List of countries and dependencies by area

This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area.

Entries in this list include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO 3166-1 standard, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. All 193 member states of the United Nations plus the Vatican City are given a rank number. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order. 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] that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognised micronations such as the Principality of Sealand.

This list includes three measurements of area:

  • Total area: the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines.
  • Land area: the aggregate of all land within international boundaries and coastlines, excluding water area.
  • Water area: the sum of the surface areas of all inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, and rivers) within international boundaries and coastlines.[2] Coastal internal waters (some small bays) may be included.[clarification needed] Territorial waters are not included unless otherwise noted. Contiguous zones and exclusive economic zones are not included.

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

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Countries and dependencies by area

Rank Sovereign state/dependency Total in km2 (mi2) Land in km2 (mi2) Water in km2 (mi2) % water Notes
 World 510,072,000 (196,940,000) 148,940,000 (57,510,000) 361,132,000 (139,434,000) 70.8
1  Russia 17,098,246 (6,601,670) 16,377,742 (6,323,482) 720,500 (278,200) 4.21 Largest country in the world (10.995% of the world's land mass); its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia, and its European portion of roughly 3,960,000 km2 (1,530,000 sq mi) makes it the largest country in Europe.[Note 2]
 Antarctica 14,000,000 (5,400,000) 14,000,000 (5,400,000) 0 (0) 0 13,720,000 km2 (5,300,000 sq mi) (98%) of the land area is covered by ice. Though not itself a country, areas are claimed by a number of countries.[Note 3]
2  Canada 9,984,670 (3,855,100) 9,093,507 (3,511,023) 891,163 (344,080) 8.93 Largest English and French-speaking country and the largest country completely in the Western Hemisphere by total area (second-largest by land area, after the United States), with the largest surface area of water. Total area and water area figures include area covered by freshwater only, and do not include internal waters (non-freshwater) of about 1,600,000 km2, or territorial waters of 200,000 km2.[4][5]
3  China 9,596,961 (3,705,407) 9,326,410 (3,600,950) 270,550 (104,460) 2.82 Second-largest country in Asia (though the largest located wholly within the continent), and second-largest country in the world by land area. Excludes Taiwan, disputed territories with India, and disputed islands in the South China Sea. Figures for total area and water area also exclude all coastal and territorial waters.[Note 4]
4  United States 9,525,067 (3,677,649) –
9,833,517 (3,796,742)[7]
9,147,593 (3,531,905) –
9,147,643 (3,531,925)[7]
377,424 (145,724) –
685,924 (264,837)[7]
3.96–6.97 Largest country in the English-speaking world and the Western Hemisphere by land area (second-largest by total area, after Canada). Secondary figures for total area and water area denote the inclusion of all coastal and territorial waters into the statistical area.[Note 4]
5  Brazil 8,515,767 (3,287,956) 8,460,415 (3,266,584) 55,352 (21,372) 0.65 Largest Portuguese-speaking country, largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest contiguous territory in the Americas.[11]
6  Australia 7,692,024 (2,969,907) 7,633,565 (2,947,336) 58,459 (22,571) 0.76 Third-largest English-speaking country and largest country in Oceania, largest country without land borders, and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere.[Note 5]
7  India 3,287,263 (1,269,219) 2,973,190 (1,147,960) 314,073 (121,264) 9.55 Third-largest country in Asia and largest country in South Asia.[Note 6]
8  Argentina 2,780,400 (1,073,500) 2,736,690 (1,056,640) 43,710 (16,880) 1.57 Largest Spanish-speaking country and second-largest country in South America.[Note 7]
9  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 (1,052,100) 2,699,700 (1,042,400) 25,200 (9,700) 0.92 Largest landlocked country.[16] Second-largest Russian-speaking country, after Russia, and the largest country in Central Asia. Transcontinental country located between Asia and Europe.
10  Algeria 2,381,741 (919,595) 2,381,741 (919,595) 0 (0) 0 Largest country in Africa; also largest in the Arab world and the Mediterranean Basin.[Note 8]
11  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858 (905,355) 2,267,048 (875,312) 77,810 (30,040) 3.32 Second-largest French-speaking country. Largest country in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa. Second-largest country in Africa, has the largest French-speaking city i.e. Kinshasa.
 Denmark 2,220,093 (857,183) 2,220,072 (857,175) 21 (8.1) 0 UN figure does not include the entire Kingdom of Denmark area.
 Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,086 (836,330) 2,166,086 (836,330)[Note 9] 0 (0) 0 Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Largest island in the world.
12  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 (830,000) 2,149,690 (830,000) 0 (0) 0 Largest country in Western Asia. Second-largest in the Arab world, after Algeria.
13  Mexico 1,964,375 (758,449) 1,943,945 (750,561) 20,430 (7,890) 1.04 Second-largest Spanish-speaking country by area, after Argentina.
14  Indonesia 1,910,931 (737,815) 1,811,569 (699,451) 93,000 (36,000) 4.87 Largest country in Southeast Asia. Largest island country and archipelagic state in the world by area and population.[18]
15  Sudan 1,861,484 (718,723) not determined not determined not determined
[Note 10]
Formerly the largest country in Africa. It is now the third-largest country in Africa,[Note 11] and also third-largest in the Arab world.
16  Libya 1,759,540 (679,360) 1,759,540 (679,360) 0 (0) 0
17  Iran 1,648,195 (636,372) 1,531,595 (591,352) 116,600 (45,000) 7.07 [Note 12]
18  Mongolia 1,564,110 (603,910) 1,553,556 (599,831) 10,560 (4,080) 0.68 Largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea.
19  Peru 1,285,216 (496,225) 1,279,996 (494,209) 5,220 (2,020) 0.41 Third-largest Spanish-speaking country and third-largest country in South America.
20  Chad 1,284,000 (496,000) 1,259,200 (486,200) 24,800 (9,600) 1.93 Third-largest landlocked country and largest outside of Asia.
21  Niger 1,267,000 (489,000) 1,266,700 (489,100) 300 (120) 0.02 Largest country in West Africa.
22  Angola 1,246,700 (481,400) 1,246,700 (481,400) 0 (0) 0
23  Mali 1,240,192 (478,841) 1,220,190 (471,120) 20,002 (7,723) 1.61
24  South Africa 1,221,037 (471,445) 1,214,470 (468,910) 4,620 (1,780) 0.38 Largest country in Southern Africa.
25  Colombia 1,141,748 (440,831) 1,038,700 (401,000) 100,210 (38,690) 8.8
26  Ethiopia 1,104,300 (426,400) 1,000,000 (390,000) 104,300 (40,300) 0.7 Largest country in East Africa.[Note 13]
27  Bolivia 1,098,581 (424,164) 1,083,301 (418,265) 15,280 (5,900) 1.39
28  Mauritania 1,030,700 (398,000) 1,025,520 (395,960) 4,480 (1,730) 0.44
29  Egypt 1,002,450 (387,050) 995,450 (384,350) 6,000 (2,300) 0.6 Transcontinental country located between Asia and Africa.
30  Tanzania 945,087 (364,900) 885,800 (342,000) 61,500 (23,700) 6.49
31  Nigeria 923,768 (356,669) 910,768 (351,649) 13,000 (5,000) 1.41
32  Venezuela 916,445 (353,841) 882,050 (340,560) 30,000 (12,000) 3.29
33  Pakistan 907,132 (350,246) 881,912 (340,508) 25,220 (9,740) 2.86 [Note 14]
34  Namibia 825,615 (318,772) 823,290 (317,870) 2,425 (936) 0.12
35  Mozambique 801,590 (309,500) 786,380 (303,620) 13,000 (5,000) 1.63
36  Turkey 783,562 (302,535) 769,632 (297,157) 13,930 (5,380) 1.78 Transcontinental country located between Asia and Europe.
37  Chile 756,102 (291,933) 743,812 (287,187) 12,290 (4,750) 1.63 [Note 15]
38  Zambia 752,612 (290,585) 743,398 (287,028) 9,220 (3,560) 1.23
39  Myanmar 676,578 (261,228) 653,508 (252,321) 23,070 (8,910) 3.41
40  Afghanistan 652,230 (251,830) 652,230 (251,830) 0 (0) 0
41  South Sudan 644,329 (248,777) not determined not determined not determined
[Note 10]
[Note 16]
42  France 640,679 (247,368) 640,427 (247,270) 3,374 (1,303) 0.52 Figures include metropolitan France (in Europe) as well as the five overseas regions. This does not include New Caledonia (an autonomous sui generis collectivity), the five autonomous overseas collectivities, and the two uninhabited territories (the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and Clipperton Island) which are listed individually, although also part of the French Republic.[Note 17] Third-largest country by European area, and largest within the EU by EU territory.
43  Somalia 637,657 (246,201) 627,337 (242,216) 10,320 (3,980) 1.62
44  Central African Republic 622,984 (240,535) 622,984 (240,535) 0 (0) 0
45  Ukraine 603,500 (233,000) 579,300 (223,700) 24,200 (9,300) 4.01 Second-largest country by European area and largest country wholly in Europe.[Note 18]
46  Madagascar 587,041 (226,658) 581,540 (224,530) 5,501 (2,124) 0.94
47  Botswana 581,730 (224,610) 566,730 (218,820) 15,000 (5,800) 2.58 [Note 19]
48  Kenya 580,367 (224,081) 569,140 (219,750) 11,227 (4,335) 1.93
 France 543,940 (210,020) Metropolitan France (the part of France located in Europe)
49  Yemen 527,968 (203,850) 527,968 (203,850) 0 (0) 0
50  Thailand 513,120 (198,120) 510,890 (197,260) 2,230 (860) 0.43
51  Spain 505,992 (195,365) 498,980 (192,660) 6,390 (2,470) 1.26

Largest country in Southern Europe and second-largest member state of European Union.

52  Turkmenistan 488,100 (188,500) 469,930 (181,440) 18,170 (7,020) 3.72
53  Cameroon 475,442 (183,569) 472,710 (182,510) 2,730 (1,050) 0.57
54  Papua New Guinea 462,840 (178,700) 452,860 (174,850) 9,980 (3,850) 2.16
55  Sweden 450,295 (173,860) 410,335 (158,431) 39,960 (15,430) 8.87 Largest country in Northern Europe. Third-largest member state of European Union.
56  Uzbekistan 447,400 (172,700) 425,400 (164,200) 22,000 (8,500) 4.92
57  Morocco 446,550 (172,410) 446,300 (172,300) 250 (97) 0.06 Does not include the disputed Western Sahara, shown separately.[Note 20]
58  Iraq 438,317 (169,235) 437,367 (168,868) 950 (370) 0.22 [Note 21]
59  Paraguay 406,752 (157,048) 397,302 (153,399) 9,450 (3,650) 2.32
60  Zimbabwe 390,757 (150,872) 386,847 (149,362) 3,910 (1,510) 1
61  Japan 377,975 (145,937) 364,545 (140,752) 13,430 (5,190) 3.55 Largest island country in East Asia and the world's 4th largest island country.[Note 22]
62  Germany 357,114 (137,882) 348,672 (134,623) 8,350 (3,220) 2.34 Largest country in Central Europe. Before the 1990 German reunification, West Germany was 248,577 (95,976) and East Germany was 108,333 (41,828).
63  Republic of the Congo 342,000 (132,000) 341,500 (131,900) 500 (190) 0.15
64  Finland 338,424 (130,666) 303,815 (117,304) 34,330 (13,250) 10.15 [Note 23]
65  Vietnam 331,212 (127,882) 310,070 (119,720) 21,140 (8,160) 6.38
66  Malaysia 330,803 (127,724) 329,613 (127,264) 1,190 (460) 0.35
67  Norway 323,802 (125,021) 304,282 (117,484) 19,520 (7,540) 6.03 [Note 24]
68  Ivory Coast 322,463 (124,504) 318,003 (122,782) 4,460 (1,720) 1.38
69  Poland 312,696 (120,733) 311,888 (120,421) 791 (305) 3.07
70  Oman 309,500 (119,500) 309,500 (119,500) 0 (0) 0
71  Italy 301,339 (116,348) 294,140 (113,570) 7,200 (2,800) 2.39
72  Philippines 300,000 (120,000) 298,170 (115,120) 1,830 (710) 0.61
73  Ecuador 276,841 (106,889) 256,369 (98,985) 6,720 (2,590) 2.37 [Note 25]
74  Burkina Faso 274,222 (105,878) 273,602 (105,638) 620 (240) 0.23 [Note 26]
75  New Zealand 270,467 (104,428) 262,443 (101,330) 4,395 (1,697) 1.65 [Note 27]
76  Gabon 267,668 (103,347) 257,667 (99,486) 10,000 (3,900) 3.74
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 266,000 (103,000) 266,000 (103,000) 0 (0) 0 Disputed territory. Administrative control is limited to approximately one-third of this area, with the remaining area controlled by Morocco.
77  Guinea 245,857 (94,926) 245,717 (94,872) 140 (54) 0.06
78  United Kingdom 242,495 (93,628) 241,930 (93,410) 1,680 (650) 0.69

Largest island country in Europe and Western Hemisphere. [Note 28]

79  Uganda 241,550 (93,260) 197,100 (76,100) 43,938 (16,965) 18.23
80  Ghana 238,533 (92,098) 227,533 (87,851) 11,000 (4,200) 4.61
81  Romania 238,397 (92,046) 231,291 (89,302) 7,100 (2,700) 2.97
82  Laos 236,800 (91,400) 230,800 (89,100) 6,000 (2,300) 2.53 Only landlocked country in South East Asia.
83  Guyana 214,969 (83,000) 196,849 (76,004) 18,120 (7,000) 8.43
84  Belarus 207,600 (80,200) 202,900 (78,300) 4,700 (1,800) 2.26 Largest landlocked country in Europe.
85  Kyrgyzstan 199,951 (77,202) 191,801 (74,055) 8,150 (3,150) 4.08
86  Senegal 196,722 (75,955) 192,530 (74,340) 4,192 (1,619) 2.13
87  Syria 185,180 (71,500) 183,630 (70,900) 1,550 (600) 0.84 [Note 29]
88  Cambodia 181,035 (69,898) 176,515 (68,153) 4,520 (1,750) 2.5
89  Uruguay 176,215 (68,037) 175,015 (67,574) 1,200 (460) 0.68
 Somaliland 176,120 (68,000) [Note 30]
90  Suriname 163,820 (63,250) 156,000 (60,000) 7,820 (3,020) 4.77 Smallest country in South America.
91  Tunisia 163,610 (63,170) 155,360 (59,980) 8,250 (3,190) 5.04
92  Bangladesh 147,570 (56,980) 130,168 (50,258) 13,830 (5,340) 9.6 [Note 31]
93  Nepal 147,181 (56,827) 143,351 (55,348) 3,830 (1,480) 2.6 Largest country in the Himalayan range.
94  Tajikistan 143,100 (55,300) 141,510 (54,640) 2,590 (1,000) 1.81
95  Greece 131,957 (50,949) 130,647 (50,443) 1,310 (510) 0.99
96  Nicaragua 130,373 (50,337) 119,990 (46,330) 10,380 (4,010) 7.96 Largest country in Central America.
97  North Korea 120,540 (46,540) 120,538 (46,540) 2 (0.77) 0.11
98  Malawi 118,484 (45,747) 94,080 (36,320) 24,404 (9,422) 20.6
99  Eritrea 117,600 (45,400) 101,000 (39,000) 16,600 (6,400) 14.12
100  Benin 114,763 (44,310) 114,305 (44,133) 457.569 (176.668) 0.40 [Note 32]
101  Honduras 112,492 (43,433) 111,890 (43,200) 200 (77) 0.18
102  Liberia 111,369 (43,000) 96,320 (37,190) 15,049 (5,810) 13.51
103  Bulgaria 111,002 (42,858) 108,612 (41,935) 2,390 (920) 2.16
104  Cuba 109,884 (42,426) 109,820 (42,400) 1,040 (400) 0.94 Largest country in the West Indies.
105  Guatemala 108,889 (42,042) 107,159 (41,374) 1,730 (670) 1.59
106  Iceland 103,000 (40,000) 100,250 (38,710) 2,750 (1,060) 2.67
107  South Korea 100,210 (38,690) 99,909 (38,575) 301 (116) 0.3
108  Hungary 93,028 (35,918) 89,608 (34,598) 3,420 (1,320) 3.68
109  Portugal 92,090 (35,560) 91,470 (35,320) 620 (240) 0.67
110  Jordan 89,342 (34,495) 88,802 (34,287) 540 (210) 0.6
111  Serbia 88,361 (34,116) 88,246 (34,072) 115 (44) 0.13 The largest Serbo-Croatian-speaking country. [Note 33]
112  Azerbaijan 86,600 (33,400) 86,100 (33,200) 500 (190) 0.13 Largest country in Caucasus. Transcontinental country located between Asia and Europe. [Note 34]
113  Austria 83,871 (32,383) 82,445 (31,832) 1,426 (551) 1.7
114  United Arab Emirates 83,600 (32,300) 83,600 (32,300) 0 (0) 0
115  Czech Republic 78,865 (30,450) 77,247 (29,825) 1,620 (630) 2.05
116  Panama 75,417 (29,119) 74,340 (28,700) 1,080 (420) 1.43
117  Sierra Leone 71,740 (27,700) 71,620 (27,650) 120 (46) 0.17
118  Ireland 70,273 (27,133) 68,883 (26,596) 1,390 (540) 1.98 The figure shown is for the Republic of Ireland, the island of Ireland is 84,421 km2 or 32,595 sq mi.[30]
119  Georgia 69,700 (26,900) 69,700 (26,900) 0 (0) 0 Transcontinental country located between Asia and Europe.[Note 35]
120  Sri Lanka 65,610 (25,330) 62,732 (24,221) 2,878 (1,111) 4.4
121  Lithuania 65,300 (25,200) 62,680 (24,200) 2,620 (1,010) 4.01
122  Latvia 64,559 (24,926) 62,249 (24,034) 2,340 (900) 3.62
 Svalbard (Norway) 62,045 (23,956) 62,045 (23,956) 0 (0) 0 [Note 36]
123  Togo 56,785 (21,925) 54,385 (20,998) 2,400 (930) 4.23
124  Croatia 56,594 (21,851) 55,974 (21,612) 620 (240) 1.1
125  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 (19,772) 51,187 (19,763) 10 (3.9) 0.02
126  Costa Rica 51,100 (19,700) 51,060 (19,710) 40 (15) 0.08
127  Slovakia 49,037 (18,933) 48,105 (18,573) 930 (360) 1.9
128  Dominican Republic 48,671 (18,792) 48,320 (18,660) 350 (140) 0.72
129  Estonia 45,227 (17,462) 42,388 (16,366) 2,840 (1,100) 6.28
130  Denmark 43,094 (16,639) 42,434 (16,384) 660 (250) 1.53 Metropolitan Denmark only, without Greenland and the Faroe Islands.[Note 37]
131  Netherlands 41,850 (16,160) 33,893 (13,086) 7,650 (2,950) 18.41 Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately.[Note 38]
132  Switzerland 41,284 (15,940) 39,997 (15,443) 1,280 (490) 3.1 [Note 39]
133  Bhutan 38,394 (14,824) 38,394 (14,824) 0 (0) 0
 Taiwan 36,193 (13,974) 32,260 (12,460) 3,720 (1,440) 10.34 Between 1945 and 1949, the Republic of China included Mainland China, Mongolia, Taiwan and other areas, totaling 11,418,174 km2 (4,408,582 sq mi).[Note 40]
134  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 (13,948) 28,120 (10,860) 8,005 (3,091) 22.16
135  Moldova 33,846 (13,068) 32,891 (12,699) 960 (370) 2.84 [Note 41]
136  Belgium 30,528 (11,787) 30,278 (11,690) 250 (97) 0.82
137  Lesotho 30,355 (11,720) 30,355 (11,720) 0 (0) 0
138  Armenia 29,743 (11,484) 28,342 (10,943) 1,401 (541) 4.71
139  Solomon Islands 28,896 (11,157) 27,986 (10,805) 910 (350) 3.15
140  Albania 28,748 (11,100) 27,398 (10,578) 1,350 (520) 4.7
141  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 (10,831) 28,051 (10,831) 0 (0) 0
142  Burundi 27,834 (10,747) 25,680 (9,920) 2,150 (830) 7.73
143  Haiti 27,750 (10,710) 27,560 (10,640) 190 (73) 0.68
144  Rwanda 26,338 (10,169) 24,668 (9,524) 1,670 (640) 6.34
145  North Macedonia 25,713 (9,928) 25,433 (9,820) 280 (110) 1.09
146  Djibouti 23,200 (9,000) 23,180 (8,950) 20 (7.7) 0.09
147  Belize 22,966 (8,867) 22,806 (8,805) 160 (62) 0.7
148  El Salvador 21,041 (8,124) 20,721 (8,000) 320 (120) 1.52 Smallest country in continental North America.
149  Israel 20,770 (8,020) 20,330 (7,850) 440 (170) 2.12 [Note 42]
150  Slovenia 20,273 (7,827) 20,151 (7,780) 122 (47) 0.6
 New Caledonia (France) 18,575 (7,172) 18,275 (7,056) 300 (120) 1.62
151  Fiji 18,272 (7,055) 18,274 (7,056) 0 (0) 0
152  Kuwait 17,818 (6,880) 17,818 (6,880) 0 (0) 0
153  Eswatini 17,364 (6,704) 17,204 (6,643) 160 (62) 0.92
154  East Timor 14,919 (5,760) 14,919 (5,760) 0 (0) 0
155  The Bahamas 13,943 (5,383) 10,010 (3,860) 3,870 (1,490) 27.88
156  Montenegro 13,812 (5,333) 13,452 (5,194) 360 (140) 2.61
157  Vanuatu 12,189 (4,706) 12,189 (4,706) 0 (0) 0
 Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 12,173 (4,700) 12,173 (4,700) 0 (0) 0
158  Qatar 11,586 (4,473) 11,586 (4,473) 0 (0) 0
 Artsakh 11,458 (4,424) 11,458 (4,424) 1,200 (460) 1 [Note 43] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
159  The Gambia 11,295 (4,361) 10,000 (3,900) 1,295 (500) 11.47 Smallest country in continental Africa.
160  Jamaica 10,991 (4,244) 10,831 (4,182) 160 (62) 1.46
 Kosovo 10,887 (4,203) [Note 44]
161  Lebanon 10,452 (4,036) 10,230 (3,950) 170 (66) 1.63 Second smallest country in continental Asia.
162  Cyprus 9,251 (3,572) 9,241 (3,568) 10 (3.9) 0.11 [Note 45]
 Puerto Rico (United States) 9,104 (3,515) 9,104 (3,515) 3,054 (1,179) 35.2 An American territory, it is the third-largest island of the United States after the Big Island of Hawaii and Kodiak Island of Alaska. Also the smallest part of Hispanic America.
 Abkhazia 8,660 (3,340) [Note 46]
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 7,747 (2,991) 7,668 (2,961) 79.8 (30.8) 1.03 Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica.[Note 47]
 United States Minor Outlying Islands 6,959.41 (2,687.04) 34.2 (13.2) 6,937 (2,678) 99.68
 State of Palestine 6,020 (2,320) 6,000 (2,300) 220 (85) 3.9 [Note 48]
163  Brunei 5,765 (2,226) 5,265 (2,033) 500 (190) 8.67
164  Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 (1,980) 5,128 (1,980) 0 (0) 0
 French Polynesia (France) 4,167 (1,609) 3,827 (1,478) 340 (130) 8.16
 Transnistria 4,163 (1,607) [Note 49]
165  Cape Verde 4,033 (1,557) 4,033 (1,557) 0 (0) 0
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom) 3,903 (1,507) 3,903 (1,507) 0 (0) 0 [Note 16]
 South Ossetia 3,900 (1,500) [Note 50]
 Northern Cyprus 3,355 (1,295) [Note 51]
166  Samoa 2,842 (1,097) 2,821 (1,089) 10 (3.9) 0.35
 Hong Kong (China) 2,755 (1,064) 1,106 (427) 1,649 (637) [37] 59.8
167  Luxembourg 2,586 (998) 2,586 (998) 0 (0) 0 The smallest country that is not a European microstate or island country
Bir Tawil (Terra nullius) 2,060 (800) 2,060 (800) 0 (0) 0
168  Mauritius 2,040 (790) 2,030 (780) 10 (3.9) 0.49 [Note 52]
169  Comoros 1,862 (719) 1,862 (719) 0 (0) 0 [Note 53]
 Åland Islands (Finland) 1,580 (610) [Note 54]
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,393 (538) 1,393 (538) Negligible Negligible [Note 55]
170  São Tomé and Príncipe 964 (372) 964 (372) 0 (0) 0
 Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 948 (366) 430 (170) 0 (0) 0 [Note 16]
171  Kiribati 811 (313) 811 (313) 0 (0) 0 [Note 56]
172  Bahrain 778 (300) 778 (300) 0 (0) 0
173  Dominica 751 (290) 751 (290) 0 (0) 0
174  Tonga 747 (288) 717 (277) 30 (12) 4.02
175  Singapore 716 (276) 687 (265) 10 (3.9) 1.43
176  Federated States of Micronesia 702 (271) 702 (271) Negligible Negligible
177  Saint Lucia 616 (238) 606 (234) 10 (3.9) 1.62 [Note 57]
 Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 572 (221) 572 (221) 0 (0) 0
 Guam (United States) 549 (212) 544 (210) 0 (0) 0
178  Andorra 468 (181) 468 (181) 0 (0) 0
 Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 464 (179) 464 (179) 0 (0) 0
179  Palau 459 (177) 459 (177) 0 (0) 0
180  Seychelles 452 (175) 455 (176) 0 (0) 0 Smallest country in Africa.
 Curaçao (Netherlands) 444 (171) 444 (171) 0 (0) 0 [Note 38]
181  Antigua and Barbuda 442 (171) 442.6 (170.9) 0 (0) 0
182  Barbados 430 (170) 431 (166) 0 (0) 0
 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) 412 (159) 412 (159) 0 (0) 0 [Note 16]
183  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 (150) 389 (150) 0 (0) 0
 Jan Mayen (Norway) 377 (146) 377 (146) 0 (0) 0
 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States) 347 (134) 346 (134) 1,564 (604) 81.88
184  Grenada 344 (133) 344 (133) 0 (0) 0
185  Malta 316 (122) 316 (122) 0 (0) 0 Smallest European Union member state.
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 308 (119) 308 (119) 0 (0) 0 [Note 58]
186  Maldives 300 (120) 298 (115) 0 (0) 0 Smallest country in Asia.
 Bonaire (Netherlands) 294 (114) 294 (114) 0 (0) 0
 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 264 (102) 264 (102) 0 (0) 0
187  Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 (101) 261 (101) 0 (0) 0 Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
 Niue (New Zealand) 260 (100) 260 (100) 0 (0) 0 [Note 59]
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) 253.8 (98.0) not determined not determined not determined There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 (93) 242 (93) 0 (0) 0
 Cook Islands (New Zealand) 236 (91) 236 (91) 0 (0) 0 [Note 60]
 American Samoa (United States) 199 (77) 199 (77) 0 (0) 0
188  Marshall Islands 181 (70) 181 (70) 11,673 (4,507) 98.47
 Aruba (Netherlands) 180 (69) 180 (69) 0 (0) 0
189  Liechtenstein 160 (62) 160 (62) 0 (0) 0
 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 151 (58) 151 (58) 0 (0) 0
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 142 (55) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0
 Christmas Island (Australia) 135 (52) 135 (52) 0 (0) 0 [Note 61]
 Jersey (United Kingdom) 116 (45) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0
 Montserrat (United Kingdom) 102 (39) 102 (39) 0 (0) 0
 Anguilla (United Kingdom) 91 (35) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0
 Guernsey (United Kingdom) 78 (30) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0
190  San Marino 61 (24) 61 (24) 0 (0) 0
 British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) 60 (23) 60 (23) 54,340 (20,980) 99.89 [Note 62]
 Saint Martin (France) 54 (21) 54.4 (21.0) Negligible Negligible [Note 16]
 Bermuda (United Kingdom) 54 (21) 54 (21) 0 (0) 0
 Bouvet Island (Norway) 49 (19) 49 (19) 0 (0) 0 [Note 16]
 Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 47 (18) 47 (18) 0 (0) 0 [Note 63]
 Norfolk Island (Australia) 36 (14) 36 (14) 0 (0) 0
 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34 (13) 34 (13) 0 (0) 0 [Note 38]
 Macau (China) 31.3 (12.1) 28.2 (10.9) 0 (0) 0 [Note 64]
191  Tuvalu 26 (10) 26 (10) 0 (0) 0 Smallest Commonwealth realm.
192  Nauru 21 (8.1) 21 (8.1) 0 (0) 0 Smallest island country, smallest republic and smallest country that is not a city-state
 Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 (8.1) not determined not determined not determined [Note 16]
 Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 (8.1) not determined not determined not determined
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 (5.4) 14 (5.4) 0 (0) 0 [Note 61]
 Saba (Netherlands) 13 (5.0) not determined not determined not determined
 Tokelau (New Zealand) 12 (4.6) 12 (4.6) 0 (0) 0
 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 6 (2.3) 6.5 (2.5) 0 (0) 0 British Overseas Territory
 Clipperton Island (France) 6 (2.3) 2 (0.77) 4 (1.5) 66.67
 Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) 5 (1.9) 5 (1.9) 0 (0) 0
  Spratly Islands (disputed) < 5
(< 1.9)
< 5
(< 1.9)
0 (0) 0
 Coral Sea Islands (Australia) < 3
(< 1.2)
< 3
(< 1.2)
0 (0) 0
193  Monaco 2.02 (0.78) 2.02 (0.78) 0 (0) 0 Smallest country with a coastline. Smallest United Nations member state.
194  Vatican City 0.44 (0.17) 0.44 (0.17) 0 (0) 0 Smallest country in the world.

Graphical charts

The charts below are based on the CIA World Factbook[38] as of February 15, 2005.

Sovereign states with areas greater than 100,000 km2 are shown in green. In addition, non-sovereign territories are included for purposes of comparison, and are shown in gray. Areas include inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Claims to parts of Antarctica by various countries are not included.

Countries greater than 1.5 million km2

MongoliaIranLibyaSudanIndonesiaMexicoSaudi ArabiaGreenlandDemocratic Republic of the CongoAlgeriaKazakhstanArgentinaIndiaEuropean UnionAustraliaBrazilUnited StatesGeography of China#Boundary disputesPeople's Republic of ChinaCanadaEuropeAntarcticaRussia

Countries less than 1.5 million km2

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

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