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This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area.

Entries in this list include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO 3166-1 standard, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not given a rank number. The areas of such largely unrecognised states are in most cases also included in the areas of the more widely recognised states that claim the same territory; see the notes in the "notes" column for each country for clarification.

Not included in the list are individual country claims to parts of the continent of , entities such as the that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognised such as the Principality of Sealand.

This list includes three measurements of area:

  • Total area: the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines.
  • Land area: the aggregate of all land within international boundaries and coastlines, excluding water area.
  • Water area: the sum of the surface areas of all inland water bodies (lakes, , and rivers) within international boundaries and coastlines. Coastal (some small ) may be included. Territorial waters are not included unless otherwise noted. Contiguous zones and exclusive economic zones are not included.

Data is taken from the United Nations Statistics Division unless otherwise noted.


Countries and dependencies by area
Largest country in the world (10.995% of the world's land mass); its makes it the largest country in , and its of roughly makes it the largest country in .
(98%) of land area is covered by . Though not itself a country, areas are claimed by a number of countries.
Largest country in the Western Hemisphere by total area (second largest by land area, after ), with the largest surface area of water. Total area and water area figures include area covered by freshwater only, and do not include internal waters (non-freshwater) of about 1,600,000 km2, or territorial waters of 200,000 km2.

Second largest country in Asia (though the largest located wholly within the continent), and second largest country in the world by land area. Excludes , disputed territories with India, and disputed islands in the South China Sea. Figures for total area and water area also exclude all coastal and territorial waters.

Largest country in the Western Hemisphere by land area (second largest by total area, after ). Secondary figures for total area and water area denote the inclusion of all coastal and territorial waters into the statistical area.

The largest Portuguese-speaking country, the largest country in and in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest contiguous territory in the .
The largest country in , the largest country without land borders, and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere.
Third largest country in , largest country in , and the largest -speaking country.
The largest -speaking country and second largest country in .
Largest landlocked country.Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ASRK). 2005. Main Demographic Indicators. Available at Second largest -speaking country.
The largest -speaking and -speaking country and largest country in .
The largest -speaking country. Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd largest country in Africa, has the largest -speaking City i.e. .
Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Largest non-continental in world.
Largest country in the .
Second largest Spanish-speaking country and third largest country in North America. it also has the Largest Spanish Speaking City i.e. .
The largest country in South-east Asia. The largest archipelagic state and in the world by area and population.
Formerly the largest country in . It is now the 3rd largest country in Africa.
Largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea.
Third largest -speaking country and third largest country in .
Transcontinental country located between and .
Figures include metropolitan France (in Europe) as well as the five . This does not include (an autonomous sui generis collectivity), the five autonomous overseas collectivities, and the two uninhabited territories (the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and Clipperton Island) which are listed individually, although also part of the French Republic. Largest member state of and third largest country in .
Second largest country in Europe and largest country wholly in .
Largest country in and second largest member state of .
Largest country in . Third largest member state of .
Largest island country in .
Largest country in . Before the 1990 German reunification, was and was .
Disputed territory.
Largest island country in and Western Hemisphere.

Largest landlocked country in .
Smallest country in .
Largest country in the
Largest country in .
Largest country in
The largest -speaking country.
Largest country in .
The figure shown is for the Republic of Ireland, the island of Ireland is
Metropolitan Denmark only, without and the .
Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately.
Between 1945 and 1949, the Republic of China included , , Taiwan and other areas, totaling .
Smallest country in continental .
5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.

Smallest country in continental .
Second smallest country in continental .
An American territory, it is the third largest island of the after the Big Island of Hawaii and of . Also the smallest part of .
Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.
Smallest country in .
Smallest country in .
Smallest country in the and the Western Hemisphere.
There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
Smallest Commonwealth realm.
Smallest , smallest and smallest country that is not a
British Overseas territory
Smallest country with a coastline.
Smallest country in the world.

Graphical charts
The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook as of February 15, 2005.

with areas greater than 100,000 km2 are shown in green. In addition, non-sovereign territories are included for purposes of comparison, and are shown in gray. Areas include inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Claims to parts of by various countries are not included.

Countries greater than 1.5 million km2

Countries less than 1.5 million km2

See also
  • List of countries and dependencies by population
  • List of countries and dependencies by population density
  • List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area
  • List of sovereign states
  • Orders of magnitude (area)


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