Top 10 Largest Countries In The World By Area

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There are more than 200 countries in the world but the area of ​​these 10 countries is more than all the countries of the whole world. Do you want to know what is the biggest country in the world in area? Here we have made the list of the top 10 largest countries in the world in area.


10. Algeria – 2.382 million km²

Algeria Area

Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.  The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located on the Mediterranean coast in the far north of the country.  Algeria is the tenth largest country in the world, with an area of ​​2,381,741 square kilometer (919,595 sq mi).

  • Capital: Algiers 
  • Official languages: Arabic and Berber
  • Continent: North America
  • Total Area: 2,381,741 km2 / 919,595 sq mi.


09. Kazakhstan – 2.725 million km²

Kazakhstan Total Area

Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country located mainly in eastern Europe with a small portion of the Ural River in Central Asia. It covers a land area of ​​2,724,900 square kilometer (1,052,100 sq mi), and shares a land border with Russia to the north. Kazakhstan is one of the largest country in the world by area.

  • Capital: Nur-Sultan
  • Official languages: Kazakh and Russian
  • Continent: Central Asia
  • Total Area: 2,724,900 km2 / 1,052,100 sq mi.

08. Argentina – 2.78 million km²

Argentina by area

Argentina is a country located mostly in the southern part of South America.  Sharing the bulk of the southern cone with Chile to the west, the country is bounded by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake route to the south. Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, with a mainland area of ​​2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi).

  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • National language: Spanish
  • Continent: South America
  • Total Area: 2,780,400 km2 / 1,073,500 sq mi.


07. India – 3.287 million km²

India total area

India is a country in South Asia. It is the second most populous country in the world. It is the seventh largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world.  Surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea in the south-west and the Bay of Bengal in the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan in the west. 

  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Official languages: Hindi and English
  • Continent: South Asia
  • Total Area: 3,286,927 km2 / 1,269,090 sq mi.

06. Australia – 7.692 million km²

Australia Area

Australia is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and several smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the sixth largest in the world by total area. Its population of approximately 26 million is highly urbanized and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard.

  • Capital: Canberra
  • National language: English
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Total Area: 7,692,024 km2 / 2,969,907 sq mi.

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05. Brazil – 8.516 million km²

Brazil by total area

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. With 8.5 million square kilometer (3.2 million sq mi) and more than 211 million people, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world by area and the sixth most populous country.

  • Capital: Brasília
  • Official language: Portuguese
  • Continent: South America
  • Total Area: 8,515,767 km2 / 3,287,956 sq mi.

04. China – 9.597 million km²

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China is a country in East Asia. It is the most populous country in the world, with a population of about 1.4 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometer (3.7 million sq mi), it is the fourth largest country in the world by area.

  • Capital: Beijing
  • Official languages: Standard Chinese
  • Continent: Asia
  • Total Area: 9,596,961 km2 / 3,705,407 sq mi.


03. United States – 9.834 million km²

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United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States of America (U.S. or US) or the America. It is a country primarily located in North America. Its area is 3.8 million square miles. It is the third largest country in the world.

  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Official languages: None at the federal level
  • National language: English
  • Continent: North America
  • Total Area: 9,833,520 km2 / 3,796,742 sq mi.

02. Canada – 9.985 million km²

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean covering 9.98 million square kilometer (3.85 million square miles). Canada is the second largest country in the world by area.

  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Official languages: English and French
  • Continent: North America
  • Total Area: 9,984,670 km2 / 3,855,100 sq mi.


01. Russia – 17.1 million km²

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Russia is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and North Asia. It is the largest country in the world, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometer.

  • Capital: Moscow
  • Official language: Russian
  • Continent: Europe and Asia 
  • Total Area: 17,098,246 km2 / 6,601,670 sq mi.

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