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 total area.

Entries in this list consist of those in the ISO standard 3166-1, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states are included in the list in ranked order, but are not actually given a rank number. Not included in the list are individual country claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica, and 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. States with limited recognition that are not listed in the ISO standard ISO 3166-1 are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given.

This list includes three measurements of area:

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

Countries and dependencies by area

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
1 Russia700717098242000000017,098,242
(6,601,668)
700716377742000000016,377,742
(6,323,482)
7005720500000000000720,500
(278,200)
4.21Largest country in the world.
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 2]
2 Canada70069984670000000009,984,670
(3,855,100)
70069093507000000009,093,507
(3,511,023)
7005891163000000000891,163
(344,080)
8.93Largest country in the Americas.
3 China70069706961000000009,706,961
(3,747,879)
70069569901000000009,569,901
(3,694,959)
7005137060000000000137,060
(52,920)
1.41Largest country situated entirely in Asia.[Note 3]
4 United States70069629091000000009,629,091
(3,717,813)
70069158960000000009,158,960
(3,536,290)
7005470131000000000470,131
(181,519)
2.23[Note 4]
5 Brazil70068515767000000008,515,767
(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.[10]
6 Australia70067692024000000007,692,024
(2,969,907)
70067682300000000007,682,300
(2,966,200)
700458920000000000058,920
(22,750)
0.76The largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 5]
7 India70063287590000000003,287,590
(1,269,350)
70062973193000000002,973,193
(1,147,956)
7005314070000000000314,070
(121,260)
9.55[Note 6]
8 Argentina70062780400000000002,780,400
(1,073,500)
70062736690000000002,736,690
(1,056,640)
700443710000000000043,710
(16,880)
1.57[Note 7]
9 Kazakhstan70062724900000000002,724,900
(1,052,100)
70062699700000000002,699,700
(1,042,400)
700425200000000000025,200
(9,700)
0.92Largest landlocked country.[15]
10 Algeria70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
70062381741000000002,381,741
(919,595)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Largest country in Africa.
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo70062344858000000002,344,858
(905,355)
70062267048000000002,267,048
(875,312)
700477810000000000077,810
(30,040)
3.32Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa
12 Greenland (Denmark)70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
70062166086000000002,166,086
(836,330)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. [Note 8]
13 Saudi Arabia70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
70062149690000000002,149,690
(830,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Largest country in Middle East
14 Mexico70061964375000000001,964,375
(758,449)
70061943945000000001,943,945
(750,561)
700420430000000000020,430
(7,890)
1.04
15 Indonesia70061904569000000001,904,569
(735,358)
70061811569000000001,811,569
(699,451)
700493000000000000093,000
(36,000)
4.88Largest country wholly on islands.
16 Sudan70061886068000000001,886,068
(728,215)
1765050N/A96434N/A5.18N/A
[Note 9]
Formerly the largest country in Africa.[Note 10]
17 Libya70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
70061759540000000001,759,540
(679,360)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
18 Iran70061648195000000001,648,195
(636,372)
70061531595000000001,531,595
(591,352)
7005116600000000000116,600
(45,000)
7.07[Note 11]
19 Mongolia70061564110000000001,564,110
(603,910)
70061553556000000001,553,556
(599,831)
700410560000000000010,560
(4,080)
0.68
20 Peru70061285216000000001,285,216
(496,225)
70061279996000000001,279,996
(494,209)
70035220000000000005,220
(2,020)
0.41
21 Chad70061284000000000001,284,000
(496,000)
70061259200000000001,259,200
(486,200)
700424800000000000024,800
(9,600)
1.93
22 Niger70061267000000000001,267,000
(489,000)
70061266700000000001,266,700
(489,100)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
0.02
23 Angola70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
70061246700000000001,246,700
(481,400)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
24 Mali70061240192000000001,240,192
(478,841)
70061220190000000001,220,190
(471,120)
700420002000000000020,002
(7,723)
1.61
25 South Africa70061221037000000001,221,037
(471,445)
70061214470000000001,214,470
(468,910)
70034620000000000004,620
(1,780)
0.38
26 Colombia70061141748000000001,141,748
(440,831)
70061038700000000001,038,700
(401,000)
7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
8.8
27 Ethiopia70061104300000000001,104,300
(426,400)
70061000000000000001,000,000
(390,000)
7005104300000000000104,300
(40,300)
0.7[Note 12]
28 Bolivia70061098581000000001,098,581
(424,164)
70061083301000000001,083,301
(418,265)
700415280000000000015,280
(5,900)
1.39
29 Mauritania70061025520000000001,025,520
(395,960)
70061030700000000001,030,700
(398,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
30 Egypt70061002450000000001,002,450
(387,050)
7005995450000000000995,450
(384,350)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
0.6
31 Tanzania7005945087000000000945,087
(364,900)
7005885800000000000885,800
(342,000)
700461500000000000061,500
(23,700)
6.49
32 Nigeria7005923768000000000923,768
(356,669)
7005910768000000000910,768
(351,649)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.41
33 Venezuela7005912050000000000912,050
(352,140)
7005882050000000000882,050
(340,560)
700430000000000000030,000
(12,000)
3.29
34 Pakistan7005881912000000000881,912
(340,508)
7005856692000000000856,692
(330,771)
700425220000000000025,220
(9,740)
2.86[Note 13]
35 Namibia7005824268000000000824,268
(318,252)
7005823290000000000823,290
(317,870)
70031002000000000001,002
(387)
0.12
36 Mozambique7005801590000000000801,590
(309,500)
7005786380000000000786,380
(303,620)
700413000000000000013,000
(5,000)
1.63
37 Turkey7005783562000000000783,562
(302,535)
7005769632000000000769,632
(297,157)
700413930000000000013,930
(5,380)
1.78
38 Chile7005756102000000000756,102
(291,933)
7005743812000000000743,812
(287,187)
700412290000000000012,290
(4,750)
1.63[Note 14]
39 Zambia7005752612000000000752,612
(290,585)
7005743398000000000743,398
(287,028)
70039220000000000009,220
(3,560)
1.23
40 Burma7005676578000000000676,578
(261,228)
7005653508000000000653,508
(252,321)
700423070000000000023,070
(8,910)
3.41
41 Afghanistan7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
7005652230000000000652,230
(251,830)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
42 France7005640679000000000640,679
(247,368)
7005640427000000000640,427
(247,270)
70033374000000000003,374
(1,303)
0.52Includes overseas regions, but excludes overseas territories and collectivities, shown separately.[Note 15]
43 Somalia7005637657000000000637,657
(246,201)
7005627337000000000627,337
(242,216)
700410320000000000010,320
(3,980)
1.62[Note 16]
44 Central African Republic7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
7005622984000000000622,984
(240,535)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
45 South Sudan7005619745000000000619,745
(239,285)
610950NA33379NA5.18NA
[Note 9]
[Note 17]
46 Ukraine7005603500000000000603,500
(233,000)
7005579330000000000579,330
(223,680)
700424220000000000024,220
(9,350)
4.01The largest country wholly in Europe.[18]
47 Madagascar7005587041000000000587,041
(226,658)
7005581540000000000581,540
(224,530)
70035501000000000005,501
(2,124)
0.94
48 Botswana7005582000000000000582,000
(225,000)
7005566730000000000566,730
(218,820)
700415000000000000015,000
(5,800)
2.58
49 Kenya7005580367000000000580,367
(224,081)
7005569140000000000569,140
(219,750)
700411227000000000011,227
(4,335)
1.93
50 Yemen7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
7005527968000000000527,968
(203,850)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
51 Thailand7005513120000000000513,120
(198,120)
7005510890000000000510,890
(197,260)
70032230000000000002,230
(860)
0.43
52 Spain7005505992000000000505,992
(195,365)
7005498980000000000498,980
(192,660)
70036390000000000006,390
(2,470)
1.26
53 Turkmenistan7005488100000000000488,100
(188,500)
7005469930000000000469,930
(181,440)
700418170000000000018,170
(7,020)
3.72
54 Cameroon7005475442000000000475,442
(183,569)
7005472710000000000472,710
(182,510)
70032730000000000002,730
(1,050)
0.57
55 Papua New Guinea7005462840000000000462,840
(178,700)
7005452860000000000452,860
(174,850)
70039980000000000009,980
(3,850)
2.16
56 Sweden7005450295000000000450,295
(173,860)
7005410335000000000410,335
(158,431)
700439960000000000039,960
(15,430)
8.87
57 Uzbekistan7005447400000000000447,400
(172,700)
7005425400000000000425,400
(164,200)
700422000000000000022,000
(8,500)
4.92
58 Morocco7005446550000000000446,550
(172,410)
7005446300000000000446,300
(172,300)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.06[Note 18]
59 Iraq7005438317000000000438,317
(169,235)
7005437367000000000437,367
(168,868)
7002950000000000000950
(370)
0.22[Note 19]
60 Paraguay7005406752000000000406,752
(157,048)
7005397302000000000397,302
(153,399)
70039450000000000009,450
(3,650)
2.32
61 Zimbabwe7005390757000000000390,757
(150,872)
7005386847000000000386,847
(149,362)
70033910000000000003,910
(1,510)
1
62 Japan7005377930000000000377,930
(145,920)
7005364485000000000364,485
(140,728)
700413430000000000013,430
(5,190)
3.55
63 Germany7005357114000000000357,114
(137,882)
7005348672000000000348,672
(134,623)
70038350000000000008,350
(3,220)
2.34
64 Philippines7005342353000000000342,353
(132,183)
7005298175000000000298,175
(115,126)
700444178000000000044,178
(17,057)
12.90
65 Republic of the Congo7005342000000000000342,000
(132,000)
7005341500000000000341,500
(131,900)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
0.15
66 Finland7005338424000000000338,424
(130,666)
7005303815000000000303,815
(117,304)
700434330000000000034,330
(13,250)
10.15[Note 20]
67 Vietnam7005331212000000000331,212
(127,882)
7005310070000000000310,070
(119,720)
700421140000000000021,140
(8,160)
6.38
68 Malaysia7005330803000000000330,803
(127,724)
7005329613000000000329,613
(127,264)
70031190000000000001,190
(460)
0.36
69 Norway7005323802000000000323,802
(125,021)
7005304282000000000304,282
(117,484)
700419520000000000019,520
(7,540)
6.03[Note 21]
70 Côte d'Ivoire7005322463000000000322,463
(124,504)
7005318003000000000318,003
(122,782)
70034460000000000004,460
(1,720)
1.38
71 Poland7005312679000000000312,679
(120,726)
7005311888000000000311,888
(120,421)
7002791000000000000791
(305)
2.7
72 Oman7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
7005309500000000000309,500
(119,500)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
73 Italy7005301336000000000301,336
(116,346)
7005294140000000000294,140
(113,570)
70037200000000000007,200
(2,800)
2.39
74 Burkina Faso7005272967000000000272,967
(105,393)
7005273800000000000273,800
(105,700)
7002400000000000000400
(150)
0.15
75 New Zealand7005270467000000000270,467
(104,428)
7005262443000000000262,443
(101,330)
70034395000000000004,395
(1,697)
1.65[Note 22]
76 Gabon7005267668000000000267,668
(103,347)
7005257667000000000257,667
(99,486)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
3.74
77 Western Sahara7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
7005266000000000000266,000
(103,000)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Disputed territory.[Note 23]
78 Ecuador7005256369000000000256,369
(98,985)
7005276841000000000276,841
(106,889)
70036720000000000006,720
(2,590)
2.37[Note 24]
79 Guinea7005245857000000000245,857
(94,926)
7005245717000000000245,717
(94,872)
7002140000000000000140
(54)
0.06
80 United Kingdom7005242900000000000242,900
(93,800)
7005241930000000000241,930
(93,410)
70031680000000000001,680
(650)
0.69[Note 25]
81 Uganda7005241550000000000241,550
(93,260)
7005197100000000000197,100
(76,100)
700443938000000000043,938
(16,965)
18.23
82 Ghana7005238533000000000238,533
(92,098)
7005227533000000000227,533
(87,851)
700411000000000000011,000
(4,200)
4.61
83 Romania7005238391000000000238,391
(92,043)
7005229891000000000229,891
(88,761)
70038500000000000008,500
(3,300)
3.57
84 Laos7005236800000000000236,800
(91,400)
7005230800000000000230,800
(89,100)
70036000000000000006,000
(2,300)
2.53
85 Guyana7005214969000000000214,969
(83,000)
7005196849000000000196,849
(76,004)
700418120000000000018,120
(7,000)
8.43
86 Belarus7005207600000000000207,600
(80,200)
7005202900000000000202,900
(78,300)
70034700000000000004,700
(1,800)
2.26
87 Kyrgyzstan7005199951000000000199,951
(77,202)
7005191801000000000191,801
(74,055)
70038150000000000008,150
(3,150)
4.08
88 Senegal7005196722000000000196,722
(75,955)
7005192530000000000192,530
(74,340)
70034192000000000004,192
(1,619)
2.13
89 Syria7005185180000000000185,180
(71,500)
7005183630000000000183,630
(70,900)
70031550000000000001,550
(600)
0.84[Note 26]
90 Cambodia7005181035000000000181,035
(69,898)
7005176515000000000176,515
(68,153)
70034520000000000004,520
(1,750)
2.5
91 Uruguay7005181034000000000181,034
(69,898)
7005175015000000000175,015
(67,574)
70031200000000000001,200
(460)
0.68
92 Suriname7005163820000000000163,820
(63,250)
7005156000000000000156,000
(60,000)
70037820000000000007,820
(3,020)
4.77Smallest country in South America.
93 Tunisia7005163610000000000163,610
(63,170)
7005155360000000000155,360
(59,980)
70038250000000000008,250
(3,190)
5.04
94 Bangladesh7005147570000000000147,570
(56,980)
7005130168000000000130,168
(50,258)
700413830000000000013,830
(5,340)
9.6[Note 27]
95   Nepal7005147181000000000147,181
(56,827)
7005143351000000000143,351
(55,348)
70033830000000000003,830
(1,480)
2.6
96 Tajikistan7005143100000000000143,100
(55,300)
7005141510000000000141,510
(54,640)
70032590000000000002,590
(1,000)
1.81
end Somaliland7005137600000000000137,600
(53,100)
[Note 28]
97 Greece7005131990000000000131,990
(50,960)
7005130647000000000130,647
(50,443)
70031310000000000001,310
(510)
0.99
98 Nicaragua7005130373000000000130,373
(50,337)
7005119990000000000119,990
(46,330)
700410380000000000010,380
(4,010)
7.96Largest country in Central America.
99 North Korea7005120538000000000120,538
(46,540)
7005120408000000000120,408
(46,490)
7002130000000000000130
(50)
0.11
100 Malawi7005118484000000000118,484
(45,747)
700494080000000000094,080
(36,320)
700424404000000000024,404
(9,422)
20.6
101 Eritrea7005117600000000000117,600
(45,400)
7005101000000000000101,000
(39,000)
700416600000000000016,600
(6,400)
14.12
102 Benin7005112622000000000112,622
(43,484)
7005110622000000000110,622
(42,711)
70032000000000000002,000
(770)
1.78
103 Honduras7005112492000000000112,492
(43,433)
7005111890000000000111,890
(43,200)
7002200000000000000200
(77)
0.18
104 Liberia7005111369000000000111,369
(43,000)
700496320000000000096,320
(37,190)
700415049000000000015,049
(5,810)
13.51
105 Bulgaria7005110879000000000110,879
(42,811)
7005108489000000000108,489
(41,888)
70032390000000000002,390
(920)
2.16
106 Cuba7005109884000000000109,884
(42,426)
7005109820000000000109,820
(42,400)
70031040000000000001,040
(400)
0.94
107 Guatemala7005108889000000000108,889
(42,042)
7005107159000000000107,159
(41,374)
70031730000000000001,730
(670)
1.59
108 Iceland7005103000000000000103,000
(40,000)
7005100250000000000100,250
(38,710)
70032750000000000002,750
(1,060)
2.67
109 South Korea7005100210000000000100,210
(38,690)
700499909000000000099,909
(38,575)
7002301000000000000301
(116)
0.3
110 Hungary700493028000000000093,028
(35,918)
700489608000000000089,608
(34,598)
70033420000000000003,420
(1,320)
3.68
111 Portugal700492090000000000092,090
(35,560)
700491470000000000091,470
(35,320)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
0.67
112 Jordan700489342000000000089,342
(34,495)
700488802000000000088,802
(34,287)
7002540000000000000540
(210)
0.6
113 Serbia700488361000000000088,361
(34,116)
700488246000000000088,246
(34,072)
7002115000000000000115
(44)
0.13[Note 29]
114 Azerbaijan700486600000000000086,600
(33,400)
700482629000000000082,629
(31,903)
70033971000000000003,971
(1,533)
4.59[Note 30]
115 Austria700483871000000000083,871
(32,383)
700482445000000000082,445
(31,832)
70031426000000000001,426
(551)
1.7
116 United Arab Emirates700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
700483600000000000083,600
(32,300)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
117 Czech Republic700478865000000000078,865
(30,450)
700477247000000000077,247
(29,825)
70031620000000000001,620
(630)
2.05
118 Panama700475417000000000075,417
(29,119)
700474340000000000074,340
(28,700)
70031080000000000001,080
(420)
1.43
119 Sierra Leone700471740000000000071,740
(27,700)
700471620000000000071,620
(27,650)
7002120000000000000120
(46)
0.17
120 Ireland700470273000000000070,273
(27,133)
700468883000000000068,883
(26,596)
70031390000000000001,390
(540)
1.98
121 Georgia700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
700469700000000000069,700
(26,900)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 31]
122 Sri Lanka700465610000000000065,610
(25,330)
700462732000000000062,732
(24,221)
70032878000000000002,878
(1,111)
4.4
123 Lithuania700465300000000000065,300
(25,200)
700462680000000000062,680
(24,200)
70032620000000000002,620
(1,010)
4.01
124 Latvia700464559000000000064,559
(24,926)
700462249000000000062,249
(24,034)
70032340000000000002,340
(900)
3.62
125 Svalbard (Norway)700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
700462045000000000062,045
(23,956)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 32]
126 Togo700456785000000000056,785
(21,925)
700454385000000000054,385
(20,998)
70032400000000000002,400
(930)
4.23
127 Croatia700456594000000000056,594
(21,851)
700455974000000000055,974
(21,612)
7002620000000000000620
(240)
1.1
128 Bosnia and Herzegovina700451209000000000051,209
(19,772)
700451187000000000051,187
(19,763)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.02
129 Costa Rica700451100000000000051,100
(19,700)
700451060000000000051,060
(19,710)
700140000000000000040
(15)
0.08
130 Slovakia700449037000000000049,037
(18,933)
700448105000000000048,105
(18,573)
7002930000000000000930
(360)
1.9
131 Dominican Republic700448671000000000048,671
(18,792)
700448320000000000048,320
(18,660)
7002350000000000000350
(140)
0.72
132 Estonia700445227000000000045,227
(17,462)
700442388000000000042,388
(16,366)
70032840000000000002,840
(1,100)
6.28
133 Denmark700443094000000000043,094
(16,639)
700442434000000000042,434
(16,384)
7002660000000000000660
(250)
1.53European territory (metropolitan Denmark) only, without Greenland and Faroe Islands.[Note 33]
134 Netherlands700441850000000000041,850
(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 34]
135  Switzerland700441284000000000041,284
(15,940)
700439997000000000039,997
(15,443)
70031280000000000001,280
(490)
3.1[Note 35]
136 Bhutan700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
700438394000000000038,394
(14,824)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
137 Taiwan700436193000000000036,193
(13,974)
700432260000000000032,260
(12,460)
70033720000000000003,720
(1,440)
10.34[Note 36]
138 Guinea-Bissau700436125000000000036,125
(13,948)
700428120000000000028,120
(10,860)
70038005000000000008,005
(3,091)
22.16
139 Moldova700433846000000000033,846
(13,068)
700432891000000000032,891
(12,699)
7002960000000000000960
(370)
2.84[Note 37]
140 Belgium700430528000000000030,528
(11,787)
700430278000000000030,278
(11,690)
7002250000000000000250
(97)
0.82
141 Lesotho700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
700430355000000000030,355
(11,720)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
142 Armenia700429743000000000029,743
(11,484)
700428203000000000028,203
(10,889)
70031540000000000001,540
(590)
5.18
143 Solomon Islands700428896000000000028,896
(11,157)
700427986000000000027,986
(10,805)
7002910000000000000910
(350)
3.15
144 Albania700428748000000000028,748
(11,100)
700427398000000000027,398
(10,578)
70031350000000000001,350
(520)
4.7
145 Equatorial Guinea700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
700428051000000000028,051
(10,831)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
146 Burundi700427834000000000027,834
(10,747)
700425680000000000025,680
(9,920)
70032150000000000002,150
(830)
7.73
147 Haiti700427750000000000027,750
(10,710)
700427560000000000027,560
(10,640)
7002190000000000000190
(73)
0.68
148 Rwanda700426338000000000026,338
(10,169)
700424668000000000024,668
(9,524)
70031670000000000001,670
(640)
6.34
149 Macedonia700425713000000000025,713
(9,928)
700425433000000000025,433
(9,820)
7002280000000000000280
(110)
1.09
150 Djibouti700423200000000000023,200
(9,000)
700423180000000000023,180
(8,950)
700120000000000000020
(7.7)
0.09
151 Belize700422966000000000022,966
(8,867)
700422806000000000022,806
(8,805)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.7
152 El Salvador700421041000000000021,041
(8,124)
700420721000000000020,721
(8,000)
7002320000000000000320
(120)
1.52Smallest country in continental North America.
153 Israel700420770000000000020,770
(8,020)
700420330000000000020,330
(7,850)
7002440000000000000440
(170)
2.12[Note 38]
154 Slovenia700420273000000000020,273
(7,827)
700420151000000000020,151
(7,780)
7002122000000000000122
(47)
0.6
155 New Caledonia (France)700418575000000000018,575
(7,172)
700418275000000000018,275
(7,056)
7002300000000000000300
(120)
1.62
156 Fiji700418272000000000018,272
(7,055)
700418274000000000018,274
(7,056)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
157 Kuwait700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
700417818000000000017,818
(6,880)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
158 Swaziland700417364000000000017,364
(6,704)
700417204000000000017,204
(6,643)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
0.92
159 East Timor700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
700414874000000000014,874
(5,743)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
160 Bahamas700413943000000000013,943
(5,383)
700410010000000000010,010
(3,860)
70033870000000000003,870
(1,490)
27.88
161 Montenegro700413812000000000013,812
(5,333)
700413452000000000013,452
(5,194)
7002360000000000000360
(140)
2.61
162 Vanuatu700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
700412189000000000012,189
(4,706)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
163 Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
700412173000000000012,173
(4,700)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
164 Qatar700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
700411586000000000011,586
(4,473)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
end Nagorno-Karabakh700411458000000000011,458
(4,424)
[Note 39]
165 Gambia700411295000000000011,295
(4,361)
700410000000000000010,000
(3,900)
70031295000000000001,295
(500)
11.47Smallest country in continental Africa.
166 Jamaica700410991000000000010,991
(4,244)
700410831000000000010,831
(4,182)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
1.46
end Kosovo700410887000000000010,887
(4,203)
[Note 40]
167 Lebanon700410452000000000010,452
(4,036)
700410230000000000010,230
(3,950)
7002170000000000000170
(66)
1.63Smallest country in continental Asia.
168 Cyprus70039251000000000009,251
(3,572)
70039241000000000009,241
(3,568)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.11[Note 41]
169 Puerto Rico (United States)70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70038870000000000008,870
(3,420)
70034921000000000004,921
(1,900)
35.69
end Abkhazia70038660000000000008,660
(3,340)
[Note 42]
170 French 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 43]
171 United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges70036959410000000006,959.41
(2,687.04)
700122410000000000022.41
(8.65)
70036937000000000006,937
(2,678)
99.68
172 State of Palestine70036220000000000006,220
(2,400)
70035640000000000005,640
(2,180)
7002220000000000000220
(85)
 ?[Note 44]
173 Brunei70035765000000000005,765
(2,226)
70035265000000000005,265
(2,033)
7002500000000000000500
(190)
8.67
174 Trinidad and Tobago70035130000000000005,130
(1,980)
70035128000000000005,128
(1,980)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
end Transnistria70034163000000000004,163
(1,607)
[Note 45]
175 Cape Verde70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
70034033000000000004,033
(1,557)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
176 French Polynesia (France)70034000000000000004,000
(1,500)
70033827000000000003,827
(1,478)
7002340000000000000340
(130)
8.16
177 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
70033903000000000003,903
(1,507)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 17]
end South Ossetia70033900000000000003,900
(1,500)
[Note 46]
end Northern Cyprus70033355000000000003,355
(1,295)
[Note 47]
178 Samoa70032842000000000002,842
(1,097)
70032821000000000002,821
(1,089)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.35
179 Luxembourg70032586000000000002,586
(998)
70032586000000000002,586
(998)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
180 Mauritius70032040000000000002,040
(790)
70032030000000000002,030
(780)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
0.49[Note 48]
181 Comoros70031862000000000001,862
(719)
70031862000000000001,862
(719)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 49]
182 Faroe Islands (Denmark)70031393000000000001,393
(538)
70031393000000000001,393
(538)
0.100.0010.00[Note 50]
183 Hong Kong (China)70031104000000000001,104
(426)
70031054000000000001,054
(407)
700150000000000000050
(19)
4.53
184 São Tomé and Príncipe7002964000000000000964
(372)
7002964000000000000964
(372)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
185 Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)7002948000000000000948
(366)
7002430000000000000430
(170)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 17]
186 Kiribati7002811000000000000811
(313)
7002811000000000000811
(313)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 51]
187 Bahrain7002765000000000000765
(295)
7002765000000000000765
(295)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
188 Dominica7002751000000000000751
(290)
7002751000000000000751
(290)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
189 Tonga7002747000000000000747
(288)
7002717000000000000717
(277)
700130000000000000030
(12)
4.02
190 Singapore7002710000000000000710
(270)
7002687000000000000687
(265)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.43
191 Federated States of Micronesia7002702000000000000702
(271)
7002702000000000000702
(271)
0.100.0010.00
192 Saint Lucia7002616000000000000616
(238)
7002606000000000000606
(234)
700110000000000000010
(3.9)
1.62[Note 52]
193 Isle of Man (United Kingdom)7002572000000000000572
(221)
7002572000000000000572
(221)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
194 Guam (United States)7002549000000000000549
(212)
7002544000000000000544
(210)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
195 Andorra7002468000000000000468
(181)
7002468000000000000468
(181)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
196 Northern Mariana Islands (United States)7002464000000000000464
(179)
7002464000000000000464
(179)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
197 Palau7002459000000000000459
(177)
7002459000000000000459
(177)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
198 Seychelles7002452000000000000452
(175)
7002455000000000000455
(176)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in Africa.
199 Curaçao (Netherlands)7002444000000000000444
(171)
7002444000000000000444
(171)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 34]
200 Antigua and Barbuda7002442000000000000442
(171)
7002442600000000000442.6
(170.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
201 Barbados7002430000000000000430
(170)
7002431000000000000431
(166)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
202 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia)7002412000000000000412
(159)
7002412000000000000412
(159)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 17]
203 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7002389000000000000389
(150)
7002389000000000000389
(150)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
204 Jan Mayen (Norway)7002377000000000000377
(146)
7002377000000000000377
(146)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
205 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States)7002347000000000000347
(134)
7002346000000000000346
(134)
70031564000000000001,564
(604)
81.88
206 Grenada7002344000000000000344
(133)
7002344000000000000344
(133)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
207 Malta7002316000000000000316
(122)
7002316000000000000316
(122)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
208 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)7002308000000000000308
(119)
7002308000000000000308
(119)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 53]
209 Maldives7002300000000000000300
(120)
7002298000000000000298
(115)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in Asia.
210 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)7002264000000000000264
(102)
7002264000000000000264
(102)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
211 Saint Kitts and Nevis7002261000000000000261
(101)
7002261000000000000261
(101)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
212 Niue (New Zealand)7002260000000000000260
(100)
7002260000000000000260
(100)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 54]
213 Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom)7002253800000000000253.8
(98.0)
253.8NA0.1NA0.001NAThere is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
214 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)7002242000000000000242
(93)
7002242000000000000242
(93)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
215 Cook Islands (New Zealand)7002236000000000000236
(91)
7002236000000000000236
(91)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 55]
216 American Samoa (United States)7002199000000000000199
(77)
7002199000000000000199
(77)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
217 Marshall Islands7002181000000000000181
(70)
7002181000000000000181
(70)
700411673000000000011,673
(4,507)
98.47
218 Aruba (Netherlands)7002180000000000000180
(69)
7002180000000000000180
(69)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
219 Liechtenstein7002160000000000000160
(62)
7002160000000000000160
(62)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
220 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)7002151000000000000151
(58)
7002151000000000000151
(58)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
221 Wallis and Futuna (France)7002142000000000000142
(55)
7002142000000000000142
(55)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
222 Christmas Island (Australia)7002135000000000000135
(52)
7002135000000000000135
(52)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 56]
223 Jersey (United Kingdom)7002116000000000000116
(45)
7002116000000000000116
(45)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
224 Montserrat (United Kingdom)7002102000000000000102
(39)
7002102000000000000102
(39)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
225 Anguilla (United Kingdom)700191000000000000091
(35)
700191000000000000091
(35)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
226 Guernsey (United Kingdom)700178000000000000078
(30)
700178000000000000078
(30)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
227 San Marino700161000000000000061
(24)
700161000000000000061
(24)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
228 British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom)700160000000000000060
(23)
700160000000000000060
(23)
700454340000000000054,340
(20,980)
99.89[Note 57]
229 Saint Martin (France)700154000000000000054
(21)
700154400000000000054.4
(21.0)
0.1Neg.0.0010.00[Note 17]
230 Bermuda (United Kingdom)700154000000000000054
(21)
700154000000000000054
(21)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
231 Bouvet Island (Norway)700149000000000000049
(19)
700149000000000000049
(19)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 17]
232 Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)700147000000000000047
(18)
700147000000000000047
(18)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 58]
233 Norfolk Island (Australia)700136000000000000036
(14)
700136000000000000036
(14)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
234 Sint Maarten (Netherlands)700134000000000000034
(13)
700134000000000000034
(13)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 34]
235 Macau (China)700130000000000000030
(12)
700128200000000000028.2
(10.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
236 Tuvalu700126000000000000026
(10)
700126000000000000026
(10)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
237 Nauru700121000000000000021
(8.1)
700121000000000000021
(8.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest island country.
238 Saint Barthélemy (France)700121000000000000021
(8.1)
21NA0.1NA0.001NA[Note 17]
239 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)700114000000000000014
(5.4)
700114000000000000014
(5.4)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0[Note 56]
240 Tokelau (New Zealand)700112000000000000012
(4.6)
700112000000000000012
(4.6)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
241 Gibraltar (United Kingdom)70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
242 Wake Island (United States)70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
70006500000000000006.5
(2.5)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
243 Clipperton Island (France)70006000000000000006
(2.3)
70006000000000000006
(2.3)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
244 Navassa Island (United States)70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
70005400000000000005.4
(2.1)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
245 Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia)70005000000000000005
(1.9)
70005000000000000005
(1.9)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
246  Spratly Islands (disputed)4.9<5
(<2)
4.9<5
(<2)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
247 Coral Sea Islands (Australia)2.9<3
(<2)
2.9<3
(<2)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0
248 Monaco70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
70002020000000000002.02
(0.78)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country with a coastline. Also the smallest member of the UN.
249  Vatican City69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
69994400000000000000.44
(0.17)
50000000000000000000
(0)
0Smallest country in the world.

Graphical charts

The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook[27] 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

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

Countries less than 1.5 million km²

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

Pie chart of relative area of countries of the world

Countries by percentage of the world's total land area

Notes

  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 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.
  3. ^

    The ranking for world's third largest country is disputed due to (1) conflicting information from different sources; and (2) differing methods on how land and water areas are calculated.

    The Encyclopædia Britannica lists China as world's third largest country (after Russia and Canada) with a total area of 9,572,900 km2 (3,696,100 sq mi).[4]

    Other figures: The figure given by the UN (9,596,961 km2 or 3,705,407 sq mi) excludes Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.[5] It also excludes areas under China's control but claimed by India (Trans-Karakoram Tract and Aksai Chin). It further excludes coastal and territorial waters. The CIA World Factbook lists China as (9,596,961 km2 or 3,705,407 sq mi), similar to the UN figure.[6]

    The water area for China includes only inland waters. The extent of China's coastal and territorial waters are currently unknown due to Territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    See Territorial changes of the People's Republic of China for further information.

  4. ^

    The ranking for world's third largest country is disputed due to (1) conflicting information from different sources; and (2) differing methods on how land and water areas are calculated.

    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 km2 (3,678,190 sq mi).[7]

    Other figures: The UN figure of (9,629,091 km2 or 3,717,813 sq mi) includes coastal waters, but not territorial waters.[8] The CIA World Factbook fiqure of (9,826,675 km2 or 3,794,100 sq mi) additionally includes territorial waters.[9]

    The water area of United States includes all water categories: inland waters, coastal waters, and territorial waters.

  5. ^ 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,[11] 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,[12] as well as the current data shown by the World Bank and the CIA,[1][13] give the figure as 7,741,220 km2 (2,988,900 sq mi).
  6. ^ The 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).[14]
  7. ^ Excludes claims on Argentine Antarctica (969,000 km2 or 374,000 sq mi), on 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).
  8. ^ 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).[13]
  9. ^ a b The water area percentage of Sudan prior to the secession of South Sudan was 5.18.
  10. ^ 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]
  11. ^ The area given is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][12] The UN Demographic Yearbook lists a figure of 1,628,750 km2 (628,860 sq mi), which refers to land area only.
  12. ^ Excluding the Ilemi Triangle (14,000 km2 or 5,400 sq mi).
  13. ^ Includes data for Pakistani-held territories of Kashmir, Azad Kashmir (13,297 km2 or 5,134 sq mi) and Gilgit–Baltistan (72,520 km2 or 28,000 sq mi).[16] Excluding these territories would produce an area figure of 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi).
  14. ^ Excludes claims in Antarctica.
  15. ^ 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).[17] (The CIA gives a water area of Metropolitan France as 1,530 km2 (590 sq mi).)
  16. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Somaliland (137,600 km2 or 53,100 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Somalia.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g Figures shown in this entry are taken from the CIA.[1]
  18. ^ Does not include Western Sahara, shown separately.
  19. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][12] The UN figure of 435,244 km2 (168,049 sq mi) excludes the three autonomous provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  20. ^ Includes the Åland Islands (1,552 km2 or 599 sq mi).
  21. ^ 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).
  22. ^ The government gives the total figure as 266,838 square kilometres (103,027 sq mi).[19] 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.
  23. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  24. ^ May or may not include the Galápagos Islands (7,880 km2 or 3,040 sq mi). The 2007 data,[12] 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. ^ 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.
  26. ^ Includes the parts of the Golan Heights (1,295 km2 or 500 sq mi) occupied by Israel.
  27. ^ Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is 147,570 km2 or 56,980 sq mi.[20]
  28. ^ Somaliland is claimed in whole by Somalia, and is unrecognised by any other country
  29. ^ 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]
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ The figure shown includes the areas of Abkhazia (8,660 km2 or 3,340 sq mi)[21] and South Ossetia (3,900 km2 or 1,500 sq mi),[22] both de facto independent from Georgia.
  32. ^ 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]
  33. ^ 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.
  34. ^ a b c Data for the Netherlands is from the Central Bureau of Statistics.[23] 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.[24] 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).
  35. ^ The figure from the UN demographic yearbook (41,277 km2 or 15,937 sq mi) excludes the areas of state forests and communanzas, which amount to 7.15 km2 (2.76 sq mi). The figure here is from the 2007 data.[12]
  36. ^ 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.[25]
  37. ^ The figure shown includes the area of Transnistria (4,163 km2 or 1,607 sq mi), which is de facto independent from Moldova.
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh is claimed in whole by Azerbaijan, and has limited international recognition
  40. ^ Kosovo is claimed in whole by Serbia, and has limited international recognition
  41. ^ 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]
  42. ^ Abkhazia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  43. ^ 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.[26]
  44. ^ 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]
  45. ^ Transnistria is claimed in whole by Moldova, and has limited international recognition
  46. ^ South Ossetia is claimed in whole by Georgia, and has limited international recognition
  47. ^ Northern Cyprus is claimed in whole by Cyprus, and has limited international recognition
  48. ^ Figure shown is from the 2007 data and the CIA World Factbook.[1][12] The UN figure of 1,969 km2 (760 sq mi) excludes the Agaléga Islands and Cargados Carajos.
  49. ^ 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.
  50. ^ There are some lakes and streams of unknown area.
  51. ^ 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.
  52. ^ 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.
  53. ^ 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).
  54. ^ Niue, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  55. ^ The Cook Islands, in free association with New Zealand, has limited international recognition
  56. ^ a b Data is from the 2007 statistics.[12]
  57. ^ 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]
  58. ^ 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.

See also

References

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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. 2010.  http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2.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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  9. ^ "Countries of the World: 21 Years of World Facts". geographic.org. Retrieved 2008-08-17.  The CIA has updated the total area of United States a number of times since initial publication of the World Factbook. From 1989 through 1996, the total area of US was listed as 9,372,610 km2 (3,618,780 sq mi) (land area plus inland water only). The listed total area changed to 9,629,091 km2 (3,717,813 sq mi) in 1997 (With the Great Lakes areas and the coastal waters added), to 9,631,418 km2 (3,718,711 sq mi) in 2004, to 9,631,420 km2 (3,718,710 sq mi) in 2006, and to 9,826,630 km2 (3,794,080 sq mi) in 2007 (territorial waters added). Note: From 1989 to 1996, China was listed as the world's third-largest country by total area according to the CIA World Factbook. The United States replaced China in 1997 after additional water spaces were added.
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