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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] (Script error 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:

  • Total area: is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines.
  • Land area: is the aggregate of all land within international boundaries and coastlines, excluding water area.
  • Water area: is the sum of the surface areas of all inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, and rivers) within international boundaries and coastlines.[2] Territorial waters are not included unless otherwise noted. Exclusive economic zones are not included.

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

Countries and dependencies by area Edit

Rank
Country Total in km2 (mi2) Land in km2 (mi2) Water in km2 (mi2)  % water Notes
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1 Template:Country data Russia Script error Script error Script error 4.21 Largest 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]
Template:Hs  Antarctica Script error Script error Script error 0 Script error (98%) of land area is covered by ice. Though not itself a country, its territories are claimed by a number of countries.[Note 3]
2 Template:Country data Canada Script error Script error Script error 8.93 Largest country in the Americas, and largest surface area of water.
3 Template:Country data China Script errorScript error Script error Script error 1.41 Second 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]
4 Template:Country data United States Script errorScript error Script error Script errorScript error 3.83 – 6.76 Second largest country in the Americas, after Canada.[Note 5]
5 Template:Country data Brazil Script error Script error Script error 0.65 The largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere. Largest contiguous territory in the Americas.[6]
6 Template:Country data Australia Script error Script error Script error 0.76 The largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 6]
7 Template:Country data India Script error Script error Script error 9.55 Third largest country in Asia.[Note 7]
8 <span class="flagicon" style="display:inline-block;width:Script errorpx;">23x15px</span>Argentina Script error Script error Script error 1.57 Second largest country in South America.[Note 8]
9 Template:Country data Kazakhstan Script error Script error Script error 0.92 Largest landlocked country.[11]
10 <span class="flagicon" style="display:inline-block;width:Script errorpx;">23x15px</span>Algeria Script error Script error Script error 0 Largest country in Africa.
11 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 3.32 Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
12 Template:Country data Greenland (Denmark) Script error Script error Script error 0 Part of the Kingdom of Denmark.[Note 9]
13 Template:Country data Saudi Arabia Script error Script error Script error 0 Largest country in the Middle East.
14 Template:Country data Mexico Script error Script error Script error 1.04
15 Template:Country data Indonesia Script error Script error Script error 4.88 Largest country wholly on islands.
16 Template:Country data Sudan Script error Template:HsN/A Template:HsN/A Template:HsN/A
[Note 10]
Formerly the largest country in Africa.[Note 11]
17 Template:Country data Libya Script error Script error Script error 0
18 Template:Country data Iran Script error Script error Script error 7.07 [Note 12]
19 Template:Country data Mongolia Script error Script error Script error 0.68
20 Template:Country data Peru Script error Script error Script error 0.41
21 Template:Country data Chad Script error Script error Script error 1.93
22 Template:Country data Niger Script error Script error Script error 0.02
23 Template:Country data Angola Script error Script error Script error 0
24 Template:Country data Mali Script error Script error Script error 1.61
25 Template:Country data South Africa Script error Script error Script error 0.38
26 Template:Country data Colombia Script error Script error Script error 8.8
27 Template:Country data Ethiopia Script error Script error Script error 0.7 [Note 13]
28 Template:Country data Bolivia Script error Script error Script error 1.39
29 Template:Country data Mauritania Script error Script error Script error 0
30 Template:Country data Egypt Script error Script error Script error 0.6
31 Template:Country data Tanzania Script error Script error Script error 6.49
32 Template:Country data Nigeria Script error Script error Script error 1.41
33 Template:Country data Venezuela Script error Script error Script error 3.29
34 Template:Country data Pakistan Script error Script error Script error 2.86 [Note 14]
35 Template:Country data Namibia Script error Script error Script error 0.12
36 Template:Country data Mozambique Script error Script error Script error 1.63
37 Template:Country data Turkey Script error Script error Script error 1.78
38 Template:Country data Chile Script error Script error Script error 1.63 [Note 15]
39 Template:Country data Zambia Script error Script error Script error 1.23
40 Template:Country data Myanmar Script error Script error Script error 3.41
41 Template:Country data Afghanistan Script error Script error Script error 0
42 Template:Country data France Script error Script error Script error 0.52 Includes Metropolitan France and overseas regions, but excludes overseas territories and collectivities, shown separately.[Note 16]
43 Template:Country data Somalia Script error Script error Script error 1.62 [Note 17]
44 Template:Country data Central African Republic Script error Script error Script error 0
45 Template:Country data South Sudan Script error Template:HsNA Template:HsNA Template:HsNA
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[Note 18]
46 Template:Country data Ukraine Script error Script error Script error 4.01 Largest country wholly in Europe.[Note 19]
47 Template:Country data Madagascar Script error Script error Script error 0.94
48 Template:Country data Botswana Script error Script error Script error 2.58
49 Template:Country data Kenya Script error Script error Script error 1.93
50 Template:Country data Yemen Script error Script error Script error 0
51 Template:Country data Thailand Script error Script error Script error 0.43
52 Template:Country data Spain Script error Script error Script error 1.26
53 Template:Country data Turkmenistan Script error Script error Script error 3.72
54 Template:Country data Cameroon Script error Script error Script error 0.57
55 Template:Country data Papua New Guinea Script error Script error Script error 2.16
56 Template:Country data Sweden Script error Script error Script error 8.87
57 Template:Country data Uzbekistan Script error Script error Script error 4.92
58 Template:Country data Morocco Script error Script error Script error 0.06 [Note 20]
59 Template:Country data Iraq Script error Script error Script error 0.22 [Note 21]
60 Template:Country data Paraguay Script error Script error Script error 2.32
61 Template:Country data Zimbabwe Script error Script error Script error 1
62 Template:Country data Japan Script error Script error Script error 3.55
63 Template:Country data Germany Script error Script error Script error 2.34
64 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 12.90
65 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 0.15
66 Template:Country data Finland Script error Script error Script error 10.15 [Note 22]
67 Template:Country data Vietnam Script error Script error Script error 6.38
68 Template:Country data Malaysia Script error Script error Script error 0.36
69 Template:Country data Norway Script error Script error Script error 6.03 [Note 23]
70 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 1.38
71 Template:Country data Poland Script error Script error Script error 2.7
72 Template:Country data Oman Script error Script error Script error 0
73 Template:Country data Italy Script error Script error Script error 2.39
74 Template:Country data Ecuador Script error Script error Script error 2.37 [Note 24]
75 Template:Country data Burkina Faso Script error Script error Script error 0.15
76 Template:Country data New Zealand Script error Script error Script error 1.65 [Note 25]
77 Template:Country data Gabon Script error Script error Script error 3.74
78  Western Sahara Script error Script error Script error 0 Disputed territory.[Note 26]
79 Template:Country data Guinea Script error Script error Script error 0.06
80 Template:Country data United Kingdom Script error Script error Script error 0.69 [Note 27]
81 Template:Country data Uganda Script error Script error Script error 18.23
82 Template:Country data Ghana Script error Script error Script error 4.61
83 Template:Country data Romania Script error Script error Script error 3.57
84 Template:Country data Laos Script error Script error Script error 2.53
85 Template:Country data Guyana Script error Script error Script error 8.43
86 Template:Country data Belarus Script error Script error Script error 2.26
87 Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan Script error Script error Script error 4.08
88 Template:Country data Senegal Script error Script error Script error 2.13
89 Template:Country data Syria Script error Script error Script error 0.84 [Note 28]
90 Template:Country data Cambodia Script error Script error Script error 2.5
91 Template:Country data Uruguay Script error Script error Script error 0.68
92 Template:Country data Suriname Script error Script error Script error 4.77 Smallest country in South America.
93 Template:Country data Tunisia Script error Script error Script error 5.04
94 Template:Country data Bangladesh Script error Script error Script error 9.6 [Note 29]
95 Template:Country data Nepal Script error Script error Script error 2.6
96 Template:Country data Tajikistan Script error Script error Script error 1.81
Template:Hs Template:Country data Somaliland Script error [Note 30]
97 Template:Country data Greece Script error Script error Script error 0.99
98 Template:Country data Nicaragua Script error Script error Script error 7.96 Largest country in Central America.
99 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 0.11
100 Template:Country data Malawi Script error Script error Script error 20.6
101 Template:Country data Eritrea Script error Script error Script error 14.12
102 Template:Country data Benin Script error Script error Script error 1.78
103 Template:Country data Honduras Script error Script error Script error 0.18
104 Template:Country data Liberia Script error Script error Script error 13.51
105 Template:Country data Bulgaria Script error Script error Script error 2.16
106 Template:Country data Cuba Script error Script error Script error 0.94
107 Template:Country data Guatemala Script error Script error Script error 1.59
108 Template:Country data Iceland Script error Script error Script error 2.67
109 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 0.3
110 Template:Country data Hungary Script error Script error Script error 3.68
111 Template:Country data Portugal Script error Script error Script error 0.67
112 Template:Country data Jordan Script error Script error Script error 0.6
113 Template:Country data Serbia Script error Script error Script error 0.13 [Note 31]
114 Template:Country data Azerbaijan Script error Script error Script error 0.13 Largest country in Caucasus.[Note 32]
115 Template:Country data Austria Script error Script error Script error 1.7
116 Template:Country data United Arab Emirates Script error Script error Script error 0
117 Template:Country data Czech Republic Script error Script error Script error 2.05
118 Template:Country data Panama Script error Script error Script error 1.43
119 Template:Country data Sierra Leone Script error Script error Script error 0.17
120 Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Script error Script error Script error 1.98
121 Template:Country data Georgia Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 33]
122 Template:Country data Sri Lanka Script error Script error Script error 4.4
123 Template:Country data Lithuania Script error Script error Script error 4.01
124 Template:Country data Latvia Script error Script error Script error 3.62
125 Template:Country data Svalbard (Norway) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 34]
126 Template:Country data Togo Script error Script error Script error 4.23
127 Template:Country data Croatia Script error Script error Script error 1.1
128 Template:Country data Bosnia and Herzegovina Script error Script error Script error 0.02
129 Template:Country data Costa Rica Script error Script error Script error 0.08
130 Template:Country data Slovakia Script error Script error Script error 1.9
131 Template:Country data Dominican Republic Script error Script error Script error 0.72
132 Template:Country data Estonia Script error Script error Script error 6.28
133 Template:Country data Denmark Script error Script error Script error 1.53 European territory (metropolitan Denmark) only, without Greenland and Faroe Islands.[Note 35]
134 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 18.41 Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately.[Note 36]
135 Template:Country data Switzerland Script error Script error Script error 3.1 [Note 37]
136 Template:Country data Bhutan Script error Script error Script error 0
137 Template:Country data Taiwan Script error Script error Script error 10.34 Before the end of the civil war in 1949, the Republic of China included mainland China, Mongolia and other areas, totaling Script error.[Note 38]
138 Template:Country data Guinea-Bissau Script error Script error Script error 22.16
139 Template:Country data Moldova Script error Script error Script error 2.84 [Note 39]
140 Template:Country data Belgium Script error Script error Script error 0.82
141 Template:Country data Lesotho Script error Script error Script error 0
142 Template:Country data Armenia Script error Script error Script error 5.18
143 Template:Country data Solomon Islands Script error Script error Script error 3.15
144 Template:Country data Albania Script error Script error Script error 4.7
145 Template:Country data Equatorial Guinea Script error Script error Script error 0
146 Template:Country data Burundi Script error Script error Script error 7.73
147 Template:Country data Haiti Script error Script error Script error 0.68
148 Template:Country data Rwanda Script error Script error Script error 6.34
149 Template:Country data Macedonia Script error Script error Script error 1.09
150 Template:Country data Djibouti Script error Script error Script error 0.09
151 Template:Country data Belize Script error Script error Script error 0.7
152 Template:Country data El Salvador Script error Script error Script error 1.52 Smallest country in continental North America.
153 Template:Country data Israel Script error Script error Script error 2.12 [Note 40]
154 Template:Country data Slovenia Script error Script error Script error 0.6
155 Template:Country data New Caledonia (France) Script error Script error Script error 1.62
156 Template:Country data Fiji Script error Script error Script error 0
157 Template:Country data Kuwait Script error Script error Script error 0
158 Template:Country data Swaziland Script error Script error Script error 0.92
159 Template:Country data East Timor Script error Script error Script error 0
160 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 27.88
161 Template:Country data Montenegro Script error Script error Script error 2.61
162 Template:Country data Vanuatu Script error Script error Script error 0
163 Template:Country data Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
164 Template:Country data Qatar Script error Script error Script error 0
Template:Hs Template:Country data Nagorno-Karabakh Script error Script error Script error 1 [Note 41] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
165 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 11.47 Smallest country in continental Africa.
166 Template:Country data Jamaica Script error Script error Script error 1.46
Template:Hs Template:Country data Kosovo Script error [Note 42]
167 Template:Country data Lebanon Script error Script error Script error 1.63 Smallest country in continental Asia.
168 Template:Country data Cyprus Script error Script error Script error 0.11 [Note 43]
169 Template:Country data Puerto Rico (United States) Script error Script error Script error 35.69
Template:Hs Template:Country data Abkhazia Script error [Note 44]
170 Template:Country data French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) Script error Script error Script error 1.03 Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.[Note 45]
171 Template:Country data United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Script error Script error Script error 99.68
172 Template:Country data State of Palestine Script error Script error Script error  ? [Note 46]
173 Template:Country data Brunei Script error Script error Script error 8.67
174 Template:Country data Trinidad and Tobago Script error Script error Script error 0
175 Template:Country data French Polynesia (France) Script error Script error Script error 8.16
Template:Hs Template:Country data Transnistria Script error [Note 47]
176 Template:Country data Cape Verde Script error Script error Script error 0
177 Template:Country data South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 18]
Template:Hs Template:Country data South Ossetia Script error [Note 48]
178 Template:Country data Samoa Script error Script error Script error 0.35
179 Template:Country data Luxembourg Script error Script error Script error 0
180 Template:Country data Mauritius Script error Script error Script error 0.49 [Note 49]
181 Template:Country data Comoros Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 50]
182 Template:Country data Faroe Islands (Denmark) Script error Script error Template:Hs0 Template:Hs0.00 [Note 51]
183 Template:Country data Hong Kong (China) Script error Script error Script error 4.53
184 Template:Sort Script error Script error Script error 0
185 Template:Country data Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 18]
186 Template:Country data Kiribati Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 52]
187 Template:Country data Bahrain Script error Script error Script error 0
188 Template:Country data Dominica Script error Script error Script error 0
189 Template:Country data Tonga Script error Script error Script error 4.02
190 Template:Country data Singapore Script error Script error Script error 1.43
191 Template:Sort Script error Script error Template:Hs0 Template:Hs0.00
192 Template:Country data Saint Lucia Script error Script error Script error 1.62 [Note 53]
193 Template:Country data Isle of Man (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
194 Template:Country data Guam (United States) Script error Script error Script error 0
195 Template:Country data Andorra Script error Script error Script error 0
196 Template:Country data Northern Mariana Islands (United States) Script error Script error Script error 0
197 Template:Country data Palau Script error Script error Script error 0
198 Template:Country data Seychelles Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest country in Africa.
199 Template:Country data Curaçao (Netherlands) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 36]
200 Template:Country data Antigua and Barbuda Script error Script error Script error 0
201 Template:Country data Barbados Script error Script error Script error 0
202 Template:Country data Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 18]
203 Template:Country data Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Script error Script error Script error 0
204 Template:Country data Jan Mayen (Norway) Script error Script error Script error 0
205 Template:Sort (United States) Script error Script error Script error 81.88
206 Template:Country data Grenada Script error Script error Script error 0
207 Template:Country data Malta Script error Script error Script error 0
208 Template:Country data Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 54]
209 Template:Country data Maldives Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest country in Asia.
210 Template:Country data Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
211 Template:Country data Saint Kitts and Nevis Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
212 Template:Country data Niue (New Zealand) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 55]
213 Template:Country data Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) Script error Template:HsNA Template:HsNA Template:HsNA There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
214 Template:Country data Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) Script error Script error Script error 0
215 Template:Country data Cook Islands (New Zealand) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 56]
216 Template:Country data American Samoa (United States) Script error Script error Script error 0
217 Template:Country data Marshall Islands Script error Script error Script error 98.47
218 Template:Country data Aruba (Netherlands) Script error Script error Script error 0
219 Template:Country data Liechtenstein Script error Script error Script error 0
220 Template:Country data British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
221 Template:Country data Wallis and Futuna (France) Script error Script error Script error 0
222 Template:Country data Christmas Island (Australia) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 57]
223 Template:Country data Jersey (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
224 Template:Country data Montserrat (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
225 Template:Country data Anguilla (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
226 Template:Country data Guernsey (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
227 Template:Country data San Marino Script error Script error Script error 0
228 Template:Country data British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 99.89 [Note 58]
229 Template:Country data Saint Martin (France) Script error Script error Template:HsNeg. Template:Hs0.00 [Note 18]
230 Template:Country data Bermuda (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
231 Template:Country data Bouvet Island (Norway) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 18]
232 Template:Country data Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 59]
233 Template:Country data Norfolk Island (Australia) Script error Script error Script error 0
234 Template:Country data Sint Maarten (Netherlands) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 36]
235 Template:Country data Macau (China) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 60]
236 Template:Country data Tuvalu Script error Script error Script error 0
237 Template:Country data Nauru Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest island country.
238 Template:Country data Saint Barthélemy (France) Script error Template:HsNA Template:HsNA Template:HsNA [Note 18]
239 Template:Country data Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) Script error Script error Script error 0 [Note 57]
240 Template:Country data Tokelau (New Zealand) Script error Script error Script error 0
241 Template:Country data Gibraltar (United Kingdom) Script error Script error Script error 0
242 Template:Country data Wake Island (United States) Script error Script error Script error 0
243 Template:Country data Clipperton Island (France) Script error Script error Script error 0
244   Navassa Island (disputed) Script error Script error Script error 0
245 Template:Country data Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) Script error Script error Script error 0
246   Spratly Islands (disputed) Template:Hs<5
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Script error 0
247 Template:Country data Coral Sea Islands (Australia) Template:Hs<3
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Script error 0
248 Template:Country data Monaco Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest country with a coastline. Also the smallest member of the UN.
249 Template:Country data Vatican City Script error Script error Script error 0 Smallest country in the world.

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