000000000001,200
(460)
1 [Note 39] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
165  Gambia 700411295000000000011,295
(4,361)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
70031295000000000001,295
(500)
11.47 Smallest country in continental Africa.
166  Jamaica 700410991000000000010,991
(4,244)
700410831000000000010,831
(4,182)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
1.46
end  Kosovo 700410887000000000010,887
(4,203)
[Note 40]
167  Lebanon 700410452000000000010,452
(4,036)
700410230000000000010,230
(3,950)
7002170000000000000170
(66)
1.63 Smallest country in continental Asia.
168  Cyprus 70039251000000000009,251
(3,572)
70039241000000000009,241
(3,568)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.11 [Note 41]
169  Puerto Rico (United States) 70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70034921000000000004,921
(1,900)
35.69
end  Abkhazia 70038660000000000008,660
(3,340)
[Note 42]
170  French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 70037747000000000007,747
(2,991)
70037668000000000007,668
(2,961)
700179800000000000079.8
(30.8)
1.03 Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.[Note 43]
171  United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges 70036959410000000006,959.41
(2,687.04)
700122410000000000022.41
(8.65)
70036937000000000006,937
(2,678)
99.68
172  State of Palestine 70036220000000000006,220
(2,400)
70035640000000000005,640
(2,180)
7002220000000000000220
(85)
 ? [Note 44]
173  Brunei 70035765000000000005,765
(2,226)
70035265000000000005,265
(2,033)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
8.67
174  Trinidad and Tobago 70035130000000000005,130
(1,980)
70035128000000000005,128
(1,980)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
175  French Polynesia (France) 70034167000000000004,167
(1,609)
70033827000000000003,827
(1,478)
7002340000000000000340
(130)
8.16
end  Transnistria 70034163000000000004,163
(1,607)
[Note 45]
176  Cape Verde 70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
177  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom) 70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 17]
end  South Ossetia 70033900000000000003,900
(1,500)
[Note 46]
end  Northern Cyprus 70033355000000000003,355
(1,295)
[Note 47]
178  Samoa 70032842000000000002,842
(1,097)
70032821000000000002,821
(1,089)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.35
179  Luxembourg 70032586000000000002,586
(998)
70032586000000000002,586
(998)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
180  Mauritius 70032040000000000002,040
(790)
70032030000000000002,030
(780)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.49 [Note 48]
181  Comoros 70031862000000000001,862
(719)
70031862000000000001,862
(719)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 49]
182  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 70031393000000000001,393
(538)
70031393000000000001,393
(538)
0.10 0.0010.00 [Note 50]
183  Hong Kong (China) 70031104000000000001,104
(426)
70031054000000000001,054
(407)
700150000000000000050
(19)
4.53
184  São Tomé and Príncipe 7002964000000000000964
(372)
7002964000000000000964
(372)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
185  Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 7002948000000000000948
(366)
7002430000000000000430
(170)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 17]
186  Kiribati 7002811000000000000811
(313)
7002811000000000000811
(313)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 51]
187  Bahrain 7002765000000000000765
(295)
7002765000000000000765
(295)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
188  Dominica 7002751000000000000751
(290)
7002751000000000000751
(290)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
189  Tonga 7002747000000000000747
(288)
7002717000000000000717
(277)
700130000000000000030
(12)
4.02
190  Singapore 7002710000000000000710
(270)
7002687000000000000687
(265)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.43
191  Federated States of Micronesia 7002702000000000000702
(271)
7002702000000000000702
(271)
0.10 0.0010.00
192  Saint Lucia 7002616000000000000616
(238)
7002606000000000000606
(234)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.62 [Note 52]
193  Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency) 7002572000000000000572
(221)
7002572000000000000572
(221)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
194  Guam (United States) 7002549000000000000549
(212)
7002544000000000000544
(210)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
195  Andorra 7002468000000000000468
(181)
7002468000000000000468
(181)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
196  Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 7002464000000000000464
(179)
7002464000000000000464
(179)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
197  Palau 7002459000000000000459
(177)
7002459000000000000459
(177)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
198  Seychelles 7002452000000000000452
(175)
7002455000000000000455
(176)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest country in Africa.
199  Curaçao (Netherlands) 7002444000000000000444
(171)
7002444000000000000444
(171)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 34]
200  Antigua and Barbuda 7002442000000000000442
(171)
7002442600000000000442.6
(170.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
201  Barbados 7002430000000000000430
(170)
7002431000000000000431
(166)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
202  Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) 7002412000000000000412
(159)
7002412000000000000412
(159)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 17]
203  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7002389000000000000389
(150)
7002389000000000000389
(150)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
204  Jan Mayen (Norway) 7002377000000000000377
(146)
7002377000000000000377
(146)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
205  U.S. Virgin Islands (United States) 7002347000000000000347
(134)
7002346000000000000346
(134)
70031564000000000001,564
(604)
81.88
206  Grenada 7002344000000000000344
(133)
7002344000000000000344
(133)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
207  Malta 7002316000000000000316
(122)
7002316000000000000316
(122)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
208  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 7002308000000000000308
(119)
7002308000000000000308
(119)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 53]
209  Maldives 7002300000000000000300
(120)
7002298000000000000298
(115)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest country in Asia.
210  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 7002264000000000000264
(102)
7002264000000000000264
(102)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
211  Saint Kitts and Nevis 7002261000000000000261
(101)
7002261000000000000261
(101)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
212  Niue (New Zealand) 7002260000000000000260
(100)
7002260000000000000260
(100)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 54]
213  Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) 7002253800000000000253.8
(98.0)
253.8NA 0.1NA 0.001NA There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
214  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 7002242000000000000242
(93)
7002242000000000000242
(93)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
215  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 7002236000000000000236
(91)
7002236000000000000236
(91)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 55]
216  American Samoa (United States) 7002199000000000000199
(77)
7002199000000000000199
(77)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
217  Marshall Islands 7002181000000000000181
(70)
7002181000000000000181
(70)
700411673000000000011,673
(4,507)
98.47
218  Aruba (Netherlands) 7002180000000000000180
(69)
7002180000000000000180
(69)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
219  Liechtenstein 7002160000000000000160
(62)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
220  British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 7002151000000000000151
(58)
7002151000000000000151
(58)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
221  Wallis and Futuna (France) 7002142000000000000142
(55)
7002142000000000000142
(55)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
222  Christmas Island (Australia) 7002135000000000000135
(52)
7002135000000000000135
(52)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 56]
223  Jersey (United Kingdom) 7002116000000000000116
(45)
7002116000000000000116
(45)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
224  Montserrat (United Kingdom) 7002102000000000000102
(39)
7002102000000000000102
(39)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
225  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 700191000000000000091
(35)
700191000000000000091
(35)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
226  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 700178000000000000078
(30)
700178000000000000078
(30)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
227  San Marino 700161000000000000061
(24)
700161000000000000061
(24)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
228  British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) 700160000000000000060
(23)
700160000000000000060
(23)
700454340000000000054,340
(20,980)
99.89 [Note 57]
229  Saint Martin (France) 700154000000000000054
(21)
700154400000000000054.4
(21.0)
0.1Neg. 0.0010.00 [Note 17]
230  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 700154000000000000054
(21)
700154000000000000054
(21)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
231  Bouvet Island (Norway) 700149000000000000049
(19)
700149000000000000049
(19)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 17]
232  Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 700147000000000000047
(18)
700147000000000000047
(18)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 58]
233  Norfolk Island (Australia) 700136000000000000036
(14)
700136000000000000036
(14)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
234  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 700134000000000000034
(13)
700134000000000000034
(13)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 34]
235  Macau (China) 700131300000000000031.3
(12.1)
700128200000000000028.2
(10.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 59]
236  Tuvalu 700126000000000000026
(10)
700126000000000000026
(10)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
237  Nauru 700121000000000000021
(8.1)
700121000000000000021
(8.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest island country.
238  Saint Barthélemy (France) 700121000000000000021
(8.1)
21NA 0.1NA 0.001NA [Note 17]
239  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 700114000000000000014
(5.4)
700114000000000000014
(5.4)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 [Note 56]
240  Tokelau (New Zealand) 700112000000000000012
(4.6)
700112000000000000012
(4.6)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
241  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
242  Wake Island (United States) 70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
243  Clipperton Island (France) 70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006000000000000006
(2.3)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
244   Navassa Island (disputed) 70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
245  Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) 70005000000000000005
(1.9)
70005000000000000005
(1.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
246   Spratly Islands (disputed) 4.9<5
(<2)
4.9<5
(<2)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
247  Coral Sea Islands (Australia) 2.9<3
(<2)
2.9<3
(<2)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
248  Monaco 70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest country with a coastline. Also the smallest member of the UN.
249   Vatican City 69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0 Smallest country in the world.

Graphical charts[edit]

The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook[25] as of February 15, 2005.

Sovereign states with areas greater than 100,000 km² are shown in green. In addition, non-sovereign territories are included for purposes of comparison, and are shown in gray. Areas include inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Claims to parts of Antarctica by various countries are not included.

Countries greater than 1.5 million km²[edit]

Mongolia Iran Libya Sudan Indonesia Mexico Saudi Arabia Greenland Democratic Republic of the Congo Algeria Kazakhstan Argentina India European Union Australia Brazil United States History of the political divisions of China People's Republic of China Canada Antarctica Russia

Countries less than 1.5 million km²[edit]

Iceland Guatemala Cuba Bulgaria Liberia Honduras Benin Malawi North Korea Eritrea Nicaragua Greece Nepal Tajikistan Bangladesh Suriname Tunisia Uruguay Cambodia Syria Senegal Kyrgyzstan Belarus Oman Guyana Uganda Laos Romania Ghana United Kingdom Guinea Western Sahara Gabon New Zealand Burkina Faso Ecuador Philippines Italy Poland Côte d'Ivoire Norway Vietnam Malaysia Finland Republic of the Congo Germany Japan Zimbabwe Paraguay Iraq Morocco Uzbekistan Sweden Papua New Guinea Cameroon Turkmenistan Spain Thailand Yemen France Kenya Madagascar Botswana Ukraine South Sudan Central African Republic Somalia Afghanistan Burma Zambia Chile Turkey Mozambique Pakistan Namibia Venezuela Nigeria Tanzania Egypt Mauritania Bolivia Ethiopia Colombia South Africa Mali Angola Niger Chad Peru

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The European Union is a unique supranational union. It covers a total area of 4,324,781 km2 (1,669,807 sq mi),[1] and would be ranked 7th if it were included (3.0% of world's total land area).
  2. ^ The following countries have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), Australia (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi), Chile (1,250,000 km2 or 480,000 sq mi), France (432,000 km2 or 167,000 sq mi), New Zealand (450,000 km2 or 170,000 sq mi), Norway (2,500,000 km2 or 970,000 sq mi) and United Kingdom (1,395,000 km2 or 539,000 sq mi), which to some extent overlap. The area from 90°W to 150°W (2,100,000 km2 or 810,000 sq mi) is currently unclaimed territory. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists.
  3. ^ The following two primary sources (non-mirrored) represent the range (min./max.) of China's total area:

    All sources exclude Taiwan.

    (1) The Encyclopædia Britannica lists China as world's third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with a total area of 9,572,900 sq km.[4]

    (2) The CIA World Factbook lists China's as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and the US) with total area of 9,596,961 sq km.[5]


    Disputed Ranking Explanation: The dispute for world's third-largest country arose from the inclusion of Coastal and Territorial waters for United States. This discrepancy was deduced from comparing the CIA World Factbook and its previous iterations[6] against the information for United States on Encyclopaedia Britannica, particularly its footnote section.[7] In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US added Coastal waters to its total area (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US added Territorial water to its total area (increasing it to 9,826,630 sq km). During this time, China's total area remained unchanged. In other words, no Coastal or Territorial water space was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a Coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a Territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's Coastal and Territorial water figures are currently unknown (no official publication) and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.

  4. ^ The following two primary sources (non-mirrored) represent the range (min./max.) of United States' total area:

    (1) The Encyclopædia Britannica lists U.S. as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,526,468 sq km. This figure is less than CIA Factbook's figure of 9,826,675 sq km because it excludes Coastal and Territorial waters.[7]

    (2) The CIA World Factbook lists the United States as the third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with total area of 9,826,675 sq km.[8] This figure is greater than Encyclopædia Britannica's figure of 9,526,468 sq km because it includes Coastal and Territorial waters.


    Disputed Ranking Explanation: The dispute for world's third-largest country arose from the inclusion of Coastal and Territorial waters for United States. This discrepancy was deduced from comparing the CIA World Factbook and its previous iterations[6] against the information for United States on Encyclopaedia Britannica, particularly its footnote section.[7] In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US added Coastal waters to its total area (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US added Territorial water to its total area (increasing it to 9,826,630 sq km). During this time, China's total area remained unchanged. In other words, no Coastal or Territorial water space was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a Coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a Territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's Coastal and Territorial water figures are currently unknown (no official publication) and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.

  5. ^ Figures exclude the external territories of Norfolk Island, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands Territory, and Heard Island and McDonald Islands,[10] each shown separately. Excludes the claim of the Australian Antarctic Territory (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi). The UN's previous data,[11] as well as the current data shown by the World Bank and the CIA,[1][12] give the figure as 7,741,220 km2 (2,988,900 sq mi).
  6. ^ The total area given is from Encyclopædia Britannica and excludes disputed territories not under Indian control. The total area claimed by India, according to the figure given by the United Nations and the Indian government, totals 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi).[13]
  7. ^ Excludes claims on Argentine Antarctica (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), on Malvinas/Falkland Islands (12,173 km2 or 4,700 sq mi) and on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (3,903 km2 or 1,507 sq mi).
  8. ^ A total of 1,755,636 km2 (677,855 sq mi) of land area is covered by ice; the ice-free area amounts to 410,450 km2 (158,480 sq mi).[12]
  9. ^ a b The water area percentage of Sudan prior to the secession of South Sudan was 5.18.
  10. ^ Prior to the independence of South Sudan, Sudan's total area as reported by the UN source was 2,505,813 km2 (967,500 sq mi). Updated figure shown is from the CIA.[1]
  11. ^ The area given is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN Demographic Yearbook lists a figure of 1,628,750 km2 (628,860 sq mi), which refers to land area only.
  12. ^ Excluding the Ilemi Triangle (14,000 km2 or 5,400 sq mi).
  13. ^ Includes data for Pakistani-held territories of Kashmir, Azad Kashmir (13,297 km2 or 5,134 sq mi) and Gilgit–Baltistan (72,520 km2 or 28,000 sq mi).[15] Excluding these territories would produce an area figure of 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi).
  14. ^ Excludes claims in Antarctica.
  15. ^ Source gives area of Metropolitan France as 551,500 km2 (212,900 sq mi) and lists overseas regions separately, whose areas sum to 89,179 km2 (34,432 sq mi). Adding these give the total shown here for the entire French Republic. The CIA reports the total as 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi).[1] Another source, the French National Institute for Statistice and Economic Studies, gives an area figure of 632,759 km2 (244,310 sq mi).[16] (The CIA gives a water area of Metropolitan France as 1,530 km2 (590 sq mi).)
  16. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Somaliland (137,600 km2 or 53,100 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Somalia.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g Figures shown in this entry are taken from the CIA.[1]
  18. ^ Does not include Western Sahara, shown separately.
  19. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN figure of 435,244 km2 (168,049 sq mi) excludes the three autonomous provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  20. ^ Includes the Åland Islands (1,552 km2 or 599 sq mi).
  21. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook; the UN data refers to mainland area only. All figures exclude Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Bouvet Island, shown separately, and the Antarctic territorial claims of Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island (243 km2 or 94 sq mi).
  22. ^ May or may not include the Galápagos Islands (7,880 km2 or 3,040 sq mi). The 2007 data,[11] as well as the current data given by the CIA, explicitly includes the Galápagos and gives the figure as 283,561 km2 (109,484 sq mi).[1]
  23. ^ The government gives the total figure as 266,838 square kilometres (103,027 sq mi).[17] CIA World Factbook has total/land area of 267,710 km2 (103,360 sq mi). All figures exclude Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau, shown separately, as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency.
  24. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  25. ^ Does not include the three Crown dependencies (768 km2 or 297 sq mi) and the 14 overseas territories (1,742,857 km2 or 672,921 sq mi), shown separately.
  26. ^ Includes the parts of the Golan Heights (1,295 km2 or 500 sq mi) occupied by Israel.
  27. ^ Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is 147,570 km2 or 56,980 sq mi.[18]
  28. ^ Somaliland is claimed in whole by Somalia, and is unrecognised by any other country
  29. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Kosovo and Metohija, which is de facto independent from Serbia as the Republic of Kosovo (10,887 km2 or 4,203 sq mi). The area of Serbia without Kosovo is 77,474 km2 (29,913 sq mi).[1]
  30. ^ The figure shown includes the area of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (11,458 km2 or 4,424 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Azerbaijan.
  31. ^ The figure shown includes the areas of Abkhazia (8,660 km2 or 3,340 sq mi)[19] and South Ossetia (3,900 km2 or 1,500 sq mi),[20] both de facto independent from Georgia.
  32. ^ The UN gives a combined area for Svalbard and Jan Mayen as 62,422 km2 (24,101 sq mi). The separate figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook.[1]
  33. ^ The UN figure includes only the constituent country Denmark; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km2 (857,183 sq mi) and would be 12th.
  34. ^ a b c Data for the Netherlands is from the Central Bureau of Statistics.[21] Source gives area of European Netherlands as 41,528 km2 (16,034 sq mi) and lists the three special municipalities separately, whose areas sum to 322 km2 (124 sq mi). Adding these gives the total shown here for the entire country of the Netherlands.[22] Adding the constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the total area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,508 km2 (16,412 sq mi).
  35. ^ The figure from the UN demographic yearbook (41,277 km2 or 15,937 sq mi) excludes the areas of state forests and communanzas, which amount to 7.15 km2 (2.76 sq mi). The figure here is from the 2007 data.[11]
  36. ^ The UN source does not include data for the Republic of China (Taiwan). The figure shown is from the 2012 Statistical Data from the Ministry of the Interior, Republic of China. The CIA gives a total area of 35,980 km2 (13,890 sq mi). The total constitutional land area of the Republic of China is 11,420,000 km2 (4,410,000 sq mi), which includes modern-day Taiwan, Mongolia, and Mainland China.[23]
  37. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Transnistria (4,163 km2 or 1,607 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Moldova.
  38. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA.[1] The UN/Israel Central Bureau of Statistics figure of 22,072 km2 (8,522 sq mi) includes the Golan Heights (1,200 km2 or 460 sq mi) and East Jerusalem (70 km2 or 27 sq mi), which are not internationally recognised as part of Israel.
  39. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh is de-jure part of Azerbaijan, and has no international recognition
  40. ^ Kosovo is claimed in whole by Serbia, and has limited international recognition
  41. ^ Includes the largely unrecognized but de facto independent Northern Cyprus (3,355 km2 or 1,295 sq mi), the UN buffer zone (346 km2 or 134 sq mi) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (254 km2 or 98 sq mi).[1]
  42. ^ Abkhazia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  43. ^ The UN source has no data for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. The figure given here is the total of all areas listed separately in the CIA World Factbook.[24]
  44. ^ The CIA gives the areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip separately as 5,860 km2 (2,260 sq mi) and 360 km2 (140 sq mi) respectively (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/we.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gz.html). The figure for the West Bank includes East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land, but excludes Mount Scopus.[1]
  45. ^ Transnistria is claimed in whole by Moldova, and has limited international recognition
  46. ^ South Ossetia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  47. ^ Northern Cyprus is claimed in whole by Cyprus, and has limited international recognition
  48. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN figure of 1,969 km2 (760 sq mi) excludes the Agaléga Islands and Cargados Carajos.
  49. ^ Figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook.[1] UN figure of 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi) includes Mayotte 374 km2 (144 sq mi), an overseas department of France.
  50. ^ There are some lakes and streams of unknown area.
  51. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook,[1] and refers to land area only. The UN figure excludes 84 km2 (32 sq mi) of uninhabited islands.
  52. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook.[1] The UN value of 539 km2 (208 sq mi) refers to habitable area only and excludes the country's central forest reserve.
  53. ^ The total area of Saint Helena is 122 square kilometres (47 sq mi), Ascension is 88 square kilometres (34 sq mi), and Tristan da Cunha is 98 square kilometres (38 sq mi).
  54. ^ Niue, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  55. ^ The Cook Islands, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  56. ^ a b Data is from the 2007 statistics.[11]
  57. ^ The UN gives no information for the British Indian Ocean Territory. The figure given here was taken from the CIA Factbook, and refers to land area only.[1]
  58. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook, and includes Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands.[1] The UN figure is 5 km2 or 1.9 sq mi, and only includes area for Pitcairn island itself, the only inhabited island in the group.
  59. ^ Current statistics: March 2014 – Direcçāo dos Serviços de Cartografia e Cadastro (Cartography and Cadastre Bureau) Including University of Macau's New Hengqin Campus

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency. "Definitions and notes: Location". The World Factbook. Government of the United States. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Source, unless otherwise specified: Demographic Yearbook – Table 3: Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density (PDF). United Nations Statistics Division. 2010.  http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2.htm Entries in this table giving figures other than the figures given in this source are explained in the associated Note.
  4. ^ "China". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "China". CIA. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "31 Years of CIA World Factbook". CIA. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "United States". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "United States". CIA. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "IBGE: Official Territorial Area". 
  10. ^ Geoscience Australia. "Area of Australia – States and Territories". Government of Australia. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Total surface area as of 19 January 2007". United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Surface area (sq. km)". United Nations: World Development Indicators. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Area and Population". Government of India. Archived from the original on 26 December 2007. 
  14. ^ Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ASRK). 2005. Main Demographic Indicators. Available at http://www.stat.kz
  15. ^ Geohive – Pakistan statistics
  16. ^ Subdivisions, surface area and population of the French Republic, National Institute for Statistice and Economic Studies, accessed 11 March 2011.
  17. ^ The New Zealand Land Cover Database, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. Updated 1 July 2009.
  18. ^ "Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics". Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  19. ^ Abkhazia at Encyclopædia Britannica
  20. ^ South Ossetia at World English Dictionary
  21. ^ Central Bureau of Statistics (2009), Land – en tuinbouwcijfers, 2009 (in Dutch), Government of the Netherlands, Department of Publication and Information, p. 14, ISSN 1386-9566, retrieved 26 November 2011 
  22. ^ Central Bureau of Statistics (2009), Statistical Yearbook of the Netherlands Antilles, 2009, Willemstad: Government of the Netherlands, Department of Publication and Information, p. 4 
  23. ^ "1.1 Number of Villages, Neighborhoods, Households and Resident Population" (PDF). Ministry of the Interior – Republic of China (Taiwan). Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  24. ^ French Southern and Antarctic Lands, CIA Factbook, as of December 29, 2010.
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