Which Country Has the Largest Country Land Area?

Country Land Area ('000 sq km), 2015 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 179 countries in 2015, Russia ranked the highest in country land area with 16,377 '000 sq km followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with 0.002 '000 sq km, Macao with 0.030 '000 sq km and Liechtenstein with 0.160 '000 sq km.

Total country land area reached 129,734 '000 sq km in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and -0.019 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total country land area reached an all time high of 129,822 '000 sq km in 1961 and an all time low of 129,699 '000 sq km in 1996. The average annual growth amounted to -0.001 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Russia, accounted for 12.6 % of country land area in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 26.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 54.6 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Country Land Area indicator page.

Country Land Area Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Algeria '000 sq km 2,382 2,382 2,382 2,382 2,382
Argentina '000 sq km 2,737 2,737 2,737 2,737 2,737
Australia '000 sq km 7,682 7,682 7,682 7,682 7,682
Brazil '000 sq km 8,358 8,358 8,358 8,358 8,358
Canada '000 sq km 9,094 9,094 9,094 9,094 9,094
China '000 sq km 9,388 9,388 9,388 9,388 9,388
Dem. Republic of the Congo '000 sq km 2,267 2,267 2,267 2,267 2,267
India '000 sq km 2,973 2,973 2,973 2,973 2,973
Indonesia '000 sq km 1,812 1,812 1,812 1,812 1,812
Kazakhstan '000 sq km 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700
Mexico '000 sq km 1,944 1,944 1,944 1,944 1,944
Russia '000 sq km 16,377 16,377 16,377 16,377 16,377
Saudi Arabia '000 sq km 2,150 2,150 2,150 2,150 2,150
Sudan '000 sq km 2,376 2,376 2,376 2,376 2,376
USA '000 sq km 9,147 9,147 9,147 9,147 9,147