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Top 20 Biggest Countries in the World

Top 20 Biggest Countries in the World

These are the 20 biggest countries in the world


Russia -Total Area (17,098,242km2 )

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, extends across eleven time zones, and shares land boundaries with fourteen countries. It is the world’s ninth-most populous country and Europe’s most populous country. The country’s capital and largest city is Moscow.

Canada -Total Area in km2( 9,984,670)

Canada extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world’s second-largest country by total area, with the world’s longest coastline. Its border with the United States is the world’s longest international land border. 


China -Total Area in km2(9,706,961)

China is a country in East Asia. It is the world’s second-most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, tied with Russia as having the most of any country in the world. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometres (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world’s third largest country by total land area.


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United States -Total Area in km2(9,372,610)

United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America and consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Indian reservations. It is the world’s fourth-largest country by both land and total area. 

United States shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south and has maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. With a population of over 333 million, United States is the most populous country in the Americas and the third-most populous in the world.

Brazil -Total Area in km2(8,515,767)

Brazil is the largest country in South America and in Latin America. Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the only country in the Americas to have Portuguese as an official language.

Australia -Total Area in km2(7,692,024)

Australia is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils


India -Total Area in km2(3,287,590)

India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area; the most populous country as of 2023; and from the time of its independence in 1947, the world’s most populous democracy. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east.

Argentina -Total Area in km2(2,780,400)

Argentina is a country in the southern half of South America.

Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

Kazakhstan -Total Area in km2(2,724,900)

Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth-largest country by land area and the world’s largest landlocked country. It has a population of 19 million people and one of the lowest population densities in the world, at fewer than 6 people per square kilometre (16 people/sq mi). 

Algeria -Total Area in km2(2,381,741)

Algeria covers an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), making it the world’s tenth largest nation by area, and the largest nation in Africa, more than 200 times as large as the continent’s smallest country, The Gambia.


DR Congo -Total Area in km2(2,344,858)

DRC is the second-largest country in Africa and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of around 112 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country in the world. 

Greenland -Total Area in km2(2,166,086)

Greenlan  is a North American autonomous territory in the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the biggest country within the Kingdom and one of three countries which form the Kingdom, the others being Denmark proper and the Faroe Islands; the citizens of all three countries are citizens of Denmark. 


Saudi Arabia -Total Area in km2(2,149,690)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country in West Asia. It covers the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and has a land area of about 2150000 km2 (830000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in West Asia and the Middle East.

Mexico -Total Area in km2(1,964,550)

Mexico covers 1,972,550 km2 (761,610 sq mi), making it the world’s 13th-largest country by area; with a population of almost 130 million, it is the 10th-most-populous country and has the most Spanish speakers. Mexico is organized as a federal republic comprising 31 states and Mexico City, its capital.

Indonesia -Total Area in km2(1,904,569)

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state and the 14th-largest country by area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles).


Sudan -Total Area in km2(1,886,068)

Sudan occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres (728,215 square miles), making it Africa’s third-largest country by area and the third-largest by area in the Arab League.

Libya -Total Area in km2(1,759,540)

Libya comprises three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million km2 (700,000 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world.

Iran -Total Area in km2(1,648,195)

covers an area of 1.64 million square kilometres (0.63 million square miles), making it the 17th-largest country. With an estimated population of 86.8 million, Iran is the 17th-most populous country in the world, and the second largest in the Middle East. Its largest city is the capital Tehran, followed by Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, and Tabriz.

Mongolia -Total Area in km2(1,564,110)

Mongolia covers an area of 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 square miles), with a population of just 3.3 million, making it the world’s most sparsely populated sovereign state.

Peru -Total Area in km2(1,285,216)

Peru has a population of over 32 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1,285,216 km2 (496,225 sq mi), Peru is the 20th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

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