List of country subdivisions by area

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Largest 50 subdivisions by area. Note: This map projection distorts areas on different latitudes, so direct size comparison between two subdivisions using this map may not be accurate.

This is a list of the 50 largest country subdivisions by area (including surface water) in square kilometres. The largest subdivisions in each country are in bold.

List of the 50 largest country subdivisions by area[edit]

Rank Subdivision name Capital Country Area (km²) Population
Brazilian North Region none; Manaus is the largest city  Brazil 3,869,637 16,983,485
01 Sakha Republic Yakutsk  Russia 3,103,200 958,300
02 State of Western Australia Perth  Australia 2,645,615 2,410,600
03 Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk  Russia 2,339,700[1] 2,828,200
04 Greenland Nuuk  Denmark 2,166,086[2][3] 56,615
05 Territory of Nunavut Iqaluit  Canada 2,093,190 33,303
06 State of Queensland Brisbane  Australia 1,852,642 4,516,361
07 State of Alaska Juneau  United States 1,717,854 710,231
08 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Urumqi  China 1,660,000 21,813,334
Brazilian Central-West Region none; Brasília is the largest city  Brazil 1,606,371 14,993,194
09 State of Amazonas Manaus  Brazil 1,570,947 3,480,937
Brazilian Northeast Region none; Salvador is the largest city  Brazil 1,558,196 53,081,510
10 Province of Québec Quebec City  Canada 1,542,056 7,988,575
11 Northern Territory Darwin  Australia 1,420,968 229,675
12 Northwest Territories Yellowknife  Canada 1,346,106[4] 43,529
13 State of Pará Belém  Brazil 1,253,164 7,588,078
14 Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa  China 1,228,400 3,002,166
15 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hohhot  China 1,183,000 24,706,321
16 Province of Ontario Toronto  Canada 1,076,395 13,210,667
17 State of South Australia Adelaide  Australia 1,043,514 1,644,642
18 Province of British Columbia Victoria  Canada 948,596 4,510,858
Brazilian Southeast Region none; Sao Paulo City is the largest city  Brazil 924,511 84,465,579
19 State of Mato Grosso Cuiabá  Brazil 906,807 3,033,991
20 State of New South Wales Sydney  Australia 809,444 7,238,819
21 Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk  Russia 788,600 1,344,200
22 Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk  Russia 767,900 2,428,700
23 Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard  Russia 750,300[5] 522,800
24 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr  Russia 737,700 50,500
25 Qinghai Province Xining  China 721,000 5,626,722
26 State of Texas Austin  United States 696,241 25,145,561
27 Eastern Province Dammam  Saudi Arabia 672,522 3,360,157
28 Province of Alberta Edmonton  Canada 661,848 3,724,832
29 Province of Saskatchewan Regina  Canada 651,036 1,053,960
30 Province of Manitoba Winnipeg  Canada 647,797 1,232,654
31 Agadez Region Agadez  Niger 634,209 321,639
33 State of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte  Brazil 586,528 19,595,309
Brazilian South Region none; Curitiba is the largest city  Brazil 576,409 27,665,289
34 State of Bahia Salvador  Brazil 564,273 14,021,432
32 Tamanrasset Province Tamanrasset  Algeria 556,200[6] 198,691
35 Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk  Russia 523,100[5] 1,532,000
36 Orientale Province Kisangani  Democratic Republic of the Congo 503,239[7] 5,566,000
37 Katanga Province Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 496,871[8] 4,125,000
38 Tombouctou Region Timbuktu  Mali 496,611 681,691
39 Sichuan Province Chengdu  China 485,000 80,418,200
40 Territory of Yukon Whitehorse  Canada 482,443 34,246
41 Kufra District Al Jawf  Libya 479,160[6] 50,104
42 Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky  Russia 472,300 321,800
43 Magadan Oblast Magadan  Russia 461,400 157,000
44 Heilongjiang Province Harbin  China 460,000 38,312,224
45 Gansu Province Lanzhou  China 454,000 25,575,254
46 Adrar Province Adrar  Algeria 443,782 402,197
47 New Valley Governorate Kharga  Egypt 440,098 208,000
48 Zabaykalsky Krai Chita  Russia 431,500 1,106,600
49 Karagandy Province Karagandy  Kazakhstan 428,000 1,375,000
50 State of California Sacramento  United States 423,970 37,253,956

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes the 897,900 km² Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District
  2. ^ Due to the nature of the Kingdom of Denmark it is uncertain whether Greenland is better classified as a country subdivision or as a country in its own right.
  3. ^ If Greenland would be listed as a country; its two largest municipalities (Qaasuitsup and Sermersooq should both be listed as numbers 26 and 35 with 660,000 and 531,900 km² respectively, being then the first order subdivision
  4. ^ The area of the Northwest Territories in Canada was 3,439,296 km², making it the world's largest subdivision, until 1999, when the territory of Nunavut was split off from the Northwest Territories.
  5. ^ a b The Tyumen Oblast contains the Khanty–Mansi and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, but all three are considered to be federal subjects of Russia. The total area for the oblast (with autonomous okrugs included) is 1,433,270 km².
  6. ^ a b These figures cannot be verified by their Wikipedia page.
  7. ^ The current constitution of DR Congo, ratified in 2006, was to have split Orientale into four new provinces no later than February 2009. As of January 2012 this had not happened.
  8. ^ The 2006 DR Congo constitution also provides for Katanga to be split into four new provinces.

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