List of countries and dependencies by area

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

Entries in this list, include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO standard 3166-1, 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 actually 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 Antarctica, entities such as the European Union[Note 1] (4,324,782 km2 or 1,669,808 sq mi total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognized micronations such as the Principality of Sealand.

This list includes three measurements of area:

Data is taken from the United Nations Statistics Division unless otherwise noted.[3]

Countries and dependencies by area[edit]

Rank
CountryTotal in km2 (mi2)Land in km2 (mi2)Water in km2 (mi2) % waterNotes
0 World7008510072000000000510,072,000
(196,940,000)
7008148940000000000148,940,000
(57,510,000)
7008361132000000000361,132,000
(139,434,000)
70.8
1Russia700717098242000000017,098,242
(6,601,668)
700716377742000000016,377,742
(6,323,482)
7005720500000000000720,500
(278,200)
4.21Largest country in the world; its European portion makes it the largest country in Europe, whereas its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia. [Note 2]
1vend Antarctica700714000000000000014,000,000
(5,400,000)
700714000000000000014,000,000
(5,400,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
013,720,000 km2 (5,300,000 sq mi) (98%) of land area is covered by ice.[Note 3]
2Canada70069984670000000009,984,670
(3,855,100)
70069093507000000009,093,507
(3,511,023)
7005891163000000000891,163
(344,080)
8.93Largest country in the Americas, and largest surface area of water.
3China70069572900000000009,572,900
(3,696,100) – 70069596961000000009,596,961
(3,705,407)
70069326410000000009,326,410
(3,600,950)
7005270550000000000270,550
(104,460)
1.41Second largest country in Asia and the World by land-area only, after Russia. Excludes Taiwan, disputed territories with India, and islands in the South China Sea (Total 137,296 km2).

[Note 4]

4United States70069526468000000009,526,468
(3,678,190) – 70069826675000000009,826,675
(3,794,100)
70069161966000000009,161,966
(3,537,455)
7005364502000000000364,502
(140,735) – 7005664709000000000664,709
(256,646)
3.83 – 6.76Second largest country in the Americas, after Canada.

[Note 5]

5Brazil70068515767000000008,515,767
(3,287,956)
70068460415000000008,460,415
(3,266,584)
700455352000000000055,352
(21,372)
0.65The largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere. Largest contiguous territory in the Americas.[9]
6Australia70067692024000000007,692,024
(2,969,907)
70067633565000000007,633,565
(2,947,336)
700458459000000000058,459
(22,571)
0.76The largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 6]
7India70063166414000000003,166,414
(1,222,559)
70062864021000000002,864,021
(1,105,805)
7005302393000000000302,393
(116,755)
9.55Third largest country in Asia. [Note 7]
8Argentina70062780400000000002,780,400
(1,073,500)
70062736690000000002,736,690
(1,056,640)
700443710000000000043,710
(16,880)
1.57Second largest country in South America. [Note 8]
9Kazakhstan70062724900000000002,724,900
(1,052,100)
70062699700000000002,699,700
(1,042,400)
700425200000000000025,200
(9,700)
0.92Largest landlocked country.[14]
10Algeria70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Largest country in Africa.
11Democratic Republic of the Congo70062344858000000002,344,858
(905,355)
70062267048000000002,267,048
(875,312)
700477810000000000077,810
(30,040)
3.32Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
12Greenland (Denmark)70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. [Note 9]
13Saudi Arabia70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Largest country in the Middle East.
14Mexico70061964375000000001,964,375
(758,449)
70061943945000000001,943,945
(750,561)
700420430000000000020,430
(7,890)
1.04
15Indonesia70061904569000000001,904,569
(735,358)
70061811569000000001,811,569
(699,451)
700493000000000000093,000
(36,000)
4.88Largest country wholly on islands.
16Sudan70061886068000000001,886,068
(728,215)
1765050N/A96434N/A5.18N/A
[Note 10]
Formerly the largest country in Africa.[Note 11]
17Libya70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
18Iran70061648195000000001,648,195
(636,372)
70061531595000000001,531,595
(591,352)
7005116600000000000116,600
(45,000)
7.07[Note 12]
19Mongolia70061564110000000001,564,110
(603,910)
70061553556000000001,553,556
(599,831)
700410560000000000010,560
(4,080)
0.68
20Peru70061285216000000001,285,216
(496,225)
70061279996000000001,279,996
(494,209)
70035220000000000005,220
(2,020)
0.41
21Chad70061284000000000001,284,000
(496,000)
70061259200000000001,259,200
(486,200)
700424800000000000024,800
(9,600)
1.93
22Niger70061267000000000001,267,000
(489,000)
70061266700000000001,266,700
(489,100)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
0.02
23Angola70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
24Mali70061240192000000001,240,192
(478,841)
70061220190000000001,220,190
(471,120)
700420002000000000020,002
(7,723)
1.61
25South Africa70061221037000000001,221,037
(471,445)
70061214470000000001,214,470
(468,910)
70034620000000000004,620
(1,780)
0.38
26Colombia70061141748000000001,141,748
(440,831)
70061038700000000001,038,700
(401,000)
7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
8.8
27Ethiopia70061104300000000001,104,300
(426,400)
70061000000000000001,000,000
(390,000)
7005104300000000000104,300
(40,300)
0.7[Note 13]
28Bolivia70061098581000000001,098,581
(424,164)
70061083301000000001,083,301
(418,265)
700415280000000000015,280
(5,900)
1.39
29Mauritania70061030700000000001,030,700
(398,000)
70061025520000000001,025,520
(395,960)
70034480000000000004,480
(1,730)
0
30Egypt70061002450000000001,002,450
(387,050)
7005995450000000000995,450
(384,350)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
0.6
31Tanzania7005945087000000000945,087
(364,900)
7005885800000000000885,800
(342,000)
700461500000000000061,500
(23,700)
6.49
32Nigeria7005923768000000000923,768
(356,669)
7005910768000000000910,768
(351,649)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.41
33Venezuela7005916445000000000916,445
(353,841)
7005882050000000000882,050
(340,560)
700430000000000000030,000
(12,000)
3.29
34Pakistan7005881912000000000881,912
(340,508)
7005856692000000000856,692
(330,771)
700425220000000000025,220
(9,740)
2.86[Note 14]
35Namibia7005825615000000000825,615
(318,772)
7005823290000000000823,290
(317,870)
70032425000000000002,425
(936)
0.12
36Mozambique7005801590000000000801,590
(309,500)
7005786380000000000786,380
(303,620)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.63
37Turkey7005783562000000000783,562
(302,535)
7005769632000000000769,632
(297,157)
700413930000000000013,930
(5,380)
1.78
38Chile7005756102000000000756,102
(291,933)
7005743812000000000743,812
(287,187)
700412290000000000012,290
(4,750)
1.63[Note 15]
39Zambia7005752612000000000752,612
(290,585)
7005743398000000000743,398
(287,028)
70039220000000000009,220
(3,560)
1.23
40Myanmar7005676578000000000676,578
(261,228)
7005653508000000000653,508
(252,321)
700423070000000000023,070
(8,910)
3.41
41Afghanistan7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
42France7005640679000000000640,679
(247,368)
7005640427000000000640,427
(247,270)
70033374000000000003,374
(1,303)
0.52Includes Metropolitan France and overseas regions, but excludes overseas territories and collectivities, shown separately. [Note 16]
43Somalia7005637657000000000637,657
(246,201)
7005627337000000000627,337
(242,216)
700410320000000000010,320
(3,980)
1.62[Note 17]
44Central African Republic7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
45South Sudan7005619745000000000619,745
(239,285)
610950NA33379NA5.18NA
[Note 10]
[Note 18]
46Ukraine7005603500000000000603,500
(233,000)
7005553544000000000553,544
(213,725)
700424220000000000024,220
(9,350)
4.01Largest country wholly in Europe. [Note 19]
47Madagascar7005587041000000000587,041
(226,658)
7005581540000000000581,540
(224,530)
70035501000000000005,501
(2,124)
0.94
48Botswana7005582000000000000582,000
(225,000)
7005566730000000000566,730
(218,820)
700415000000000000015,000
(5,800)
2.58
49Kenya7005580367000000000580,367
(224,081)
7005569140000000000569,140
(219,750)
700411227000000000011,227
(4,335)
1.93
50Yemen7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
51Thailand7005513120000000000513,120
(198,120)
7005510890000000000510,890
(197,260)
70032230000000000002,230
(860)
0.43
52Spain7005505992000000000505,992
(195,365)
7005498980000000000498,980
(192,660)
70036390000000000006,390
(2,470)
1.26
53Turkmenistan7005488100000000000488,100
(188,500)
7005469930000000000469,930
(181,440)
700418170000000000018,170
(7,020)
3.72
54Cameroon7005475442000000000475,442
(183,569)
7005472710000000000472,710
(182,510)
70032730000000000002,730
(1,050)
0.57
55Papua New Guinea7005462840000000000462,840
(178,700)
7005452860000000000452,860
(174,850)
70039980000000000009,980
(3,850)
2.16
56Sweden7005450295000000000450,295
(173,860)
7005410335000000000410,335
(158,431)
700439960000000000039,960
(15,430)
8.87
57Uzbekistan7005447400000000000447,400
(172,700)
7005425400000000000425,400
(164,200)
700422000000000000022,000
(8,500)
4.92
58Morocco7005446550000000000446,550
(172,410)
7005446300000000000446,300
(172,300)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.06[Note 20]
59Iraq7005438317000000000438,317
(169,235)
7005437367000000000437,367
(168,868)
7002950000000000000950
(370)
0.22[Note 21]
60Paraguay7005406752000000000406,752
(157,048)
7005397302000000000397,302
(153,399)
70039450000000000009,450
(3,650)
2.32
61Zimbabwe7005390757000000000390,757
(150,872)
7005386847000000000386,847
(149,362)
70033910000000000003,910
(1,510)
1
62Japan7005377930000000000377,930
(145,920)
7005364485000000000364,485
(140,728)
700413430000000000013,430
(5,190)
3.55
63Germany7005357114000000000357,114
(137,882)
7005348672000000000348,672
(134,623)
70038350000000000008,350
(3,220)
2.34
64Philippines7005342353000000000342,353
(132,183)
7005298175000000000298,175
(115,126)
700444178000000000044,178
(17,057)
12.90
65Republic of the Congo7005342000000000000342,000
(132,000)
7005341500000000000341,500
(131,900)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
0.15
66Finland7005338424000000000338,424
(130,666)
7005303815000000000303,815
(117,304)
700434330000000000034,330
(13,250)
10.15[Note 22]
67Vietnam7005331212000000000331,212
(127,882)
7005310070000000000310,070
(119,720)
700421140000000000021,140
(8,160)
6.38
68Malaysia7005330803000000000330,803
(127,724)
7005329613000000000329,613
(127,264)
70031190000000000001,190
(460)
0.36
69Norway7005323802000000000323,802
(125,021)
7005304282000000000304,282
(117,484)
700419520000000000019,520
(7,540)
6.03[Note 23]
70 Côte d'Ivoire7005322463000000000322,463
(124,504)
7005318003000000000318,003
(122,782)
70034460000000000004,460
(1,720)
1.38
71Poland7005312679000000000312,679
(120,726)
7005311888000000000311,888
(120,421)
7002791000000000000791
(305)
2.7
72Oman7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
73Italy7005301336000000000301,336
(116,346)
7005294140000000000294,140
(113,570)
70037200000000000007,200
(2,800)
2.39
74Ecuador7005276841000000000276,841
(106,889)
7005256369000000000256,369
(98,985)
70036720000000000006,720
(2,590)
2.37[Note 24]
75Burkina Faso7005272967000000000272,967
(105,393)
7005273800000000000273,800
(105,700)
7002400000000000000400
(150)
0.15
76New Zealand7005270467000000000270,467
(104,428)
7005262443000000000262,443
(101,330)
70034395000000000004,395
(1,697)
1.65[Note 25]
77Gabon7005267668000000000267,668
(103,347)
7005257667000000000257,667
(99,486)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
3.74
78 Western Sahara7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Disputed territory.[Note 26]
79Guinea7005245857000000000245,857
(94,926)
7005245717000000000245,717
(94,872)
7002140000000000000140
(54)
0.06
80United Kingdom7005242900000000000242,900
(93,800)
7005241930000000000241,930
(93,410)
70031680000000000001,680
(650)
0.69[Note 27]
81Uganda7005241550000000000241,550
(93,260)
7005197100000000000197,100
(76,100)
700443938000000000043,938
(16,965)
18.23
82Ghana7005238533000000000238,533
(92,098)
7005227533000000000227,533
(87,851)
700411000000000000011,000
(4,200)
4.61
83Romania7005238391000000000238,391
(92,043)
7005229891000000000229,891
(88,761)
70038500000000000008,500
(3,300)
3.57
84Laos7005236800000000000236,800
(91,400)
7005230800000000000230,800
(89,100)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
2.53
85Guyana7005214969000000000214,969
(83,000)
7005196849000000000196,849
(76,004)
700418120000000000018,120
(7,000)
8.43
86Belarus7005207600000000000207,600
(80,200)
7005202900000000000202,900
(78,300)
70034700000000000004,700
(1,800)
2.26
87Kyrgyzstan7005199951000000000199,951
(77,202)
7005191801000000000191,801
(74,055)
70038150000000000008,150
(3,150)
4.08
88Senegal7005196722000000000196,722
(75,955)
7005192530000000000192,530
(74,340)
70034192000000000004,192
(1,619)
2.13
89Syria7005185180000000000185,180
(71,500)
7005183630000000000183,630
(70,900)
70031550000000000001,550
(600)
0.84[Note 28]
90Cambodia7005181035000000000181,035
(69,898)
7005176515000000000176,515
(68,153)
70034520000000000004,520
(1,750)
2.5
91Uruguay7005181034000000000181,034
(69,898)
7005175015000000000175,015
(67,574)
70031200000000000001,200
(460)
0.68
92Suriname7005163820000000000163,820
(63,250)
7005156000000000000156,000
(60,000)
70037820000000000007,820
(3,020)
4.77Smallest country in South America.
93Tunisia7005163610000000000163,610
(63,170)
7005155360000000000155,360
(59,980)
70038250000000000008,250
(3,190)
5.04
94Bangladesh7005147570000000000147,570
(56,980)
7005130168000000000130,168
(50,258)
700413830000000000013,830
(5,340)
9.6[Note 29]
95Nepal7005147181000000000147,181
(56,827)
7005143351000000000143,351
(55,348)
70033830000000000003,830
(1,480)
2.6
96Tajikistan7005143100000000000143,100
(55,300)
7005141510000000000141,510
(54,640)
70032590000000000002,590
(1,000)
1.81
endSomaliland7005137600000000000137,600
(53,100)
[Note 30]
97Greece7005131990000000000131,990
(50,960)
7005130647000000000130,647
(50,443)
70031310000000000001,310
(510)
0.99
98Nicaragua7005130373000000000130,373
(50,337)
7005119990000000000119,990
(46,330)
700410380000000000010,380
(4,010)
7.96Largest country in Central America.
99North Korea7005120538000000000120,538
(46,540)
7005120408000000000120,408
(46,490)
7002130000000000000130
(50)
0.11
100Malawi7005118484000000000118,484
(45,747)
700494080000000000094,080
(36,320)
700424404000000000024,404
(9,422)
20.6
101Eritrea7005117600000000000117,600
(45,400)
7005101000000000000101,000
(39,000)
700416600000000000016,600
(6,400)
14.12
102Benin7005112622000000000112,622
(43,484)
7005110622000000000110,622
(42,711)
70032000000000000002,000
(770)
1.78
103Honduras7005112492000000000112,492
(43,433)
7005111890000000000111,890
(43,200)
7002200000000000000200
(77)
0.18
104Liberia7005111369000000000111,369
(43,000)
700496320000000000096,320
(37,190)
700415049000000000015,049
(5,810)
13.51
105Bulgaria7005110879000000000110,879
(42,811)
7005108489000000000108,489
(41,888)
70032390000000000002,390
(920)
2.16
106Cuba7005109884000000000109,884
(42,426)
7005109820000000000109,820
(42,400)
70031040000000000001,040
(400)
0.94
107Guatemala7005108889000000000108,889
(42,042)
7005107159000000000107,159
(41,374)
70031730000000000001,730
(670)
1.59
108Iceland7005103000000000000103,000
(40,000)
7005100250000000000100,250
(38,710)
70032750000000000002,750
(1,060)
2.67
109South Korea7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
700499909000000000099,909
(38,575)
7002301000000000000301
(116)
0.3
110Hungary700493028000000000093,028
(35,918)
700489608000000000089,608
(34,598)
70033420000000000003,420
(1,320)
3.68
111Portugal700492090000000000092,090
(35,560)
700491470000000000091,470
(35,320)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
0.67
112Jordan700489342000000000089,342
(34,495)
700488802000000000088,802
(34,287)
7002540000000000000540
(210)
0.6
113Serbia700488361000000000088,361
(34,116)
700488246000000000088,246
(34,072)
7002115000000000000115
(44)
0.13[Note 31]
114Azerbaijan700486600000000000086,600
(33,400)
700486100000000000086,100
(33,200)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
0.13Largest country in Caucasus. [Note 32]
115Austria700483871000000000083,871
(32,383)
700482445000000000082,445
(31,832)
70031426000000000001,426
(551)
1.7
116United Arab Emirates700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
117Czech Republic700478865000000000078,865
(30,450)
700477247000000000077,247
(29,825)
70031620000000000001,620
(630)
2.05
118Panama700475417000000000075,417
(29,119)
700474340000000000074,340
(28,700)
70031080000000000001,080
(420)
1.43
119Sierra Leone700471740000000000071,740
(27,700)
700471620000000000071,620
(27,650)
7002120000000000000120
(46)
0.17
120Republic of Ireland700470273000000000070,273
(27,133)
700468883000000000068,883
(26,596)
70031390000000000001,390
(540)
1.98
121Georgia700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 33]
122Sri Lanka700465610000000000065,610
(25,330)
700462732000000000062,732
(24,221)
70032878000000000002,878
(1,111)
4.4
123Lithuania700465300000000000065,300
(25,200)
700462680000000000062,680
(24,200)
70032620000000000002,620
(1,010)
4.01
124Latvia700464559000000000064,559
(24,926)
700462249000000000062,249
(24,034)
70032340000000000002,340
(900)
3.62
125Svalbard (Norway)700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 34]
126Togo700456785000000000056,785
(21,925)
700454385000000000054,385
(20,998)
70032400000000000002,400
(930)
4.23
127Croatia700456594000000000056,594
(21,851)
700455974000000000055,974
(21,612)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
1.1
128Bosnia and Herzegovina700451209000000000051,209
(19,772)
700451187000000000051,187
(19,763)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.02
129Costa Rica700451100000000000051,100
(19,700)
700451060000000000051,060
(19,710)
700140000000000000040
(15)
0.08
130Slovakia700449037000000000049,037
(18,933)
700448105000000000048,105
(18,573)
7002930000000000000930
(360)
1.9
131Dominican Republic700448671000000000048,671
(18,792)
700448320000000000048,320
(18,660)
7002350000000000000350
(140)
0.72
132Estonia700445227000000000045,227
(17,462)
700442388000000000042,388
(16,366)
70032840000000000002,840
(1,100)
6.28
133Denmark700443094000000000043,094
(16,639)
700442434000000000042,434
(16,384)
7002660000000000000660
(250)
1.53European territory (metropolitan Denmark) only, without Greenland and Faroe Islands.[Note 35]
134Netherlands700441850000000000041,850
(16,160)
700433893000000000033,893
(13,086)
70037650000000000007,650
(2,950)
18.41Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately. [Note 36]
135Switzerland700441284000000000041,284
(15,940)
700439997000000000039,997
(15,443)
70031280000000000001,280
(490)
3.1[Note 37]
136Bhutan700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
137Taiwan700436193000000000036,193
(13,974)
700432260000000000032,260
(12,460)
70033720000000000003,720
(1,440)
10.34Before the end of the civil war in 1949, the Republic of China included mainland China, Mongolia and other areas, totaling 11,418,174 km2 (4,408,582 sq mi). [Note 38]
138 Guinea-Bissau700436125000000000036,125
(13,948)
700428120000000000028,120
(10,860)
70038005000000000008,005
(3,091)
22.16
139Moldova700433846000000000033,846
(13,068)
700432891000000000032,891
(12,699)
7002960000000000000960
(370)
2.84[Note 39]
140Belgium700430528000000000030,528
(11,787)
700430278000000000030,278
(11,690)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.82
141Lesotho700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
142Armenia700429843000000000029,843
(11,522)
700429843000000000029,843
(11,522)
70031540000000000001,540
(590)
5.18
143Solomon Islands700428896000000000028,896
(11,157)
700427986000000000027,986
(10,805)
7002910000000000000910
(350)
3.15
144Albania700428748000000000028,748
(11,100)
700427398000000000027,398
(10,578)
70031350000000000001,350
(520)
4.7
145Equatorial Guinea700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
146Burundi700427834000000000027,834
(10,747)
700425680000000000025,680
(9,920)
70032150000000000002,150
(830)
7.73
147Haiti700427750000000000027,750
(10,710)
700427560000000000027,560
(10,640)
7002190000000000000190
(73)
0.68
148Rwanda700426338000000000026,338
(10,169)
700424668000000000024,668
(9,524)
70031670000000000001,670
(640)
6.34
149Macedonia700425713000000000025,713
(9,928)
700425433000000000025,433
(9,820)
7002280000000000000280
(110)
1.09
150Djibouti700423200000000000023,200
(9,000)
700423180000000000023,180
(8,950)
700120000000000000020
(7.7)
0.09
151Belize700422966000000000022,966
(8,867)
700422806000000000022,806
(8,805)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.7
152El Salvador700421041000000000021,041
(8,124)
700420721000000000020,721
(8,000)
7002320000000000000320
(120)
1.52Smallest country in continental North America.
153Israel700420770000000000020,770
(8,020)
700420330000000000020,330
(7,850)
7002440000000000000440
(170)
2.12[Note 40]
154Slovenia700420273000000000020,273
(7,827)
700420151000000000020,151
(7,780)
7002122000000000000122
(47)
0.6
155New Caledonia (France)700418575000000000018,575
(7,172)
700418275000000000018,275
(7,056)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
1.62
156Fiji700418272000000000018,272
(7,055)
700418274000000000018,274
(7,056)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
157Kuwait700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
158Swaziland700417364000000000017,364
(6,704)
700417204000000000017,204
(6,643)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.92
159East Timor700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
160Bahamas700413943000000000013,943
(5,383)
700410010000000000010,010
(3,860)
70033870000000000003,870
(1,490)
27.88
161Montenegro700413812000000000013,812
(5,333)
700413452000000000013,452
(5,194)
7002360000000000000360
(140)
2.61
162Vanuatu700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
163Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
164Qatar700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
end Nagorno-Karabakh700411458000000000011,458
(4,424)
700411458000000000011,458
(4,424)
70031200000000000001,200
(460)
1[Note 41] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
165Gambia700411295000000000011,295
(4,361)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
70031295000000000001,295
(500)
11.47Smallest country in continental Africa.
166Jamaica700410991000000000010,991
(4,244)
700410831000000000010,831
(4,182)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
1.46
endKosovo700410887000000000010,887
(4,203)
[Note 42]
167Lebanon700410452000000000010,452
(4,036)
700410230000000000010,230
(3,950)
7002170000000000000170
(66)
1.63Smallest country in continental Asia.
168Cyprus70039251000000000009,251
(3,572)
70039241000000000009,241
(3,568)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.11[Note 43]
169Puerto Rico (United States)70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70034921000000000004,921
(1,900)
35.69
endAbkhazia70038660000000000008,660
(3,340)
[Note 44]
170French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France)70037747000000000007,747
(2,991)
70037668000000000007,668
(2,961)
700179800000000000079.8
(30.8)
1.03Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.[Note 45]
171United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges70036959410000000006,959.41
(2,687.04)
700122410000000000022.41
(8.65)
70036937000000000006,937
(2,678)
99.68
172State of Palestine70036220000000000006,220
(2,400)
70035640000000000005,640
(2,180)
7002220000000000000220
(85)
 ?[Note 46]
173Brunei70035765000000000005,765
(2,226)
70035265000000000005,265
(2,033)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
8.67
174Trinidad and Tobago70035130000000000005,130
(1,980)
70035128000000000005,128
(1,980)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
175French Polynesia (France)70034167000000000004,167
(1,609)
70033827000000000003,827
(1,478)
7002340000000000000340
(130)
8.16
endTransnistria70034163000000000004,163
(1,607)
[Note 47]
176Cape Verde70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
177South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 18]
endSouth Ossetia70033900000000000003,900
(1,500)
[Note 48]
178Samoa70032842000000000002,842
(1,097)
70032821000000000002,821
(1,089)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.35
179Luxembourg70032586000000000002,586
(998)
70032586000000000002,586
(998)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
180Mauritius70032040000000000002,040
(790)
70032030000000000002,030
(780)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.49[Note 49]
181Comoros70031862000000000001,862
(719)
70031862000000000001,862
(719)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 50]
182Faroe Islands (Denmark)70031393000000000001,393
(538)
70031393000000000001,393
(538)
0.100.0010.00[Note 51]
183Hong Kong (China)70031104000000000001,104
(426)
70031054000000000001,054
(407)
700150000000000000050
(19)
4.53
184 São Tomé and Príncipe7002964000000000000964
(372)
7002964000000000000964
(372)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
185Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)7002948000000000000948
(366)
7002430000000000000430
(170)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 18]
186Kiribati7002811000000000000811
(313)
7002811000000000000811
(313)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 52]
187Bahrain7002765000000000000765
(295)
7002765000000000000765
(295)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
188Dominica7002751000000000000751
(290)
7002751000000000000751
(290)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
189Tonga7002747000000000000747
(288)
7002717000000000000717
(277)
700130000000000000030
(12)
4.02
190Singapore7002710000000000000710
(270)
7002687000000000000687
(265)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.43
191Federated States of Micronesia7002702000000000000702
(271)
7002702000000000000702
(271)
0.100.0010.00
192Saint Lucia7002616000000000000616
(238)
7002606000000000000606
(234)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.62[Note 53]
193Isle of Man (United Kingdom)7002572000000000000572
(221)
7002572000000000000572
(221)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
194Guam (United States)7002549000000000000549
(212)
7002544000000000000544
(210)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
195Andorra7002468000000000000468
(181)
7002468000000000000468
(181)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
196Northern Mariana Islands (United States)7002464000000000000464
(179)
7002464000000000000464
(179)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
197Palau7002459000000000000459
(177)
7002459000000000000459
(177)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
198Seychelles7002452000000000000452
(175)
7002455000000000000455
(176)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in Africa.
199 Curaçao (Netherlands)7002444000000000000444
(171)
7002444000000000000444
(171)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 36]
200Antigua and Barbuda7002442000000000000442
(171)
7002442600000000000442.6
(170.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
201Barbados7002430000000000000430
(170)
7002431000000000000431
(166)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
202Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia)7002412000000000000412
(159)
7002412000000000000412
(159)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 18]
203Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7002389000000000000389
(150)
7002389000000000000389
(150)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
204Jan Mayen (Norway)7002377000000000000377
(146)
7002377000000000000377
(146)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
205U.S. Virgin Islands (United States)7002347000000000000347
(134)
7002346000000000000346
(134)
70031564000000000001,564
(604)
81.88
206Grenada7002344000000000000344
(133)
7002344000000000000344
(133)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
207Malta7002316000000000000316
(122)
7002316000000000000316
(122)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
208Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)7002308000000000000308
(119)
7002308000000000000308
(119)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 54]
209Maldives7002300000000000000300
(120)
7002298000000000000298
(115)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in Asia.
210Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)7002264000000000000264
(102)
7002264000000000000264
(102)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
211Saint Kitts and Nevis7002261000000000000261
(101)
7002261000000000000261
(101)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
212Niue (New Zealand)7002260000000000000260
(100)
7002260000000000000260
(100)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 55]
213Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom)7002253800000000000253.8
(98.0)
253.8NA0.1NA0.001NAThere is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
214Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)7002242000000000000242
(93)
7002242000000000000242
(93)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
215Cook Islands (New Zealand)7002236000000000000236
(91)
7002236000000000000236
(91)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 56]
216American Samoa (United States)7002199000000000000199
(77)
7002199000000000000199
(77)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
217Marshall Islands7002181000000000000181
(70)
7002181000000000000181
(70)
700411673000000000011,673
(4,507)
98.47
218Aruba (Netherlands)7002180000000000000180
(69)
7002180000000000000180
(69)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
219Liechtenstein7002160000000000000160
(62)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
220British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)7002151000000000000151
(58)
7002151000000000000151
(58)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
221Wallis and Futuna (France)7002142000000000000142
(55)
7002142000000000000142
(55)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
222Christmas Island (Australia)7002135000000000000135
(52)
7002135000000000000135
(52)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 57]
223Jersey (United Kingdom)7002116000000000000116
(45)
7002116000000000000116
(45)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
224Montserrat (United Kingdom)7002102000000000000102
(39)
7002102000000000000102
(39)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
225Anguilla (United Kingdom)700191000000000000091
(35)
700191000000000000091
(35)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
226Guernsey (United Kingdom)700178000000000000078
(30)
700178000000000000078
(30)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
227San Marino700161000000000000061
(24)
700161000000000000061
(24)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
228British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom)700160000000000000060
(23)
700160000000000000060
(23)
700454340000000000054,340
(20,980)
99.89[Note 58]
229Saint Martin (France)700154000000000000054
(21)
700154400000000000054.4
(21.0)
0.1Neg.0.0010.00[Note 18]
230Bermuda (United Kingdom)700154000000000000054
(21)
700154000000000000054
(21)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
231Bouvet Island (Norway)700149000000000000049
(19)
700149000000000000049
(19)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 18]
232Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)700147000000000000047
(18)
700147000000000000047
(18)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 59]
233Norfolk Island (Australia)700136000000000000036
(14)
700136000000000000036
(14)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
234Sint Maarten (Netherlands)700134000000000000034
(13)
700134000000000000034
(13)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 36]
235Macau (China)700131300000000000031.3
(12.1)
700128200000000000028.2
(10.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 60]
236Tuvalu700126000000000000026
(10)
700126000000000000026
(10)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
237Nauru700121000000000000021
(8.1)
700121000000000000021
(8.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest island country.
238 Saint Barthélemy (France)700121000000000000021
(8.1)
21NA0.1NA0.001NA[Note 18]
239Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)700114000000000000014
(5.4)
700114000000000000014
(5.4)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 57]
240Tokelau (New Zealand)700112000000000000012
(4.6)
700112000000000000012
(4.6)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
241Gibraltar (United Kingdom)70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
242Wake Island (United States)70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
243Clipperton Island (France)70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006000000000000006
(2.3)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
244  Navassa Island (disputed)70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
245Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia)70005000000000000005
(1.9)
70005000000000000005
(1.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
246  Spratly Islands (disputed)4.9<5
(<1.9)
4.9<5
(<1.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
247Coral Sea Islands (Australia)2.9<3
(<1.2)
2.9<3
(<1.2)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
248Monaco70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country with a coastline. Also the smallest member of the UN.
249Vatican City69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in the world.

Graphical charts[edit]

The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook[25] as of February 15, 2005.

Sovereign states 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 Antarctica by various countries are not included.

Countries greater than 1.5 million km2[edit]

MongoliaIranLibyaSudanIndonesiaMexicoSaudi ArabiaGreenlandDemocratic Republic of the CongoAlgeriaKazakhstanArgentinaIndiaEuropean UnionAustraliaBrazilUnited StatesHistory of the political divisions of ChinaPeople's Republic of ChinaCanadaAntarcticaRussia

Countries less than 1.5 million km2[edit]

IcelandGuatemalaCubaBulgariaLiberiaHondurasBeninMalawiNorth KoreaEritreaNicaraguaGreeceNepalTajikistanBangladeshSurinameTunisiaUruguayCambodiaSyriaSenegalKyrgyzstanBelarusOmanGuyanaUgandaLaosRomaniaGhanaUnited KingdomGuineaWestern SaharaGabonNew ZealandBurkina FasoEcuadorPhilippinesItalyPolandCôte d'IvoireNorwayVietnamMalaysiaFinlandRepublic of the CongoGermanyJapanZimbabweParaguayIraqMoroccoUzbekistanSwedenPapua New GuineaCameroonTurkmenistanSpainThailandYemenFranceKenyaMadagascarBotswanaUkraineSouth SudanCentral African RepublicSomaliaAfghanistanBurmaZambiaChileTurkeyMozambiquePakistanNamibiaVenezuelaNigeriaTanzaniaEgyptMauritaniaBoliviaEthiopiaColombiaSouth AfricaMaliAngolaNigerChadPeru

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The European Union is a unique supranational union. It covers a total area of 4,324,781 km2 (1,669,807 sq mi),[1] and would be ranked 7th if it were included (3.0% of world's total land area).
  2. ^ The figure shown does not include the area of Crimea (27,000 km2 or 10,000 sq mi), de facto controlled by Russia, claimed by Ukraine.
  3. ^ The following countries have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), Australia (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi), Chile (1,250,000 km2 or 480,000 sq mi), France (432,000 km2 or 167,000 sq mi), New Zealand (450,000 km2 or 170,000 sq mi), Norway (2,500,000 km2 or 970,000 sq mi) and United Kingdom (1,395,000 km2 or 539,000 sq mi), which to some extent overlap. The area from 90°W to 150°W (2,100,000 km2 or 810,000 sq mi) is currently unclaimed territory. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists.
  4. ^ The following two primary sources (non-mirrored) represent the range (min./max.) of China's total area:
    All sources exclude Taiwan.
    1. The Encyclopædia Britannica lists China as world's third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with a total area of 9,572,900 sq km.[4]
    2. The CIA World Factbook lists China's as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and the US) with total area of 9,596,961 sq km.[5]

    Disputed Ranking Explanation: The dispute for world's third-largest country arose from the inclusion of Coastal and Territorial waters for United States. This discrepancy was deduced from comparing the CIA World Factbook and its previous iterations[6] against the information for United States on Encyclopaedia Britannica, particularly its footnote section.[7] In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US added Coastal waters to its total area (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US added Territorial water to its total area (increasing it to 9,826,630 sq km). During this time, China's total area remained unchanged. In other words, no Coastal or Territorial water space was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a Coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a Territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's Coastal and Territorial water figures are currently unknown (no official publication) and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.

  5. ^ The following two primary sources (non-mirrored) represent the range (min./max.) of United States' total area:
    1. The Encyclopædia Britannica lists U.S. as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,526,468 sq km. This figure is less than CIA Factbook's figure of 9,826,675 sq km because it excludes Coastal and Territorial waters.[7]
    2. The CIA World Factbook lists the United States as the third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with total area of 9,826,675 sq km.[8] This figure is greater than Encyclopædia Britannica's figure of 9,526,468 sq km because it includes Coastal and Territorial waters.

    Disputed Ranking Explanation: The dispute for world's third-largest country arose from the inclusion of Coastal and Territorial waters for United States. This discrepancy was deduced from comparing the CIA World Factbook and its previous iterations[6] against the information for United States on Encyclopaedia Britannica, particularly its footnote section.[7] In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a total area of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US added Coastal waters to its total area (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US added Territorial water to its total area (increasing it to 9,826,630 sq km). During this time, China's total area remained unchanged. In other words, no Coastal or Territorial water space was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a Coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a Territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's Coastal and Territorial water figures are currently unknown (no official publication) and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.

  6. ^ Figures exclude the external territories of Norfolk Island, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands Territory, and Heard Island and McDonald Islands,[10] each shown separately. Excludes the claim of the Australian Antarctic Territory (5,896,500 km2 or 2,276,700 sq mi). The UN's previous data,[11] as well as the current data shown by the World Bank and the CIA,[1][12] give the figure as 7,741,220 km2 (2,988,900 sq mi).
  7. ^ The total area given is from Encyclopædia Britannica and excludes disputed territories not under Indian control. The total area claimed by India, according to the figure given by the United Nations and the Indian government, totals 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi).[13]
  8. ^ Excludes claims on Argentine Antarctica (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), on Malvinas/Falkland Islands (12,173 km2 or 4,700 sq mi) and on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (3,903 km2 or 1,507 sq mi).
  9. ^ A total of 1,755,636 km2 (677,855 sq mi) of land area is covered by ice; the ice-free area amounts to 410,450 km2 (158,480 sq mi).[12]
  10. ^ a b The water area percentage of Sudan prior to the secession of South Sudan was 5.18.
  11. ^ Prior to the independence of South Sudan, Sudan's total area as reported by the UN source was 2,505,813 km2 (967,500 sq mi). Updated figure shown is from the CIA.[1]
  12. ^ The area given is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN Demographic Yearbook lists a figure of 1,628,750 km2 (628,860 sq mi), which refers to land area only.
  13. ^ Excluding the Ilemi Triangle (14,000 km2 or 5,400 sq mi).
  14. ^ Includes data for Pakistani claimed territories of Kashmir, Azad Kashmir (13,297 km2 or 5,134 sq mi) and Gilgit–Baltistan (72,520 km2 or 28,000 sq mi).[15] Excluding these territories would produce an area figure of 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi).
  15. ^ Excludes claims in Antarctica.
  16. ^ Source gives area of Metropolitan France as 551,500 km2 (212,900 sq mi) and lists overseas regions separately, whose areas sum to 89,179 km2 (34,432 sq mi). Adding these give the total shown here for the entire French Republic. The CIA reports the total as 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi).[1] Another source, the French National Institute for Statistice and Economic Studies, gives an area figure of 632,759 km2 (244,310 sq mi).[16] (The CIA gives a water area of Metropolitan France as 1,530 km2 (590 sq mi).)
  17. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Somaliland (137,600 km2 or 53,100 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Somalia.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g Figures shown in this entry are taken from the CIA.[1]
  19. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Crimea (27,000 km2 or 10,000 sq mi), de facto controlled by Russia, claimed by Ukraine.
  20. ^ Does not include Western Sahara, shown separately.
  21. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN figure of 435,244 km2 (168,049 sq mi) excludes the three autonomous provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  22. ^ Includes the Åland Islands (1,552 km2 or 599 sq mi).
  23. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook; the UN data refers to mainland area only. All figures exclude Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Bouvet Island, shown separately, and the Antarctic territorial claims of Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island (243 km2 or 94 sq mi).
  24. ^ May or may not include the Galápagos Islands (7,880 km2 or 3,040 sq mi). The 2007 data,[11] as well as the current data given by the CIA, explicitly includes the Galápagos and gives the figure as 283,561 km2 (109,484 sq mi).[1]
  25. ^ The government gives the total figure as 266,838 square kilometres (103,027 sq mi).[17] CIA World Factbook has total/land area of 267,710 km2 (103,360 sq mi). All figures exclude Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau, shown separately, as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency.
  26. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  27. ^ Does not include the three Crown dependencies (768 km2 or 297 sq mi) and the 14 overseas territories (1,742,857 km2 or 672,921 sq mi), shown separately.
  28. ^ Includes the parts of the Golan Heights (1,295 km2 or 500 sq mi) occupied by Israel.
  29. ^ Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is 147,570 km2 or 56,980 sq mi.[18]
  30. ^ Somaliland is claimed in whole by Somalia, and is unrecognised by any other country
  31. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Kosovo and Metohija, which is de facto independent from Serbia as the Republic of Kosovo (10,887 km2 or 4,203 sq mi). The area of Serbia without Kosovo is 77,474 km2 (29,913 sq mi).[1]
  32. ^ The figure shown includes the area of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (11,458 km2 or 4,424 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Azerbaijan.
  33. ^ The figure shown includes the areas of Abkhazia (8,660 km2 or 3,340 sq mi)[19] and South Ossetia (3,900 km2 or 1,500 sq mi),[20] both de facto independent from Georgia.
  34. ^ The UN gives a combined area for Svalbard and Jan Mayen as 62,422 km2 (24,101 sq mi). The separate figures shown are from the CIA World Factbook.[1]
  35. ^ The UN figure includes only the constituent country Denmark; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km2 (857,183 sq mi) and would be 12th.
  36. ^ a b c Data for the Netherlands is from the Central Bureau of Statistics.[21] Source gives area of European Netherlands as 41,528 km2 (16,034 sq mi) and lists the three special municipalities separately, whose areas sum to 322 km2 (124 sq mi). Adding these gives the total shown here for the entire country of the Netherlands.[22] Adding the constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the total area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,508 km2 (16,412 sq mi).
  37. ^ The figure from the UN demographic yearbook (41,277 km2 or 15,937 sq mi) excludes the areas of state forests and communanzas,[further explanation needed] which amount to 7.15 km2 (2.76 sq mi). The figure here is from the 2007 data.[11]
  38. ^ The UN source does not include data for the Republic of China (Taiwan). The figure shown is from the 2012 Statistical Data from the Ministry of the Interior, Republic of China. The CIA gives a total area of 35,980 km2 (13,890 sq mi). The total constitutional land area of the Republic of China is 11,420,000 km2 (4,410,000 sq mi), which includes modern-day Taiwan, Mongolia, and Mainland China.[23]
  39. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Transnistria (4,163 km2 or 1,607 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Moldova.
  40. ^ Figures shown are from the CIA.[1] The UN/Israel Central Bureau of Statistics figure of 22,072 km2 (8,522 sq mi) includes the Golan Heights (1,200 km2 or 460 sq mi) and East Jerusalem (70 km2 or 27 sq mi), which are not internationally recognised as part of Israel.
  41. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh is de jure part of Azerbaijan, and has no international recognition
  42. ^ Kosovo is claimed in whole by Serbia, and has limited international recognition
  43. ^ Includes the largely unrecognized but de facto independent Northern Cyprus (3,355 km2 or 1,295 sq mi), the UN buffer zone (346 km2 or 134 sq mi) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (254 km2 or 98 sq mi).[1]
  44. ^ Abkhazia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  45. ^ The UN source has no data for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. The figure given here is the total of all areas listed separately in the CIA World Factbook.[24]
  46. ^ The CIA gives the areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip separately as 5,860 km2 (2,260 sq mi) and 360 km2 (140 sq mi) respectively (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/we.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gz.html). The figure for the West Bank includes East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land, but excludes Mount Scopus.[1]
  47. ^ Transnistria is claimed in whole by Moldova, and has limited international recognition
  48. ^ South Ossetia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  49. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][11] The UN figure of 1,969 km2 (760 sq mi) excludes the Agaléga Islands and Cargados Carajos.
  50. ^ Figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook.[1] UN figure of 2,235 km2 (863 sq mi) includes Mayotte 374 km2 (144 sq mi), an overseas department of France.
  51. ^ There are some lakes and streams of unknown area.
  52. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA World Factbook,[1] and refers to land area only. The UN figure excludes 84 km2 (32 sq mi) of uninhabited islands.
  53. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook.[1] The UN value of 539 km2 (208 sq mi) refers to habitable area only and excludes the country's central forest reserve.
  54. ^ The total area of Saint Helena is 122 square kilometres (47 sq mi), Ascension is 88 square kilometres (34 sq mi), and Tristan da Cunha is 98 square kilometres (38 sq mi).
  55. ^ Niue, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  56. ^ The Cook Islands, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  57. ^ a b Data is from the 2007 statistics.[11]
  58. ^ The UN gives no information for the British Indian Ocean Territory. The figure given here was taken from the CIA Factbook, and refers to land area only.[1]
  59. ^ The figure shown is from the CIA Factbook, and includes Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands.[1] The UN figure is 5 km2 or 1.9 sq mi, and only includes area for Pitcairn island itself, the only inhabited island in the group.
  60. ^ Current statistics: March 2014 – Direcçāo dos Serviços de Cartografia e Cadastro (Cartography and Cadastre Bureau) Including University of Macau's New Hengqin Campus

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  3. ^ Source, unless otherwise specified: "Demographic Yearbook – Table 3: Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density" (PDF). United Nations Statistics Division. 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014.  http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2012.htm Entries in this table giving figures other than the figures given in this source are explained in the associated Note.
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  16. ^ Subdivisions, surface area and population of the French Republic, National Institute for Statistice and Economic Studies, accessed 11 March 2011.
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  19. ^ Abkhazia at Encyclopædia Britannica
  20. ^ South Ossetia at World English Dictionary
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