Top 10 Largest Countries in The World

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The Earth has a total area of 148,940,000 km² and 29.2% of the Earth’s surface is land. A country with wide territory has greater sources of minerals, raw materials and wealth.

1.) Russia – 17.09 M km²

Russia is the world’s largest country with an area of 17,098,242 which is equivalent to 11.5% of the Earth’s land area.  Russia occupies large part of Asia and a considerable area of Europe.

2.) Canada – 9.9 M km²

The 2nd largest country in the world with an area of 9,984,670 km² is Canada. The country’s land area is equivalent to 6.7% of the Earth’s total land area. It is the largest country in the Western Hemisphere and holds the record for the longest shoreline in the world.

3.) United States – 9.8 M km²

The United States of America is the 3rd largest country in the world occupying 6.5% of the Earth’s land area. It has a total area of 9,826,630 km² according to CIA World Factbook.

4.) China – 9.5 M km²

China, officially People’s Republic of China, is the 4th largest country in the world in terms of land area. This country occupies 6.4% of the Earth’s total land area which is equivalent to 9,598,094 km².

5.) Brazil – 8.5 M km²

The 5th largest country in the world with an area of 8,514,877 km² or 5.7% of the Earth’s land area is Brazil. It is the largest country in South America and in the entire Southern Hemisphere.

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6.) Australia – 7.6 M km²

Australia’s area is 7,692,024 km² making it the 6th largest country in the world. It occupies 5.2% of the Earth’s total land area and is the only country that is coterminous with a continent. Australia is also unique for being the largest country without a land-border to neighbors. It is also Oceania’s largest country.

7.) India – 3.2 M km²

India is a huge country in South Asia with an area of 3,287,263 km² or 2.3% of the Earth’s land area. It is the 3rd largest country in Asia after Russia and China.

8.) Argentina – 2.78 M km²

Argentina in South America is the world’s 8th largest country. It occupies 2% of the Earth’s total land area which is equivalent to 2,780,400 km². Argentina is South America’s 2nd largest country.

9.) Kazakhstan – 2.72 M km²

Kazakhstan has an area of 2,724,900 km² or 1.8% of the land area of the Earth. It is located in South-Central Asia and is considered as the world’s largest landlocked country.

10.) Sudan – 2.5 M km²

The 10th largest country in the world in terms of area is Sudan. This African nation has a land area of 2,505,813 km² or 1.7% of the Earth’s land area. Sudan is Africa’s largest country.

See also

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Top 10 Smallest Countries and Territories in the World

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Top 10 Most Densely Populated Countries in the World

Top 10 Most Sparsely Populated Countries in the World

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Top 10 Most Densely Populated Cities in the World

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