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Afghanistan
   has an area of   
652,090 Km²
0.44%
Albania
   has an area of   
28,748 Km²
0.02%
Algeria
   has an area of   
2,381,741 Km²
1.6% Second-largest country in Africa
American Samoa
   has an area of   
199 Km²
Andorra
   has an area of   
468 Km²
Angola
   has an area of   
1,246,700 Km²
0.85%
Anguilla
   has an area of   
91 Km²
Antigua and Barbuda
   has an area of   
443 Km²
Argentina
   has an area of   
2,780,400 Km²
2% Does not include claims on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and on Antarctica (969,000 km²). Second largest country in South America.
Armenia
   has an area of   
29,800 Km²
0.02%
Aruba
   has an area of   
193 Km²
Ascension Island
   has an area of   
88 Km²
Australia
   has an area of   
7,692,024 Km²
5.2% Includes Jervis Bay Territory (73km²) , Cocos (Keeling) Islands (14 km²), Christmas Island (135 km²) and Lord Howe Island (56 km²). Also includes the uninhabited Ashmore and Cartier Islands (5 km²), Coral Sea Islands Territory (0.91 km²), Heard and McDonald Islands (372 km²) and Macquarie Island (231 km²). Excludes claims on Antarctica (Australian Antarctic Territory, 6,119,818 km²). Australia is the only country that is coterminous with a continent. Largest country without a land-border to neighbours. Largest country wholly in the southern hemisphere.
Austria
   has an area of   
83,858 Km²
0.06%
Azerbaijan
   has an area of   
86,600 Km²
0.06% Includes the exclave of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The Bahamas
   has an area of   
13,878 Km²
>0.01%
Bahrain
   has an area of   
694 Km²
There are a number of differing figures given for the area of Bahrain. They range between 619 km² and 728 km².
Bangladesh
   has an area of   
143,998 Km²
0.10%
Barbados
   has an area of   
431 Km²
Belarus
   has an area of   
207,600 Km²
0.14% Second-largest landlocked country in Europe (after Kazakhstan).
Belgium
   has an area of   
30,528 Km²
0.02%
Belize
   has an area of   
22,966 Km²
0.02%
Benin
   has an area of   
112,622 Km²
0.08%
Bermuda
   has an area of   
53 Km²
Bhutan
   has an area of   
47,000 Km²
0.03%
Bolivia
   has an area of   
1,098,581 Km²
0.74% Largest landlocked country in the Western Hemisphere.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
   has an area of   
51,197 Km²
0.03%
Botswana
   has an area of   
581,730 Km²
0.39%
Brazil
   has an area of   
8,514,877 Km²
5.7% Includes Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martim Vaz, and Penedos de São Pedro e São Paulo. All islands together make 365 km² (less than 0.003% of all continental territory). Largest country in South America, and in the Southern Hemisphere.
British Virgin Islands
   has an area of   
153 Km²
Brunei
   has an area of   
5,765 Km²
Bulgaria
   has an area of   
110,912 Km²
0.07% Includes Balkan Mountains
Burkina Faso
   has an area of   
274,200 Km²
0.18%
Burundi
   has an area of   
27,834 Km²
0.02%
Cambodia
   has an area of   
181,035 Km²
0.12%
Cameroon
   has an area of   
475,442 Km²
0.32%
Canada
   has an area of   
9,984,670 Km²
6.7% Largest country in the Western Hemisphere. Longest coastline.
Cape Verde
   has an area of   
4,033 Km²
Cayman Islands
   has an area of   
262 Km²
Central African Republic
   has an area of   
622,984 Km²
0.42%
Chad
   has an area of   
1,284,000 Km²
0.86%
Chile
   has an area of   
756,102 Km²
0.51% Includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua; Rapa Nui) and Isla Sala y Gómez, excludes claims on Antarctica (1,250,000 km²).
Colombia
   has an area of   
1,138,914 Km²
0.76% Colombian census figure is 1,141,748 which includes three special districts and San Andrés and Providencia islands (52 km²) (disputed territories with Nicaragua).
Comoros
   has an area of   
1,862 Km²
Cook Islands
   has an area of   
237 Km²
Costa Rica
   has an area of   
51,100 Km²
0.03% Includes Isla del Coco.
Croatia
   has an area of   
56,538 Km²
0.04%
Côte D'Ivoire
   has an area of   
322,463 Km²
0.22%
Cuba
   has an area of   
109,886 Km²
0.07% Cuba is the largest and most populous country in the Caribbean
Cyprus
   has an area of   
9,251 Km²
Czech Republic
   has an area of   
78,866 Km²
0.05%
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
   has an area of   
2,344,858 Km²
1.6% Third-largest country in Africa
Denmark
   has an area of   
43,094 Km²
0.03% Includes Denmark proper only; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km² and would be 13th.
Djibouti
   has an area of   
23,200 Km²
0.02%
Dominica
   has an area of   
751 Km²
Dominican Republic
   has an area of   
48,671 Km²
0.03% Includes The Mainland Dominican Republic, Saona Island, And others under Control Of Dominican Government
East Timor
   has an area of   
14,874 Km²
>0.01%
Ecuador
   has an area of   
283,561 Km²
0.20% Includes Galápagos Islands.
Egypt
   has an area of   
1,002,000 Km²
0.67% Excluding the Hala'ib Triangle.
El Salvador
   has an area of   
21,041 Km²
0.01%
Equatorial Guinea
   has an area of   
28,051 Km²
0.02%
Eritrea
   has an area of   
117,600 Km²
0.08% Includes Badme region.
Estonia
   has an area of   
45,228 Km²
0.03% Includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea.
Ethiopia
   has an area of   
1,104,300 Km²
0.74%
Falkland Islands
   has an area of   
12,173 Km²
>0.01% British Overseas Territory. Claimed by Argentina. Excludes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Faroe Islands
   has an area of   
1,399 Km²
Fiji
   has an area of   
18,274 Km²
0.01%
Finland
   has an area of   
338,145 Km²
0.23% -- Includes Åland.
France
   has an area of   
551,500 Km²
0.37% Largest West European country. Fifth largest European country. Includes Metropolitan France only. The French Republic includes French overseas territories and covers 674,843 km², excluding claims on Antarctica (432,000 km²).
French Guiana
   has an area of   
90,000 Km²
0.06% French overseas département.
French Polynesia
   has an area of   
4,000 Km²
Gabon
   has an area of   
267,668 Km²
0.18%
Gambia
   has an area of   
11,295 Km²
>0.01%
Georgia
   has an area of   
69,700 Km²
0.05% Includes Abkhazia (8,600 km²) and South Ossetia
Germany
   has an area of   
357,022 Km²
0.24% Before the German reunification took place on 3 October 1990, Germany consisted of the former Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, West Germany) with 248,689 km² and the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) with 108,333 km².
Ghana
   has an area of   
238,533 Km²
0.16%
Gibraltar
   has an area of   
6.5 Km²
Greece
   has an area of   
131,957 Km²
0.09%
Greenland
   has an area of   
2,166,086 Km²
1.5% A self-governing territory of Denmark. Largest island in the world (if Australia is classed as a continental landmass).
Grenada
   has an area of   
344 Km²
Guadeloupe
   has an area of   
1,705 Km²
Guam
   has an area of   
549 Km²
Guatemala
   has an area of   
108,889 Km²
0.07%
Guernsey
   has an area of   
78 Km²
Guinea
   has an area of   
245,857 Km²
0.17%
Guinea-Bissau
   has an area of   
36,125 Km²
0.02%
Guyana
   has an area of   
214,969 Km²
0.14%
Haiti
   has an area of   
27,750 Km²
0.02%
Honduras
   has an area of   
112,088 Km²
0.08%
Hungary
   has an area of   
93,032 Km²
0.06%
Iceland
   has an area of   
103,000 Km²
0.07%
India
   has an area of   
3,287,263 Km²
2.3% Figure includes 120,849 km² of disputed territories with Pakistan and China.Third-largest country in Asia (after Russia and China).
Indonesia
   has an area of   
1,904,569 Km²
1.3% Largest and most populous country situated only on islands (besides Australia). Also the largest country in South East Asia.
Iran
   has an area of   
1,648,195 Km²
1.1%
Iraq
   has an area of   
438,317 Km²
0.29%
Ireland
   has an area of   
70,273 Km²
0.05%
Isle of Man
   has an area of   
572 Km²
Israel
   has an area of   
22,072 Km²
0.01% 20,770 if including the Golan Heights. Both figures exclude the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Italy
   has an area of   
301,318 Km²
0.20%
Jamaica
   has an area of   
10,991 Km²
>0.01%
Japan
   has an area of   
377,873 Km²
0.25% Includes Ryukyu Islands (Nansei Islands), Daito Islands, Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands), Minami-Torishima (Marcus Island), Okino-Torishima and Volcano Islands (Kazan Islands); excludes the southern Kuril Islands.
Jersey
   has an area of   
116 Km²
Jordan
   has an area of   
89,342 Km²
0.06%
Kazakhstan
   has an area of   
2,724,900 Km²
1.8% Largest landlocked country in the world. Second-largest country in Europe (after Russia)
Kenya
   has an area of   
580,367 Km²
0.39%
Kiribati
   has an area of   
811 Km²
Kosovo
   has an area of   
10,887 Km²
>0.01% Kosovo recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition, with objections from Serbia, Russia, China and others. Serbia still claims the territory.
Kuwait
   has an area of   
17,818 Km²
0.01%
Kyrgyzstan
   has an area of   
199,951 Km²
0.13%
Laos
   has an area of   
236,800 Km²
0.16%
Latvia
   has an area of   
64,600 Km²
0.04%
Lebanon
   has an area of   
10,400 Km²
Lesotho
   has an area of   
30,355 Km²
0.02%
Liberia
   has an area of   
111,369 Km²
0.07%
Libya
   has an area of   
1,759,540 Km²
1.2%
Liechtenstein
   has an area of   
160 Km²
Lithuania
   has an area of   
65,300 Km²
0.04%
Luxembourg
   has an area of   
2,586 Km²
Macedonia
   has an area of   
25,713 Km²
0.02% Country in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.
Madagascar
   has an area of   
587,041 Km²
0.39%
Malawi
   has an area of   
118,484 Km²
0.08%
Malaysia
   has an area of   
329,847 Km²
0.22%
Maldives
   has an area of   
298 Km²
Mali
   has an area of   
1,240,192 Km²
0.83%
Malta
   has an area of   
316 Km²
Marshall Islands
   has an area of   
181 Km²
Martinique
   has an area of   
1,102 Km²
Mauritania
   has an area of   
1,025,520 Km²
0.69%
Mauritius
   has an area of   
2,040 Km²
Mexico
   has an area of   
1,964,375 Km²
1.3% Third-largest country in North America.
Moldova
   has an area of   
33,851 Km²
0.02% Includes Transnistria (Pridnestrovie).
Monaco
   has an area of   
1.95 Km²
Mongolia
   has an area of   
1,564,100 Km²
1.1% Second largest landlocked country in the world; previously first, before the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics .
Montenegro
   has an area of   
13,812 Km²
>0.01%
Montserrat
   has an area of   
102 Km²
Morocco
   has an area of   
446,550 Km²
0.30% Excluding Western Sahara.
Mozambique
   has an area of   
801,590 Km²
0.54%
Myanmar
   has an area of   
676,578 Km²
0.45% Former name Burma.
Namibia
   has an area of   
824,292 Km²
0.55%
Nauru
   has an area of   
21 Km²
Nepal
   has an area of   
147,181 Km²
0.10%
Netherlands
   has an area of   
41,528 Km²
0.03% Includes the Netherlands proper only; the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,437 km².
Netherlands Antilles
   has an area of   
800 Km²
960 km² incl. inand seas.
New Caledonia
   has an area of   
18,575 Km²
0.01% French dependency.
New Zealand
   has an area of   
270,534 Km²
0.18% Includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands. Excludes Niue (260 km²), the Cook Islands (236 km²) and Tokelau (12 km²), as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency (450,000 km²).
Nicaragua
   has an area of   
120,340 Km²
0.09% Excludes San Andrés y Providencia islands (disputed territories with Colombia). Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
Niger
   has an area of   
1,267,000 Km²
0.85%
Nigeria
   has an area of   
923,768 Km²
0.62%
Niue
   has an area of   
260 Km²
Norfolk Island
   has an area of   
35 Km²
Northern Mariana Islands
   has an area of   
477 Km²
North Korea
   has an area of   
120,538 Km²
0.08%
Norway
   has an area of   
323,082 Km²
0.22% Includes mainland Norway only; excludes the integral overseas areas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (62,422 km²) and the dependency of Bouvet Island (49 km²) and the Antarctic dependency claims of Queen Maud Land (2,500,000 km²) and Peter I Island (243 km²).
Oman
   has an area of   
309,500 Km²
0.21%
Pakistan
   has an area of   
796,096 Km²
0.53% Excludes all disputed territories. 2 /880,940 Including Pakistani-administered disputed territories (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas).
Palau
   has an area of   
458 Km²
Palestinian Territories
   has an area of   
6,020 Km²
Panama
   has an area of   
75,517 Km²
0.05%
Papua New Guinea
   has an area of   
462,840 Km²
0.31%
Paraguay
   has an area of   
406,752 Km²
0.27%
People's Republic of China
   has an area of   
9,598,094 Km²
6.4% Largest all-Asian country, second largest Asian country (after Asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for mainland China (9,596,961) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong (1,104 km²) and Macau (29 km²). Excludes the disputed territories of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu which the Republic of China (Taiwan) has continued to govern after the PRC replaced it on the mainland. *9,640,821 Includes PRC-administered area (Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract, both territories claimed by India but exclude Arunachal Pradesh which is administered by India), Taiwan is not included.
Peru
   has an area of   
1,285,216 Km²
0.86% Third-largest country in South America
Philippines
   has an area of   
300,000 Km²
0.20%
Pitcairn Islands
   has an area of   
47 Km²
The only inhabited island - Pitcairn Island has an area of 5 km².
Poland
   has an area of   
312,685 Km²
0.21%
Portugal
   has an area of   
92,090 Km²
0.06% Includes Azores and Madeira Islands.
Puerto Rico
   has an area of   
8,870 Km²
Qatar
   has an area of   
11,493 Km²
>0.01%
The Republic of the Congo
   has an area of   
342,000 Km²
0.23%
Romania
   has an area of   
238,391 Km²
0.16%
Réunion
   has an area of   
2,510 Km²
Russia
   has an area of   
17,098,242 Km²
11.5% Largest country in the world.
Rwanda
   has an area of   
26,338 Km²
0.02%
Saint Helena
   has an area of   
413 Km²
Saint Helena Island 122 sq km; Ascension Island 90 sq km; Tristan da Cunha island group 201 sq km NB Some sources have the area as 410 km²
Saint Kitts and Nevis
   has an area of   
261 Km²
Saint Lucia
   has an area of   
606 Km²
616 km² incl. water.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
   has an area of   
242 Km²
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
   has an area of   
389 Km²
Samoa
   has an area of   
2,831 Km²
Saudi Arabia
   has an area of   
2,149,690 Km²
1.4% Largest country in Middle East
Senegal
   has an area of   
196,722 Km²
0.13%
Serbia
   has an area of   
77,474 Km²
0.05% This figure does not include Kosovo, which recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition; Serbia, Russia, China and others object. Including Kosovo, which is still claimed by Serbia, the total area is 88,361 km²,ranking Serbia at 113.
Seychelles
   has an area of   
455 Km²
Sierra Leone
   has an area of   
71,740 Km²
0.05%
Singapore
   has an area of   
699 Km²
Slovakia
   has an area of   
49,033 Km²
0.03%
Slovenia
   has an area of   
20,256 Km²
0.01%
San Marino
   has an area of   
61 Km²
Solomon Islands
   has an area of   
28,896 Km²
0.02%
Somalia
   has an area of   
637,657 Km²
0.43%
São Tomé and Príncipe
   has an area of   
964 Km²
South Africa
   has an area of   
1,221,037 Km²
0.82% Includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island).
South Korea
   has an area of   
99,538 Km²
0.07%
Spain
   has an area of   
505,992 Km²
0.34% Sixth largest in Europe, second largest in western Europe. Includes mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, as well as the Spanish possessions (Plazas de Soberanía) off the coast of Morocco (Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Chafarinas, Peñón de Alhucemas, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera), and Isla de Alborán almost midway between Morocco and Spain, all the latter being claimed by Morocco.
Sri Lanka
   has an area of   
65,610 Km²
0.04%
Sudan
   has an area of   
2,505,813 Km²
1.7% Largest country in Africa
Suriname
   has an area of   
163,820 Km²
0.11%
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
   has an area of   
62,422 Km²
0.04%
Swaziland
   has an area of   
17,364 Km²
0.01%
Sweden
   has an area of   
449,964 Km²
0.30% Includes Gotland and Öland. Seventh largest country in Europe.
Switzerland
   has an area of   
41,277 Km²
0.03%
Syria
   has an area of   
185,180 Km²
0.12%. 183,885 including the Golan Heights.
Taiwan (Republic of China)
   has an area of   
36,188 Km²
0.02% Includes only the territories under the administration of the ROC, namely Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
Tajikistan
   has an area of   
143,100 Km²
0.10%
Tanzania
   has an area of   
945,087 Km²
0.63% Includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar.
Thailand
   has an area of   
513,120 Km²
0.34%
Togo
   has an area of   
56,785 Km²
0.04%
Tokelau
   has an area of   
12 Km²
Tonga
   has an area of   
747 Km²
Trinidad and Tobago
   has an area of   
5,130 Km²
Tristan Da Cunha
   has an area of   
98 Km²
Tunisia
   has an area of   
163,610 Km²
0.11%
Turkey
   has an area of   
783,562 Km²
0.53% Third-largest country in Europe (after Russia and Kazakhstan)
Turkmenistan
   has an area of   
488,100 Km²
0.33%
Turks and Caicos Islands
   has an area of   
948 Km²
Tuvalu
   has an area of   
26 Km²
Uganda
   has an area of   
241,038 Km²
0.16%
Ukraine
   has an area of   
603,700 Km²
0.41% Largest all-European country, fourth largest European country (after Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey).
United Arab Emirates
   has an area of   
83,600 Km²
0.06%
United Kingdom
   has an area of   
242,900 Km²
0.16% Includes the four constituent countries, excludes the three Crown dependencies (768 km²).
United States
   has an area of   
9,629,091 Km²
6.5% Includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The total area is listed as 9,826,630 km² by the CIA World Factbook. The total area is listed as 9,522,055 km² by the Encyclopædia Britannica
United States Virgin Islands
   has an area of   
347 Km²
Uruguay
   has an area of   
176,215 Km²
0.12%
Uzbekistan
   has an area of   
447,400 Km²
0.30% The larger of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.
Vanuatu
   has an area of   
12,189 Km²
>0.01%
Vatican City
   has an area of   
0.44 Km²
Venezuela
   has an area of   
912,050 Km²
0.61%
Vietnam
   has an area of   
331,689 Km²
0.22%
Wallis and Futuna
   has an area of   
142 Km²
Western Sahara
   has an area of   
266,000 Km²
0.18% Largely occupied by Morocco, some territory administered by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Yemen
   has an area of   
527,968 Km²
0.35% Includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen).
Zambia
   has an area of   
752,618 Km²
0.51%
Zimbabwe
   has an area of   
390,757 Km²
0.26%


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