Largest Countries In Asia 2021

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

  1. China (3,746,887 square miles)
  2. India (1,269,010 square miles)
  3. Kazakhstan (1,051,811 square miles)
  4. Saudi Arabia (829,780 square miles)
  5. Indonesia (735,164 square miles)
  6. Iran (636,203 square miles)
  7. Mongolia (603,746 square miles)
  8. Pakistan (340,418 square miles)
  9. Turkey (302,455 square miles)
  10. Myanmar (261,159 square miles)

Asia's total area is 44.5 million km² (17.2 million mi²), split across 50 countries.

The largest country in Asia is China, which is 9,706,961 km² (3,746,887 mi²). China takes up about 6.54% of Earth's total surface area and is the third-largest country globally (behind Russia and Canada). China's current population is almost 1.44 billion people, which is the highest in the world.

The ninth-largest country in Asia, Turkey, is a transcontinental country split between Asia and Europe. While about 95% of Turkey is in Asia, and its largest city, Istanbul, is split between the two continents, it politically identifies more with the West. Because of this, it's challenging to determine which continent Turkey is a part of. Turkey is also the ninth-most populous Asian country with over 84.3 million people.

The smallest country in Asia is Macau, which is also the eighth smallest country in the world. Macau spans a total of 30 km² (12 mi²). Macau has a population of almost 650,000 people.

Largest Countries In Asia 2021

Rank Country Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area 2021 Population
1China3,746,887 mi²6.54%1,444,216,107
2India1,269,010 mi²2.21%1,393,409,038
3Kazakhstan1,051,811 mi²1.84%18,994,962
4Saudi Arabia829,780 mi²1.45%35,340,683
5Indonesia735,164 mi²1.28%276,361,783
6Iran636,203 mi²1.11%85,028,759
7Mongolia603,746 mi²1.05%3,329,289
8Pakistan340,418 mi²0.59%225,199,937
9Turkey302,455 mi²0.53%85,042,738
10Myanmar261,159 mi²0.46%54,806,012
11Afghanistan251,761 mi²0.44%39,835,428
12Yemen203,796 mi²0.36%30,490,640
13Thailand198,064 mi²0.35%69,950,850
14Turkmenistan188,407 mi²0.33%6,117,924
15Uzbekistan172,696 mi²0.30%33,935,763
16Iraq169,190 mi²0.30%41,179,350
17Japan145,881 mi²0.25%126,050,804
18Philippines132,148 mi²0.23%111,046,913
19Vietnam127,848 mi²0.22%98,168,833
20Malaysia127,690 mi²0.22%32,776,194
21Oman119,467 mi²0.21%5,223,375
22Laos91,405 mi²0.16%7,379,358
23Kyrgyzstan77,181 mi²0.13%6,628,356
24Syria71,479 mi²0.12%18,275,702
25Cambodia69,880 mi²0.12%16,946,438
26Bangladesh56,962 mi²< 0.1%166,303,498
27Nepal56,812 mi²< 0.1%29,674,920
28Tajikistan55,237 mi²< 0.1%9,749,627
29North Korea46,528 mi²< 0.1%25,887,041
30South Korea38,681 mi²< 0.1%51,305,186
31Jordan34,486 mi²< 0.1%10,269,021
32Azerbaijan33,428 mi²< 0.1%10,223,342
33United Arab Emirates32,270 mi²< 0.1%9,991,089
34Georgia26,904 mi²< 0.1%3,979,765
35Sri Lanka25,325 mi²< 0.1%21,497,310
36Bhutan14,820 mi²< 0.1%779,898
37Taiwan13,970 mi²< 0.1%23,855,010
38Armenia11,481 mi²< 0.1%2,968,127
39Israel8,017 mi²< 0.1%8,789,774
40Kuwait6,878 mi²< 0.1%4,328,550
41Timor Leste5,741 mi²< 0.1%1,343,873
42Qatar4,472 mi²< 0.1%2,930,528
43Lebanon4,034 mi²< 0.1%6,769,146
44Palestine2,401 mi²< 0.1%5,222,748
45Brunei2,225 mi²< 0.1%441,532
46Hong Kong426 mi²< 0.1%7,552,810
47Bahrain295 mi²< 0.1%1,748,296
48Singapore274 mi²< 0.1%5,896,686
49Maldives116 mi²< 0.1%543,617
50Macau12 mi²< 0.1%658,394

Largest Countries In Asia 2021