Largest Countries in Europe by Area 2018

Not surprisingly, the largest country in the world by area is Russia, spanning a huge 17,098,242 km² across Eastern Europe and Asia. This is followed by Canada (9,984,670 km²) and China (9,706,961 km²), both much smaller although still very large, while the United States and Brazil complete the top five at 9,372,610 km² and 8,515,767 km² respectively, putting a total of three countries in the Americas in the world's top five largest.

The largest country by landmass in Asia is India, at 3,287,590 km², while the smallest is Macau, an autonomous region on the south coast of China that is just 30 km². Africa's largest country is Algeria (2,381,741 km²) and its smallest is the Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte (374 km²). While Russia is on the European land mass, France is Western Europe's largest country at 551,695 km²; however, it only just makes it into the top fifty, so it is comparatively quite small.

The smallest countries in the world are predominantly in Europe, Oceania and the Americas, and many are island nations, some of which are constituent territories of other countries. Vatican City is the smallest in the world at a tiny 0.44 km², followed by Monaco at 2.02 km² and Gibraltar at 6 km². They are followed by Tokelau (12 km²) and Nauru (21 km²), both in the Oceania region. The smallest country in the Americas are the Caribbean islands of Sint Maarten and Saint Martin, at 34 and 53 km², respectively.

Rank Name Area (km²/mi²) Region Subregion
1Russia
17,098,242
6,599,921
EuropeEastern Europe
2Ukraine
603,500
232,951
EuropeEastern Europe
3France
551,695
212,954
EuropeWestern Europe
4Spain
505,992
195,313
EuropeSouthern Europe
5Sweden
450,295
173,814
EuropeNorthern Europe
6Germany
357,114
137,846
EuropeWestern Europe
7Finland
338,424
130,632
EuropeNorthern Europe
8Norway
323,802
124,988
EuropeNorthern Europe
9Poland
312,679
120,694
EuropeEastern Europe
10Italy
301,336
116,316
EuropeSouthern Europe
11United Kingdom
242,900
93,759
EuropeNorthern Europe
12Romania
238,391
92,019
EuropeEastern Europe
13Belarus
207,600
80,134
EuropeEastern Europe
14Greece
131,990
50,948
EuropeSouthern Europe
15Bulgaria
110,879
42,799
EuropeEastern Europe
16Iceland
103,000
39,758
EuropeNorthern Europe
17Hungary
93,028
35,909
EuropeEastern Europe
18Portugal
92,090
35,547
EuropeSouthern Europe
19Serbia
88,361
34,107
EuropeSouthern Europe
20Austria
83,871
32,374
EuropeWestern Europe
21Czech Republic
78,865
30,442
EuropeEastern Europe
22Ireland
70,273
27,125
EuropeNorthern Europe
23Lithuania
65,300
25,206
EuropeNorthern Europe
24Latvia
64,559
24,920
EuropeNorthern Europe
25Croatia
56,594
21,845
EuropeSouthern Europe
26Bosnia And Herzegovina
51,209
19,767
EuropeSouthern Europe
27Slovakia
49,037
18,928
EuropeEastern Europe
28Estonia
45,227
17,458
EuropeNorthern Europe
29Denmark
43,094
16,634
EuropeNorthern Europe
30Netherlands
41,850
16,154
EuropeWestern Europe
31Switzerland
41,284
15,936
EuropeWestern Europe
32Moldova
33,846
13,065
EuropeEastern Europe
33Belgium
30,528
11,784
EuropeWestern Europe
34Albania
28,748
11,097
EuropeSouthern Europe
35Macedonia
25,713
9,925
EuropeSouthern Europe
36Slovenia
20,273
7,825
EuropeSouthern Europe
37Montenegro
13,812
5,331
EuropeSouthern Europe
38Kosovo
10,908
4,210
EuropeEastern Europe
39Cyprus
9,251
3,571
EuropeEastern Europe
40Luxembourg
2,586
998
EuropeWestern Europe
41Faroe Islands
1,393
538
EuropeNorthern Europe
42Isle Of Man
572
221
EuropeNorthern Europe
43Andorra
468
181
EuropeSouthern Europe
44Malta
316
122
EuropeSouthern Europe
45Liechtenstein
160
62
EuropeWestern Europe
46Jersey
116
45
EuropeNorthern Europe
47Guernsey
78
30
EuropeNorthern Europe
48San Marino
61
24
EuropeSouthern Europe
49Gibraltar
6
2
EuropeSouthern Europe
50Monaco
2.02
1
EuropeWestern Europe
51Vatican City
0.44
EuropeSouthern Europe