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10 Largest Countries In The World

The following is a list of the largest countries by area in the world:

1. Russia – Largest country in the world by far with a size of 17,098,242 square km (6,601,668 square mi)

St. Basil Cathedral near the Kremlin, Moscow (source: wiki)

St. Basil Cathedral near the Kremlin, Moscow (source: wiki)

2. Canada – Second largest in the world and largest in the Americas with 9,984,670 square km (3,855,100 sq ml). It is also the country with the most water in the world (8.93% of it’s total size is water)

The Skyline of Toronto, Canada (source: wiki)

The Skyline of Toronto, Canada (source: wiki)

 

3. China – Third in the world and the largest in Asia: 9,706,961 sq km (3,747,879 sq mi)

China is the third largest country in the world. Shanghai, China (source: wiki)

China is the third largest country in the world. Shanghai, China (source: wiki)Shanghai, China (source: wiki)

 

4. United States – Fourth largest in the world: 9,629,091 sq km (3,717,813 sq mi). It is only slightly smaller than China

The United States is the fourth largest country in the world (Skyline of Manhattan) (source: wiki)

The United States is the fourth largest country in the world (Skyline of Manhattan) (source: wiki)

 

5. Brazil – 5th largest in the world and the largest country in South America and in the Southern Hemisphere: 8,514,877 sq km (3,287,612 sq mi)

Corcovado statue in Rio, Brazil (source: wiki)

Corcovado statue in Rio, Brazil (source: wiki)

 

6. Australia – 6th largest in the world and the largest country in Oceania, as well as the largest country without land borders: 7,692,024 sq km (2,969,907 sq mi)

Sydney, Australia. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world

Sydney, Australia. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world (source: Rodney Haywood)

 

7. India – 7th largest in the world but less than half the size of Australia: 3,166,414 sq km (1,222,559 sq mi)

The Taj Mahal - a symbol of India - 7th largest country (source: wiki)

The Taj Mahal – a symbol of India – 7th largest country (source: wiki)

 

8. Argentina – 8th in the world with a size of 2,780,400 sq km (1,073,500 sq mi)

The Casa Rosada (pink house) in Plaza de Mayo, known landmark in Buenos Aires (source: wiki)

The Casa Rosada (pink house) in Plaza de Mayo, known landmark in Buenos Aires (source: wiki)

 

9. Kazakhstan – In the 9th place and just slightly smaller than Argentina: 2,724,900 sq km (1,052,100 sq mi)

Downtown Astana - the capital of Kazakhstan (source: wiki)

Downtown Astana – the capital of Kazakhstan (source: wiki)

10. Algeria – 10th largest in the world but the largest country in Africa: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq mi)

The Monument Of The Martyrs in Algiers - capital of Algeria (source: wiki)

The Monument Of The Martyrs in Algiers – capital of Algeria (source: wiki)

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