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List of countries by area

Here is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. Only sovereign states are numbered, but non-sovereign territories are also included for purposes of comparison. Areas include inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Claims in Antarctica are not included.

Rank Country Area (km²) Notes
  World 510,072,000 70.8% of the world's surface is water, 29.2% is land
1 Russia 17,075,200
2 Canada 9,984,670
3 United States 9,631,418 includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia
4 People's Republic of China 9,596,960 includes mainland China only; excludes Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
5 Brazil 8,511,965 includes Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de São Pedro e São Paulo
6 Australia 7,686,850 includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island
  European Union 3,976,372
7 India 3,287,590
8 Argentina 2,766,890 does not include claims on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
9 Kazakhstan 2,717,300
10 Sudan 2,505,810
11 Algeria 2,381,740
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,410
  Greenland 2,166,086
13 Mexico 1,972,550
14 Saudi Arabia 1,960,582
15 Indonesia 1,919,440
16 Libya 1,759,540
17 Iran 1,648,000
18 Mongolia 1,564,116
19 Peru 1,285,220
20 Chad 1,284,000
21 Niger 1,267,000
22 Angola 1,246,700
23 Mali 1,240,000
24 South Africa 1,219,912 includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
25 Colombia 1,138,910 includes Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, Serrana Bank, and Serranilla Bank
26 Ethiopia 1,127,127
27 Bolivia 1,098,580
28 Mauritania 1,030,700
29 Egypt 1,001,450
30 Tanzania 945,087 includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar
31 Nigeria 923,768
32 Venezuela 912,050
33 Namibia 825,418
34 Pakistan 803,940
35 Mozambique 801,590
36 Turkey 780,580
37 Chile 756,950 includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and Isla Sala y Gómez
38 Zambia 752,614
39 Burma 678,500
40 Afghanistan 647,500
41 Somalia 637,657
42 Central African Republic 622,984
43 Ukraine 603,700
44 Botswana 600,370
45 Madagascar 587,040
46 Kenya 582,650
47 France 547,030 includes only metropolitan France; excludes the overseas administrative divisions
48 Yemen 527,970 includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen)
49 Thailand 514,000
50 Spain 504,782 there are 19 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco – Islas Chafarinas, Peñón de Alhucemas, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera
51 Turkmenistan 488,100
52 Cameroon 475,440
53 Papua New Guinea 462,840
54 Sweden 449,964
55 Uzbekistan 447,400
56 Morocco 446,550
57 Iraq 437,072
58 Paraguay 406,750
59 Zimbabwe 390,580
60 Japan 377,835 includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
61 Germany 357,021
62 Republic of the Congo 342,000
63 Finland 338,145
64 Malaysia 329,750
65 Vietnam 329,560
66 Norway 324,220
67 Cote d'Ivoire 322,460
68 Poland 312,685
69 Italy 301,230 includes Sardinia and Sicily
70 Philippines 300,000
71 Ecuador 283,560 includes Galápagos Islands
72 Burkina Faso 274,200
73 New Zealand 268,680 includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands
74 Gabon 267,667
75 Western Sahara 266,000
76 Guinea 245,857
77 United Kingdom 244,820 includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
78 Ghana 239,460
79 Romania 237,500
80 Laos 236,800
81 Uganda 236,040
82 Guyana 214,970
83 Oman 212,460
84 Belarus 207,600
85 Kyrgyzstan 198,500
86 Senegal 196,190
87 Syria 185,180 includes 1,295 km² of Israeli-occupied territory
88 Cambodia 181,040
89 Uruguay 176,220
90 Tunisia 163,610
91 Suriname 163,270
92 Bangladesh 144,000
93 Tajikistan 143,100
94 Nepal 140,800
95 Greece 131,940
96 Nicaragua 129,494
97 Eritrea 121,320
98 North Korea 120,540
99 Malawi 118,480
100 Benin 112,620
101 Honduras 112,090
102 Liberia 111,370
103 Bulgaria 110,910
104 Cuba 110,860
105 Guatemala 108,890
106 Iceland 103,000
107 Serbia and Montenegro 102,350
108 South Korea 98,480
109 Hungary 93,030
110 Portugal 92,391 includes Azores and Madeira Islands
111 Jordan 92,300
  French Guiana 91,000
112 Azerbaijan 86,600 includes the exclave of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region; the region's autonomy was abolished by Azerbaijani Supreme Soviet on 26 November 1991
113 Austria 83,870
114 United Arab Emirates 82,880
115 Czech Republic 78,866
116 Panama 78,200
117 Sierra Leone 71,740
118 Republic of Ireland 70,280
119 Georgia 69,700
120 Sri Lanka 65,610
121 Lithuania 65,200
122 Latvia 64,589
  Svalbard 62,049 includes Spitsbergen and Bjornoya (Bear Island)
123 Togo 56,785
124 Croatia 56,542
125 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,129
126 Costa Rica 51,100 includes Isla del Coco
127 Slovakia 48,845
128 Dominican Republic 48,730
129 Bhutan 47,000
130 Estonia 45,226 includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea
131 Denmark 43,094 includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland, with which it would contain 2,389,903(km²), and rank 11th.
132 Netherlands 41,526
133 Switzerland 41,290
134 Guinea-Bissau 36,120
135 Republic of China 35,980 includes Taiwan and the Pescadores, Matsu, and Quemoy
136 Moldova 33,843
137 Belgium 30,528
138 Lesotho 30,355
139 Armenia 29,800
140 Albania 28,748
141 Solomon Islands 28,450
142 Equatorial Guinea 28,051
143 Burundi 27,830
144 Haiti 27,750
145 Rwanda 26,338
146 Republic of Macedonia 25,333
147 Djibouti 23,000
148 Belize 22,966
149 El Salvador 21,040
150 Israel 20,770
151 Slovenia 20,273
  New Caledonia 19,060
152 Fiji 18,270
153 Kuwait 17,820
154 Swaziland 17,363
155 East Timor 15,007
156 The Bahamas 13,940
157 Vanuatu 12,200 includes more than 80 islands, about 65 of which are inhabited
  Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 12,173 includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and about 200 small islands
158 Qatar 11,437
159 The Gambia 11,300
160 Jamaica 10,991
161 Lebanon 10,400
162 Cyprus 9,250
  Puerto Rico 9,104
  French Southern and Antarctic Lands 7,829 includes Île Amsterdam, Île Saint-Paul, Îles Crozet and Îles Kerguelen; excludes "Adelie Land" claim of about 500,000 km² in Antarctica
  West Bank 5,860 includes West Bank, Latrun Salient, and the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea, but excludes Mt. Scopus; East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land are also included only as a means of depicting the entire area occupied by Israel in 1967
163 Brunei 5,770
164 Trinidad and Tobago 5,128
  French Polynesia 4,167
165 Cape Verde 4,033
  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 3,903 includes Shag Rocks, Black Rock, Clerke Rocks, South Georgia Island, Bird Island, and the South Sandwich Islands, which consist of some nine islands
166 Samoa 2,944
167 Luxembourg 2,586
  Réunion 2,517
168 Comoros 2,170
169 Mauritius 2,040 includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
  Guadeloupe 1,780 Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, Îles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthelemy, Îles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin)
  Faroe Islands 1,399
  Martinique 1,100
  Hong Kong 1,092
170 São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001
  Netherlands Antilles 960 includes Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin)
171 Kiribati 811 includes three island groups – Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands
172 Dominica 754
173 Tonga 748
174 Federated States of Micronesia 702 includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)
175 Singapore 692.70
176 Bahrain 665
177 Saint Lucia 616
  Isle of Man 572
  Guam 549
  Northern Mariana Islands 477 includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian
178 Andorra 468
179 Palau 458
180 Seychelles 455
181 Antigua and Barbuda 443 includes Redonda, 1.6 km²
182 Barbados 431
  Turks and Caicos Islands 430
  Heard Island and McDonald Islands 412
  Saint Helena 410 includes Saint Helena Island, Ascension, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha, which consists of Tristan da Cunha Island, Gough Island, Inaccessible Island, and the three Nightingale Islands
183 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389
  Mayotte 374
  Jan Mayen 373
  Gaza Strip 360
  Virgin Islands 352
184 Grenada 344
185 Malta 316
186 Maldives 300
  Wallis and Futuna 274 includes Île Uvea (Wallis Island), Île Futuna (Futuna Island), Île Alofi, and 20 islets
  Cayman Islands 262
187 Saint Kitts and Nevis 261
  Niue 260
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
  Cook Islands 240
  American Samoa 199 includes Rose Island and Swains Island
  Aruba 193
188 Marshall Islands 181.30 includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik
189 Liechtenstein 160
  British Virgin Islands 153 comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the island of Anegada
  Christmas Island 135
  Dhekelia 130.80
  Akrotiri 123
  Jersey 116
  Anguilla 102
  Montserrat 102
  Guernsey 78 includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
190 San Marino 61.20
  British Indian Ocean Territory 60 includes the entire Chagos Archipelago
  Bouvet Island 58.50
  Bermuda 53.30
  Pitcairn Islands 47
  Norfolk Island 34.60
  Europa Island 28
191 Tuvalu 26
  Macau 25.40
192 Nauru 21
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 includes the two main islands of West Island and Home Island
  Palmyra Atoll 11.90
  Tokelau 10
  Gibraltar 6.50
  Wake Island 6.50
  Midway Islands 6.20 includes Eastern Island, Sand Island, and Spit Island
  Clipperton Island 6
  Navassa Island 5.40
  Ashmore and Cartier Islands 5 includes Ashmore Reef (West, Middle, and East Islets) and Cartier Island
  Glorioso Islands 5 includes Île Glorieuse, Île du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock
  Spratly Islands less than 5 includes 100 or so islets, coral reefs, and sea mounts scattered over an area of nearly 410,000 km² of the central South China Sea
  Jarvis Island 4.50
  Juan de Nova Island 4.40
  Coral Sea Islands less than 3 includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 km², with the Willis Islets the most important
  Johnston Atoll 2.80
193 Monaco 1.95
  Howland Island 1.60
  Baker Island 1.40
  Kingman Reef 1
  Tromelin Island 1
194 Vatican City 0.44
  Bassas da India 0.20
  Paracel Islands NA

Source: CIA World Factbook [1] accessed February 15, 2005.

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