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This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by land, water and total 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. All 193 member states of the United Nations plus the two observer states are given a rank number. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order. 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 or entities such as the that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories.

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 may be included. 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.


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Countries and dependencies by area
The largest country in the world, which spans two continents, and most of northern ; with about 10.995% (about 1/9th) of the world's total landmass. Russia's is roughly 4,000,000 km2, which is around 40% of the total landmass of , making Russia the largest country in Europe; and its , which covers all of , is around 13,100,000 km2, making Russia the largest country in .
(98%) of the land area is covered by and . Though not itself a country, areas of Antarctica are claimed by a number of countries.
Largest - and largest -speaking country; largest country completely in the Western Hemisphere by total area (second-largest by land area after the ); with the largest surface area of water; largest contiguous country in North America; 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, nor territorial waters of 200,000 km2.

Largest country entirely in Asia, 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 English-speaking country by land area and largest country in the Western Hemisphere by land area (second-largest by total area after ). Secondary figures for total area and water area include all coastal and territorial waters.
Largest Portuguese-speaking country, largest country in , largest country in the Southern Hemisphere,Approx. 7% of Brazil's land is located in the Northern Hemisphere. Its Southern Hemisphere portion (approx. 7,920,000 km2) is still significantly bigger than Australia. Although the U.S. has , , and a small portion of its south of in the Southern Hemisphere, it is not generally regarded as a Southern Hemisphere country. and the largest contiguous territory in the .
Third-largest -speaking country and largest country in , largest , and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere.
Second-largest country entirely in and largest country in .

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 Stat.gov.kz The world's largest by land area (and the northernmost). Second-largest -speaking country after , and the largest country in . Transcontinental country located in and .
Largest country in ; also largest in the and the Mediterranean Basin.
Second-largest -speaking country. Largest country in and Sub-Saharan Africa. Second-largest country in Africa, has the largest -speaking city ().
UN figure does not include the entire area.
Largest in the world, largest territory in the , and the largest inhabited non-sovereign territory in the world.
Largest country in . Second-largest in the after .
Second-largest Spanish-speaking country by area after ; largest Spanish-speaking country by number of speakers.
Transcontinental country located in and . Largest country in . Largest archipelagic state in the world by area and population.
Third-largest country in and third-largest in the Arab world.
Second-largest country in and fourth-largest completely in after , , and .
Second-largest landlocked country and largest that does not border a closed sea.
Third-largest -speaking country and third-largest country in .
Largest country in .
Largest country in .
Largest country in .
Transcontinental country located in and .
Transcontinental country located in and .
Second largest country in .
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Figures include metropolitan France (in Europe) as well as the five overseas regions. This does not include (an autonomous sui generis collectivity), the five autonomous overseas collectivities, and the two uninhabited territories (the French Southern Territories and Clipperton Island) which are listed individually, although also part of the French Republic. Third-largest country in Europe after Russia and Ukraine, and the largest country in the European Union.
Figures include .
Second-largest country in Europe after Russia. The largest country entirely within Europe.
Largest island country in and 2nd largest in the world.
The second largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. The area before signing of the Jeddah Treaty was 527,968 square kilometers.
Metropolitan France (the part of located in Europe)
Largest country in and second-largest member state of .
Third-largest in the world.
Largest country in . Third-largest member state of .
Does not include the disputed , shown separately.
The , including and , but excluding and the Antarctic territorial claims of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land.
Largest island country in and the world's 4th largest island country.
Largest country in . Before the 1990 German reunification, was and was .
Mainland , excluding , , and the dependencies.
Disputed territory. Administration is split between and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory. The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic's administrative control is limited to approximately 20% of the territory, with the remaining 80% of the territory occupied by Morocco.
Largest island country in and Western Hemisphere.
Only landlocked country in .
Largest landlocked country in .
Smallest country in .
Largest country in the .
Largest country in .
Excludes claim on South Korea.
Largest country in the .
Excludes claim on North Korea.
The largest former Yugoslav and -speaking country. Includes .
Largest country in . Transcontinental country located in and .
Transcontinental country in and .
The figure shown is for the Republic of Ireland; the is .
Transcontinental country located in and .
Includes only, but excludes the autonomous territories in the , shown separately.
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 on the .
Smallest country in continental .
Second smallest country in continental .
An American territory, 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.
Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as a part of , and has no international recognition as a state
The smallest country that is not a European microstate or .
Disputed island group claimed by the Bahamas.
European microstate.
Smallest country in .
European microstate. Smallest member state.
Smallest country in .
Smallest country in the and the Western Hemisphere.
There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
European microstate.
European microstate.
Smallest Commonwealth realm.
Smallest , smallest and smallest country that is not a
British Overseas Territory
European microstate. Smallest country with a coastline. Smallest member state and the smallest country that is not a landlocked country.
European microstate. Smallest country in the world.


Charts
The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook as of 15 February 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 larger than 1.5 million km2

Countries between 100,000 km2 and 1.5 million km2

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


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