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 and dependent territories by area (including surface water) in square kilometres.

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

Largest country subdivisions by area
Rank Subdivision flag Subdivision name Capital Country Area (km2) Population
1 Flag of Sakha.svg Sakha Republic Yakutsk  Russia 3,103,200 958,300
2 Flag of Western Australia.svg State of Western Australia Perth  Australia 2,645,615 2,410,600
3 KrasnoyarskKray-Flag.svg Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk  Russia 2,339,700[1] 2,828,200
4 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nuuk  Greenland  Denmark 2,166,086[2][3] 56,615
5 Flag of Nunavut.svg Territory of Nunavut Iqaluit  Canada 2,093,190 33,303
6 Flag of Queensland.svg State of Queensland Brisbane  Australia 1,852,642 4,516,361
7 Flag of Alaska.svg State of Alaska Juneau  United States 1,717,854 710,231
8 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Urumqi  China 1,660,000 21,813,334
9 Bandeira do Amazonas.svg State of Amazonas Manaus  Brazil 1,570,947 3,480,937
10 Flag of Quebec.svg Province of Québec Quebec City  Canada 1,542,056 8,214,672
11 Flag of the Northern Territory.svg Northern Territory Darwin  Australia 1,420,968 229,675
12 Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg Northwest Territories Yellowknife  Canada 1,346,106[4] 43,537
13 Bandeira do Pará.svg State of Pará Belém  Brazil 1,253,164 7,588,078
14 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa  China 1,228,400 3,002,166
15 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hohhot  China 1,183,000 24,706,321
16 Flag of Ontario.svg Province of Ontario Toronto  Canada 1,076,395 13,210,667
17 Flag of South Australia.svg State of South Australia Adelaide  Australia 1,043,514 1,644,642
18 Flag of British Columbia.svg Province of British Columbia Victoria  Canada 948,596 4,510,858
19 Bandeira de Mato Grosso.svg State of Mato Grosso Cuiabá  Brazil 906,807 3,033,991
20 Flag of New South Wales.svg State of New South Wales Sydney  Australia 809,444 7,238,819
21 Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk  Russia 788,600 1,344,200
22 Flag of Irkutsk Oblast.svg Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk  Russia 767,900 2,428,700
23 Flag of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.svg Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard  Russia 750,300[5] 522,800
24 Flag of Chukotka.svg Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr  Russia 737,700 50,500
25 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Qinghai Province Xining  China 721,000 5,626,722
26 Flag of Texas.svg State of Texas Austin  United States 696,241 25,145,561
27 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Eastern Province Dammam  Saudi Arabia 672,522 3,360,157
28 Flag of Alberta.svg Province of Alberta Edmonton  Canada 661,848 3,724,832
29 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Province of Saskatchewan Regina  Canada 651,036 1,114,170
30 Flag of Manitoba.svg Province of Manitoba Winnipeg  Canada 647,797 1,232,654
31 Flag of Niger.svg Agadez Region Agadez  Niger 634,209 321,639
32 Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg State of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte  Brazil 586,528 19,595,309
33 Bandeira da Bahia.svg State of Bahia Salvador  Brazil 564,273 14,021,432
34 Flag of Algeria.svg Tamanrasset Province Tamanrasset  Algeria 556,200[6] 198,691
35 Flag of Yugra.svg Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk  Russia 523,100[5] 1,532,000
36 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Orientale Province Kisangani  Democratic Republic of the Congo 503,239[7] 5,566,000
37 Flag of Katanga.svg Katanga Province Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 496,871[8] 4,125,000
38 Flag of Mali.svg Tombouctou Region Timbuktu  Mali 496,611 681,691
39 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sichuan Province Chengdu  China 485,000 80,418,200
40 Flag of Yukon.svg Territory of Yukon Whitehorse  Canada 482,443 34,246
41 Flag of Cyrenaica.svg Kufra District Al Jawf  Libya 479,160[6] 50,104
42 Flag of Kamchatka Krai.svg Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky  Russia 472,300 321,800
43 Flag of Magadan Oblast.svg Magadan Oblast Magadan  Russia 461,400 157,000
44 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Heilongjiang Province Harbin  China 460,000 38,312,224
45 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gansu Province Lanzhou  China 454,000 25,575,254
46 Flag of Algeria.svg Adrar Province Adrar  Algeria 443,782 402,197
47 Governadorat de Wadi al-Jadid.png New Valley Governorate Kharga  Egypt 440,098 208,000
48 Flag of Zabaykalsky Krai.svg Zabaykalsky Krai Chita  Russia 431,500 1,106,600
49 Coat of Arms of Karagandy Province.svg Karagandy Region Karagandy  Kazakhstan 428,000 1,375,000
50 Flag of California.svg State of California Sacramento  United States 423,970 37,253,956

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  1. ^ Includes the 897,900 km2 Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District
  2. ^ Due to the nature of the Kingdom of Denmark it is uncertain whether its constituent county Greenland is better classified as a sovereign state 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 areas of 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 June 2015 this had not happened.
  8. ^ The 2006 DR Congo constitution also provides for Katanga to be split into four new provinces.