Top 100 largest countries by area


The surface of the Earth is divided into many countries, and some of them are real giants like Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil and Australia. They occupy huge areas and spread across the continents.

The 10 largest are more or less known by all. But even more interesting and useful would be to explore the list of the 100 best, it is represented in the table below.

Here you can find the precise data on the total area of ​​each country (the sum of land and water surfaces) in square kilometers and square miles. In addition, you can see neighboring countries that have land borders with them.

Note that the list below includes only officially recognized independent states, and does not include: dependent territories such as Greenland (it is a part of Denmark), and also unrecognized or partially recognized states such as Western Sahara (it is quite large, but in actually it is). does not control 2/3 of its own territory, disputed by Morocco).

List of the 100 largest countries by total area (land and water surface)

Rank Country Total area in sq km(sq miles) Continent Bordering countries by land
1 Russia 17,098,242(6,601,668) Asia / Europe Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Ukraine
2 Canada 9,984,670(3,855,100) North America United States
3 United States(incl. overseas territories) 9,857,348(3,805,943) North America Canada, Mexico
4 China 9,596,961(3,705,407) Asia Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam
5 Brazil 8,515,770(3,287,957) South America Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, France (French Guiana), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
6 Australia(incl. overseas territories) 7,741,220(2,988,902) Australia and Oceania
7 India 3,287,263(1,269,219) Asia Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
8 Argentina 2,780,400(1,073,518) South America Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
9 Kazakhstan 2,724,900(1,052,090) Asia / Europe China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
10 Algeria 2,381,741(919,595) Africa Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858(905,355) Africa Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
12 Denmark(inc. Greenland, Faroe Islands) 2,210,573(853,507) Europe / North America Germany
13 Saudi Arabia 2,149,690(830,000) Asia Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
14 Mexico 1,964,375(758,449) North America Belize, Guatemala, United States
15 Indonesia 1,904,569(735,358) Asia Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
16 Sudan 1,861,484(718,723) Africa Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan
17 Libya 1,759,540(679,362) Africa Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia
18 Iran 1,648,195(636,372) Asia Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan
19 Mongolia 1,564,116(603,909) Asia China, Russia
20 Peru 1,285,216(496,225) South America Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
21 Chad 1,284,000(495,755) Africa Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan
22 Niger 1,267,000(489,191) Africa Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Nigeria
23 Angola 1,246,700(481,354) Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Zambia
24 Mali 1,240,192(478,841) Africa Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
25 South Africa 1,219,090(470,693) Africa Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
26 Colombia 1,141,748(440,831) South America Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
27 Ethiopia 1,104,300(426,373) Africa Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
28 Bolivia 1,098,581(424,164) South America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
29 Mauritania 1,030,700(397,955) Africa Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
30 Egypt 1,001,450(386,662) Africa Palestine (Gaza Strip), Israel, Libya, Sudan
31 Tanzania 947,300(365,755) Africa Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
32 Nigeria 923,768(356,669) Africa Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger
33 Venezuela 912,050(352,144) South America Brazil, Colombia, Guyana
34 Namibia 824,292(318,261) Africa Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
35 Mozambique 799,380(308,642) Africa Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
36 Pakistan 796,095(307,374) Asia Afghanistan, China, India, Iran
37 Turkey 783,562(302,535) Asia / Europe Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria
38 Chile 756,096(291,930) South America Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
39 Zambia 752,612(290,585) Africa Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
40 Myanmar 676,578(261,228) Asia Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Thailand
41 Afghanistan 652,230(251,827) Asia China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
42 South Sudan 644,329(248,777) Africa Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda
43 France(incl. overseas territories) 643,801(248,573) Europe Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland. Brazil and Suriname share borders with french overseas territory in South America (French Guiana).
44 Somalia 637,657(246,201) Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya
45 Central African Republic 622,984(240,535) Africa Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan
46 Ukraine 603,500(233,012) Europe Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia
47 Madagascar 587,041(226,658) Africa
48 Botswana 581,730(224,607) Africa Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
49 Kenya 580,367(224,081) Africa Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
50 Yemen 527,968(203,850) Asia Oman, Saudi Arabia
51 Thailand 513,120(198,117) Asia Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar
52 Spain 505,600(195,213) Europe Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, United Kingdom (Gibraltar)
53 Turkmenistan 488,100(188,456) Asia Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
54 Cameroon 475,440(183,568) Africa Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria
55 Papua New Guinea 462,840(178,703) Australia and Oceania Indonesia
56 Sweden 450,295(173,860) Europe Finland, Norway
57 Uzbekistan 447,400(172,742) Asia Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
58 Morocco 446,550(172,410) Africa Algeria, Spain (Ceuta and Melilla – two autonomous cities in Africa), Mauritania, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
59 Iraq 438,317(169,235) Asia Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
60 Paraguay 406,752(157,048) South America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil
61 Zimbabwe 390,757(150,872) Africa Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia
62 Norway(incl. overseas territories) 385,203(148,727) Europe Finland, Sweden, Russia
63 Japan 377,915(145,914) Asia
64 Germany 357,022(137,847) Europe Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
65 Republic of the Congo 342,000(132,047) Africa Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
66 Finland(incl. Aland Islands) 338,435(130,670) Europe Norway, Sweden, Russia
67 Vietnam 331,210(127,881) Asia Cambodia, China, Laos
68 Malaysia 330,800(127,722) Asia Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand
69 Cote d’Ivoire 322,463(124,504) Africa Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali
70 Poland 312,679(120,726) Europe Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast), Slovakia, Ukraine
71 Oman 309,500(119,499) Asia Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
72 Italy 301,340(116,348) Europe Austria, France, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland, Vatican City
73 Philippines 300,000(115,831) Asia
74 Ecuador 283,561(109,483) South America Colombia, Peru
75 Burkina Faso 274,220(105,877) Africa Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
76 New Zealand(incl. overseas territories) 268,527(103,679) Australia and Oceania
77 Gabon 267,667(103,347) Africa Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea
78 United Kingdom(incl. overseas territories) 261,780(101,074) Europe Ireland
79 Guinea 245,860(94,927) Africa Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone
80 Uganda 241,550(93,263) Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania
81 Ghana 238,540(92,101) Africa Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo
82 Romania 238,391(92,043) Europe Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine
83 Laos 236,800(91,429) Asia Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
84 Guyana 214,970(83,000) South America Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
85 Belarus 207,600(80,155) Europe Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
86 Kyrgyzstan 199,951(77,201) Asia China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
87 Senegal 196,722(75,955) Africa Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania
88 Syria 185,180(71,498) Asia Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
89 Cambodia 181,035(69,898) Asia Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
90 Uruguay 176,220(68,039) South America Argentina, Brazil
91 Suriname 163,820(63,251) South America Brazil, France (French Guiana), Guyana
92 Tunisia 163,610(63,170) Africa Algeria, Libya
93 Nepal 147,181(56,827) Asia China, India
94 Bangladesh 143,998(55,598) Asia Burma, India
95 Tajikistan 143,100(55,251) Asia Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
96 Greece 131,990(50,962) Europe Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey
97 Nicaragua 130,370(50,336) North America Costa Rica, Honduras
98 North Korea 120,540(46,541) Asia China, South Korea, Russia
99 Malawi 118,484(45,747) Africa Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
100 Eritrea 117,600(45,406) Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan

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