Top 100 largest countries by area

The Earth's surface is divided into many countries, and some of them are real giants like Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil and Australia. They occupy huge areas and stretch across the continents.

The 10 largest ones are more or less known by everybody. But even more interesting and helpful would be to explore the list of top 100, it is represented in the table below.

Here you can find the accurate data on the total area of each country (the sum of land and water surfaces) in square kilometers and square miles. Moreover, you can see the neighboring countries having land borders with them.

Note that the list below includes only officially recognized independent states, and it does not include: dependent territories like Greenland (it is a part of Denmark), and also unrecognized or partially recognized states like Western Sahara (it is rather big, but actually does not control 2/3 of its own territory, disputed by Morocco).

List of the 100 largest countries by total area (land and water surface)
Rank Country Total area in sq. km. (sq. miles) Continent Bordering countries by land
1Russia17,098,242 (6,601,668)Asia / EuropeAzerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Ukraine
2Canada9,984,670 (3,855,100)North AmericaUnited States
3United States (incl. overseas territories)9,857,348 (3,805,943)North AmericaCanada, Mexico
4 China9,596,961 (3,705,407)AsiaAfghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam
5Brazil8,515,770 (3,287,957)South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Colombia, France (French Guiana), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
6Australia (incl. overseas territories)7,741,220 (2,988,902)Australia and Oceania-
7India3,287,263 (1,269,219)AsiaBangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
8Argentina2,780,400 (1,073,518)South AmericaBolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
9Kazakhstan2,724,900 (1,052,090)Asia / EuropeChina, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
10Algeria2,381,741 (919,595)AfricaLibya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
11Democratic Republic of the Congo2,344,858 (905,355)AfricaAngola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
12Denmark (inc. Greenland, Faroe Islands)2,210,573 (853,507)Europe / North AmericaGermany
13Saudi Arabia2,149,690 (830,000)AsiaIraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
14Mexico1,964,375 (758,449)North AmericaBelize, Guatemala, United States
15Indonesia1,904,569 (735,358)AsiaTimor-Leste, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
16Sudan1,861,484 (718,723)AfricaCentral African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan
17Libya1,759,540 (679,362)AfricaAlgeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia
18Iran1,648,195 (636,372)AsiaAfghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan
19Mongolia1,564,116 (603,909)AsiaChina, Russia
20Peru1,285,216 (496,225)South AmericaBolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
21Chad1,284,000 (495,755)AfricaCameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan
22Niger1,267,000 (489,191)AfricaAlgeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Nigeria
23Angola1,246,700 (481,354)AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Zambia
24Mali1,240,192 (478,841)AfricaAlgeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
25South Africa1,219,090 (470,693)AfricaBotswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
26Colombia1,141,748 (440,831)South AmericaBrazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
27Ethiopia1,104,300 (426,373)AfricaDjibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
28Bolivia1,098,581 (424,164)South AmericaArgentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
29Mauritania1,030,700 (397,955)AfricaAlgeria, Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
30Egypt1,001,450 (386,662)AfricaPalestine (Gaza Strip), Israel, Libya, Sudan
31Tanzania947,300 (365,755)AfricaBurundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
32Nigeria923,768 (356,669)AfricaBenin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger
33Venezuela912,050 (352,144)South AmericaBrazil, Colombia, Guyana
34Namibia824,292 (318,261)AfricaAngola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
35Mozambique799,380 (308,642)AfricaMalawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
36Pakistan796,095 (307,374)AsiaAfghanistan, China, India, Iran
37Turkey783,562 (302,535)Asia / EuropeArmenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria
38Chile756,096 (291,930)South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Peru
39Zambia752,612 (290,585)AfricaAngola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
40Myanmar676,578 (261,228)AsiaBangladesh, China, India, Laos, Thailand
41Afghanistan652,230 (251,827)AsiaChina, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
42France (incl. overseas territories)643,801 (248,573)EuropeAndorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland. Brazil and Suriname share borders with french overseas territory in South America (French Guiana).
43Somalia637,657 (246,201)AfricaDjibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya
44Central African Republic622,984 (240,535)AfricaCameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan
45South Sudan644,329 (248,777)AfricaCentral African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda
46Ukraine603,500 (233,012)EuropeBelarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia
47Madagascar587,041 (226,658)Africa-
48Botswana581,730 (224,607)AfricaNamibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
49Kenya580,367 (224,081)AfricaEthiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
50Yemen527,968 (203,850)AsiaOman, Saudi Arabia
51Thailand513,120 (198,117)AsiaCambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar
52Spain505,600 (195,213)EuropeAndorra, France, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, United Kingdom (Gibraltar)
53Turkmenistan488,100 (188,456)AsiaAfghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
54Cameroon475,440 (183,568)AfricaCentral African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria
55Papua New Guinea462,840 (178,703)Australia and OceaniaIndonesia
56Sweden450,295 (173,860)EuropeFinland, Norway
57Uzbekistan447,400 (172,742)AsiaAfghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
58Morocco446,550 (172,410)AfricaAlgeria, Spain (Ceuta and Melilla - two autonomous cities in Africa), Mauritania, Western Sahara (unrecognized state)
59Iraq438,317 (169,235)AsiaIran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
60Paraguay406,752 (157,048)South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil
61Zimbabwe390,757 (150,872)AfricaBotswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia
62Japan377,915 (145,914)Asia-
63Germany357,022 (137,847)EuropeAustria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
64Republic of the Congo342,000 (132,047)AfricaAngola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
65Finland (incl. Aland Islands)338,435 (130,670)EuropeNorway, Sweden, Russia
66Vietnam331,210 (127,881)AsiaCambodia, China, Laos
67Malaysia330,800 (127,722)AsiaBrunei, Indonesia, Thailand
68Norway (incl. overseas territories)385,178 (148,718)EuropeFinland, Sweden, Russia
69Cote d'Ivoire322,463 (124,504)AfricaBurkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali
70Poland312,679 (120,726)EuropeBelarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast), Slovakia, Ukraine
71Oman309,500 (119,499)AsiaSaudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
72Italy301,340 (116,348)EuropeAustria, France, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland, Vatican City
73Philippines300,000 (115,831)Asia-
74Ecuador283,561 (109,483)South AmericaColombia, Peru
75Burkina Faso274,220 (105,877)AfricaBenin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
76New Zealand (incl. overseas territories)268,527 (103,679)Australia and Oceania-
77Gabon267,667 (103,347)AfricaCameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea
78United Kingdom (incl. overseas territories)261,780 (101,074)EuropeIreland
79Guinea245,860 (94,927)AfricaCote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone
80Uganda241,550 (93,263)AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania
81Ghana238,540 (92,101)AfricaBurkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo
82Romania238,391 (92,043)EuropeBulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine
83Laos236,800 (91,429)AsiaCambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
84Guyana214,970 (83,000)South AmericaBrazil, Suriname, Venezuela
85Belarus207,600 (80,155)EuropeLatvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
86Kyrgyzstan199,951 (77,201)AsiaChina, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
87Senegal196,722 (75,955)AfricaGambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania
88Syria185,180 (71,498)AsiaIraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
89Cambodia181,035 (69,898)AsiaLaos, Thailand, Vietnam
90Uruguay176,220 (68,039)South AmericaArgentina, Brazil
91Suriname163,820 (63,251)South AmericaBrazil, France (French Guiana), Guyana
92Tunisia163,610 (63,170)AfricaAlgeria, Libya
93Nepal147,181 (56,827)AsiaChina, India
94Bangladesh143,998 (55,598)AsiaBurma, India
95Tajikistan143,100 (55,251)AsiaAfghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
96Greece131,990 (50,962)EuropeAlbania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey
97Nicaragua130,370 (50,336)North AmericaCosta Rica, Honduras
98North Korea120,540 (46,541)AsiaChina, South Korea, Russia
99Malawi118,484 (45,747)AfricaMozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
100Eritrea117,600 (45,406)AfricaDjibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan

Note: the mentioned above data on total areas are based on the officially recognized international borders. All disputed territories are considered as parts of the countries to which they belong in the opinion of the majority of the world community (United Nations members).