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This is a list of the sovereign states and dependent territories of the world, sorted by land area only, including all entities on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1.

For statistical purposes, dependent territories are listed separately from their sovereign states and are set off in italics. The figures exclude inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) and marine internal waters (coastal waters). Territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones are not included.

Also not included in the list are uninhabited dependent territories – including various countries' claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica[1] – and entities such as the European Union[2] that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories. The total land area of the world is 148,940,000 km2 (57,510,000 sq mi)[3] (about 29.1% of the Earth's surface area).

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Countries by land area

Rank Country Area (km2) Area (sq mi) Notes
1  Russia 16,995,800 6,562,100 Largest country in the world, Europe and Asia.
2  China 9,326,410 3,600,950 Largest country entirely in Asia.
This entry excludes the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the island of Taiwan and other ROC-controlled territories.
3  United States 9,161,923 3,537,438 Largest country in the Americas.
4  Canada 9,093,507 3,511,023 Second-largest country in the Americas.
5  Brazil 8,456,510 3,265,080 Largest country in South America and Latin America.
6  Australia 7,617,930 2,941,300 Largest island country and largest country in Oceania.
7  India 2,973,190 1,147,960 Largest country in South Asia and second largest country entirely in Asia.
8  Argentina 2,736,690 1,056,640 Second largest country of South America and Latin America.
9  Kazakhstan 2,669,800 1,030,800 Largest landlocked country in the world.[4][5]
10  Algeria 2,381,740 919,590 Largest country in Africa and in the Arab World.
11  Sudan 2,376,000 917,000 Second largest country in Africa and the Arab World.
12  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,267,600 875,500 Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
13  Greenland 2,166,086 836,330 Largest dependent territory in the world.
14  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 Largest country in Western Asia.
15  Mexico 1,923,040 742,490 Largest country in Middle America.
16  Indonesia 1,826,440 705,190 Largest archipelago in the world and largest country in South-East Asia.
17  Libya 1,759,540 679,360
18  Iran 1,636,000 632,000
19  Mongolia 1,557,390 601,310
20  Peru 1,280,000 490,000
21  Niger 1,266,700 489,100
22  Chad 1,259,200 486,200
23  Angola 1,246,700 481,400
24  Mali 1,220,000 470,000
25  South Africa 1,219,912 471,011
26  Ethiopia 1,119,683 432,312
27  Bolivia 1,084,390 418,690
28  Colombia 1,038,700 401,000
29  Mauritania 1,030,400 397,800
30  Egypt 995,450 384,350
31  Nigeria 910,768 351,649
32  Tanzania 886,037 342,101
33  Venezuela 882,050 340,560
34  Namibia 825,418 318,696
35  Mozambique 784,090 302,740
36  Pakistan 796,095 307,374
37  Turkey 770,760 297,590
38  Chile 748,800 289,100
39  Zambia 740,724 285,995
40  Burma 657,740 253,950
41  Afghanistan 647,500 250,000
42  France 640,053 247,126
43  Somalia 627,337 242,216
44  Central African Republic 622,984 240,535
45  Ukraine 603,700 233,100
46  Botswana 585,370 226,010
47  Madagascar 581,540 224,530
48  Kenya 569,250 219,790
49  Yemen 527,970 203,850
50  Thailand 511,770 197,600

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References

  1. ^ The following countries have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and United Kingdom, which to some extent overlap. The area from 90°W to 150°W (2,100,000 km2/810,000 sq mi) is currently unclaimed territory. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists.
  2. ^ The European Union is a sui generis supranational union.
  3. ^ CIA - The World Factbook
  4. ^ Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ASRK). 2005. Main Demographic Indicators. Available at http://www.stat.kz
  5. ^ United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 2007. “Kazakhstan” in The World Factbook. Book on-line. Available at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kz.html
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