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COUNTRY COMPARISON :: AREA Area compares the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. RankCountry(SQ KM)Date of Information 1 Russia 17,098,242 2 Antarctica 14,000,000 3 Canada 9,984,670 4 United States 9,833,517 5 China 9,596,960 6 Brazil 8,515,770 7 Australia 7,741,220 8 India 3,287,263 9 Argentina 2,780,400 10 Kazakhstan 2,724,900 11 Algeria 2,381,741 12 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2,344,858 13 Greenland 2,166,086 14 Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 15 Mexico 1,964,375 16 Indonesia 1,904,569 17 Sudan 1,861,484 18 Libya 1,759,540 19 Iran 1,648,195 20 Mongolia 1,564,116 21 Peru 1,285,216 22 Chad 1,284,000 23 Niger 1,267,000 24 Angola 1,246,700 25 Mali 1,240,192 26 South Africa 1,219,090 27 Colombia 1,138,910 28 Ethiopia 1,104,300 29 Bolivia 1,098,581 30 Mauritania 1,030,700 31 Egypt 1,001,450 32 Tanzania 947,300 33 Nigeria 923,768 34 Venezuela 912,050 35 Namibia 824,292 36 Mozambique 799,380 37 Pakistan 796,095 38 Turkey 783,562 39 Chile 756,102 40 Zambia 752,618 41 Burma 676,578 42 Afghanistan 652,230 43 South Sudan 644,329 44 France 643,801 45 Somalia 637,657 46 Central African Republic 622,984 47 Ukraine 603,550 48 Madagascar 587,041 49 Botswana 581,730 50 Kenya 580,367 51 Yemen 527,968 52 Thailand 513,120 53 Spain 505,370 54 Turkmenistan 488,100 55 Cameroon 475,440 56 Papua New Guinea 462,840 57 Sweden 450,295 58 Uzbekistan 447,400 59 Morocco 446,550 60 Iraq 438,317 61 Paraguay 406,752 62 Zimbabwe 390,757 63 Japan 377,915 64 Germany 357,022 65 Congo, Republic of the 342,000 66 Finland 338,145 67 Vietnam 331,210 68 Malaysia 329,847 69 Norway 323,802 70 Cote d'Ivoire 322,463 71 Poland 312,685 72 Oman 309,500 73 Italy 301,340 74 Philippines 300,000 75 Ecuador 283,561 76 Burkina Faso 274,200 77 New Zealand 268,838 78 Gabon 267,667 79 Western Sahara 266,000 80 Guinea 245,857 81 United Kingdom 243,610 82 Uganda 241,038 83 Ghana 238,533 84 Romania 238,391 85 Laos 236,800 86 Guyana 214,969 87 Belarus 207,600 88 Kyrgyzstan 199,951 89 Senegal 196,722 90 Syria 185,180 91 Cambodia 181,035 92 Uruguay 176,215 93 Suriname 163,820 94 Tunisia 163,610 95 Bangladesh 148,460 96 Nepal 147,181 97 Tajikistan 144,100 98 Greece 131,957 99 Nicaragua 130,370 100 Korea, North 120,538 101 Malawi 118,484 102 Eritrea 117,600 103 Benin 112,622 104 Honduras 112,090 105 Liberia 111,369 106 Bulgaria 110,879 107 Cuba 110,860 108 Guatemala 108,889 109 Iceland 103,000 110 Korea, South 99,720 111 Hungary 93,028 112 Portugal 92,090 113 Jordan 89,342 114 Azerbaijan 86,600 115 Austria 83,871 116 United Arab Emirates 83,600 117 Czechia 78,867 118 Serbia 77,474 119 Panama 75,420 120 Sierra Leone 71,740 121 Ireland 70,273 122 Georgia 69,700 123 Sri Lanka 65,610 124 Lithuania 65,300 125 Latvia 64,589 126 Svalbard 62,045 127 Togo 56,785 128 Croatia 56,594 129 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,197 130 Costa Rica 51,100 131 Slovakia 49,035 132 Dominican Republic 48,670 133 Estonia 45,228 134 Denmark 43,094 135 Netherlands 41,543 136 Switzerland 41,277 137 Bhutan 38,394 138 Guinea-Bissau 36,125 139 Taiwan 35,980 140 Moldova 33,851 141 Belgium 30,528 142 Lesotho 30,355 143 Armenia 29,743 144 Solomon Islands 28,896 145 Albania 28,748 146 Equatorial Guinea 28,051 147 Burundi 27,830 148 Haiti 27,750 149 Rwanda 26,338 150 Macedonia 25,713 151 Djibouti 23,200 152 Belize 22,966 153 El Salvador 21,041 154 Israel 20,770 155 Slovenia 20,273 156 New Caledonia 18,575 157 Fiji 18,274 158 Kuwait 17,818 159 Swaziland 17,364 160 Timor-Leste 14,874 161 Bahamas, The 13,880 162 Montenegro 13,812 163 Vanuatu 12,189 164 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 12,173 165 Qatar 11,586 166 Gambia, The 11,300 167 Jamaica 10,991 168 Kosovo 10,887 169 Lebanon 10,400 170 Cyprus 9,251 171 Puerto Rico 9,104 172 West Bank 5,860 173 Brunei 5,765 174 Trinidad and Tobago 5,128 175 French Polynesia 4,167 176 Cabo Verde 4,033 177 South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 3,903 178 Samoa 2,831 179 Luxembourg 2,586 180 Comoros 2,235 181 Mauritius 2,040 182 Virgin Islands 1,910 183 Faroe Islands 1,393 184 Hong Kong 1,108 185 Sao Tome and Principe 964 186 Turks and Caicos Islands 948 187 Kiribati 811 188 Bahrain 760 189 Dominica 751 190 Tonga 747 191 Micronesia, Federated States of 702 192 Singapore 697 193 Saint Lucia 616 194 Isle of Man 572 195 Guam 544 196 Andorra 468 197 Northern Mariana Islands 464 198 Palau 459 199 Seychelles 455 200 Curacao 444 201 Antigua and Barbuda 443 202 Barbados 430 203 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 412 204 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 394 205 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 206 Jan Mayen 377 207 Gaza Strip 360 208 Grenada 344 209 Malta 316 210 Maldives 298 211 Cayman Islands 264 212 Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 213 Niue 260 214 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 215 Cook Islands 236 216 American Samoa 199 217 Marshall Islands 181 218 Aruba 180 219 Liechtenstein 160 220 British Virgin Islands 151 221 Wallis and Futuna 142 222 Christmas Island 135 223 Dhekelia 131 224 Akrotiri 123 225 Jersey 116 226 Montserrat 102 227 Anguilla 91 228 Guernsey 78 229 San Marino 61 230 British Indian Ocean Territory 60 231 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 55 232 Saint Martin 54 233 Bermuda 54 234 Bouvet Island 49 235 Pitcairn Islands 47 236 Norfolk Island 36 237 Sint Maarten 34 238 Macau 28 239 Tuvalu 26 240 Saint Barthelemy 25 241 United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges 22 242 Nauru 21 243 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 244 Tokelau 12 245 Paracel Islands 8 246 Gibraltar 7 247 Wake Island 7 248 Clipperton Island 6 249 Navassa Island 5 250 Spratly Islands 5 251 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 5 252 Coral Sea Islands 3 253 Monaco 2 254 Holy See (Vatican City) 0
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