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Largest Countries in the World by Area


It is a fact that geopolitical boundaries will shift dramatically as centuries leave behind. Who knows which country will have the biggest borders in the coming years? We have compiled the countries with the world’s largest surface area . Let’s take a look at these huge countries altogether.

Largest Countries in the World by Area

#Countrykm²Terrestrial km²Water km²
1 Russia17.098.24216377742720500
2 Canada99.846.709093507891163
3 China9.706.9619569901137060
4 ABD9.629.0919158960470131
5 Brazil8.515.767846041555352
6 Australia7.692.024768230058920
7 India3.287.5902973193314070
8 Argentina2.780.400273669043710
9 Kazakhistan2.724.900269970025200
10 Algeria2.381.74123817410

10 Algeria


Located in North Africa, Algeria is the largest country in Africa. 42.23 million people live in Algeria, which has a surface area of 2.381.741 square kilometers . Located on the Mediterranean coast, the country borders Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Morocco and Western Sahara.

9 Kazakhstan


The Republic of Kazakhstan is an independent state in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It is one of the current seven independent Turkish states. It is the ninth largest country in the world. One of the largest cities and capital city is Astana . It is the fourth largest country in Asia. Face measurement: 2.729.9004 square kilometers.

8 Argentina

Buenos Aires Argentina

It is a country located in the South American Continent. It is the second largest country in South America and the third largest in the Southern hemisphere. According to the latest data, 45.195.774 people live in Argentina, whose total area is 2.780.400 square kilometers . The country is neighbors with Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile.

7 India

Jaipur India

It is a country located in South Asia. It has the seventh largest geographic area in the world. It is the third largest country in the Asian continent. India is the country with the highest rate of water area to land area in general. 1.353 billion people live in the country with a surface area of  3.287.590 square kilometers . India; It borders with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

6 Australia

Sydney Australia

Australia is an island country located in the southern hemisphere. It lies between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest country in the Oceania continent. It is also the largest country with no land borders. It is also the second largest country in the southern hemisphere. 25 million people live in Australia, which has a surface area of 7,692,024 square kilometers . 

5 Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Located in South America, it is the continent’s largest and most populous country. Brazil is the largest country in the Southern Hemisphere and the South American continent. 210 million people live in Brazil, which has a surface area of 8,515,767 square kilometers . The country’s neighbors are Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.


United States

It is located in the middle of North America, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The USA is the second largest country in the North American continent. It is the third largest country in the land field and the third in the water field. 328.2 million people live in the USA, whose face is  9.629.091 square kilometers.

3 China

Beijing China

China is the world’s most populous country and one of the largest economies. China is the largest country with all of its land in Asia. Despite being second in land area, it is fifth in water area. 1.393 billion people live in China, which has a surface area of  9.706.961 square kilometers . China has 14 neighboring countries, including Korea and Russia. 

2 Canada

Quebec City Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of country area. It is also the largest country in the North America continent. It is the fourth largest country in the land area, while the water area is the largest in the country. 37.59 million people live in the country with asurface area of 99.846.70 square kilometers . The country that covers most of the North American continent is neighbor with the USA. 

1 Russia

Russia Moscow

Russia is the largest country in the world and covers one eighth of the world’s habitat. 144.5 million people live in Russia, whose face is 17.098.242 square kilometers . The area difference with Canada is approximately 8 million km2. It is bordered by a total of 16 countries, including Norway, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Japan and the USA.

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