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. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not 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] 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)[7]
9,833,517
(3,796,742)
9,147,593
(3,531,905) –
9,147,643
(3,531,925)[7]
377,424
(145,724)[7]
685,924
(264,837)
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 Arabic-speaking and Berber-speaking country and largest country in Africa 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.
Kingdom of 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 the Middle East and West Asia. Second-largest Arabic-speaking country.
13 Mexico 1,964,375
(758,449)
1,943,945
(750,561)
20,430
(7,890)
1.04 Country with the largest Spanish-speaking population; second-largest Spanish-speaking country by area, after Argentina; largest Spanish-speaking city (Mexico City).
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] Third-largest Arabic-speaking country.
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 881,912
(340,508)
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] Largest country in the European Union according to the figures released by the UN[Note 18] and third-largest country in Europe.
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 in Europe and largest country wholly in Europe.[Note 19]
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 20]
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 [Note 21]
58 Iraq 438,317
(169,235)
437,367
(168,868)
950
(370)
0.22 [Note 22]
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 377,973
(145,936)
364,543
(140,751)
13,430
(5,190)
3.55 Largest island country in East Asia and the world's 4th largest island country.[Note 23]
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 24]
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 25]
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 26]
74 Burkina Faso 274,222
(105,878)
273,602
(105,638)
620
(240)
0.23 [Note 27]
75 New Zealand 270,467
(104,428)
262,443
(101,330)
4,395
(1,697)
1.65 [Note 28]
76 Gabon 267,668
(103,347)
257,667
(99,486)
10,000
(3,900)
3.74
Western Sahara 266,000
(103,000)
266,000
(103,000)
0
(0)
0 Disputed territory.[Note 29]
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 30]

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 31]
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 32]
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 33]
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 34]
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 35]
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 36]
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 37]
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 38]
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 39]
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 40]
132 Switzerland 41,284
(15,940)
39,997
(15,443)
1,280
(490)
3.1 [Note 41]
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 42]
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 43]
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 44]
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 45] 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 46]
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 47]
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 48]
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 49]
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)
5,640
(2,180)
220
(85)
3.9 [Note 50]
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 51]
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 52]
Northern Cyprus 3,355
(1,295)
[Note 53]
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 54]
169 Comoros 1,862
(719)
1,862
(719)
0
(0)
0 [Note 55]
Åland Islands (Finland) 1,580
(610)
[Note 56]
Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,393
(538)
1,393
(538)
Negligible Negligible [Note 57]
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 58]
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 59]
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 40]
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
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 308
(119)
308
(119)
0
(0)
0 [Note 60]
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 61]
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 62]
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 63]
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 64]
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 65]
Norfolk Island (Australia) 36
(14)
36
(14)
0
(0)
0
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34
(13)
34
(13)
0
(0)
0 [Note 40]
Macau (China) 31.3
(12.1)
28.2
(10.9)
0
(0)
0 [Note 66]
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 63]
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.
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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