Largest Countries in the World 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
2Canada
9,984,670
3,854,083
AmericasNorthern America
3China
9,706,961
3,746,887
AsiaEastern Asia
4United States
9,372,610
3,617,827
AmericasNorthern America
5Brazil
8,515,767
3,287,086
AmericasSouth America
6Australia
7,692,024
2,969,121
OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
7India
3,287,590
1,269,010
AsiaSouthern Asia
8Argentina
2,780,400
1,073,234
AmericasSouth America
9Kazakhstan
2,724,900
1,051,811
AsiaCentral Asia
10Algeria
2,381,741
919,352
AfricaNorthern Africa
11Dr Congo
2,344,858
905,115
AfricaMiddle Africa
12Greenland
2,166,086
836,109
AmericasNorthern America
13Saudi Arabia
2,149,690
829,780
AsiaWestern Asia
14Mexico
1,964,375
758,249
AmericasCentral America
15Indonesia
1,904,569
735,164
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
16Sudan
1,886,068
728,022
AfricaNorthern Africa
17Libya
1,759,540
679,182
AfricaNorthern Africa
18Iran
1,648,195
636,203
AsiaSouthern Asia
19Mongolia
1,564,110
603,746
AsiaEastern Asia
20Peru
1,285,216
496,093
AmericasSouth America
21Chad
1,284,000
495,624
AfricaMiddle Africa
22Niger
1,267,000
489,062
AfricaWestern Africa
23Angola
1,246,700
481,226
AfricaMiddle Africa
24Mali
1,240,192
478,714
AfricaWestern Africa
25South Africa
1,221,037
471,320
AfricaSouthern Africa
26Colombia
1,141,748
440,715
AmericasSouth America
27Ethiopia
1,104,300
426,260
AfricaEastern Africa
28Bolivia
1,098,581
424,052
AmericasSouth America
29Mauritania
1,030,700
397,850
AfricaWestern Africa
30Egypt
1,002,450
386,946
AfricaNorthern Africa
31Tanzania
945,087
364,804
AfricaEastern Africa
32Nigeria
923,768
356,574
AfricaWestern Africa
33Venezuela
916,445
353,748
AmericasSouth America
34Pakistan
881,912
340,418
AsiaSouthern Asia
35Namibia
825,615
318,687
AfricaSouthern Africa
36Mozambique
801,590
309,414
AfricaEastern Africa
37Turkey
783,562
302,455
AsiaWestern Asia
38Chile
756,102
291,855
AmericasSouth America
39Zambia
752,612
290,508
AfricaEastern Africa
40Myanmar
676,578
261,159
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
41Afghanistan
652,230
251,761
AsiaSouthern Asia
42Somalia
637,657
246,136
AfricaEastern Africa
43Central African Republic
622,984
240,472
AfricaMiddle Africa
44South Sudan
619,745
239,222
AfricaMiddle Africa
45Ukraine
603,500
232,951
EuropeEastern Europe
46Madagascar
587,041
226,598
AfricaEastern Africa
47Botswana
582,000
224,652
AfricaSouthern Africa
48Kenya
580,367
224,022
AfricaEastern Africa
49France
551,695
212,954
EuropeWestern Europe
50Yemen
527,968
203,796
AsiaWestern Asia
51Thailand
513,120
198,064
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
52Spain
505,992
195,313
EuropeSouthern Europe
53Turkmenistan
488,100
188,407
AsiaCentral Asia
54Cameroon
475,442
183,521
AfricaMiddle Africa
55Papua New Guinea
462,840
178,656
OceaniaMelanesia
56Sweden
450,295
173,814
EuropeNorthern Europe
57Uzbekistan
447,400
172,696
AsiaCentral Asia
58Morocco
446,550
172,368
AfricaNorthern Africa
59Iraq
438,317
169,190
AsiaWestern Asia
60Paraguay
406,752
157,006
AmericasSouth America
61Zimbabwe
390,757
150,832
AfricaEastern Africa
62Japan
377,930
145,881
AsiaEastern Asia
63Germany
357,114
137,846
EuropeWestern Europe
64Philippines
342,353
132,148
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
65Republic Of The Congo
342,000
132,012
AfricaMiddle Africa
66Finland
338,424
130,632
EuropeNorthern Europe
67Vietnam
331,212
127,848
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
68Malaysia
330,803
127,690
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
69Norway
323,802
124,988
EuropeNorthern Europe
70Ivory Coast
322,463
124,471
AfricaWestern Africa
71Poland
312,679
120,694
EuropeEastern Europe
72Oman
309,500
119,467
AsiaWestern Asia
73Italy
301,336
116,316
EuropeSouthern Europe
74Ecuador
276,841
106,861
AmericasSouth America
75Burkina Faso
272,967
105,365
AfricaWestern Africa
76New Zealand
270,467
104,400
OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
77Gabon
267,668
103,320
AfricaMiddle Africa
78Western Sahara
266,000
102,676
AfricaNorthern Africa
79Guinea
245,857
94,901
AfricaWestern Africa
80United Kingdom
242,900
93,759
EuropeNorthern Europe
81Uganda
241,550
93,238
AfricaEastern Africa
82Ghana
238,533
92,074
AfricaWestern Africa
83Romania
238,391
92,019
EuropeEastern Europe
84Laos
236,800
91,405
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
85Guyana
214,969
82,978
AmericasSouth America
86Belarus
207,600
80,134
EuropeEastern Europe
87Kyrgyzstan
199,951
77,181
AsiaCentral Asia
88Senegal
196,722
75,935
AfricaWestern Africa
89Syria
185,180
71,479
AsiaWestern Asia
90Cambodia
181,035
69,880
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
91Uruguay
181,034
69,879
AmericasSouth America
92Suriname
163,820
63,235
AmericasSouth America
93Tunisia
163,610
63,153
AfricaNorthern Africa
94Bangladesh
147,570
56,962
AsiaSouthern Asia
95Nepal
147,181
56,812
AsiaSouthern Asia
96Tajikistan
143,100
55,237
AsiaCentral Asia
97Greece
131,990
50,948
EuropeSouthern Europe
98Nicaragua
130,373
50,324
AmericasCentral America
99North Korea
120,538
46,528
AsiaEastern Asia
100Malawi
118,484
45,735
AfricaEastern Africa
101Eritrea
117,600
45,394
AfricaEastern Africa
102Benin
112,622
43,472
AfricaWestern Africa
103Honduras
112,492
43,422
AmericasCentral America
104Liberia
111,369
42,988
AfricaWestern Africa
105Bulgaria
110,879
42,799
EuropeEastern Europe
106Cuba
109,884
42,415
AmericasCaribbean
107Guatemala
108,889
42,031
AmericasCentral America
108Iceland
103,000
39,758
EuropeNorthern Europe
109South Korea
100,210
38,681
AsiaEastern Asia
110Hungary
93,028
35,909
EuropeEastern Europe
111Portugal
92,090
35,547
EuropeSouthern Europe
112Jordan
89,342
34,486
AsiaWestern Asia
113Serbia
88,361
34,107
EuropeSouthern Europe
114Azerbaijan
86,600
33,428
AsiaWestern Asia
115Austria
83,871
32,374
EuropeWestern Europe
116United Arab Emirates
83,600
32,270
AsiaWestern Asia
117French Guiana
83,534
32,244
AmericasSouth America
118Czech Republic
78,865
30,442
EuropeEastern Europe
119Panama
75,417
29,111
AmericasCentral America
120Sierra Leone
71,740
27,692
AfricaWestern Africa
121Ireland
70,273
27,125
EuropeNorthern Europe
122Georgia
69,700
26,904
AsiaWestern Asia
123Sri Lanka
65,610
25,325
AsiaSouthern Asia
124Lithuania
65,300
25,206
EuropeNorthern Europe
125Latvia
64,559
24,920
EuropeNorthern Europe
126Togo
56,785
21,919
AfricaWestern Africa
127Croatia
56,594
21,845
EuropeSouthern Europe
128Bosnia And Herzegovina
51,209
19,767
EuropeSouthern Europe
129Costa Rica
51,100
19,725
AmericasCentral America
130Slovakia
49,037
18,928
EuropeEastern Europe
131Dominican Republic
48,671
18,787
AmericasCaribbean
132Estonia
45,227
17,458
EuropeNorthern Europe
133Denmark
43,094
16,634
EuropeNorthern Europe
134Netherlands
41,850
16,154
EuropeWestern Europe
135Switzerland
41,284
15,936
EuropeWestern Europe
136Bhutan
38,394
14,820
AsiaSouthern Asia
137Taiwan
36,193
13,970
AsiaEastern Asia
138Guinea Bissau
36,125
13,944
AfricaWestern Africa
139Moldova
33,846
13,065
EuropeEastern Europe
140Belgium
30,528
11,784
EuropeWestern Europe
141Lesotho
30,355
11,717
AfricaSouthern Africa
142Armenia
29,743
11,481
AsiaWestern Asia
143Solomon Islands
28,896
11,154
OceaniaMelanesia
144Albania
28,748
11,097
EuropeSouthern Europe
145Equatorial Guinea
28,051
10,828
AfricaMiddle Africa
146Burundi
27,834
10,744
AfricaEastern Africa
147Haiti
27,750
10,712
AmericasCaribbean
148Rwanda
26,338
10,166
AfricaEastern Africa
149Macedonia
25,713
9,925
EuropeSouthern Europe
150Djibouti
23,200
8,955
AfricaEastern Africa
151Belize
22,966
8,865
AmericasCentral America
152El Salvador
21,041
8,122
AmericasCentral America
153Israel
20,770
8,017
AsiaWestern Asia
154Slovenia
20,273
7,825
EuropeSouthern Europe
155New Caledonia
18,575
7,170
OceaniaMelanesia
156Fiji
18,272
7,053
OceaniaMelanesia
157Kuwait
17,818
6,878
AsiaWestern Asia
158Swaziland
17,364
6,703
AfricaSouthern Africa
159Timor Leste
14,874
5,741
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
160Bahamas
13,943
5,382
AmericasCaribbean
161Montenegro
13,812
5,331
EuropeSouthern Europe
162Vanuatu
12,189
4,705
OceaniaMelanesia
163Falkland Islands
12,173
4,699
AmericasSouth America
164Qatar
11,586
4,472
AsiaWestern Asia
165Jamaica
10,991
4,243
AmericasCaribbean
166Kosovo
10,908
4,210
EuropeEastern Europe
167Gambia
10,689
4,126
AfricaWestern Africa
168Lebanon
10,452
4,034
AsiaWestern Asia
169Cyprus
9,251
3,571
EuropeEastern Europe
170Puerto Rico
8,870
3,424
AmericasCaribbean
171Palestine
6,220
2,401
AsiaWestern Asia
172Brunei
5,765
2,225
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
173Trinidad And Tobago
5,130
1,980
AmericasCaribbean
174French Polynesia
4,167
1,608
OceaniaPolynesia
175Cape Verde
4,033
1,557
AfricaWestern Africa
176Samoa
2,842
1,097
OceaniaPolynesia
177Luxembourg
2,586
998
EuropeWestern Europe
178Reunion
2,511
969
AfricaEastern Africa
179Mauritius
2,040
787
AfricaEastern Africa
180Comoros
1,862
719
AfricaEastern Africa
181Guadeloupe
1,628
628
AmericasCaribbean
182Faroe Islands
1,393
538
EuropeNorthern Europe
183Martinique
1,128
435
AmericasCaribbean
184Hong Kong
1,104
426
AsiaEastern Asia
185Sao Tome And Principe
964
372
AfricaMiddle Africa
186Turks And Caicos Islands
948
366
AmericasCaribbean
187Kiribati
811
313
OceaniaMicronesia
188Bahrain
765
295
AsiaWestern Asia
189Dominica
751
290
AmericasCaribbean
190Tonga
747
288
OceaniaPolynesia
191Singapore
710
274
AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
192Micronesia
702
271
OceaniaMicronesia
193Saint Lucia
616
238
AmericasCaribbean
194Isle Of Man
572
221
EuropeNorthern Europe
195Guam
549
212
OceaniaMicronesia
196Andorra
468
181
EuropeSouthern Europe
197Northern Mariana Islands
464
179
OceaniaMicronesia
198Palau
459
177
OceaniaMicronesia
199Seychelles
452
174
AfricaEastern Africa
200Curaçao
444
171
AmericasCaribbean
201Antigua And Barbuda
442
171
AmericasCaribbean
202Barbados
430
166
AmericasCaribbean
203Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
389
150
AmericasCaribbean
204Mayotte
374
144
AfricaEastern Africa
205United States Virgin Islands
347
134
AmericasCaribbean
206Grenada
344
133
AmericasCaribbean
207Malta
316
122
EuropeSouthern Europe
208Maldives
300
116
AsiaSouthern Asia
209Cayman Islands
264
102
AmericasCaribbean
210Saint Kitts And Nevis
261
101
AmericasCaribbean
211Niue
260
100
OceaniaPolynesia
212Saint Pierre And Miquelon
242
93
AmericasNorthern America
213Cook Islands
236
91
OceaniaPolynesia
214American Samoa
199
77
OceaniaPolynesia
215Marshall Islands
181
70
OceaniaMicronesia
216Aruba
180
69
AmericasCaribbean
217Liechtenstein
160
62
EuropeWestern Europe
218British Virgin Islands
151
58
AmericasCaribbean
219Wallis And Futuna
142
55
OceaniaPolynesia
220Jersey
116
45
EuropeNorthern Europe
221Montserrat
102
39
AmericasCaribbean
222Anguilla
91
35
AmericasCaribbean
223Guernsey
78
30
EuropeNorthern Europe
224San Marino
61
24
EuropeSouthern Europe
225Bermuda
54
21
AmericasNorthern America
226Saint Martin
53
20
AmericasCaribbean
227Sint Maarten
34
13
AmericasCaribbean
228Macau
30
12
AsiaEastern Asia
229Tuvalu
26
10
OceaniaPolynesia
230Nauru
21
8
OceaniaMicronesia
231Tokelau
12
5
OceaniaPolynesia
232Gibraltar
6
2
EuropeSouthern Europe
233Monaco
2.02
1
EuropeWestern Europe
234Vatican City
0.44
EuropeSouthern Europe