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    Countries of the World by Area


    Measuring the world, countries by area
    Measuring the World
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    This page displays a list of regions and sovereign nations by size, from the largest to the smallest countries in the world.


    What makes a country huge or small?
    Borders define nations. The political and possibly natural limits of a country determine its physical territory, and thus its size.
    Political boundaries are the artificial lines that separate one political entity, such as a country or state, from another. Natural borders are oceans, seas, rivers, and mountain ranges.


    The Largest Countries
    The three largest sovereign countries by surface area are Russia, Canada, and the United States. Together they occupy roughly a quarter of Earth's landmass.


    The Smallest Countries
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    Among the world's smallest countries are the island nations of the Caribbean and the (South) Pacific Ocean (Oceania).

    The three smallest countries in the world are Vatican City, an enclave within Rome, Italy. Monaco, a principality at the Mediterranean coast and an enclave within Southern France, and Nauru, an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.



    Countries by Area

    List of countries and territories indicating the size of the total land area in square kilometers (km2) and the corresponding percentage of the total land area of the Earth.

    No.
    Country or Region
    Area km2
    % of Earth
    land area
    Region
    earth symbol Earth 148,940,000 km2 (planimetric (flat) land area, 29.2% of its total surface) 100%   Solar System
     Note:
    Earth, the most important place you know, has a surface area of 510,072,000 km2. Compared Earth is about the size of an average sunspot. Compared to other planets, our world is about twice the size of Mars, and it is slightly larger than Venus.

    The total land coverage is 29.2% of Earth's surface (≈149 million km2), the rest of its surface area of 70.8%, you can guess, is water.
     
      Eurasia 55,000,000 km2 (including islands)
    ≈51 million km2 continental landmass
    36.9%   Northern and Eastern Hemispheres
     Note:
    The continental landmass of Eurasia lies in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the largest contiguous area of land on Earth and home to the geopolitical entities of Europe and Asia. The geopolitical term also includes adjoining islands such as the British Isles, Maritime South East Asia, and Japan. Almost all of Eurasia's area lies to the east of the prime meridian (0°).
     
      Asia 44,579,000 (including islands)
    30%   Northern and Eastern Hemispheres
     Note:
    Earth's largest continent is situated primarily in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres. Almost all of Asia's area lies to the east of the prime meridian (0°), only a small part of Russia's Far East crosses the antimeridian (180°).
     
      Africa 30,365,000 (including adjacent islands) 20.4%   Northern and Southern Hemispheres
     Note:
    The world's second-largest continent straddles the equator. Most of Africa's area lies to the east of the prime meridian (0°).
     
      North America (map) 24,709,000 (including Greenland and other adjacent islands) 16.6%   Northern Hemisphere
     Note:
    The third-largest continent lies entirely in the northern hemisphere. North America's entire territory lies west of the prime meridian (0°) in the Western Hemisphere.
     
      South America (map) 17,840,000 12%   Northern Hemisphere
     Note:
    The fourth-largest continent straddles the equator. All the territory of South America is situated west of the prime meridian (0°).
     
    1
    Russia 17,098,242 11.5%   Northern Asia and Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    The largest country in the world--and growing (Crimea).
     
    -- -- Antarctica 14,200,000 9.4%   South Pole
     
     Note:
    Antarctica is not a country but the world's southernmost continent. It is the only continent in the world without a permanent population.
     
    --
    North Asia 13,138,000 8.8%   Northern Asia
     
     Note:
    North Asia, also Northern Asia or Asian Russia, consists of the area of the Russian Federation east of the Ural Mountains: the Ural region, Siberia, and the Russian Far East. (see map)
     
    -- European Flag Europe 10,180,000 6.8%   Europe
     
     Note:
    Includes all European countries and the European part of transcontinental countries such as Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
     
    2
    Canada 9,984,670 6.7%   North America
     
     Note:
    The largest nation in the Western Hemisphere by area and the country with the longest coastline in the world.
     
    3
    United States

    Contiguous United States
    9,833,517

    8,081,867
    6.5%
      North America
     Note:
    The figure includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia (aka Washington D.C.), excluding the United States' unincorporated territories and the like. Size includes the coastal and territorial waters of the United States.
    See also US States by Area
     
    4
    PR China 9,597,000 6.4%   Eastern Asia
     Note:
    The second-largest Asian country (after the Asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for Mainland China (9,596,961 km2) exclusive Hong Kong (1,104 km2), Macao (29 km2) and Taiwan and other disputed territories.
     
      Australia (continent) 8,600,000 5.8%   Oceania
     Note:
    The Australian continent consists of the landmasses which sit on Australia's continental plate. The smallest continent includes mainland Australia and the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea.
     
    5
    Brazil 8,514,877 5.7%   South America
     Note:
    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Southern Hemisphere.
     
    6
    Australia (country) 7,692,024 5.2%   Australia /Oceania
     Note:
    Australia is the only country that is coterminous with a continent. It is also by far the largest country without a land-border to neighbors, and it is the largest country located entirely within the southern hemisphere.
     
    -- European Flag European Union 3,928,273 2.6%   Europe
     Note:
    Size of the European Union without French overseas territories. (Although they are considered part of the EU; see a Map of the EU)
     
    --
    European Russia 3,960,000 2.6%   Europe
     
     Note:
    The European part of Russia occupies the largest territorial area in Europe. 77% of Russia's population live in the European part of Russia, three-fourths of the entire population of the country. (see map)
     
    7
    India 3,287,263 2.3%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    Figure includes 120,849 km² of disputed territories with Pakistan and China. The third-largest country in Asia (after Russia and China).
     
    8
    Argentina 2,780,400 2%   South America
     
     Note:
    The second-largest country in South America.
     
    9
    Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1.8%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    The largest landlocked country in the world. It has a shoreline at the Caspian Sea but no access to the high seas.
     
    10
    Algeria 2,381,741 1.6%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    Since the divide of Sudan, Algeria is now the largest country in Africa.
     
    11
    Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) 2,344,858 1.6%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    The second-largest country in Africa.
     
    12
    Greenland 2,166,086 1.5%   Northern Europe;
    Northern North America
     Note:
    The largest island in the world is politically a self-governing territory of the Kingdom of Denmark.
     
    13
    Saudi Arabia 2,150,000 1.4%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    The largest country in the Middle East, it occupies the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
     
    14
    Mexico 1,964,375 1.3%   North America
     
     Note:
    The third-largest country in North America.
     
    15
    Indonesia 1,904,569 1.3%   Maritime Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    The largest and most populous country situated only on islands. Also the largest country in South East Asia.
     
    16
    Sudan 1,886,068 1.3%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    Formerly the largest country in Africa, since Southern Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, Sudan is now the third largest country in Africa.
     
    17
    Libya 1,759,540 1.2%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    The fourth-largest country in Africa. Most of its territory lies in the Sahara desert, which is why most of its population lives on the Mediterranean coast.
     
    18
    Iran 1,648,195 1.1%   Western Asia; Middle East
     
     Note:
    Islamic republic between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
     
    19
    Mongolia 1,564,100 1.1%   Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    A big landlocked country north of China.
     
    20
    Peru 1,285,216 0.86%   South America
     
     Note:
    The third-largest country in South America.
     
    21
    Chad 1,284,000 0.86%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    Large country in Central Africa, south of Libya.
     
    22
    Niger 1,267,000 0.85%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    Largest country in West Africa.
     
    23
    Angola 1,246,700 0.85%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    Central-west African country with a coastline on the South Atlantic Ocean.
     
    24
    Mali 1,240,192 0.83%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    Most of the country lies in the southern Sahara Desert.
     
    -- Tibet Flag Tibet 1,228,400 0.82%   Asia
     Note:
    Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), an administrative division of China.
     
    25
    South Africa 1,221,037 0.82%   Southern Africa
     Note:
    Largest country in Southern Africa. (Includes Marion Island and Prince Edward Island in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean.)
     
    26
    Colombia 1,138,914 0.76%   South America
     
     Note:
    Colombian figure states: 1,141,748 km2 which includes three special districts and San Andrés and Providencia islands (52 km²) (disputed territories with Nicaragua).
     
    27
    Ethiopia 1,104,300 0.74%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Mountainous landlocked country in Eastern Africa. It is Africa's oldest independent nation. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonized.
     
    28
    Bolivia 1,098,581 0.74%   South America
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country west of Brazil.
     
    29
    Mauritania 1,030,000 0.69%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A desert country in northwest Africa with a coastline on the North Atlantic Ocean.
     
    30
    Egypt 1,002,000 0.67%   Northern Africa
     
     Note:
    A country in Northern Africa and the Sinai Peninsula (Western Asia). Excluding the disputed region Hala'ib Triangle (20,580 km²).
     
    31
    Tanzania 945,087 0.63%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar.
     
    32
    Nigeria 923,768 0.62%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    Located in Western Africa at the Gulf of Guinea.
     
    33
    Venezuela 912,050 0.61%   South America
     
     Note:
    Located in the north of South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean with a 2,800 km (1,700 mi) long coastline.
     
    34
    Namibia 824,292 0.55%   Southern Africa
     Note:
    Country in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean.
     
    35
    Mozambique 801,590 0.54%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Located on the southeast coast of Africa, bordering South Africa.
     
    36
    Pakistan 796,095 0.53%
      South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    Excluding all disputed territories (Kashmir).
     
    37
    Turkey 783,562 0.53%   Western Asia, Southern Europe
     Note:
    Third-largest among countries with parts of its territory in Europe (after Russia and Kazakhstan).
     
    38
    Chile 756,102 0.51%   South America
     
     Note:
    Includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua; Rapa Nui) and Isla Sala y Gómez, excludes claims on Antarctica (1,250,000 km²).
     
    39
    Zambia 752,618 0.51%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in southern Africa.
     
    40
    Myanmar 676,578 0.45%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    The country, also known as Burma, is situated in Southeast Asia; it has a 1,930 km (1,200 miles) long coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
     
    41
    Afghanistan 652,090 0.44%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    A landlocked mountainous country within South and Central Asia.
     
    42
    Somalia 637,657 0.43%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A country on the Horn of Africa.
     
    43
    Central African Republic 622,984 0.42%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in Central Africa.
     
    44
    Ukraine 603,628 0.4%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    The largest country located entirely in Europe. Size includes the Crimean Peninsula.
     
    45
    Madagascar 587,041 0.39%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    An island nation off the coast of Southeast Africa.
     
    46
    Botswana 582,000 0.39%   Southern Africa
     Note:
    A landlocked country in southern Africa.
     
    47
    Kenya 580,000 0.39%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean.
     
    48
    France 551,695 0.37%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    The size refers only to Metropolitan France (European France, including Corsica). It is the largest country in Western Europe. The French Republic, including its French overseas territories, occupies an area of 632,834 km2.
     
    49
    Yemen 527,968 0.35%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    Includes some offshore islands such as Perim, Jazirat Jabal Zuqar, and Socotra.
     
    50
    Thailand 513,120 0.34%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    A Kingdom in Southeast Asia on the Indochina peninsula.
     
    51
    Spain 505,992 0.34%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    The fourth-largest country in Europe, second-largest in western Europe, behind France. Includes mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, as well as the Spanish possessions (Plazas de Soberanía) off the coast of Morocco (Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Chafarinas, Peñón de Alhucemas, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera), and Isla de Alborán almost midway between Morocco and Spain, all the latter being claimed by Morocco.
     
    52
    Turkmenistan 488,100 0.33%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    A country in Central Asia with a coastline at the Caspian Sea.
     
    53
    Cameroon 475,650 0.32%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    Central African country with a coastline at the Gulf of Guinea.
     
    54
    Papua New Guinea 462,840 0.31%   Oceania, Melanesia
     Note:
    Second-largest country in Oceania. Occupies half of the island of New Guinea, the world's second-largest island.
     
    55
    Sweden 450,295 0.30%   Northern Europe
     Note:
    Includes the islands of Gotland and Öland.
     
    56
    Uzbekistan 447,400 0.30%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    The larger of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. Those countries are not only landlocked but surrounded by landlocked countries.
     
    57
    Morocco 446,550 0.30%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    A country in the Maghreb region of northwestern Africa, with coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Size excludes the disputed territory of Western Sahara, partially occupied by Morocco.
     
    58
    Iraq 438,317 0.29%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    A Middle East country, almost landlocked with a narrow access to the Persian Gulf.
     
    59
    Paraguay 406,752 0.27%   South America
     
     Note:
    Landlocked country between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil.
     
    60
    Zimbabwe 390,757 0.26%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in southern Africa.
     
    61
    Japan 377,915 0.25%   Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    Includes Ryukyu Islands (Nansei Islands), Daito Islands, Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands), Minami-Torishima (Marcus Island), Okino-Torishima and Volcano Islands (Kazan Islands); excludes the southern Kuril Islands.
     
    62
    Germany 357,375 0.24%   Western Europe
     Note:
    A Western European country with a coastline at the North Sea.
     
    63
    Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) 342,000 0.23%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    A country located in Central Africa with a coastline at the Atlantic Ocean.
     
    64
    Finland 338,145 0.23%   Northern Europe
     Note:
    Includes Åland Islands (1,552 km²).
     
    65
    Vietnam 331,689 0.22%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    A country in Southeast Asia on the Indochinese Peninsula, bordering the South China Sea.
     
    66
    Malaysia 329,847 0.22%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    A country in Southeast Asiaon the Malaysian Peninsula and partly on the island of Borneo.
     
    67
    Norway 323,802 0.22%   Northern Europe
     Note:
    Mainland Norway only; not included the overseas areas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (62,422 km²) and the dependency of Bouvet Island (49 km²) and the Antarctic dependency claims of Queen Maud Land (2,500,000 km²) and Peter I Island (243 km²).
     
    68
    Côte d'Ivoire 322,463 0.22%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A country in western sub-Saharan Africa with a coastline at the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean).
     
    69
    Poland 312,685 0.21%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    Country in Eastern Europe with a Baltic seacoast.
     
    70
    Oman 309,500 0.21%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    Country on the Arabian Peninsula, with long coastlines on the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
     
    71
    Italy 301,318 0.20%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Country in Southern Europe, mostly situated on a large peninsula.
     
    72
    Philippines 300,000 0.20%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    Archipelago in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean.
     
    73
    Ecuador 283,561 0.20%   South America
     
     Note:
    Includes Galápagos Islands.
     
    74
    Burkina Faso 274,222 0.18%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in West Africa.
     
    75
    New Zealand 270,467 0.18%   Oceania; Australia
     Note:
    Includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands. Excludes Niue (260 km²), the Cook Islands (236 km²) and Tokelau (12 km²), as well as the Antarctic claim of Ross Dependency (450,000 km²). Third-largest country in Oceania.
     
    76
    Gabon 267,668 0.18%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    A country along the Atlantic coast of Equatorial Africa.
     
    77
    Western Sahara 266,000 0.18%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    Largely occupied by Morocco, some territory administered by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
     
    78
    Guinea 245,857 0.17%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A country in West Africa with a coastline at the Atlantic Ocean.
     
    79
    United Kingdom
    Great Britain (island)

    England
    Scotland
    Wales

    242,500
    229,848

    130,279
    77,933
    20,779
    0.16%   Northern Europe
     Note:
    Not included are the three Crown dependencies (768 km²) of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man, and British Overseas Territories (1,742,857 km²).
     
    80
    Uganda 241,551 0.16%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in Eastern Africa, bordering Lake Victoria.
     
    81
    Ghana 238,533 0.16%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    West African nation bordering the Gulf of Guinea.
     
    82
    Romania 238,391 0.16%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    Central eastern European country with a coastline at the Black Sea.
     
    83
    Lao PDR (Laos) 236,800 0.16%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in South East Asia between Vietnam and Thailand.
     
    84
    Guyana 214,969 0.14%   South America
     Note:
    Guyana is a country in the north of South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
     
    85
    Belarus 207,595 0.14%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    Largest landlocked country in Europe.
     
    86
    Kyrgyzstan 199,951 0.13%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    Landlocked country in Central Asia.
     
    87
    Senegal 196,722 0.13%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A country on Africa’s west coast that surrounds The Gambia.
     
    88
    Syria 185,180 0.12%
      Middle East
     
     Note:
    Includes the Golan Heights.
     
    89
    Cambodia 181,035 0.12%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    A country in Southeast Asia on the Indochina peninsula, bordering the South China Sea.
     
    90
    Uruguay 176,215 0.12%   South America
     
     Note:
    Southern South American country south of Brazil. South America's second-smallest country.
     
    91
    Suriname 163,820 0.11%   South America
     
     Note:
    Smallest country in South America.
     
    92
    Tunisia 163,610 0.11%   North Africa
     
     Note:
    Country in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
     
    93
    Nepal 147,181 0.10%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    Landlocked country in the Himalayas.
     
    94
    Bangladesh 143,998 0.10%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    A country in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, between India and Myanmar.
     
    95
    Tajikistan 143,100 0.10%   South Central Asia
     
     Note:
    A mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia.
     
    96
    Greece 131,957 0.09%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    A country in southeastern Europe consisting of a mainland on the Balkan peninsula and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian sea.
     
    97
    Nicaragua 130,370 0.09%   Central America
     Note:
    Excludes San Andrés y Providencia islands (disputed territories with Colombia). Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
     
    98
    North Korea 120,538 0.08%   Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    A country occupying the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
     
    99
    Malawi 118,484 0.08%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in southeastern Africa bordering Lake Malawi.
     
    100
    Eritrea 117,600 0.08%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Includes Badme region.
     
    101
    Benin 112,622 0.08%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    The Republic of Benin is a country in West Africa with a short coastline at the Gulf of Guinea (Bight of Benin).
     
    102
    Honduras 112,492 0.08%   Central America
     Note:
    A country located on the Central American isthmus with coastlines at the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
     
    103
    Liberia 111,369 0.07%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    The Republic of Liberia is a country in West Africa with a coastline at the Atlantic Ocean.
     
    104
    Bulgaria 110,879 0.07%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    A country on the Balkan Peninsula with a Black Sea coastline.
     
    105
    Cuba 109,884 0.07%   Caribbean
     Note:
    Cuba is the largest and most populous country/island in the Caribbean.
     
    106
    Guatemala 108,889 0.07%   Central America
     Note:
    A Central American country south of Mexico.
     
    107
    Iceland 103,000 0.07%   Northern Europe
     Note:
    A Nordic island nation in the North Atlantic and Arctic ocean south of the Arctic Circles.
     
    108
    South Korea 99,678 0.07%   Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    A country occupying the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
     
    109
    Hungary 93,028 0.06%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in Central Europe.
     
    110
    Portugal 92,090 0.06%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Includes Azores and Madeira Islands.
     
    111
    Jordan 89,342 0.06%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    An Arab nation in the Middle East.
     
    112
    Azerbaijan 86,600 0.06%   Western Asia
     Note:
    Includes the exclave of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
     
    113
    French Guiana 83,534 0.06%   South America
     
     Note:
    Former French overseas département. Became a French region and was made part of France proper.
     
    114
    Austria 83,871 0.06%   Western Europe
     Note:
    Alpine landlocked country in South-Central Europe.
     
    115
    United Arab Emirates 83,600 0.06%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    A desert nation on the Arabian Peninsula with a coastline at the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
     
    116
    Czech Republic 78,867 0.05%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in east Central Europe.
     
    117
    Serbia 77,474 0.05%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    This figure does not include Kosovo, which recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition; Serbia, Russia, China and others object. Including Kosovo, which is still claimed by Serbia, the total area is 88,361 km2, ranking Serbia at 113.
     
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    118
    Panama 74,177 0.05%   Central America
     
     Note:
    Located on the Isthmus of Panama.
     
    119
    Sierra Leone 71,740 0.05%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    Located on the west coast of Africa.
     
    120
    Ireland (Republic of) 70,273 0.05%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    The island of Ireland itself has an area of 84,421 km².
     
    121
    Georgia 69,700 0.05%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    Includes Abkhazia (8,600 km²) and South Ossetia.
     
    122
    Sri Lanka 65,610 0.04%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    An island and country off the southeastern coast of India.
     
    123
    Lithuania 65,300 0.04%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    One of the Baltic states.
     
    124
    Latvia 64,589 0.04%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    One of the Baltic states.
     
    125
    Svalbard and Jan Mayen 62,422 0.04%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    A group of islands in the Arctic Ocean north of Norway.
     
    126
    Togo 56,785 0.04%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    A narrow strip of land in West Africa bordering the Bight of Benin.
     
    127
    Croatia 56,594 0.04%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, it has a coastline at the Adriatic Sea.
     
    128
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,197 0.03%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Located in the western Balkans, has a very small access to the Adriatic Sea.
     
    129
    Costa Rica 51,100 0.03%   Central America
     
     Note:
    Located on the Central American isthmus, includes Isla del Coco.
     
    130
    Slovakia 49,035 0.03%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in Eastern Europe, formerly part of Czechoslovakia.
     
    131
    Dominican Republic 48,310 0.03%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two third of the island of Hispaniola.
     
    132
    Estonia 45,227 0.03%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    One of the Baltic states, includes Estonia's 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea.
     
    133
    Denmark 42,916 0.03%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    Includes Denmark proper only; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km² and would be the world's 13th largest country.
     
    134
    Netherlands 41,543 0.03%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    Includes the Netherlands proper only. Including its Caribbean islands, the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,437 km².
     
    135
    Switzerland 41,285 0.03%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country extending across the north and south side of the Alps.
     
    136
    Bhutan 38,394 0.03%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas.
     
    137
    Taiwan (Republic of China) 36,188 0.02%   Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    Includes only the territories under the administration of the ROC, namely Taiwan, and the islands of Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
     
    138
    Guinea-Bissau 36,125 0.02%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    West Africa at the Atlantic coast.
     
    139
    Moldova 33,850 0.02%   Eastern Europe
     
     Note:
    Includes the de facto independent autonomous territory of Transnistria (Pridnestrovie).
     
    140
    Belgium 30,528 0.02%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    A federal monarchy in Western Europe.
     
    141
    Lesotho 30,355 0.02%   Southern Africa
     
     Note:
    A country entirely surrounded by South Africa. It is also the only independent nation in the world that lies completely on an elevation above 1,000 meters (3,281 ft).
     
    142
    Armenia 29,743 0.02%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country in the South Caucasus.
     
    143
    Solomon Islands 28,896 0.02%   Oceania, Melanesia
     
     Note:
    An island nation east of Papua New Guinea.
     
    144
    Albania 28,748 0.02%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Located on the Balkan Peninsula, with a a coast on the Adriatic Sea and on the Ionian Sea.
     
    145
    Equatorial Guinea 28,051 0.02%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    The country consists of five small islands and an African mainland territory between Cameroon and Gabon named Río Muni.
     
    146
    Burundi 27,834 0.02%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    A small, landlocked country in the center of Africa at Lake Tanganyika.
     
    147
    Haiti 27,750 0.02%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola.
     
    148
    Rwanda 26,338 0.02%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Landlocked high altitude country in Central/Eastern Africa, just south of the equator.
     
    149
    North Macedonia 25,713 0.02%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    A landlocked country located in the central Balkan peninsula, north of Greece.
     
    150
    Djibouti 23,200 0.02%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Small country in the Horn of Africa.
     
    151
    Belize 22,966 0.02%   Central America
     
     Note:
    Belize lies on the Caribbean coast of northern Central America.
     
    152
    Israel 22,072 0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    Including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.
     
    153
    El Salvador 21,041 0.01%   Central America
     
     Note:
    Smallest country in Central America.
     
    154
    Slovenia 20,273 0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    A country in Central /Southeastern Europe bordered by the Alps, with a small coastline at the Adriatic Sea.
     
    155
    New Caledonia 18,575 0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia
     
     Note:
    A special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, east of Australia.
     
    156
    Fiji 18,274 0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia
     
     Note:
    An archipelago in the South West Pacific, east of Australia.
     
    157
    Kuwait 17,818 0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    A small, oil-rich country on the Arabian Peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf.
     
    158
    Swaziland 17,364 0.01%   Southern Africa
     
     Note:
    Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland is a sovereign state in Southern Africa.
     
    159
    East Timor 14,874 >0.01%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    East Timor is a small country on the island of Timor in Maritime Southeast Asia, bordered by Indonesia.
     
    160
    The Bahamas 13,943 >0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Archipelago in the western Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida.
     
    161
    Montenegro 13,812 >0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Montenegro is a small Balkan country with a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic sea.
     
    162
    Vanuatu 12,189 >0.01%   Oceania, Melanesia
     
     Note:
    Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean island nation consisting of around 80 islands.
     
    163
    Falkland Islands 12,173 >0.01%   South America
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory, claimed by Argentina. Excludes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
     
    164
    Qatar 11,586 >0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    Qatar, an Arab country occupying the small Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf.
     
    165
    The Gambia 11,295 >0.01%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    The Gambia is the smallest African country on mainland Africa, situated along the Gambia River, with a narrow Atlantic coastline, it is surrounded by Senegal.
     
    166
    Jamaica 10,991 >0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    The Caribbean island nation south of Cuba is famous as the birthplace of reggae.
     
    167 KSV Kosovo 10,887 >0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Kosovo unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition, with objections from Serbia, Russia, China and others. Serbia still claims the territory.
     
    168
    Lebanon 10,400 <0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    Lebanon, a sovereign country situated north of Israel, with a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.
     
    169
    Cyprus 9,251 <0.01%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    Includes Northern Cyprus (only recognized by Turkey) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (British Sovereign Base Areas).
     
    170
    Puerto Rico 8,870 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island in the Caribbean and an Unincorporated and organized U.S. territory.
     
    171
    Palestinian territories 6,020 <0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    The figure consists of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
     
    172
    Brunei Darussalam 5,765 <0.01%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    One of the smallest countries in Asia (after Singapore and the Maldives).
     
    173
    Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island nation with two main islands off Venezuela's coast in the southern Caribbean.
     
    174
    French Polynesia 4,167 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    French overseas collectivity, an archipelago of 118 dispersed islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
     
    175
    Cape Verde 4,033 <0.01%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    An island nation, an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, west of Africa.
     
    176
    Samoa 2,831 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    An island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, formerly known as Western Samoa.
     
    177
    Luxembourg 2,586 <0.01%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    The Grand Duchy is a landlocked country in Western Europe.
     
    178
    Réunion 2,510 <0.01%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Known previously as ?le Bourbon, an island and a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.
     
    179
    Comoros 2,235 <0.01%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    An island country at northern end of Mozambique Channel (Indian Ocean). Listed figure includes Mayotte (373 km²). Mayotte island is officially an overseas collectivity of France and is not under the sovereignty of Comoros.
     
    180
    Mauritius 2,040 <0.01%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues.
     
    181
    Guadeloupe 1,630 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Former French overseas département that included La Désirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin (French part). Note that Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin became separate overseas collectvities in 2007 and are no longer politically part of Guadeloupe.
     
    182
    Faroe Islands 1,393 <0.01%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    An archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean and a self-governing territory of Denmark.
     
    --
    Hong Kong 1,106     Eastern Asia
     
     Note:
    The former British dependency is since 1997 a special administrative region (SAR) of China situated on the southeastern coast of China mainland.
     
    183
    Martinique 1,100 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island in the Caribbean Sea in the Lesser Antilles group and part of France proper.
    184
    Netherlands Antilles 999 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Self-governing part of the Netherlands; includes Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin).
     
    185
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    Sao Tome-et-Principe
    964 <0.01%   Central Africa
     
     Note:
    The island nation in the Gulf of Guinea near the equator is the second-smallest country in Africa.
     
    186
    Turks and Caicos Islands 948 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The area includes protected waters.
     
    187
    Dominica 751 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island nation south-southeast of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea.
     
    188
    Tonga 747 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    An archipelago nation comprising 177 small islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
     
    189
    Bahrain 741 <0.01%   Middle East
     
     Note:
    The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island nation north of Qatar in the Persian Gulf.
     
    190
    Kiribati 726 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    A sovereign island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, it includes three island groups - the Gilbert Islands, the Line Islands, and the Phoenix Islands.
     
    191
    Singapore 725 <0.01%   Southeast Asia
     
     Note:
    The second-smallest Asian country. Official area is 718.3 km². Singapore gains in size because of land reclamation off its coasts.
     
    192
    Micronesia, Federated States of 702 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    An archipelago the Western Pacific Ocean associated with the United States. It includes the Pohnpei (Ponape) archipelago, the island groups of Chuuk (Truk), the Yap islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie).
     
    193
    Isle of Man 572 <0.01%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    A crown dependency of the UK.
     
    194
    Guam 549 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    One of of the Mariana Islands, administered as an unincorporated territory of the USA.
     
    195
    Saint Lucia 539 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island nation in the eastern Caribbean south of Martinique.
     
    196
    Palau 490 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    An island chain of more than 500 islands, in the Micronesia region of the western Pacific Ocean. [*]
     
    197
    Northern Mariana Islands 477 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    Commonwealth in political union with the USA; includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.
     
    198
    Andorra 468 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    A Principality and a microstate in Southwestern Europe, in the eastern Pyrenees mountains. The second-smallest country in the world that borders more than one other country.
     
    199
    Seychelles 455 <0.01%   Eastern Africa
     
     Note:
    Archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean and the smallest African country.
     
    200
    Antigua and Barbuda 442 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Includes the island of Redonda, 1.6 km².
     
    201
    Barbados 431 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    A sovereign island country within the British Commonwealth, situated in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.
     
    202
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    (Saint Vincent 344 km2), an island chain country in the Lesser Antilles, south of Saint Lucia.
     
    203
    Virgin Islands U.S. 347 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Unincorporated, organized territory of the USA.
     
    204
    Grenada 344 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    An island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea north of Trinidad and Tobago.
     
    205
    Malta 316 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    Malta is an island nation in the central Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African coast, east of Tunisia.
     
    206
    Maldives 298 <0.01%   Western Asia
     
     Note:
    An island nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls. The smallest country in Asia by land area.
     
    207
    Cayman Islands 264 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    A British Overseas Territory.
     
    208
    Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, smallest sovereign state in the Americas and in the Western Hemisphere, located east of Puerto Rico.
     
    209
    Niue 260 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    Self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand.
     
    210
    Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 <0.01%   North America
     
     Note:
    A French archipelago south of the island of Newfoundland (Canada); it includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups.
     
    211
    Cook Islands 236 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.
     
    212
    American Samoa 199 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    Unorganized, unincorporated territory of the USA; includes Rose Island and Swains Island.
     
    213
    Marshall Islands 181 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    Includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik.
     
    214
    Aruba 180 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    Self-governing part of the Netherlands.
     
    215
    Liechtenstein 160 <0.01%   Western Europe
     
     Note:
    The smallest country in the world that borders more than one other country.
     
    216
    British Virgin Islands 151 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory; comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the island of Anegada.
     
    217
    Wallis and Futuna 142 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    French overseas collectivity; includes Île Uvéa (Wallis Island), Île Futuna (Futuna Island), Île Alofi, and 20 islets.
     
    218
    Saint Helena 122 <0.01%   West Africa
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory; excluding dependencies.
     
    219
    Jersey 116 <0.01%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    Crown dependency of the UK.
     
    220
    Montserrat 102 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    A British Overseas Territory in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.
     
    221
    Tristan da Cunha 98 <0.01%   South Atlantic Ocean
     
     Note:
    A dependency of St Helena (UK). Area refers to the only inhabited island.
     
    222
    Anguilla 91 <0.01%   Caribbean
     
     Note:
    A British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean.
     
    223
    Ascension Island 88 <0.01%   South Atlantic Ocean
     
     Note:
    A dependency of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
     
    224
    Guernsey 78 <0.01%   Northern Europe
     
     Note:
    A crown dependency of the UK; includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands.
     
    225
    San Marino 61 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    The third_smallest country in Europe, an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy.
     
    226
    Bermuda 53 <0.01%   North America
     
     Note:
    An archipelago and a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.
     
    227
    Norfolk Island 36 <0.01%   Oceania /Australia
     
     Note:
    A self-governing area of Australia.
     
    228
    Tuvalu 26 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    The second-smallest country in Oceania.
     
    229
    Nauru 21 <0.01%   Oceania, Micronesia
     
     Note:
    The smallest country in Oceania, smallest island nation in the world, and third smallest country in the world.
     
    230
    Tokelau 12 <0.01%   Oceania /Australia
     
     Note:
    A territory of New Zealand.
     
    231
    Gibraltar 6 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula.
     
    232
    Pitcairn Islands 5 <0.01%   Oceania, Polynesia
     
     Note:
    British Overseas Territory and smallest dependent territory in the world.
     
    233
    Monaco 1.95 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    The second-smallest country in the world.
     
    234
    Vatican City 0.44 <0.01%   Southern Europe
     
     Note:
    The smallest country in the world. Home of the Pope and the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church (Holy See).
     

    Sources:
    Demographic Yearbook Table 3:
    Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density
    ,
    United Nations Statistics Division


    To compare area figures data have a look at:
    Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN
    CIA - The World Factbook -- Rank Order - Area
    EB - Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Wikipedia: List of countries and outlying territories by total area

    Related Pages:
    US States by area
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