Largest Countries In The World 2019

What are the largest countries in the world? Here is a list of the top ten largest countries by area in square miles:

  1. Russia (6,599,921 square miles)
  2. Canada (3,854,083 square miles)
  3. China (3,746,887 square miles)
  4. United States (3,617,827 square miles)
  5. Brazil (3,287,086 square miles)
  6. Australia (2,969,121 square miles)
  7. India (1,269,010 square miles)
  8. Argentina (1,073,234 square miles)
  9. Kazakhstan (1,051,811 square miles)
  10. Algeria (919,352 square miles)

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 Country Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Region Subregion
1Russia17,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%EuropeEastern Europe
2Canada9,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%AmericasNorthern America
3China9,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%AsiaEastern Asia
4United States9,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%AmericasNorthern America
5Brazil8,515,767 km²3,287,086 mi²5.74%AmericasSouth America
6Australia7,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
7India3,287,590 km²1,269,010 mi²2.21%AsiaSouthern Asia
8Argentina2,780,400 km²1,073,234 mi²1.87%AmericasSouth America
9Kazakhstan2,724,900 km²1,051,811 mi²1.84%AsiaCentral Asia
10Algeria2,381,741 km²919,352 mi²1.60%AfricaNorthern Africa
11Dr Congo2,344,858 km²905,115 mi²1.58%AfricaMiddle Africa
12Greenland2,166,086 km²836,109 mi²1.46%AmericasNorthern America
13Saudi Arabia2,149,690 km²829,780 mi²1.45%AsiaWestern Asia
14Mexico1,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%AmericasCentral America
15Indonesia1,904,569 km²735,164 mi²1.28%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
16Sudan1,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%AfricaNorthern Africa
17Libya1,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%AfricaNorthern Africa
18Iran1,648,195 km²636,203 mi²1.11%AsiaSouthern Asia
19Mongolia1,564,110 km²603,746 mi²1.05%AsiaEastern Asia
20Peru1,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%AmericasSouth America
21Chad1,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%AfricaMiddle Africa
22Niger1,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%AfricaWestern Africa
23Angola1,246,700 km²481,226 mi²0.84%AfricaMiddle Africa
24Mali1,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%AfricaWestern Africa
25South Africa1,221,037 km²471,320 mi²0.82%AfricaSouthern Africa
26Colombia1,141,748 km²440,715 mi²0.77%AmericasSouth America
27Ethiopia1,104,300 km²426,260 mi²0.74%AfricaEastern Africa
28Bolivia1,098,581 km²424,052 mi²0.74%AmericasSouth America
29Mauritania1,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%AfricaWestern Africa
30Egypt1,002,450 km²386,946 mi²0.68%AfricaNorthern Africa
31Tanzania945,087 km²364,804 mi²0.64%AfricaEastern Africa
32Nigeria923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%AfricaWestern Africa
33Venezuela916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%AmericasSouth America
34Pakistan881,912 km²340,418 mi²0.59%AsiaSouthern Asia
35Namibia825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%AfricaSouthern Africa
36Mozambique801,590 km²309,414 mi²0.54%AfricaEastern Africa
37Turkey783,562 km²302,455 mi²0.53%AsiaWestern Asia
38Chile756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%AmericasSouth America
39Zambia752,612 km²290,508 mi²0.51%AfricaEastern Africa
40Myanmar676,578 km²261,159 mi²0.46%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
41Afghanistan652,230 km²251,761 mi²0.44%AsiaSouthern Asia
42Somalia637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%AfricaEastern Africa
43Central African Republic622,984 km²240,472 mi²0.42%AfricaMiddle Africa
44South Sudan619,745 km²239,222 mi²0.42%AfricaMiddle Africa
45Ukraine603,500 km²232,951 mi²0.41%EuropeEastern Europe
46Madagascar587,041 km²226,598 mi²0.40%AfricaEastern Africa
47Botswana582,000 km²224,652 mi²0.39%AfricaSouthern Africa
48Kenya580,367 km²224,022 mi²0.39%AfricaEastern Africa
49France551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%EuropeWestern Europe
50Yemen527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%AsiaWestern Asia
51Thailand513,120 km²198,064 mi²0.35%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
52Spain505,992 km²195,313 mi²0.34%EuropeSouthern Europe
53Turkmenistan488,100 km²188,407 mi²0.33%AsiaCentral Asia
54Cameroon475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%AfricaMiddle Africa
55Papua New Guinea462,840 km²178,656 mi²0.31%OceaniaMelanesia
56Sweden450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%EuropeNorthern Europe
57Uzbekistan447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%AsiaCentral Asia
58Morocco446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%AfricaNorthern Africa
59Iraq438,317 km²169,190 mi²0.30%AsiaWestern Asia
60Paraguay406,752 km²157,006 mi²0.27%AmericasSouth America
61Zimbabwe390,757 km²150,832 mi²0.26%AfricaEastern Africa
62Japan377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%AsiaEastern Asia
63Germany357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%EuropeWestern Europe
64Philippines342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
65Republic Of The Congo342,000 km²132,012 mi²0.23%AfricaMiddle Africa
66Finland338,424 km²130,632 mi²0.23%EuropeNorthern Europe
67Vietnam331,212 km²127,848 mi²0.22%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
68Malaysia330,803 km²127,690 mi²0.22%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
69Norway323,802 km²124,988 mi²0.22%EuropeNorthern Europe
70Ivory Coast322,463 km²124,471 mi²0.22%AfricaWestern Africa
71Poland312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
72Oman309,500 km²119,467 mi²0.21%AsiaWestern Asia
73Italy301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%EuropeSouthern Europe
74Ecuador276,841 km²106,861 mi²0.19%AmericasSouth America
75Burkina Faso272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%AfricaWestern Africa
76New Zealand270,467 km²104,400 mi²0.18%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
77Gabon267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%AfricaMiddle Africa
78Western Sahara266,000 km²102,676 mi²0.18%AfricaNorthern Africa
79Guinea245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%AfricaWestern Africa
80United Kingdom242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%EuropeNorthern Europe
81Uganda241,550 km²93,238 mi²0.16%AfricaEastern Africa
82Ghana238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%AfricaWestern Africa
83Romania238,391 km²92,019 mi²0.16%EuropeEastern Europe
84Laos236,800 km²91,405 mi²0.16%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
85Guyana214,969 km²82,978 mi²0.14%AmericasSouth America
86Belarus207,600 km²80,134 mi²0.14%EuropeEastern Europe
87Kyrgyzstan199,951 km²77,181 mi²0.13%AsiaCentral Asia
88Senegal196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%AfricaWestern Africa
89Syria185,180 km²71,479 mi²0.12%AsiaWestern Asia
90Cambodia181,035 km²69,880 mi²0.12%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
91Uruguay181,034 km²69,879 mi²0.12%AmericasSouth America
92Suriname163,820 km²63,235 mi²0.11%AmericasSouth America
93Tunisia163,610 km²63,153 mi²0.11%AfricaNorthern Africa
94Bangladesh147,570 km²56,962 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouthern Asia
95Nepal147,181 km²56,812 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouthern Asia
96Tajikistan143,100 km²55,237 mi²< 0.1%AsiaCentral Asia
97Greece131,990 km²50,948 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
98Nicaragua130,373 km²50,324 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
99North Korea120,538 km²46,528 mi²< 0.1%AsiaEastern Asia
100Malawi118,484 km²45,735 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
101Eritrea117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
102Benin112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
103Honduras112,492 km²43,422 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
104Liberia111,369 km²42,988 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
105Bulgaria110,879 km²42,799 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
106Cuba109,884 km²42,415 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
107Guatemala108,889 km²42,031 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
108Iceland103,000 km²39,758 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
109South Korea100,210 km²38,681 mi²< 0.1%AsiaEastern Asia
110Hungary93,028 km²35,909 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
111Portugal92,090 km²35,547 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
112Jordan89,342 km²34,486 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
113Serbia88,361 km²34,107 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
114Azerbaijan86,600 km²33,428 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
115Austria83,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
116United Arab Emirates83,600 km²32,270 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
117French Guiana83,534 km²32,244 mi²< 0.1%AmericasSouth America
118Czech Republic78,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
119Panama75,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
120Sierra Leone71,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
121Ireland70,273 km²27,125 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
122Georgia69,700 km²26,904 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
123Sri Lanka65,610 km²25,325 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouthern Asia
124Lithuania65,300 km²25,206 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
125Latvia64,559 km²24,920 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
126Togo56,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
127Croatia56,594 km²21,845 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
128Bosnia And Herzegovina51,209 km²19,767 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
129Costa Rica51,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
130Slovakia49,037 km²18,928 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
131Dominican Republic48,671 km²18,787 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
132Estonia45,227 km²17,458 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
133Denmark43,094 km²16,634 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
134Netherlands41,850 km²16,154 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
135Switzerland41,284 km²15,936 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
136Bhutan38,394 km²14,820 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouthern Asia
137Taiwan36,193 km²13,970 mi²< 0.1%AsiaEastern Asia
138Guinea Bissau36,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
139Moldova33,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
140Belgium30,528 km²11,784 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
141Lesotho30,355 km²11,717 mi²< 0.1%AfricaSouthern Africa
142Armenia29,743 km²11,481 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
143Solomon Islands28,896 km²11,154 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMelanesia
144Albania28,748 km²11,097 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
145Equatorial Guinea28,051 km²10,828 mi²< 0.1%AfricaMiddle Africa
146Burundi27,834 km²10,744 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
147Haiti27,750 km²10,712 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
148Rwanda26,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
149Macedonia25,713 km²9,925 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
150Djibouti23,200 km²8,955 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
151Belize22,966 km²8,865 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
152El Salvador21,041 km²8,122 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCentral America
153Israel20,770 km²8,017 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
154Slovenia20,273 km²7,825 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
155New Caledonia18,575 km²7,170 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMelanesia
156Fiji18,272 km²7,053 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMelanesia
157Kuwait17,818 km²6,878 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
158Swaziland17,364 km²6,703 mi²< 0.1%AfricaSouthern Africa
159Timor Leste14,874 km²5,741 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
160Bahamas13,943 km²5,382 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
161Montenegro13,812 km²5,331 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
162Vanuatu12,189 km²4,705 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMelanesia
163Falkland Islands12,173 km²4,699 mi²< 0.1%AmericasSouth America
164Qatar11,586 km²4,472 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
165Jamaica10,991 km²4,243 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
166Gambia10,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
167Lebanon10,452 km²4,034 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
168Cyprus9,251 km²3,571 mi²< 0.1%EuropeEastern Europe
169Puerto Rico8,870 km²3,424 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
170Palestine6,220 km²2,401 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
171Brunei5,765 km²2,225 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
172Trinidad And Tobago5,130 km²1,980 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
173French Polynesia4,167 km²1,608 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
174Cape Verde4,033 km²1,557 mi²< 0.1%AfricaWestern Africa
175Samoa2,842 km²1,097 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
176Luxembourg2,586 km²998 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
177Reunion2,511 km²969 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
178Mauritius2,040 km²787 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
179Comoros1,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
180Guadeloupe1,628 km²628 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
181Faroe Islands1,393 km²538 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
182Martinique1,128 km²435 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
183Hong Kong1,104 km²426 mi²< 0.1%AsiaEastern Asia
184Sao Tome And Principe964 km²372 mi²< 0.1%AfricaMiddle Africa
185Turks And Caicos Islands948 km²366 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
186Kiribati811 km²313 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
187Bahrain765 km²295 mi²< 0.1%AsiaWestern Asia
188Dominica751 km²290 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
189Tonga747 km²288 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
190Singapore710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
191Micronesia702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
192Saint Lucia616 km²238 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
193Isle Of Man572 km²221 mi²< 0.1%EuropeNorthern Europe
194Guam549 km²212 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
195Andorra468 km²181 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
196Northern Mariana Islands464 km²179 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
197Palau459 km²177 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
198Seychelles452 km²174 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
199Curacao444 km²171 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
200Antigua And Barbuda442 km²171 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
201Barbados430 km²166 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
202Saint Vincent And The Grenadines389 km²150 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
203Mayotte374 km²144 mi²< 0.1%AfricaEastern Africa
204United States Virgin Islands347 km²134 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
205Grenada344 km²133 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
206Malta316 km²122 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
207Maldives300 km²116 mi²< 0.1%AsiaSouthern Asia
208Cayman Islands264 km²102 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
209Saint Kitts And Nevis261 km²101 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
210Niue260 km²100 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
211Saint Pierre And Miquelon242 km²93 mi²< 0.1%AmericasNorthern America
212Cook Islands236 km²91 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
213American Samoa199 km²77 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
214Marshall Islands181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
215Aruba180 km²69 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
216Liechtenstein160 km²62 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
217British Virgin Islands151 km²58 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
218Wallis And Futuna142 km²55 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
219Montserrat102 km²39 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
220Anguilla91 km²35 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
221San Marino61 km²24 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
222Bermuda54 km²21 mi²< 0.1%AmericasNorthern America
223Saint Martin53 km²20 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
224Sint Maarten34 km²13 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
225Macau30 km²12 mi²< 0.1%AsiaEastern Asia
226Tuvalu26 km²10 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
228Saint Barthélemy21 km²8 mi²< 0.1%AmericasCaribbean
227Nauru21 km²8 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaMicronesia
229Tokelau12 km²5 mi²< 0.1%OceaniaPolynesia
230Gibraltar6 km²2 mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe
231Monaco2.02 km²1 mi²< 0.1%EuropeWestern Europe
232Vatican City0.44 km² mi²< 0.1%EuropeSouthern Europe