List of countries and dependencies by area

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This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area.

A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area.

Contents

Entries in this list include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO 3166-1 standard, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories. Largely unrecognised states not in ISO 3166-1 are included in the list in ranked order, but are not given a rank number. The areas of such largely unrecognised states are in most cases also included in the areas of the more widely recognised states that claim the same territory; see the notes in the "notes" column for each country for clarification.

ISO 3166-1 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country codes. It defines three sets of country codes:

State (polity) Organised community living under a system of government; either a sovereign state, constituent state, or federated state

A state is a political organization with a centralized government that maintains a monopoly by use of force within a certain geographical territory.

Not included in the list are individual country claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica, entities such as the European Union [Note 1] that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories, and unrecognised micronations such as the Principality of Sealand.

Territorial claims in Antarctica Wikimedia list article

There are seven sovereign states who have territorial claims in Antarctica: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom. These countries have tended to place their Antarctic scientific observation and study facilities within their respective claimed territories; however, a number of such facilities are located outside of the area claimed by their respective countries of operation, and countries without claims such as Russia and the United States have constructed research facilities within the areas claimed by other countries.

Antarctica Polar continent in the Earths southern hemisphere

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,200,000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. At 0.00008 people per square kilometre, it is by far the least densely populated continent. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.

European Union Economic and political union of European states

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi) and an estimated population of about 513 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where members have agreed to act as one. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. For travel within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002 and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency.

This list includes three measurements of area:

Reservoir A storage space for fluids

A reservoir is, most commonly, an enlarged natural or artificial lake, pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water.

Internal waters waters on the landward side of the baseline of a nations territorial waters, except in archipelagic states

According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a nation's internal waters include waters on the side of the baseline of a nation's territorial waters that is facing toward the land, except in archipelagic states. It includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays.

Data is taken from the United Nations Statistics Division unless otherwise noted. [3]

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), formerly the United Nations Statistical Office, serves under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as the central mechanism within the Secretariat of the United Nations to supply the statistical needs and coordinating activities of the global statistical system. The Division is overseen by the United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, as the apex entity of the global statistical system and highest decision making body for coordinating international statistical activities. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world.

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World map colour-coded by areas of countries in square kilometres Countries by area.svg
World map colour-coded by areas of countries in square kilometres

Countries and dependencies by area

Rank
Sovereign state/dependencyTotal in km2 (mi2)Land in km2 (mi2)Water in km2 (mi2)% waterNotes
  World 510,072,000
(196,940,000)
148,940,000
(57,510,000)
361,132,000
(139,434,000)
70.8
1Flag of Russia.svg Russia 17,098,246
(6,601,670)
16,377,742
(6,323,482)
720,500
(278,200)
4.21Largest country in the world (10.995% of the world's land mass); its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia, and its European portion of roughly 3,960,000 km2 (1,530,000 sq mi) makes it the largest country in Europe. [Note 2]
  Antarctica 14,000,000
(5,400,000)
14,000,000
(5,400,000)
0
(0)
013,720,000 km2 (5,300,000 sq mi) (98%) of land area is covered by ice. Though not itself a country, areas are claimed by a number of countries. [Note 3]
2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 9,984,670
(3,855,100)
9,093,507
(3,511,023)
891,163
(344,080)
8.93Largest English and French-speaking country and the largest country completely in the Western Hemisphere by total area (second-largest by land area, after United States), with the largest surface area of water. Total area and water area figures include area covered by freshwater only, and do not include internal waters (non-freshwater) of about 1,600,000 km2, or territorial waters of 200,000 km2. [4] [5]
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 9,596,961
(3,705,407)
9,326,410
(3,600,950)
270,550
(104,460)
2.82Second-largest country in Asia (though the largest located wholly within the continent), and second-largest country in the world by land area. Excludes Taiwan, disputed territories with India, and disputed islands in the South China Sea. Figures for total area and water area also exclude all coastal and territorial waters. [Note 4]
4Flag of the United States.svg United States 9,525,067
(3,677,649) [7]
9,833,517
(3,796,742)
9,147,593
(3,531,905)
9,147,643
(3,531,925) [7]
377,424
(145,724) [7]
685,924
(264,837)
3.96–6.97Largest country in the English-speaking world and the Western Hemisphere by land area (second-largest by total area, after Canada). Secondary figures for total area and water area denote the inclusion of all coastal and territorial waters into the statistical area. [Note 4]
5Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 8,515,767
(3,287,956)
8,460,415
(3,266,584)
55,352
(21,372)
0.65Largest Portuguese-speaking country, largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest contiguous territory in the Americas. [11]
6Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 7,692,024
(2,969,907)
7,633,565
(2,947,336)
58,459
(22,571)
0.76Third-largest English-speaking country and largest country in Oceania, largest country without land borders, and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere. [Note 5]
7Flag of India.svg India 3,287,263
(1,269,219)
2,973,190
(1,147,960)
314,073
(121,264)
9.55Third-largest country in Asia and largest country in South Asia. [Note 6]
8Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2,780,400
(1,073,500)
2,736,690
(1,056,640)
43,710
(16,880)
1.57Largest Spanish-speaking country and second-largest country in South America. [Note 7]
9Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 2,724,900
(1,052,100)
2,699,700
(1,042,400)
25,200
(9,700)
0.92Largest landlocked country. [16] Second-largest Russian-speaking country.
10Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 2,381,741
(919,595)
2,381,741
(919,595)
0
(0)
0Largest Arabic-speaking and Berber-speaking country, largest Islamic state, and largest country in Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. [Note 8]
11Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858
(905,355)
2,267,048
(875,312)
77,810
(30,040)
3.32Second-largest French-speaking country. Largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Second-largest country in Africa, has the largest French-speaking city i.e. Kinshasa.
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 2,220,093
(857,183)
2,220,072
(857,175)
21
(8.1)
0UN figure does not include entire Kingdom of Denmark area.
Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark)2,166,086
(836,330)
2,166,086
(836,330)
0
(0)
0Part of the Kingdom of Denmark. [Note 9] Largest non-continental island in the world.
12Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 2,149,690
(830,000)
2,149,690
(830,000)
0
(0)
0Largest country in the Middle East.
13Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 1,964,375
(758,449)
1,943,945
(750,561)
20,430
(7,890)
1.04Country with the largest Spanish-speaking population; second-largest Spanish-speaking country by area; largest Spanish-speaking city (Mexico City).
14Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia 1,910,931
(737,815)
1,811,569
(699,451)
93,000
(36,000)
4.87Largest country in South-east Asia. Largest archipelagic state and island state in the world by area and population. [18]
15Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 1,861,484
(718,723)
Formerly the largest country in Africa. It is now the third-largest country in Africa. [Note 11]
16Flag of Libya.svg Libya 1,759,540
(679,360)
1,759,540
(679,360)
0
(0)
0
17Flag of Iran.svg Iran 1,648,195
(636,372)
1,531,595
(591,352)
116,600
(45,000)
7.07 [Note 12]
18Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia 1,564,110
(603,910)
1,553,556
(599,831)
10,560
(4,080)
0.68Largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea.
19Flag of Peru.svg Peru 1,285,216
(496,225)
1,279,996
(494,209)
5,220
(2,020)
0.41Third-largest Spanish-speaking country and third-largest country in South America.
20Flag of Chad.svg Chad 1,284,000
(496,000)
1,259,200
(486,200)
24,800
(9,600)
1.93Third-largest landlocked country and largest outside of Asia.
21Flag of Niger.svg Niger 1,267,000
(489,000)
1,266,700
(489,100)
300
(120)
0.02
22Flag of Angola.svg Angola 1,246,700
(481,400)
1,246,700
(481,400)
0
(0)
0
23Flag of Mali.svg Mali 1,240,192
(478,841)
1,220,190
(471,120)
20,002
(7,723)
1.61
24Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1,221,037
(471,445)
1,214,470
(468,910)
4,620
(1,780)
0.38
25Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 1,141,748
(440,831)
1,038,700
(401,000)
100,210
(38,690)
8.8
26Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 1,104,300
(426,400)
1,000,000
(390,000)
104,300
(40,300)
0.7 [Note 13]
27Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 1,098,581
(424,164)
1,083,301
(418,265)
15,280
(5,900)
1.39
28Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 1,030,700
(398,000)
1,025,520
(395,960)
4,480
(1,730)
0.44
29Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 1,002,450
(387,050)
995,450
(384,350)
6,000
(2,300)
0.6
30Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 945,087
(364,900)
885,800
(342,000)
61,500
(23,700)
6.49
31Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 923,768
(356,669)
910,768
(351,649)
13,000
(5,000)
1.41
32Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela 916,445
(353,841)
882,050
(340,560)
30,000
(12,000)
3.29
33Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 881,912
(340,508)
881,912
(340,508)
25,220
(9,740)
2.86 [Note 14]
34Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 825,615
(318,772)
823,290
(317,870)
2,425
(936)
0.12
35Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 801,590
(309,500)
786,380
(303,620)
13,000
(5,000)
1.63
36Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 783,562
(302,535)
769,632
(297,157)
13,930
(5,380)
1.78Transcontinental country located between Asia and Europe.
37Flag of Chile.svg Chile 756,102
(291,933)
743,812
(287,187)
12,290
(4,750)
1.63 [Note 15]
38Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 752,612
(290,585)
743,398
(287,028)
9,220
(3,560)
1.23
39Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar 676,578
(261,228)
653,508
(252,321)
23,070
(8,910)
3.41
40Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 652,230
(251,830)
652,230
(251,830)
0
(0)
0
41Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan 644,329
(248,777)
[Note 16]
42Flag of France.svg France 640,679
(247,368)
640,427
(247,270)
3,374
(1,303)
0.52Figures include metropolitan France (in Europe) as well as the five overseas regions. This does not include New Caledonia (an autonomous sui generis collectivity), the five autonomous overseas collectivities, and the two uninhabited territories (the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and Clipperton Island) which are listed individually, although also part of the French Republic. [Note 17] Largest UN figure in European Union and third-largest country in Europe. [Note 18]
43Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 637,657
(246,201)
627,337
(242,216)
10,320
(3,980)
1.62 [Note 19]
44Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 622,984
(240,535)
622,984
(240,535)
0
(0)
0
45Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 603,500
(233,000)
579,300
(223,700)
24,200
(9,300)
4.01Second-largest country in Europe and largest country wholly in Europe. [Note 20]
46Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 587,041
(226,658)
581,540
(224,530)
5,501
(2,124)
0.94
47Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 581,730
(224,610)
566,730
(218,820)
15,000
(5,800)
2.58 [Note 21]
48Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 580,367
(224,081)
569,140
(219,750)
11,227
(4,335)
1.93
49Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen 527,968
(203,850)
527,968
(203,850)
0
(0)
0
50Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 513,120
(198,120)
510,890
(197,260)
2,230
(860)
0.43
51Flag of Spain.svg Spain 505,992
(195,365)
498,980
(192,660)
6,390
(2,470)
1.26

Largest country in Southern Europe and second-largest member state of European Union.

52Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan 488,100
(188,500)
469,930
(181,440)
18,170
(7,020)
3.72
53Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 475,442
(183,569)
472,710
(182,510)
2,730
(1,050)
0.57
54Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 462,840
(178,700)
452,860
(174,850)
9,980
(3,850)
2.16
55Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 450,295
(173,860)
410,335
(158,431)
39,960
(15,430)
8.87Largest country in Northern Europe and the largest country completely in Western Europe. Third-largest member state of European Union.
56Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan 447,400
(172,700)
425,400
(164,200)
22,000
(8,500)
4.92
57Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 446,550
(172,410)
446,300
(172,300)
250
(97)
0.06 [Note 22]
58Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq 438,317
(169,235)
437,367
(168,868)
950
(370)
0.22 [Note 23]
59Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 406,752
(157,048)
397,302
(153,399)
9,450
(3,650)
2.32
60Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 390,757
(150,872)
386,847
(149,362)
3,910
(1,510)
1
61Flag of Japan.svg Japan 377,973
(145,936)
364,543
(140,751)
13,430
(5,190)
3.55Largest island country in East Asia. [Note 24]
62Flag of Germany.svg Germany 357,114
(137,882)
348,672
(134,623)
8,350
(3,220)
2.34Largest country in Central Europe. Before the 1990 German reunification, West Germany was 248,577 (95,976) and East Germany was 108,333 (41,828).
63Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo 342,000
(132,000)
341,500
(131,900)
500
(190)
0.15
64Flag of Finland.svg Finland 338,424
(130,666)
303,815
(117,304)
34,330
(13,250)
10.15 [Note 25]
65Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 331,212
(127,882)
310,070
(119,720)
21,140
(8,160)
6.38
66Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 330,803
(127,724)
329,613
(127,264)
1,190
(460)
0.35
67Flag of Norway.svg Norway 323,802
(125,021)
304,282
(117,484)
19,520
(7,540)
6.03 [Note 26]
68Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 322,463
(124,504)
318,003
(122,782)
4,460
(1,720)
1.38
69Flag of Poland.svg Poland 312,696
(120,733)
311,888
(120,421)
791
(305)
3.07
70Flag of Oman.svg Oman 309,500
(119,500)
309,500
(119,500)
0
(0)
0
71Flag of Italy.svg Italy 301,339
(116,348)
294,140
(113,570)
7,200
(2,800)
2.39
72Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 300,000
(120,000)
298,170
(115,120)
1,830
(710)
0.61
73Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 276,841
(106,889)
256,369
(98,985)
6,720
(2,590)
2.37 [Note 27]
74Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 274,222
(105,878)
273,602
(105,638)
620
(240)
0.23 [Note 28]
75Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 270,467
(104,428)
262,443
(101,330)
4,395
(1,697)
1.65 [Note 29]
76Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 267,668
(103,347)
257,667
(99,486)
10,000
(3,900)
3.74
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg Western Sahara 266,000
(103,000)
266,000
(103,000)
0
(0)
0Disputed territory. [Note 30]
77Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 245,857
(94,926)
245,717
(94,872)
140
(54)
0.06
78Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 242,495
(93,628)
241,930
(93,410)
1,680
(650)
0.69

Largest island country in Europe and Western Hemisphere. [Note 31]

79Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 241,550
(93,260)
197,100
(76,100)
43,938
(16,965)
18.23
80Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 238,533
(92,098)
227,533
(87,851)
11,000
(4,200)
4.61
81Flag of Romania.svg Romania 238,397
(92,046)
231,291
(89,302)
7,100
(2,700)
2.97
82Flag of Laos.svg Laos 236,800
(91,400)
230,800
(89,100)
6,000
(2,300)
2.53
83Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 214,969
(83,000)
196,849
(76,004)
18,120
(7,000)
8.43
84Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 207,600
(80,200)
202,900
(78,300)
4,700
(1,800)
2.26Largest landlocked country in Europe.
85Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan 199,951
(77,202)
191,801
(74,055)
8,150
(3,150)
4.08
86Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 196,722
(75,955)
192,530
(74,340)
4,192
(1,619)
2.13
87Flag of Syria.svg Syria 185,180
(71,500)
183,630
(70,900)
1,550
(600)
0.84 [Note 32]
88Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 181,035
(69,898)
176,515
(68,153)
4,520
(1,750)
2.5
89Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 176,215
(68,037)
175,015
(67,574)
1,200
(460)
0.68
Flag of Somaliland.svg Somaliland 176,120
(68,000)
[Note 33]
90Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname 163,820
(63,250)
156,000
(60,000)
7,820
(3,020)
4.77Smallest country in South America.
91Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 163,610
(63,170)
155,360
(59,980)
8,250
(3,190)
5.04
92Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 147,570
(56,980)
130,168
(50,258)
13,830
(5,340)
9.6 [Note 34]
93Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 147,181
(56,827)
143,351
(55,348)
3,830
(1,480)
2.6Largest country in the Himalayan range
94Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan 143,100
(55,300)
141,510
(54,640)
2,590
(1,000)
1.81
95Flag of Greece.svg Greece 131,990
(50,960)
130,647
(50,443)
1,310
(510)
0.99
96Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 130,373
(50,337)
119,990
(46,330)
10,380
(4,010)
7.96Largest country in Central America.
97Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 120,540
(46,540)
120,538
(46,540)
2
(0.77)
0.11
98Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 118,484
(45,747)
94,080
(36,320)
24,404
(9,422)
20.6
99Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 117,600
(45,400)
101,000
(39,000)
16,600
(6,400)
14.12
100Flag of Benin.svg Benin 114,763
(44,310)
114,305
(44,133)
457.569
(176.668)
0.40 [Note 35]
101Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras 112,492
(43,433)
111,890
(43,200)
200
(77)
0.18
102Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 111,369
(43,000)
96,320
(37,190)
15,049
(5,810)
13.51
103Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 110,879
(42,811)
108,489
(41,888)
2,390
(920)
2.16
104Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 109,884
(42,426)
109,820
(42,400)
1,040
(400)
0.94Largest country in Caribbean
105Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala 108,889
(42,042)
107,159
(41,374)
1,730
(670)
1.59
106Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 103,000
(40,000)
100,250
(38,710)
2,750
(1,060)
2.67
107Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 100,210
(38,690)
99,909
(38,575)
301
(116)
0.3
108Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 93,028
(35,918)
89,608
(34,598)
3,420
(1,320)
3.68
109Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 92,090
(35,560)
91,470
(35,320)
620
(240)
0.67
110Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 89,342
(34,495)
88,802
(34,287)
540
(210)
0.6
111Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia 88,361
(34,116)
88,246
(34,072)
115
(44)
0.13The largest Serbo-Croatian-speaking country. [Note 36]
112Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 86,600
(33,400)
86,100
(33,200)
500
(190)
0.13Largest country in Caucasus. [Note 37]
113Flag of Austria.svg Austria 83,871
(32,383)
82,445
(31,832)
1,426
(551)
1.7
114Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 83,600
(32,300)
83,600
(32,300)
0
(0)
0
115Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 78,865
(30,450)
77,247
(29,825)
1,620
(630)
2.05
116Flag of Panama.svg Panama 75,417
(29,119)
74,340
(28,700)
1,080
(420)
1.43
117Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 71,740
(27,700)
71,620
(27,650)
120
(46)
0.17
118Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 70,273
(27,133)
68,883
(26,596)
1,390
(540)
1.98The figure shown is for the Republic of Ireland, the island of Ireland is 84,421 km2 or 32,595 sq mi [29]
119Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia 69,700
(26,900)
69,700
(26,900)
0
(0)
0 [Note 38]
120Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 65,610
(25,330)
62,732
(24,221)
2,878
(1,111)
4.4
121Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 65,300
(25,200)
62,680
(24,200)
2,620
(1,010)
4.01
122Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 64,559
(24,926)
62,249
(24,034)
2,340
(900)
3.62
Flag of Norway.svg Svalbard (Norway)62,045
(23,956)
62,045
(23,956)
0
(0)
0 [Note 39]
123Flag of Togo.svg Togo 56,785
(21,925)
54,385
(20,998)
2,400
(930)
4.23
124Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 56,594
(21,851)
55,974
(21,612)
620
(240)
1.1
125Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209
(19,772)
51,187
(19,763)
10
(3.9)
0.02
126Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 51,100
(19,700)
51,060
(19,710)
40
(15)
0.08
127Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 49,037
(18,933)
48,105
(18,573)
930
(360)
1.9
128Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 48,671
(18,792)
48,320
(18,660)
350
(140)
0.72
129Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 45,227
(17,462)
42,388
(16,366)
2,840
(1,100)
6.28
130Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 43,094
(16,639)
42,434
(16,384)
660
(250)
1.53Metropolitan Denmark only, without Greenland and the Faroe Islands. [Note 40]
131Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 41,850
(16,160)
33,893
(13,086)
7,650
(2,950)
18.41Includes the special municipalities, but excludes other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, shown separately. [Note 41]
132Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 41,284
(15,940)
39,997
(15,443)
1,280
(490)
3.1 [Note 42]
133Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan 38,394
(14,824)
38,394
(14,824)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan 36,193
(13,974)
32,260
(12,460)
3,720
(1,440)
10.34Between 1945 and 1949, the Republic of China included Mainland China, Mongolia, Taiwan and other areas, totaling 11,418,174 km2 (4,408,582 sq mi). [Note 43]
134Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 36,125
(13,948)
28,120
(10,860)
8,005
(3,091)
22.16
135Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 33,846
(13,068)
32,891
(12,699)
960
(370)
2.84 [Note 44]
136Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 30,528
(11,787)
30,278
(11,690)
250
(97)
0.82
137Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 30,355
(11,720)
30,355
(11,720)
0
(0)
0
138Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 29,743
(11,484)
28,342
(10,943)
1,401
(541)
4.71
139Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands 28,896
(11,157)
27,986
(10,805)
910
(350)
3.15
140Flag of Albania.svg Albania 28,748
(11,100)
27,398
(10,578)
1,350
(520)
4.7
141Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 28,051
(10,831)
28,051
(10,831)
0
(0)
0
142Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 27,834
(10,747)
25,680
(9,920)
2,150
(830)
7.73
143Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti 27,750
(10,710)
27,560
(10,640)
190
(73)
0.68
144Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 26,338
(10,169)
24,668
(9,524)
1,670
(640)
6.34
145Flag of North Macedonia.svg North Macedonia 25,713
(9,928)
25,433
(9,820)
280
(110)
1.09
146Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 23,200
(9,000)
23,180
(8,950)
20
(7.7)
0.09
147Flag of Belize.svg Belize 22,966
(8,867)
22,806
(8,805)
160
(62)
0.7
148Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 21,041
(8,124)
20,721
(8,000)
320
(120)
1.52Smallest country in continental North America.
149Flag of Israel.svg Israel 20,770
(8,020)
20,330
(7,850)
440
(170)
2.12 [Note 45]
150Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 20,273
(7,827)
20,151
(7,780)
122
(47)
0.6
Flag of FLNKS.svg New Caledonia (France)18,575
(7,172)
18,275
(7,056)
300
(120)
1.62
151Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 18,272
(7,055)
18,274
(7,056)
0
(0)
0
152Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 17,818
(6,880)
17,818
(6,880)
0
(0)
0
153Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini 17,364
(6,704)
17,204
(6,643)
160
(62)
0.92
154Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 14,919
(5,760)
14,919
(5,760)
0
(0)
0
155Flag of the Bahamas.svg The Bahamas 13,943
(5,383)
10,010
(3,860)
3,870
(1,490)
27.88
156Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 13,812
(5,333)
13,452
(5,194)
360
(140)
2.61
157Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 12,189
(4,706)
12,189
(4,706)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)12,173
(4,700)
12,173
(4,700)
0
(0)
0
158Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar 11,586
(4,473)
11,586
(4,473)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Artsakh.svg  Artsakh 11,458
(4,424)
11,458
(4,424)
1,200
(460)
1 [Note 46] 5.000 km2. Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by regions 11,5 km2.
159Flag of The Gambia.svg The Gambia 11,295
(4,361)
10,000
(3,900)
1,295
(500)
11.47Smallest country in continental Africa.
160Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 10,991
(4,244)
10,831
(4,182)
160
(62)
1.46
Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo 10,887
(4,203)
[Note 47]
161Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 10,452
(4,036)
10,230
(3,950)
170
(66)
1.63Second smallest country in continental Asia.
162Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus 9,251
(3,572)
9,241
(3,568)
10
(3.9)
0.11 [Note 48]
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico (United States)9,104
(3,515)
9,104
(3,515)
3,054
(1,179)
35.2An American territory, it is the third-largest island of the United States after the Big Island of Hawaii and Kodiak Island of Alaska. Also the smallest part of Hispanic America.
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg Abkhazia 8,660
(3,340)
[Note 49]
Flag of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.svg French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France)7,747
(2,991)
7,668
(2,961)
79.8
(30.8)
1.03Excludes claim on Adélie Land in Antarctica. [Note 50]
Flag of the United States.svg United States Minor Outlying Islands 6,959.41
(2,687.04)
34.2
(13.2)
6,937
(2,678)
Flag of Palestine.svg State of Palestine 6,020
(2,320)
5,640
(2,180)
220
(85)
3.9 [Note 51]
163Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei 5,765
(2,226)
5,265
(2,033)
500
(190)
8.67
164Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 5,130
(1,980)
5,128
(1,980)
0
(0)
0
Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia (France)4,167
(1,609)
3,827
(1,478)
340
(130)
8.16
Flag of Transnistria.svg Transnistria 4,163
(1,607)
[Note 52]
165Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 4,033
(1,557)
4,033
(1,557)
0
(0)
0
Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)3,903
(1,507)
3,903
(1,507)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
Flag of South Ossetia.svg South Ossetia 3,900
(1,500)
[Note 53]
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg Northern Cyprus 3,355
(1,295)
[Note 54]
166Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 2,842
(1,097)
2,821
(1,089)
10
(3.9)
0.35
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (China)2,755
(1,064)
1,106
(427)
1,649
(637) [36]
59.8
167Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 2,586
(998)
2,586
(998)
0
(0)
0The smallest country that is not a European microstate or island country
Bir Tawil (Terra nullius)2,060
(800)
2,060
(800)
0
(0)
0
168Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 2,040
(790)
2,030
(780)
10
(3.9)
0.49 [Note 55]
169Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 1,862
(719)
1,862
(719)
0
(0)
0 [Note 56]
Flag of Aland.svg Åland Islands (Finland)1,580
(610)
[Note 57]
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands (Denmark)1,393
(538)
1,393
(538)
[Note 58]
170Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 964
(372)
964
(372)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)948
(366)
430
(170)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
171Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati 811
(313)
811
(313)
0
(0)
0 [Note 59]
172Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain 767
(296)
767
(296)
0
(0)
0
173Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica 751
(290)
751
(290)
0
(0)
0
174Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 747
(288)
717
(277)
30
(12)
4.02
175Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 716
(276)
687
(265)
10
(3.9)
1.43
176Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg Federated States of Micronesia 702
(271)
702
(271)
177Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 616
(238)
606
(234)
10
(3.9)
1.62 [Note 60]
Flag of the Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man (United Kingdom)572
(221)
572
(221)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Guam.svg Guam (United States)549
(212)
544
(210)
0
(0)
0
178Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 468
(181)
468
(181)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg Northern Mariana Islands (United States)464
(179)
464
(179)
0
(0)
0
179Flag of Palau.svg Palau 459
(177)
459
(177)
0
(0)
0
180Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles 452
(175)
455
(176)
0
(0)
0Smallest country in Africa.
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao (Netherlands)444
(171)
444
(171)
0
(0)
0 [Note 41]
181Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 442
(171)
442.6
(170.9)
0
(0)
0
182Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados 430
(170)
431
(166)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Australia.svg Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia)412
(159)
412
(159)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
183Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389
(150)
389
(150)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Norway.svg Jan Mayen (Norway)377
(146)
377
(146)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg U.S. Virgin Islands (United States)347
(134)
346
(134)
1,564
(604)
81.88
184Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada 344
(133)
344
(133)
0
(0)
0
185Flag of Malta.svg Malta 316
(122)
316
(122)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)308
(119)
308
(119)
0
(0)
0 [Note 61]
186Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives 300
(120)
298
(115)
0
(0)
0Smallest country in Asia.
Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands)294
(114)
294
(114)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)264
(102)
264
(102)
0
(0)
0
187Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis 261
(101)
261
(101)
0
(0)
0Smallest country in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere.
Flag of Niue.svg Niue (New Zealand)260
(100)
260
(100)
0
(0)
0 [Note 62]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom)253.8
(98.0)
There is a salt lake and some wetlands of unknown area.
Flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.svg Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)242
(93)
242
(93)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands (New Zealand)236
(91)
236
(91)
0
(0)
0 [Note 63]
Flag of American Samoa.svg American Samoa (United States)199
(77)
199
(77)
0
(0)
0
188Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands 181
(70)
181
(70)
11,673
(4,507)
98.47
Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba (Netherlands)180
(69)
180
(69)
0
(0)
0
189Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 160
(62)
160
(62)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)151
(58)
151
(58)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg Wallis and Futuna (France)142
(55)
142
(55)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Christmas Island.svg Christmas Island (Australia)135
(52)
135
(52)
0
(0)
0 [Note 64]
Flag of Jersey.svg Jersey (United Kingdom)116
(45)
116
(45)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat (United Kingdom)102
(39)
102
(39)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla (United Kingdom)91
(35)
91
(35)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Guernsey.svg Guernsey (United Kingdom)78
(30)
78
(30)
0
(0)
0
190Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 61
(24)
61
(24)
0
(0)
0
Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom)60
(23)
60
(23)
54,340
(20,980)
99.89 [Note 65]
Flag of France.svg Saint Martin (France)54
(21)
54.4
(21.0)
[Note 16]
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda (United Kingdom)54
(21)
54
(21)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Norway.svg Bouvet Island (Norway)49
(19)
49
(19)
0
(0)
0 [Note 16]
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)47
(18)
47
(18)
0
(0)
0 [Note 66]
Flag of Norfolk Island.svg Norfolk Island (Australia)36
(14)
36
(14)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg Sint Maarten (Netherlands)34
(13)
34
(13)
0
(0)
0 [Note 41]
Flag of Macau.svg Macau (China)31.3
(12.1)
28.2
(10.9)
0
(0)
0 [Note 67]
191Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu 26
(10)
26
(10)
0
(0)
0Smallest Commonwealth realm.
192Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 21
(8.1)
21
(8.1)
0
(0)
0Smallest island country, smallest republic and smallest country that is not a city-state
Flag of Saint Barthelemy (local).svg Saint Barthélemy (France)21
(8.1)
[Note 16]
Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands)21
(8.1)
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)14
(5.4)
14
(5.4)
0
(0)
0 [Note 64]
Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands)13
(5.0)
Flag of Tokelau.svg Tokelau (New Zealand)12
(4.6)
12
(4.6)
0
(0)
0
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar (United Kingdom)6
(2.3)
6.5
(2.5)
0
(0)
0British Overseas territory
Flag of France.svg Clipperton Island (France)6
(2.3)
2
(0.77)
4
(1.5)
66.67
Flag of Australia.svg Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia)5
(1.9)
5
(1.9)
0
(0)
0
  Spratly Islands (disputed)0
(0)
0