List of countries and outlying territories by total area

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Countries by area.

This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by total area. The list ranks sovereign states, as well as self-governing dependent territories. Total areas are included, covering land and inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Marine internal waters, territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones are not included, nor are various countries' claims to parts of Antarctica. For a graphical version of this list, see List of countries by area (graphical). For geographic entities other than countries, see List of major geographic bodies by area.

  • Self-governing dependent territories (classified by the UN) are listed separately from their sovereign state and are set off in italics.
  • Antarctica is the 5th largest continent and comprises some 14,200,000 km². The following countries have territorial claims in the continent: Argentina (969,000 km²), Australia (6,120,000 km²), Chile (1,250,000 km²), France (432,000 km²), New Zealand (450,000 km²), Norway (2,500,000 km²) and United Kingdom (1,395,000 km²), which to some extent overlap. The area from 90°W to 150°W (2,100,000 km²) is currently unclaimed territory. According to the Antarctic Treaty, national claims are frozen, and thus Antarctica is not strictly considered official property of these countries, though they do hold territorial claims to parts of it. These areas usually have no human inhabitants, excluding scientists. Areas of Antarctica are not included for the respective countries below.
  • Flag of European Union The European Union is a supranational union composed of 27 member states. The total area of the territories of the 27 member states is 4,422,773 km² , and would be ranked 7th if it were included (3.0% of world's total land area).

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Countries

Rank Country / Territory Area (km²)[a] % of Total Notes
Flag of World World 148,939,063 100% Total land coverage (29.2% of Earth's surface)
1 Flag of Russia Russia 17,098,242 11.5% Largest country in the world.
2 Flag of Canada Canada 9,984,670 6.7% Largest country in the Western Hemisphere. Longest coastline.
3 / 4
(disputed)
Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 9,598,0941 9,640,8212 6.4%
6.5%
Largest all-Asian country, second largest Asian country (after Asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for mainland China (9,596,961) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong (1,104 km²) and Macau (29 km²). Both values exclude the island of Taiwan and other ROC-administrated territories.
1 Excludes other disputed territories.
2 Includes PRC-administered area (Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract, both territories claimed by India but exclude Arunachal Pradesh which is administered by India but claimed by the PRC). The ROC-administrated island of Taiwan is not included.
3 / 4
(disputed)
Flag of United States United States 9,629,091 6.5% Includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The total area is listed as 9,826,630 km² by the CIA World Factbook.[1] The total area is listed as 9,522,055 km² by the Encyclopædia Britannica.[2] Second-largest country in Western Hemisphere
Note: From the initial publishing of the CIA World Factbook in 1989 through 1996, the total area of the US was listed as 9,372,610 km². The listed total area changed to 9,629,091 km² in 1997, to 9,631,418 km² in 2004, to 9,631,420 km² in 2006, and to 9,826,630 km² in 2007.
[3]
5 Flag of Brazil Brazil 8,514,877 5.7% Includes Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martim Vaz, and Penedos de São Pedro e São Paulo. All islands together make 365 km² (less than 0.003% of all continental territory). Largest country in South America, and in the Southern Hemisphere.
6 Flag of Australia Australia 7,692,024 5.2% Includes Jervis Bay Territory (73km²) , Cocos (Keeling) Islands (14 km²), Christmas Island (135 km²) and Lord Howe Island (56 km²). Also includes the uninhabited Ashmore and Cartier Islands (5 km²), Coral Sea Islands Territory (0.91 km²), Heard and McDonald Islands (372 km²) and Macquarie Island (231 km²). Excludes claims on Antarctica (Australian Antarctic Territory, 6,119,818 km²). Australia is the only country that contains an entire continent. Largest country without a land-border to neighbours. Largest country in Oceania. Largest country wholly in the Southern Hemisphere.
7 Flag of India India 3,287,263 2.3% Figure includes 120,849 km² of disputed territories with Pakistan and China.[4] Third-largest country in Asia (after Russia and China) and the largest in the Indian Sub-Continent, which itself wholly formed the 20th Century India.
8 Flag of Argentina Argentina 2,780,400 2% Does not include claims on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and on Antarctica (969,000 km²). Second largest country in South America.
9 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1.8% Largest landlocked country in the world.[5][6] Second-largest among countries with part of territory in Europe (after Russia)
10 Flag of Sudan Sudan 2,505,813 1.7% Largest country in Africa and in Arab World
11 Flag of Algeria Algeria 2,381,741 1.6% Second-largest country in Africa
12 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858 1.6% Third-largest country in Africa
13 Flag of Greenland Greenland 2,166,086 1.5% A self-governing territory of Denmark. Largest island in the world. (Assuming continents are not counted as islands)
14 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2,000,000 1.4% Exact size unknown, due to undefined borders with some of its neighbors. Largest country in the Middle East
15 Flag of Mexico Mexico 1,964,375 1.3% Third-largest country in North America.
16 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 1,904,569 1.3% Largest and most populous country situated only on islands. Also the largest country in South East Asia.
17 Flag of Libya Libya 1,759,540 1.2%
18 Flag of Iran Iran 1,648,195 1.1%
19 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 1,564,100 1.1% Second largest landlocked country in the world; previously first, before the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics .
20 Flag of Peru Peru 1,285,216 0.86% Third-largest country in South America
21 Flag of Chad Chad 1,284,000 0.86%
22 Flag of Niger Niger 1,267,000 0.85%
23 Flag of Angola Angola 1,246,700 0.85%
24 Flag of Mali Mali 1,240,192 0.83%
25 Flag of South Africa South Africa 1,221,037 0.82% Includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island).
26 Flag of Colombia Colombia 1,138,914 0.76% Colombian census figure is 1,141,748[7] which includes three special districts and San Andrés and Providencia islands (52 km²) (disputed territories with Nicaragua).
27 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 1,104,300 0.74%
28 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 1,098,581 0.74% Largest landlocked country wholly in the Western Hemisphere and in the Southern Hemisphere.
29 Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 1,025,520 0.69%
30 Flag of Egypt Egypt 1,002,000 0.67% Excluding the Hala'ib Triangle.
31 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 945,087 0.63% Includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar.
32 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 923,768 0.62%
33 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 912,050 0.61%
34 Flag of Namibia Namibia 824,292 0.55%
35 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique 801,590 0.54%
36 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 796,095*1
803,940*2
880,940*3
0.53%
0.59%
*1 Excluding data for the Pakistan-held part of Jammu and Kashmir;
*2 Per CIA World Factbook;[8]
*3 Includes Pakistani-administered disputed territories (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas)[9]Template:Failed verification.
37 Flag of Turkey Turkey 783,562 0.53% Third-largest among countries with part of territory in Europe (after Russia and Kazakhstan)
38 Flag of Chile Chile 756,102 0.51% Includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua; Rapa Nui) and Isla Sala y Gómez, excludes claims on Antarctica (1,250,000 km²).
39 Flag of Zambia Zambia 752,618 0.51%
40 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar 676,578 0.45%
41 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 652,090 0.44%
42 Flag of Somalia Somalia 637,657 0.43%
43 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic 622,984 0.42%
44 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 603,500 0.41% Largest all-European country, fourth largest among countries with part of territory in Europe (after Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey).
45 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar 587,041 0.39%
46 Flag of Botswana Botswana 582,000 0.39%
47 Flag of Kenya Kenya 580,367 0.39%
48 Flag of France France 551,500 0.37% Largest country within the European Union and largest West European country. Second largest fully European country. Includes Metropolitan France only. The French Republic includes French overseas territories and covers 674,843 km², excluding claims on Antarctica (432,000 km²).
49 Flag of Sweden Sweden 531,796[10] 0.30% Includes Gotland and Öland. Third largest all-European country, after Ukraine and France.
50 Flag of Yemen Yemen 527,968 0.35% Includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen).
51 Flag of Thailand Thailand 513,120 0.34%
52 Flag of Spain Spain 505,992 0.34% Sixth largest in Europe, second largest in western Europe. Includes mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and 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.
53 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 488,100 0.33%
54 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 475,442 0.32%
55 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 462,840 0.31% Second largest country in Oceania.
56 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 447,400 0.30% The larger of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.
57 Flag of Morocco Morocco 446,550 0.30% Excluding Western Sahara.
58 Flag of Iraq Iraq 438,317 0.29%
59 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 406,752 0.27%
60 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 390,757 0.26%
61 Flag of Japan Japan 377,915 0.25% 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 Flag of Germany Germany 357,022 0.24% Fourth largest country within the European Union after France, Sweden and Spain. Before the German reunification took place on 3 October 1990, Germany consisted of the former Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, West Germany) with 248,689 km² and the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) with 108,333 km².
63 Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 342,000 0.23%
64 Flag of Finland Finland 338,145 0.23% Includes Åland Islands (1,552 km²).
65 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 331,689 0.22%
66 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 329,847 0.22%
67 Flag of Norway Norway 323,802 0.22% Includes mainland Norway only; excludes the integral 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 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 322,463 0.22%
69 Flag of Poland Poland 312,685 0.21%
70 Flag of Oman Oman 309,500 0.21%
71 Flag of Italy Italy 301,318 0.20% Includes Sicily and Sardinia.
72 Flag of Philippines Philippines 300,000 0.20%
73 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 283,561 0.20% Includes Galápagos Islands.
74 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 274,222 0.18%
75 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 270,467 0.18% 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 Flag of Gabon Gabon 267,668 0.18%
77 Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara 266,000 0.18% Largely occupied by Morocco, some territory administered by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
78 Flag of Guinea Guinea 245,857 0.17%
79 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 242,900 0.16% Includes the four constituent countries, excludes the three Crown dependencies (768 km²) and British Overseas Territories (1,742,857 km²)
80 Flag of Uganda Uganda 241,038 0.16%
81 Flag of Ghana Ghana 238,533 0.16%
82 Flag of Romania Romania 238,391 0.16%
83 Flag of Laos Laos 236,800 0.16%
84 Flag of Guyana Guyana 214,969 0.14%
85 Flag of Belarus Belarus 208,000 0.14% Second-largest landlocked country in Europe (after Kazakhstan).
86 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 199,951 0.13%
87 Flag of Senegal Senegal 196,722 0.13%
88 Flag of Syria Syria 185,180
183,885
0.12%
0.12%
The higher figure includes the Golan Heights.
89 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 181,035 0.12%
90 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 176,215 0.12% Second smallest country in South America.
91 Flag of Suriname Suriname 163,820 0.11% Smallest country in South America.
92 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 163,610 0.11%
93 Flag of Nepal Nepal 147,181 0.10%
94 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 143,998 0.10%
95 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 143,100 0.10%
96 Flag of Greece Greece 131,957 0.09%
97 Flag of North Korea North Korea 120,538 0.08%
98 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 120,340 0.09% Excludes San Andrés y Providencia islands (disputed territories with Colombia). Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
99 Flag of Malawi Malawi 118,484 0.08%
100 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 117,600 0.08% Includes Badme region.
101 Flag of Benin Benin 112,622 0.08%
102 Flag of Honduras Honduras 112,492 0.08%
103 Flag of Liberia Liberia 111,369 0.07%
104 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 110,879 0.07%
105 Flag of Cuba Cuba 109,886 0.07% Largest and most populous country in the Caribbean
106 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 108,889 0.07%
107 Flag of Iceland Iceland 103,000 0.07%
108 Flag of South Korea South Korea 99,678 0.07% Official figure as of September 2008 is 100,032 km² [11]
109 Flag of Hungary Hungary 93,028 0.06%
110 Flag of Portugal Portugal 92,090 0.06% Includes Azores and Madeira Islands.
111 Flag of French Guiana French Guiana 90,000 0.06% French overseas département.
112 Flag of Jordan Jordan 89,342 0.06%
113 Flag of Serbia Serbia 88,361 0.05% Includes Kosovo, which recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition; Serbia, Russia, China and others object. The area without Kosovo is 77,474 km².[12]
114 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 86,600 0.06% Includes the exclave of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
115 Flag of Austria Austria 83,871 0.06%
116 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 83,600 0.06%
117 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 78,867 0.05%
118 Flag of Panama Panama 75,517 0.05%
119 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 71,740 0.05%
120 Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland 70,273 0.05%
121 Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 69,700 0.05% Official figure includes Abkhazia and South Ossetia
122 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 65,610 0.04%
123 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 65,300 0.04%
124 Flag of Latvia Latvia 64,589 0.04%
125 Flag of Norway Svalbard and Jan Mayen 62,422
126 Flag of Togo Togo 56,785 0.04%
127 Flag of Croatia Croatia 56,594 0.04%
128 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,197 0.03%
129 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 51,100 0.03% Includes Isla del Coco.
130 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 49,035 0.03%
131 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 48,310 0.03%
132 Flag of Estonia Estonia 45,228 0.03% Includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea.
133 Flag of Denmark Denmark 43,094 0.03% Includes Denmark proper only; the entire Kingdom of Denmark, including Greenland and Faroe Islands covers 2,220,093 km² and would be 13th.
134 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 41,543 0.03% Includes the Netherlands proper only; the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands covers 42,437 km².
135 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 41,284 0.03% Includes state forests and communanzas (7.15 km²) - note that these are excluded by the UN Demographic Yearbook.
136 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 38,394 0.03%
137 Flag of Republic of China Taiwan (Republic of China) 36,188[13] 0.02% Includes only the territories under the administration of the ROC, namely Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
138 Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 36,125 0.02%
139 Flag of Moldova Moldova 33,851 0.02% Includes Transnistria (Pridnestrovie).
140 Flag of Belgium Belgium 30,528 0.02%
141 Flag of Lesotho Lesotho 30,355 0.02%
142 Flag of Armenia Armenia 29,743 0.02%
143 Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 28,896 0.02%
144 Flag of Albania Albania 28,748 0.02%
145 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 28,051 0.02%
146 Flag of Burundi Burundi 27,834 0.02%
147 Flag of Haiti Haiti 27,750 0.02%
148 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 26,338 0.02%
149 Flag of Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 25,713 0.02%
150 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 23,200 0.02%
151 Flag of Belize Belize 22,966 0.02%
152 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 21,041 0.01%
153 Flag of Israel Israel 22,072 0.01% Including East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights; excluding the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
154 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 20,273 0.01%
155 Flag of France New Caledonia 18,575 0.01% French dependency.
156 Flag of Fiji Fiji 18,274 0.01% Fourth largest country in Oceania (excluding French dependency New Caledonia).
157 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 17,818 0.01%
158 Flag of Swaziland Swaziland 17,364 0.01%
159 Flag of East Timor East Timor 14,874 >0.01%
160 Flag of The Bahamas The Bahamas 13,943 >0.01%
161 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 13,812 >0.01%
162 Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu 12,189 >0.01% Fifth largest country in Oceania (excluding French dependency New Caledonia).
163 Flag of Falkland Islands Falkland Islands 12,173 >0.01% British Overseas Territory. Claimed by Argentina. Excludes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
164 Flag of Qatar Qatar 11,586 >0.01%
165 Flag of The Gambia The Gambia 11,295 >0.01% Smallest country on continental Africa.
166 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 10,991 >0.01%
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 10,887[14] >0.01% Kosovo recently unilaterally declared itself independent to partial recognition, with objections from Serbia, Russia, China and others. Serbia still claims the territory.
167 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 10,400 <0.01%
168 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 9,251 <0.01% Includes Northern Cyprus (only recognized by Turkey) and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (British Sovereign Base Areas).
169 Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 8,870 <0.01% Commonwealth of the United States.
Flag of Abkhazia Abkhazia[15] 8,640 <0.01% Has only been recognized by Russia and Nicaragua.
170 Flag of Palestinian territories Palestinian territories 6,020 <0.01% The figure consists of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
171 Flag of Brunei Brunei 5,765 <0.01%
172 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 <0.01%
173 Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde 4,033 <0.01%
174 Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia 4,000 <0.01% French overseas collectivity.
Flag of South Ossetia South Ossetia[15] 3,900 <0.01% Has only been recognized by Russia and Nicaragua.
175 Flag of Samoa Samoa 2,831 <0.01%
176 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 2,586 <0.01%
177 Flag of France Réunion 2,510 <0.01% French overseas département.
178 Flag of Comoros Comoros 2,235 <0.01% Listed figure includes Mayotte (373 km²). Mayotte is officially an overseas collectivity of France and is not under the sovereignty of Comoros.
179 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 2,040 <0.01% Includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues.
180 Flag of France Guadeloupe 1,705 <0.01% French overseas département includes La Désirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin (French part). Note that Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin became separate overseas collectivities in 2007 and are no longer politically part of Guadeloupe.
181 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1,393 <0.01% A self-governing territory of Denmark.
182 Flag of Martinique Martinique 1,102 <0.01% French overseas département.
183 Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 964 <0.01% Second smallest country in Africa.
184 Flag of Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands 948 <0.01% British Overseas Territory. Area includes protected waters.
185 Flag of Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 800 <0.01% Self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; includes Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin).
186 Flag of Dominica Dominica 751 <0.01% Largest island in the OECS
187 Flag of Tonga Tonga 747 <0.01%
188 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 741 <0.01%
189 Flag of Kiribati Kiribati 726 <0.01% Includes three island groups - Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands.
190 Flag of Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia 702 <0.01% Includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie).
191 Flag of Singapore Singapore 699 <0.01% UN figure is as of 2005. Official area in 2007 is 707.1 km². Second smallest country in Asia.[16]
192 Flag of Isle of Man Isle of Man 572 <0.01% British Crown dependency.
193 Flag of Guam Guam 549 <0.01% Organized unincorporated territory of the USA.
194 Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 539 <0.01%
195 Flag of Andorra Andorra 468 <0.01% Biggest country lacking an (international) airport.
196 Flag of Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 464 <0.01% Commonwealth in political union with the USA; includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.
197 Flag of Palau Palau 459 <0.01%
199 Flag of Seychelles Seychelles 455 <0.01% Smallest country in Africa.
199 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 442 <0.01% Includes Redonda, 1.6 km².
200 Flag of Barbados Barbados 430 <0.01%
201 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 <0.01%
202 Flag of United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 347 <0.01% Unincorporated, organized territory of the USA.
203 Flag of Grenada Grenada 344 <0.01% Second smallest nation in North America.
204 Flag of Malta Malta 316 <0.01% Made up of Comino,Gozo and Malta Island.
205 Flag of Maldives Maldives 298 <0.01% Smallest country in Asia.
206 Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 264 <0.01% British Overseas Territory.
207 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 <0.01% Smallest nation in North America and in the Western Hemisphere.
208 Flag of Niue Niue 260 <0.01% Self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand.
209 Flag of France Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 <0.01% French overseas collectivity; includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups.
210 Flag of Cook Islands Cook Islands 236 <0.01% Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.
211 Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 199 <0.01% Unorganized, unincorporated territory of the USA; includes Rose Island and Swains Island.
212 Flag of Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 181 <0.01% Includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik.
213 Flag of Aruba Aruba 180 <0.01% Self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
214 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 160 <0.01% The smaller of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. Smallest country in the world that borders more than one other country.
215 Flag of British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 151 <0.01% British Overseas Territory; comprising 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the island of Anegada.
216 Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna 142 <0.01% French overseas collectivity; includes Île Uvéa (Wallis Island), Île Futuna (Futuna Island), Île Alofi, and 20 islets.
217 Flag of Saint Helena Saint Helena 122 <0.01% British Overseas Territory; excluding dependencies.
218 Flag of Jersey Jersey 116 <0.01% British Crown dependency.
219 Flag of Montserrat Montserrat 102 <0.01% British Overseas Territory.
220 Flag of Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha 98 <0.01% Dependency of St Helena (UK). Area refers to the main island only (the only inhabited island). Total area is 201 km².[17]
221 Flag of Anguilla Anguilla 91 <0.01% British Overseas Territory.
222 Flag of United Kingdom Ascension Island 88 <0.01% Dependency of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena.
223 Flag of Guernsey Guernsey 78 <0.01% British Crown dependency; includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands.
224 Flag of San Marino San Marino 61 <0.01%
225 Flag of Bermuda Bermuda 54 <0.01% British Overseas Territory.
226 Flag of Norfolk Island Norfolk Island 36 <0.01% Self-governing area of Australia.
227 Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu 26 <0.01% Smallest independent Commonwealth state, smallest country in the world that consists of two or more loose parts and second smallest country in Oceania.
228 Flag of Nauru Nauru 21 <0.01% Smallest republic in the world, smallest country outside Europe, smallest country with an (international) airport in the world, only country in Oceania that consists of only one island, smallest island nation in the world, and third smallest country in the world.
229 Flag of Tokelau Tokelau 12 <0.01% Territory of New Zealand.
230 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 6 <0.01% British Overseas Territory claimed by Spain.
231 Flag of Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands 5 <0.01% British Overseas Territory and smallest dependent territory of the world.
232 Flag of Monaco Monaco 1.95[18] <0.01% Smallest UN member state, second smallest country of the world and in Europe. Smallest country in the world that borders both sea and another country. Most densely populated sovereign country.
233 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 0.44 <0.01% Smallest country in the world. Home of the Pope and the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church.
Source, unless otherwise specifed:
2006, Demographic Yearbook—Table 3: Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density, United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 2008-08-13 

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  17. xist.org - Saint Helena
  18. Monaco government

See also

  • List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area
  • List of major geographic bodies by area
  • List of islands by area
  • Orders of magnitude (area)
  • List of island countries by area


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