List of countries and outlying territories by total area

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This is a list of the world's sovereign state
Sovereign state
A sovereign state, or simply, state, is a state with a defined territory on which it exercises internal and external sovereignty, a permanent population, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states. It is also normally understood to be a state which is neither...

s and their dependent territories
Dependent territory
A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State, and remains politically outside of the controlling state's integral area....

 by total area, including the entities listed on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , and defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names...

. The figures represent total area
Area
Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat...

s, covering land and inland water bodies
Internal waters
A nation's internal waters covers all water and waterways on the landward side of the baseline from which a nation's territorial waters is defined. It includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of...

 (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Some entries may also include marine internal waters (coastal waters). Territorial waters
Territorial waters
Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most from the baseline of a coastal state...

 and Exclusive Economic Zone
Exclusive Economic Zone
Under the law of the sea, an exclusive economic zone is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources, including production of energy from water and wind. It stretches from the seaward edge of the state's territorial sea out to 200 nautical...

s are not included. The total land area of the world is 148940000 km² (57,506,055.5 sq mi), about 29.1% of the Earth's surface area.

All generally recognised
Diplomatic recognition
Diplomatic recognition in international law is a unilateral political act with domestic and international legal consequences, whereby a state acknowledges an act or status of another state or government in control of a state...

 sovereign states are on this list. Territories that are not integral, such as dependent territories, are listed separately (in italics) or noted as included. Not included in the list are uninhabited dependent territories, such as various countries' claims to parts of the continent of AntarcticaThe following countries have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina
Argentine Antarctica
Argentine Antarctica is a sector of Antarctica claimed by Argentina as part of its national territory. The Argentine Antarctic region, consisting of the Antarctic Peninsula and a triangular section extending to the South Pole, is delimited by the 25° West and 74° West meridians and the 60° South...

 (969000 km² (374,133 sq mi)), Australia
Australian Antarctic Territory
The Australian Antarctic Territory is a part of Antarctica. It was claimed by the United Kingdom and placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation...

 (5896500 km² (2,276,651.4 sq mi)), Chile
Antártica Chilena Province
Antártica Chilena Province is the southernmost and one of four provinces in Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region . The capital is Puerto Williams...

 (1250000 km² (482,627.7 sq mi)), France
Adélie Land
Adélie Land is the portion of the Antarctic coast between 136° E and 142° E , with a shore length of 350 km and with its hinterland extending as a sector about 2,600 km toward the South Pole. It is claimed by France as one of five districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, although not...

 (432000 km² (166,796.1 sq mi)), New Zealand
Ross Dependency
The Ross Dependency is a region of Antarctica defined by a sector originating at the South Pole, passing along longitudes 160° east to 150° west, and terminating at latitude 60° south...

 (450000 km² (173,746 sq mi)), Norway
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Land is a c. 2.7 million-square-kilometre region of Antarctica claimed as a dependent territory by Norway. The territory lies between 20° west and 45° east, between the British Antarctic Territory to the west and the Australian Antarctic Territory to the east. The latitudinal...

 (2500000 km² (965,255.4 sq mi)) and United Kingdom
British Antarctic Territory
The British Antarctic Territory is a sector of Antarctica claimed by the United Kingdom as one of its 14 British Overseas Territories. It comprises the region south of 60°S latitude and between longitudes and , forming a wedge shape that extends to the South Pole...

 (1395000 km² (538,612.5 sq mi)), which to some extent overlap. The area from to (2100000 km² (810,814.5 sq mi)) is currently unclaimed territory. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists.
(14400000 km² (5,559,871.1 sq mi)) – and entities such as the European Union
European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

The European Union
European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

 is a sui generis
Sui generis
Sui generis is a Latin expression, literally meaning of its own kind/genus or unique in its characteristics. The expression is often used in analytic philosophy to indicate an idea, an entity, or a reality which cannot be included in a wider concept....

 supranational union
Supranational union
Supranationalism is a method of decision-making in multi-national political communities, wherein power is transferred or delegated to an authority by governments of member states. The concept of supranational union is sometimes used to describe the European Union, as a new type of political entity...

. It covers a total area of 4324782 km² (1,669,807.7 sq mi) and would be ranked 7th if it were included (3.0% of world's total land area).
(4324782 km² (1,669,807.7 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
ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , and defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names...

 are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given.

Countries by total area

Rank | Country Area (km2)Source, unless otherwise specified:
Entries in this table giving figures other than the figures given in this source are explained in the associated Note.
!! Area (sq mi) !! % of Total !! class="unsortable" > Notes
1  Russia 170982426,601,668.1 11.5% The largest country in the world.
2  Canada 99846703,855,102.6 6.7% The largest country in the Americas
Americas
The Americas, or America , are lands in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World. In English, the plural form the Americas is often used to refer to the landmasses of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions, while the singular form America is primarily...

 and the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
The Western Hemisphere or western hemisphere is mainly used as a geographical term for the half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian and east of the Antimeridian , the other half being called the Eastern Hemisphere.In this sense, the western hemisphere consists of the western portions...

.
3 / 4
There are two reasons for the dispute in rankings between the United States and China. The first reason is the U.N. figure for China's total area, 9596961 km² (3,705,407.4 sq mi) does not include disputed territories in China's possession. If the territories of Aksai Chin
Aksai Chin
Aksai Chin is one of the two main disputed border areas between China and India, and the other is South Tibet, which comprises most of India's Arunachal Pradesh. It is administered by China as part of Hotan County in the Hotan Prefecture of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, but is also claimed by India...

 and Trans-Karakoram Tract
Trans-Karakoram Tract
The Trans-Karakoram Tract is an area of nearly along both sides of the Shaksgam River, is entirely administered by the People's Republic of China as a part of Kargilik County and Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County in the Kashgar Prefecture of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, but claimed by Pakistan...

, which are controlled by China but claimed by India, were added to the current UN figure for China, China's total area would be 9640011 km² (3,722,029.1 sq mi). Using this figure, the area of China would be greater than the U.N. figure for the area of the United States,9629091 km² (3,717,812.8 sq mi). The second reason relates to how "total area" is calculated. The figure given for the United States additionally includes coastal waters, while the figure for China does not. The inclusion of coastal waters is the calculation method used by the CIA World Factbook, whereas the latter is the method employed by Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
The Encyclopædia Britannica , published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia that is available in print, as a DVD, and on the Internet. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert...

, reaching differing conclusions.
 Mainland China 96400113,722,029.1 6.5% The largest country entirely in Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

.

3 / 4
 United States 96290913,717,812.8 6.5% Includes only states
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

 and incorporated territories.

5  Brazil 85148773,287,612.4 5.7% The largest country in Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

, South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

 and the Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
The Southern Hemisphere is the part of Earth that lies south of the equator. The word hemisphere literally means 'half ball' or "half sphere"...

.
6  Australia 76920242,969,907.1 5.2% The largest country in Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

 and the largest borderless country, as well as the largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.

7  India 32872631,269,219.3 2.3% The largest country in South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

.
8  Argentina 27804001,073,518.4 2% Second largest country in South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

 Does not include claims on the Falkland Islands (12200 km² (4,710.4 sq mi)), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and on Antarctica
Argentine Antarctica
Argentine Antarctica is a sector of Antarctica claimed by Argentina as part of its national territory. The Argentine Antarctic region, consisting of the Antarctic Peninsula and a triangular section extending to the South Pole, is delimited by the 25° West and 74° West meridians and the 60° South...

 (969000 km² (374,133 sq mi)).
9  Kazakhstan 27249001,052,089.8 1.8% Largest landlocked country in the world.
10  Algeria 2381741919,595.3 1.6% Largest country in Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

 and the Mediterranean region.
11  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2344858905,354.7 1.6% Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa as a geographical term refers to the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara. A political definition of Sub-Saharan Africa, instead, covers all African countries which are fully or partially located south of the Sahara...

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12  Greenland 2166086836,330.5 1.5% A constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
The Kingdom of Denmark or the Danish Realm , is a constitutional monarchy and sovereign state consisting of Denmark proper in northern Europe and two autonomous constituent countries, the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic and Greenland in North America. Denmark is the hegemonial part, where the...

. Largest island that is not a continent. Largest non-sovereign territory.
13  Saudi Arabia 2149690829,999.9 1.4% Largest country in the Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

.
14  Mexico 1964375758,449.4 1.3% Does not include claims on Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island is an uninhabited nine-square-kilometre coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, southwest of Mexico and west of Central America, at...

  8.9 square kilometres (3.4 sq mi).
15  Indonesia 1910931737,814.6 1.3% Largest country in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

 and largest country wholly on islands (if considering Australia a continent).
16  Sudan 1861484718,723 1.3% Formerly the largest country in Africa.Following the split of South Sudan
Southern Sudanese independence referendum, 2011
A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 to 15 January 2011, on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become independent. The referendum was one of the consequences of the 2005 Naivasha Agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People's Liberation...

 in July 2011, Sudan drops to 16th place (1886068 km² (728,214.9 sq mi)), with the new Republic of South Sudan
South Sudan
South Sudan , officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country located in the Sahel region of northeastern Africa. It is also part of the North Africa UN sub-region. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city; the capital city is planned to be moved to the more...

 appearing at 45th place (619745 km² (239,284.9 sq mi)).
17  Libya 1759540679,362.2 1.2%
18  Iran 1648195636,371.6 1.1%
19  Mongolia 1564116603,908.6 1.1%
20  Peru 1285216496,224.7 0.86%
21  Chad 1284000495,755.2 0.86%
22  Niger 1267000489,191.4 0.85%
23  Angola 1246700481,353.6 0.85%
24  Mali 1240192478,840.8 0.83%
25  South Africa 1221037471,445 0.82%
26  Colombia 1141748440,831.4 0.76%
27  Ethiopia 1104300426,372.6 0.74% Excluding the Ilemi Triangle
Ilemi Triangle
The Ilemi Triangle is an area of disputed land in East Africa. Arbitrarily defined, it measures between 10,320 and 14,000 square kilometers . Named after Anuak chief Ilemi Akwon, the territory is claimed by South Sudan and Kenya and borders Ethiopia...

 (14000 km² (5,405.4 sq mi)). Most populated landlocked country in the world.
28  Bolivia 1098581424,164.5 0.74%
29  Mauritania 1025520395,955.5 0.69%
30  Egypt 1002000386,874.4 0.67% Excluding the Hala'ib Triangle
Hala'ib Triangle
The Hala'ib Triangle is an area of land measuring located on the Red Sea's African coast...

 (20580 km² (7,946 sq mi)).
31  Tanzania 945087364,900.1 0.63%
32  Nigeria 923768356,668.8 0.62%
33  Venezuela 912050352,144.5 0.61% Excludes the claimed Guayana Esequiba
Guayana Esequiba
Guayana Esequiba is a territory administered by Guyana but claimed by Venezuela. It includes the territory between the Cuyuni River to the west and the Essequibo River to the east...

 area of 159,500 square kilometres (61,583 sq mi).
34  Namibia 824268318,251.7 0.55%
35  Mozambique 801590309,495.6 0.54%
36  Pakistan 796095307,374 0.53%-0.59%
37  Turkey 783562302,535 0.53%
38  Chile 756102291,932.6 0.51% Excludes claims on Antarctica
Antártica Chilena Province
Antártica Chilena Province is the southernmost and one of four provinces in Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region . The capital is Puerto Williams...

 (1250000 km² (482,627.7 sq mi)).
39  Zambia 752612290,585.1 0.51%
40  Myanmar 676578261,228.2 0.45%
41  Afghanistan 652090251,773.4 0.44%
42  Early Modern France 640294247,218.9 0.43% Largest country within the European Union
European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

 and largest West European country.
43  Somalia 637657246,200.7 0.43% The UN area figure includes the largely unrecognized  Somaliland, which has an area of 137600 km² (53,127.7 sq mi) and is de facto independent from Somalia
Somalia
Somalia , officially the Somali Republic and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under Socialist rule, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Since the outbreak of the Somali Civil War in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory...

.
44  Central African Republic 622984240,535.5 0.42%
45 619745239,284.9 0.42%
46  Ukraine 603500233,012.7 0.41% The largest country wholly in Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

.
47  Madagascar 587041226,657.8 0.39%
48  Botswana 582000224,711.5 0.39%
49  Kenya 580367224,081 0.39%
50  Yemen 527968203,849.6 0.35%
51  Thailand 513120198,116.7 0.34%
52  Spain 505992195,364.6 0.34% Includes Spanish possessions on or near the coast of Africa (Ceuta
Ceuta
Ceuta is an autonomous city of Spain and an exclave located on the north coast of North Africa surrounded by Morocco. Separated from the Iberian peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar, Ceuta lies on the border of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Ceuta along with the other Spanish...

, Melilla
Melilla
Melilla is a autonomous city of Spain and an exclave on the north coast of Morocco. Melilla, along with the Spanish exclave Ceuta, is one of the two Spanish territories located in mainland Africa...

, Plazas de soberanía
Plazas de soberanía
The plazas de soberanía or sovereign territories, referred to in English as Spanish North Africa or simply Spanish Africa, are the current Spanish territories in continental North Africa bordering Morocco, except the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.After the Reconquista, forces of the...

).
53  Turkmenistan 488100188,456.5 0.33%
54  Cameroon 475442183,569.2 0.32%
55  Papua New Guinea 462840178,703.5 0.31%
56  Sweden 450295173,859.9 0.30%
57  Uzbekistan 447400172,742.1 0.30%
58  Morocco 446550172,413.9 0.30% Does not include Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to . It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly...

 (266000 km² (102,703.2 sq mi)).
59  Iraq 435244168,048.6 0.29%
60  Paraguay 406752157,047.8 0.27%
61  Zimbabwe 390757150,872.1 0.26%
62  Japan 377930145,919.6 0.25% Does not include the disputed southern Kuril Islands
Kuril Islands
The Kuril Islands , in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region, form a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately northeast from Hokkaidō, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands and many more minor rocks. It consists of Greater...

.
63  Germany 357114137,882.5 0.24%
64  Republic of the Congo 342000132,046.9 0.23%
65  Finland 338424130,666.2 0.23% Includes Åland Islands
Åland Islands
The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland...

 (1552 km² (599.2 sq mi)).
66  Vietnam 331212127,881.7 0.22%
67  Malaysia 330803127,723.8 0.22%
68  Norway 323782125,012.9 0.22% The UN data includes mainland Norway only, and does not include the integral overseas areas of Svalbard
Svalbard
Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. It is located north of mainland Europe, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude , and from 10° to 35° east longitude. Spitsbergen is the...

 and Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen Island is a volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean and part of the Kingdom of Norway. It is long and 373 km2 in area, partly covered by glaciers . It has two parts: larger northeast Nord-Jan and smaller Sør-Jan, linked by an isthmus wide...

 (62422 km² (24,101.3 sq mi)) and the dependency of Bouvet Island
Bouvet Island
Bouvet Island is an uninhabited Antarctic volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 2,525 km south-southwest of South Africa. It is a dependent territory of Norway and, lying north of 60°S latitude, is not subject to the Antarctic Treaty. The centre of the island is an ice-filled crater of an...

 (49 km² (18.9 sq mi)) and the Antarctic dependency claims of Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Land is a c. 2.7 million-square-kilometre region of Antarctica claimed as a dependent territory by Norway. The territory lies between 20° west and 45° east, between the British Antarctic Territory to the west and the Australian Antarctic Territory to the east. The latitudinal...

 (2500000 km² (965,255.4 sq mi)) and Peter I Island
Peter I Island
Peter I Island is an uninhabited volcanic island in the Bellingshausen Sea, from Antarctica. It is claimed as a dependency of Norway, and along with Queen Maud Land and Bouvet Island comprises one of the three Norwegian dependent territories in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. Peter I Island is ...

 (243 km² (93.8 sq mi)).
69  Côte d'Ivoire 322463124,503.7 0.22%
70  Poland 312685120,728.4 0.21%
71  Oman 309500119,498.6 0.21%
72  Italy 301336116,346.5 0.20%
73  Philippines 300000115,830.6 0.20%
74  Burkina Faso 272967105,393.1 0.18%
75  New Zealand 270467104,427.9 0.18% Does not include Niue
Niue
Niue , is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the "Rock of Polynesia", and inhabitants of the island call it "the Rock" for short. Niue is northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga to the southwest, the Samoas to the northwest, and the Cook Islands to...

 (260 km² (100.4 sq mi)), the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is a self-governing parliamentary democracy in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand...

 (236 km² (91.1 sq mi)) and Tokelau
Tokelau
Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400...

 (12 km² (4.6 sq mi)), or the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency
Ross Dependency
The Ross Dependency is a region of Antarctica defined by a sector originating at the South Pole, passing along longitudes 160° east to 150° west, and terminating at latitude 60° south...

 (450000 km² (173,746 sq mi)).
76  Gabon 267668103,347.2 0.18%
77  Western Sahara 266000102,703.2 0.18% Administration is split between Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

 and the partially recognised, de facto independent  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
78  Ecuador 25636998,984.6 0.20%
79  Guinea 24585794,925.9 0.17%
80  United Kingdom 24290093,784.2 0.16% Does not include the three Crown Dependencies (768 km² (296.5 sq mi)) and the 14 British overseas territories
British overseas territories
The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories...

 (1742857 km² (672,920.8 sq mi)).
81  Uganda 24155093,263 0.16%
82  Ghana 23853392,098.1 0.16%
83  Kingdom of Romania 23839192,043.3 0.16% Largest country in Southeastern Europe.
84  Laos 23680091,429 0.16%
85  Guyana 21496983,000 0.14%
86  Belarus 20760080,154.8 0.14%
87  Kyrgyzstan 19995177,201.5 0.13%
88  Senegal 19672275,954.8 0.13%
89  Syria 18518071,498.4 0.12% Including the part of the Golan Heights (1200 km² (463.3 sq mi)) currently administered by Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

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90  Cambodia 18103569,898 0.12%
91  Uruguay 17621568,037 0.12%
92  Suriname 16382063,251.3 0.11% Smallest country in South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

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93  Tunisia 16361063,170.2 0.11%
94  Nepal 14718156,826.9 0.10%
95  Bangladesh 14399855,597.9 0.10% Area according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is the centralized official bureau in Bangladesh for collecting statistics on demographics, the economy, and other facts about the country and disseminating the information....

 is 147570 km² (56,977.1 sq mi).
96  Tajikistan align=right 143100 0.10%
97  Greece 13195750,948.9 0.09%
98  Nicaragua 13037350,337.3 0.09% Largest country in Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

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99  North Korea 12053846,540 0.08%
100  Malawi 11848445,746.9 0.08%
101  Eritrea 11760045,405.6 0.08% Includes Badme
Badme
Badme is a town in the Horn of Africa and the focus of a territorial dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is claimed by both Eritrea, which considers Badme to be a part of Gash-Barka Zone, and Ethiopia, which considers Badme part of the Mirabawi Zone of the Tigray Region. This dispute was the...

 region.
102  Benin 11262243,483.6 0.08%
103  Honduras 11249243,433.4 0.08%
104  Liberia 11136942,999.8 0.07%
105  Kingdom of Bulgaria 11087942,810.6 0.07%
106  Cuba 10988442,426.4 0.07% Largest country in the Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

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107  Guatemala 10888942,042.3 0.07%
108  Iceland 10300039,768.5 0.07%
109  South Korea 9982838,543.8 0.07% Official figure as of 2009 is 100210 km² (38,691.3 sq mi).
110  Hungary 9302835,918.3 0.06%
111  Portugal 9209035,556.1 0.06%
112  Jordan 8934234,495.1 0.06%
113  Serbia 8836134,116.4 0.06%
114  Azerbaijan 8660033,436.4 0.06% The UN area figure includes the largely unrecognized  Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which has an area of 11458 km² (4,424 sq mi) and is de facto independent from Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan , officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to...

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115  Austria 8387132,382.8 0.06%
116  United Arab Emirates 8360032,278.1 0.06%
117  Czech Republic 7886530,449.9 0.05%
118  Panama 7541729,118.7 0.05%
119  Sierra Leone 7174027,699 0.05%
120  Republic of Ireland 7027327,132.6 0.05%
121  Georgia (country) 6970026,911.3 0.05%
122  Sri Lanka 6561025,332.2 0.04%
123  Lithuania 6530025,212.5 0.04%
124  Latvia 6455924,926.4 0.04%
125  Svalbard and Jan Mayen 6242224,101.3 0.04% Integral overseas areas of the Kingdom of Norway.
126  Togo 5678521,924.8 0.04%
127  Independent State of Croatia 5659421,851.1 0.04%
128  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5119719,767.3 0.03%
129  Costa Rica 5110019,729.8 0.03%
130  Slovakia 4903718,933.3 0.03%
131  Dominican Republic 4867118,792 0.03%
132  Estonia 4522717,462.2 0.03%
133  Denmark 4309416,638.7 0.03% The UN figure includes only the constituent country Denmark; the entire Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
The Kingdom of Denmark or the Danish Realm , is a constitutional monarchy and sovereign state consisting of Denmark proper in northern Europe and two autonomous constituent countries, the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic and Greenland in North America. Denmark is the hegemonial part, where the...

, including Greenland
Greenland
Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for...

 and Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

 covers 2220093 km² (857,182.7 sq mi) and would be 13th.
134  Switzerland 4127715,937.1 0.03% The UN figure does not include state forests and communanzas amounting to (7.15 km² (2.8 sq mi)).
135  Bhutan 3839414,824 0.03%
136  Netherlands 3735414,422.5 0.03%
137  Republic of China 3618813,972.3 0.02%
138  Guinea-Bissau 3612513,947.9 0.02%
139  Moldova 3384613,068 0.02% The UN area figure includes the largely unrecognized  Transnistria, which has an area of 4163 km² (1,607.3 sq mi) and is de facto independent from Moldova.
140  Belgium 3052811,786.9 0.02%
141  Lesotho 3035511,720.1 0.02%
142  Armenia 2974311,483.8 0.02%
143  Solomon Islands 2889611,156.8 0.02%
144  Albania 2874811,099.7 0.02%
145  Equatorial Guinea 2805110,830.6 0.02%
146  Burundi 2783410,746.8 0.02%
147  Haiti 2775010,714.3 0.02%
148  Rwanda 2633810,169.2 0.02%
149  Republic of Macedonia 257139,927.8 0.02%
150  Djibouti 232008,957.6 0.02%
151  Belize 229668,867.2 0.02%
152  Israel 220728,522 0.01% The UN figure does not include the West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

 (5640 km² (2,177.6 sq mi)) and the Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
thumb|Gaza city skylineThe Gaza Strip lies on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The Strip borders Egypt on the southwest and Israel on the south, east and north. It is about long, and between 6 and 12 kilometres wide, with a total area of...

 (360 km² (139 sq mi)); Including the internationally unrecognized annexed Golan Heights (1200 km² (463.3 sq mi)) and East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem refer to the parts of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Jordan in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and then captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War...

 (70 km² (27 sq mi)).
153  El Salvador 210418,124 0.01% Smallest country in Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

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154  Slovenia 202737,827.4 0.01%
155  New Caledonia 185757,171.8 0.01% Sui generis French collectivity.
156  Fiji 182727,054.9 0.01%
157  Kuwait 178186,879.6 0.01%
158  Swaziland 173646,704.3 0.01%
159  East Timor 148745,742.9 0.01%
160  The Bahamas 139435,383.4 0.009%
161  Kingdom of Montenegro 138125,332.8 0.009%
162  Vanuatu 121894,706.2 0.008%
163  Falkland Islands 121734,700 0.008% British Overseas Territory. Claimed by Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

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164  Qatar 115864,473.4 0.008%
165  The Gambia 112954,361 0.008% Smallest country in continental Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

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166  Jamaica 109914,243.6 0.007%
167  Lebanon 104524,035.5 0.007% Smallest country in continental Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

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168  Cyprus 92513,571.8 0.006% The UN area figure includes the largely unrecognized but de facto independent  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (3355 km² (1,295.4 sq mi)), an UN buffer zone
United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus
The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus runs for more than along what is known as the Green Line and has an area of . The zone partitions the island of Cyprus into a southern area effectively controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus , and the northern area...

 (346 km² (133.6 sq mi)), and  Akrotiri and Dhekelia (254 km² (98.1 sq mi)).
169  Puerto Rico 88703,424.7 0.006% Commonwealth
Commonwealth (United States insular area)
In the terminology of the United States insular areas, a Commonwealth is a type of organized but unincorporated dependent territory.The definition of "Commonwealth" according to current U.S. State Department policy reads: "The term 'Commonwealth' does not describe or provide for any specific...

 of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

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170  French Southern Territories 74472,875.3 0.005% Overseas territory of France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

. Excludes not widely recognized claim on Adélie Land
Adélie Land
Adélie Land is the portion of the Antarctic coast between 136° E and 142° E , with a shore length of 350 km and with its hinterland extending as a sector about 2,600 km toward the South Pole. It is claimed by France as one of five districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, although not...

 in Antarctica.

171  Palestinian territories 60202,324.3 0.004%
172  Brunei 57652,225.9 0.004%
173  Trinidad and Tobago 51301,980.7 0.003%
174  Cape Verde 40331,557.2 0.003%
175  French Polynesia 40001,544.4 0.003% French overseas collectivity.
176  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 39031,507 0.003% British Overseas Territory
British overseas territories
The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories...

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177  Samoa 28421,097.3 0.002%
178  Luxembourg 2586998.5 0.002%
179  Comoros 2235862.9 0.002% Listed figure includes Mayotte
Mayotte
Mayotte is an overseas department and region of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre , a smaller island, Petite-Terre , and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, namely between northwestern Madagascar and...

 373 km² (144 sq mi), a de facto overseas department of France.
180  Mauritius 1969760.2 0.001%
181  Faroe Islands 1393537.8 0.001% A country within the Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
The Kingdom of Denmark or the Danish Realm , is a constitutional monarchy and sovereign state consisting of Denmark proper in northern Europe and two autonomous constituent countries, the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic and Greenland in North America. Denmark is the hegemonial part, where the...

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182  Hong Kong 1104426.3 0.0007% A Special Administrative Region of China.
183  São Tomé and Príncipe 964372.2 0.0006%
184  Turks and Caicos Islands 948366 0.0006% British Overseas Territory. Area includes protected waters.
185  Bahrain 758292.7 0.0005%
186  Dominica 751290 0.0005%
187  Tonga 747288.4 0.0005%
188  Kiribati 726280.3 0.0005% Figure refers to land area only. Excludes uninhabited islands (84 km² (32.4 sq mi)).
189  Singapore 710274.1 0.0005%
190  Federated States of Micronesia 702271 0.0005%
191  Isle of Man 572220.9 0.0004% British Crown dependency
Crown dependency
The Crown Dependencies are British possessions of the Crown, as opposed to overseas territories of the United Kingdom. They comprise the Channel Island Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey in the English Channel, and the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea....

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192  Guam 549212 0.0004% Organized unincorporated territory of the USA.
193  Saint Lucia 539208.1 0.0004% Refers to habitable area. Excludes St. Lucia's Forest Reserve.
194  Andorra 468180.7 0.0003%
195  Northern Mariana Islands 464179.2 0.0003% Commonwealth of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

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196  Palau 459177.2 0.0003%
197  Seychelles 452174.5 0.0003% Smallest country in Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

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198  Curaçao 444171.4 0.0003% Country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the Kingdom—Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten—are referred to as "countries", and participate on a basis of equality...

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199  Antigua and Barbuda 442170.7 0.0003%
200  Barbados 430166 0.0003%
201  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389150.2 0.0003%
202  United States Virgin Islands 347134 0.0002% Unincorporated, organized territory of the United States.
203  Grenada 344132.8 0.0002%
204  Malta 316122 0.0002% Smallest country of the European Union
European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

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205  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 308118.9 0.0002% British Overseas Territory

206  Maldives 300115.8 0.0002% Smallest country in Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

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207  Cayman Islands 264101.9 0.0002% British Overseas Territory.
208  Saint Kitts and Nevis 261100.8 0.0002% Smallest nation in North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

, in Americas
Americas
The Americas, or America , are lands in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World. In English, the plural form the Americas is often used to refer to the landmasses of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions, while the singular form America is primarily...

 and in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
The Western Hemisphere or western hemisphere is mainly used as a geographical term for the half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian and east of the Antimeridian , the other half being called the Eastern Hemisphere.In this sense, the western hemisphere consists of the western portions...

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209  Niue 260100.4 0.0002% Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.
210  Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 24293.4 0.0002% French overseas collectivity.
211  Cook Islands 23691.1 0.0002% Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.
212  American Samoa 19976.8 0.0001% Unorganized, unincorporated territory of the USA; includes Swains Island
Swains Island
Swains Island is an atoll in the Tokelau chain. Culturally a part of Tokelau, it is an unincorporated unorganized territory of the United States administered by American Samoa. Swains Island has also been known at various times as Olosenga Island, Olohega Island, Quiros Island, Gente Hermosa...

, claimed by Tokelau
Tokelau
Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400...

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213  Marshall Islands 18169.9 0.0001%
214  Aruba 18069.5 0.0001% Country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the Kingdom—Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten—are referred to as "countries", and participate on a basis of equality...

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215  Liechtenstein 16061.8 0.0001%
216  British Virgin Islands 15158.3 0.0001% British Overseas Territory
217  Wallis and Futuna 14254.8 0.0001% French overseas collectivity.
218  Jersey 11644.8 0.00008% British Crown dependency
Crown dependency
The Crown Dependencies are British possessions of the Crown, as opposed to overseas territories of the United Kingdom. They comprise the Channel Island Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey in the English Channel, and the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea....

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219  Montserrat 10239.4 0.00007% British Overseas Territory
British overseas territories
The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories...

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220  Anguilla 9135.1 0.00006% British Overseas Territory
British overseas territories
The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories...

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221  Guernsey 7830.1 0.00005% British Crown dependency
Crown dependency
The Crown Dependencies are British possessions of the Crown, as opposed to overseas territories of the United Kingdom. They comprise the Channel Island Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey in the English Channel, and the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea....

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222  San Marino 6123.6 0.00004%
223  British Indian Ocean Territory 6023.2 0.00004% British Overseas Territory
British overseas territories
The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories...

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224  Saint Martin (France) 5621.6 0.00004% French overseas collectivity.
225  Bermuda 5420.8 0.00004% British Overseas Territory.
226  Pitcairn Islands 4718.1 0.00003% British Overseas Territory.
227  Norfolk Island 3613.9 0.00002% Self-governing territory of Australia.
228  Sint Maarten 3413.1 0.00002% Country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the Kingdom—Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten—are referred to as "countries", and participate on a basis of equality...

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229  Macau 3011.6 0.00002% A Special Administrative Region of China.
230  Tuvalu 2610 0.00002%
231  Saint Barthélemy 249.3 0.00002% French overseas collectivity.
232  Nauru 218.1 0.00001% Smallest island nation and smallest republic in the world.
233  Tokelau 124.6 0.000008% Dependency of New Zealand.
234  Gibraltar 62.3 0.000004% British Overseas Territory.
235  Monaco 20.77220431718507 0.000001% Smallest member of the United Nations
United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

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236  Vatican City 0.440.169884949780715 0.0000003% Smallest country in the world.

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