Top 10 Largest Countries In The World

There are many countries in the world whose area is less than one kilometer, but there are countries in the world whose area is more than 17,098,242 kilometers. Let us compare the 10 largest countries of the world by area (this list is not according to population).

10 Largest Countries In The World

1) Russia

Russia is a large country located in Eastern Europe and North Asia. With a total of 17,098,242 km2, it is the largest country in the world. In terms of size, it is more than five times that of India. Despite being such a huge country, the population of Russia is on the seventh place in the world, due to which the population density of Russia is one of the lowest in the world. Most of the population of Russia is settled in its European part. Its capital is Moscow. Russian is the main and official language of Russia.

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2) Canada

Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three union territories. It is located in the northern part of the continent which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and north to the Arctic Ocean. Its total area is 99.8 million square kilometers and Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of total area and the fourth largest country in terms of land area. Its international border with the United States of America is the largest land border in the world. Canada is a developed country.

3) China

China is a country located in East Asia. With 1.3 billion inhabitants, it is the most populous country in the world and with an area of ​​9,826,675 square kilometers, it is the third largest country in the world after Russia and Canada. Due to having such a vast area, the number of countries bordering it is also the largest in the world (equal to Russia) which are as follows (clockwise from north): Russia, Mongolia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

4) United States of America

The United States of America is a country located in the North American continent. Its capital is Washington. The United States of America is a federal republic located on the North American continent. The United Nations is made up of 50 states and one federal district. Apart from this, there are many other sub-regions which are also spread over Oceania and other places. It is a presidential republic. With a population of 305 million, it is the second most populous country in the world after China and India.

5) Brazil

Brazil is the largest and most important country in South America. This federal republic, which extends from the middle of South America to the Atlantic Ocean, has a coastline of 7491 kilometers. The Amazon River here is one of the largest rivers in the world. Its delta region is a very hot and humid region which is an equatorial region. A wide variety of flora and fauna live in this area. The Brazilian plateau is part of the oldest landmass in the world.

Largest Countries (Area) In The World

6) Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country within the Southern Hemisphere continent that is also the world’s smallest continent and the world’s largest island, consisting of Tasmania and several other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Australia is the only place that is considered to be a continent, a nation and an island at the same time. Neighboring countries are Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the northeast, and New Zealand to the southeast.

7) India

India is the largest country in the Indian subcontinent located in South Asia. India, located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere, is the seventh largest geographically and second largest country in the world in terms of population. India is bordered by Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal and Bhutan to the northeast, Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east, and Afghanistan to the northwest. In the Indian Ocean it shares a maritime border with Maldives in the southwest, Sri Lanka in the south and Indonesia in the southeast.

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8) Argentina

Argentina is a country located in South America. In terms of area and population, South America is the second largest country after Brazil. To its north is Brazil to the west, Chile to the west and Paraguay to the northwest. The name Argentina is derived from Argentum which means silver. The Latin and Spanish synonyms for silver, which are ‘argetum’ and ‘plata’, respectively, are the names of Argentina and ‘Rio de la Plata’ (the great estuary of the country).

9) Kazakhstan

It is a country located in Eurasia. It is the ninth largest country in the world by area. Spread over a large area in Asia, this country was earlier part of the Soviet Union. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, it finally declared itself independent. Several important projects were completed here during the Soviet administration, ranging from the launch of several rockets to Krushchev’s Virgin Land project. Most of the country’s land is covered by steppe grasslands, forests and hilly areas.

10) Algeria

It officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and also formally known as the democratic and people-loving Algerian Republic, is a country located in the Maghreb region of Africa, with Algiers as its capital and most populous city. The area of ​​present-day Algeria was the background of many ancient civilizations, such as the Atyrians and the Capasians.The area was ruled by several sultanates and kingdoms, including the Numidians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arab Umayyads, Berber Fatimids and Almohads, and later the Turkish Ottomans. Algeria is a semi-presidential republic with 48 provinces and 1541 counties. With a population of over 37 million, it is the 34th most populous country in the world.



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