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 kilometers.

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

Largest country subdivisions by area
Rank Subdivision flag Subdivision name Capital (Largest City) Country Area (km2) Population Comparable country by area Rank in country Population density (people per km2)
1 Flag of Sakha.svg Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Yakutsk  Russia 3,083,523 964,330[1]  India 1 0.31
2 Flag of Western Australia.svg State of Western Australia Perth  Australia 2,645,615 2,615,794[2]  Kazakhstan 1 0.98
3 Flag of Krasnoyarsk Krai.svg Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk  Russia 2,339,700[3] 2,876,497[1]  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 1.2
4 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nuuk  Kingdom of Denmark 2,166,086[4][5] 55,877[6]  Saudi Arabia 1 0.028
5 Flag of Nunavut.svg Territory of Nunavut Iqaluit  Canada 2,038,722 38,780[7]  Mexico 1 0.02
6 Flag of Queensland.svg State of Queensland Brisbane  Australia 1,851,856 5,076,512[2]  Sudan 2 2.96
7 Flag of Alaska.svg State of Alaska Juneau
(Largest city: Anchorage)
 United States 1,717,854 737,438[8]  Iran 1 0.49
8 N/A Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Ürümqi  China 1,664,897 24,867,600[9]  Iran 1 15
9 Bandeira do Amazonas.svg State of Amazonas Manaus  Brazil 1,570,745 4,080,611[10]  Mongolia 1 2.2
10 Flag of Quebec.svg Province of Quebec Quebec City

(Largest city: Montreal)

 Canada 1,542,056 8,484,965[7]  Mongolia 2 5.98
11 Flag of the Northern Territory.svg Northern Territory Darwin  Australia 1,419,630 245,562[2]  Mongolia 3 0.18
12 Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg Northwest Territories Yellowknife  Canada 1,346,106[11] 44,826[7]  Peru 3 0.04
13 Bandeira do Pará.svg State of Pará Belém  Brazil 1,253,164 8,578,051[10]  Angola 2 6.1
14 N/A Tibet Autonomous Region Lhasa  China 1,202,189 3,438,200[12]  South Africa 2 2.59
15 N/A Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Hohhot

(Largest city: Baotou)

 China 1,183,000 25,340,000[13]  Colombia 3 20.2
16 Flag of Ontario.svg Province of Ontario Toronto  Canada 1,076,395 14,566,547[7]  Bolivia 4 14.65
17 Flag of South Australia.svg State of South Australia Adelaide  Australia 1,044,353 1,748,630[2]  Mauritania 4 1.79
18 Flag of British Columbia.svg Province of British Columbia Victoria

(Largest city: Vancouver)

 Canada 944,735 5,071,336[7]  Tanzania 5 5.02
19 Bandeira de Mato Grosso.svg State of Mato Grosso Cuiabá  Brazil 906,807 3,441,998[10]  Venezuela 3 3.4
20 Flag of New South Wales.svg State of New South Wales Sydney  Australia 809,952 8,071,071[2]  Mozambique 5 10.14
21 Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk  Russia 788,600 1,328,302[1]  Turkey 3 1.7
22 Flag of Irkutsk Oblast.svg Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk  Russia 767,900 2,404,195[1]  Chile 4 3.2
23 Flag of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.svg Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard

(Largest city: Noyabrsk)

 Russia 750,300[14] 538,547[1]  Zambia 5 0.7
24 Flag of Chukotka.svg Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr  Russia 737,700 49,348[1]  Zambia 6 0.068
25 N/A Qinghai Province Xining  China 721,000 6,032,300[15]  Zambia 4 7.8
26 Flag of Texas.svg State of Texas Austin

(Largest city: Houston)

 United States 696,241 28,701,845[8]  Myanmar 2 40.6
27 N/A Eastern Province Dammam  Saudi Arabia 672,522 5,028,753  Myanmar 1 7.3
28 N/A Agadez Region Agadez  Niger 667,799 487,620  Somalia 1 0.73
29 Flag of Alberta.svg Province of Alberta Edmonton

(Largest city: Calgary)

 Canada 661,848 4,371,316[7]  Afghanistan 6 6.35
30 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Province of Saskatchewan Regina

(Largest city: Saskatoon)

 Canada 651,900 1,174,462[7]  Afghanistan 7 1.86
31 Flag of Manitoba.svg Province of Manitoba Winnipeg  Canada 649,950 1,369,465[7]  France 8 2.33
32 Flag of Arkhangelsk Oblast.svg Arkhangelsk Oblast[16] Arkhangelsk  Russia 587,400 1,155,028[1]  Madagascar 7 2.0
33 Bandeira de Minas Gerais.svg State of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte  Brazil 586,522 21,168,791[10]  Madagascar 4 33
34 Bandeira da Bahia.svg State of Bahia Salvad44  Brazil 564,273 14,873,064[10]  Kenya 5 25
36 Flag of Yugra.svg Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk

(Largest city: Surgut)

 Russia 534,800[14] 1,664,089[1]  Yemen 8 2.9
37 N/A Tombouctou Region Timbuktu  Mali 496,611 681,691  Turkmenistan 1 1.4
38 N/A Sichuan Province Chengdu  China 485,000 83,410,000[17]  Turkmenistan 5 170
39 Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon Territory Whitehorse  Canada 482,443 40,854[7]  Turkmenistan 9 0.08
40 N/A Kufra District Al Jawf  Libya 479,160[18] 50,104  Cameroon 1 0.1
41 Flag of Kamchatka Krai.svg Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky  Russia 472,300 315,557[1]  Cameroon 9 0.68
42 Flag of Magadan Oblast.svg Magadan Oblast Magadan  Russia 461,400 144,091[1]  Papua New Guinea 10 0.34
43 N/A Heilongjiang Province Harbin  China 460,000 37,731,000[19]  Papua New Guinea 6 84
44 N/A Gansu Province Lanzhou  China 454,000 26,372,600[20]  Sweden 7 56
45 Governadorat de Wadi al-Jadid.png New Valley Governorate Kharga  Egypt 440,098 245,000[21]  Iraq 1 0.56
46 Flag of Zabaykalsky Krai.svg Zabaykalsky Krai Chita  Russia 431,500 1,072,806[1]  Iraq 11 2.6
47 N/A Karagandy Region Karagandy  Kazakhstan 427,982 1,378,863[22]  Iraq 1 3.2
48 N/A Adrar Province Adrar  Algeria 424,948 402,197 Iraq Iraq 2 0.95
49 Flag of California.svg State of California Sacramento

(Largest City: Los Angeles)

United States United States 423,967 39,512,223 Iraq Iraq 3 93.2
50 Flag of Komi 1991.svg Komi Republic Syktykvar Russia Russia 415,900 901,189 Paraguay Paraguay 12 2.2
Area in square kilometers Number of country subdivisions
2,000,000+ 5
1,500,000–1,999,999 5
1,000,000–1,499,999 7
500,000–999,999 20
428,000–499,999 13
Total 50
Country Number of subdivisions
Russia 11
Canada 9
China 7
Australia and Brazil 5
Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States 2
Denmark, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mali, Niger and Saudi Arabia 1

Second-level list[edit]

Second-level divisions are those under first level (states, provinces, etc...) and they are counties, districts or cities, but the names vary by country.

Largest country subdivisions by area
Rank Subdivision flag Subdivision name Capital subdivision Country Area (km2) Population Country similar in area (km2) Rank in country Rank among subdivisions that have that rank in their country
1 none Qikiqtaaluk Region Iqaluit Nunavut Nunavut Canada Canada 989,879.35 18,988 Egypt Egypt
2 none Northeast Greenland National Park Unincorporated Areas Greenland Greenland [4] Kingdom of Denmark Kingdom of Denmark 972,000 No permanent population Egypt Egypt
3 Flag of Taymyr Autonomous Okrug.svg Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District Dudinka Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Russia 897,900 34,432 Pakistan Pakistan
4 Flag of Evenkia.svg Evenkiysky District Tura Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Russia 763,200 16,253 Chile Chile
5 none Nord-du-Québec No seat Quebec Quebec Canada Canada 747,191.93 44,561 Zambia Zambia
6 none Outback Communities Authority Port Augusta, Andamooka South Australia South Australia Australia Australia 624,339 3,524 Central African Republic Central African Republic
7 none Al-Ahsa Governorate Al-Hofuf Eastern Province Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 534,000 1,063,112 Yemen Yemen
8 none Sermersooq Nuuk Greenland Greenland [4] Kingdom of Denmark Kingdom of Denmark 531,900 23,123 Yemen Yemen
9 none Avannaata Ilulissat Greenland Greenland [4] Kingdom of Denmark Kingdom of Denmark 522,700 10,726 Thailand Thailand
10 Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon Territory[23] Whitehorse Yukon Yukon Canada Canada 482,443 41,293 Cameroon Cameroon
11 none Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture Korla Xinjiang  China 472,472.1 1,278,486 Cameroon Cameroon
12 none Nagqu Prefecture-level City Nagqu Tibet China China 450,537 462,382 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
13 none Kivalliq Region Rankin Inlet Nunavut Nunavut Canada Canada 444,621.71 10,413 Morocco Morocco[24]
14 none Kitikmeot Region Cambridge Bay Nunavut Nunavut Canada Canada 443,27.747 6,543 Morocco Morocco[24]
15 none Kenora District Kenora Ontario Ontario Canada Canada 407,213.01 65,533 Sweden Sweden
16 none Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area No seat Alaska Alaska United States United States 382,810 5,230 Norway Norway
17 none Shire of East Pilbara Newman Western Australia Western Australia Australia Australia 379,571 10,591 Japan Japan
18 none Timbuktu Cercle Timbuktu Tombouctou Region Mali Mali 347,488 124,546 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
19 none Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Delingha Qinghai China China 325,785 489,338 Malaysia Malaysia
20 none Barkly Region Tennant Creek Northern Territory Northern Territory Australia Australia 322,713 7,392 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
21 none Olenyoksky District Olenyok Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russia Russia 318,000 4,127 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
22 none Ngari Prefecture Shiquanhe Tibet China China 304,683 95,465 Italy Italy
23 none Côte-Nord Baie-Comeau Quebec Quebec Canada Canada 300,281.83 92,518 Philippines Philippines
24 none Bilma Department Bilma Agadez Region Niger Niger 296,279 17,935 Philippines Philippines
25 Anadyrsky District Flag.png Anadyrsky District Anadyr Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Russia Russia 287,900 8,079 Philippines Philippines
26 none Central Desert Region Alice Springs Northern Territory Northern Territory Australia Australia 281,312 4,208 Ecuador Ecuador
27 none Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture Yining Xinjiang China China 268,778 [25] 4,582,500 [25] Gabon Gabon
28 none MacDonnell Region Alice Springs Northern Territory Northern Territory Australia Australia 268,329 6,863 Gabon Gabon
29 none Alxa League Alxa Left Banner Inner Mongolia China China 267,574 231,334 Gabon Gabon
30 none Hulunbuir Prefecture-level City Hailar District Inner Mongolia China China 263,953 2,549,278 Gabon Gabon
31 none Hotan Prefecture Hotan Xinjiang China China 247,800 2,014,362 Guinea Guinea
32 none North Slope Borough, Alaska Utqiaġvik Alaska Alaska United States United States 245,520 9,430 Guinea Guinea
33 none Bulunsky District Tiksi Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russia Russia 223,600 9,054 Guyana Guyana
34 none Arlit Department Arlit Agadez Region Niger Niger 216,744 105,025 Guyana Guyana
35 none Xilingol League Xilinhot Inner Mongolia China China 211,866 1,028,022 Guyana Guyana
36 Flag of Turukhansky rayon (Krasnoyarsk krai).png Turukhansky District Turukhansk Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Russia 211,189 18,708 Guyana Guyana
37 none Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador Labrador City,

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Canada 199,703.36 24,639 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
38 none Jiuquan Prefecture-level City Suzhou District Gansu China China 191,342 1,095,947 Syria Syria
39 none Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Gyêgu Tibet China China 188,794 378,439 Syria Syria
40 none Roper Gulf Region Katherine Northern Territory Northern Territory Australia Australia 185,210 7,397 Syria Syria
41 none Shire of Wiluna Wiluna Western Australia Western Australia Australia Australia 182,155.8 742 Cambodia Cambodia
42 none Shigatse Prefecture-level City Samzhubzê District Tibet China China 182,000 703,292 Cambodia Cambodia
43 none Shire of Laverton Laverton Western Australia Western Australia Australia Australia 179,797.8 1153 Cambodia Cambodia
44 none Bilibinsky District Bilibino Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Russia Russia 174,652 7,866 Uruguay Uruguay
45 Flag of Tazovsky rayon (Yamal Nenetsia).png Tazovsky District Tazovsky Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Russia Russia 174,343.92 16,537 Uruguay Uruguay
46 Flag of Zapolyarny Raion of Nenetsia.gif Zapolyarny District Iskateley Nenets Autonomous Okrug Nenets Autonomous Okrug Russia Russia 170,000 20,432 Uruguay Uruguay
47 Flag of Ayano-Maysky rayon (Khabarovsk kray).png Ayano-Maysky District Ayan Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk Krai Russia Russia 167,200 2,292 Suriname Suriname
48 Flag of Mirninsky rayon (Yakutia).png Mirninsky District Mirny Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russia Russia 165,800 38,802 Suriname Suriname
49 Flag of Olyokminsky rayon (Yakutia).png Olyokminsky District Olyokminsk Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russia Russia 160,800 26,785 Tunisia Tunisia
50 none Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku Warburton Western Australia Western Australia Australia Australia 160,732.9 1,606 Tunisia Tunisia

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k ""26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года"". Federal State Statistics Service. January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (2019-09-19). "Main Features - Estimated resident population". www.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  3. ^ Includes the 897,900 km2 Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District
  4. ^ a b c d Greenland is a subdivision of the Kingdom of Denmark; it is uncertain whether Greenland is better classified as a sovereign state subdivision or as a country in its own right.
  5. ^ If Greenland would be listed as a country its two largest municipalities (Sermersooq and Avannaata) should both be listed as numbers 35 and 37 with areas of 531,900 and 522,700 km2 respectively, being then the first order subdivision
  6. ^ "Grønlands Statistik". www.stat.gl. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Statistics Canada. ""Population by year of Canada of Canada and territories"". www150.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  8. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. ""Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018"".
  9. ^ "[新疆]2018年新疆维吾尔自治区国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Population estimates for the Brazilian municipalities and Federation Units on July 1, 2018" (PDF).
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "2018年西藏自治区国民经济和社会发展统计公报". www.xzxw.com. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  13. ^ "[内蒙古]2018年内蒙古国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "[青海]2018年青海省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  16. ^ Including Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  17. ^ "[四川]2018年四川省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  18. ^ These figures cannot be verified by their Wikipedia page.
  19. ^ "[黑龙江]黑龙江省2018年国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  20. ^ "[甘肃]2018年甘肃省国民经济和社会发展统计公报-01234分享". 01234.info. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  21. ^ "الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء". www.capmas.gov.eg. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  22. ^ "Численность населения Республики Казахстан по полу в разрезе областей, городов, районов и районных центров и поселков".
  23. ^ Yukon Territory has no census divisions, so the entire territory is cunted as a single census division.
  24. ^ a b Excluding Western Sahara
  25. ^ a b Includes Tacheng and Altay prefectures, both under its administration.

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