Largest Countries In The World:
Earth’s surface is covered with water by 71 % and the remaining 29% is a land mass. The land mass consists of continents and islands divided into 195 countries to be exact. These countries are made up of different shapes and sizes, consisting variety of geography, climate, and wildlife. All 10 of the world’s largest countries totals in 49% of the earth’s entire 149 million square kilometers of land.
1. RUSSIA: Total Area- 17,098,246
Russia is the largest country in the world occupying 10.995% of the world’s land mass. Though Russia covers approximately 17% of the world’s inhabited land, it’s only home to 2% of the world’s population. Russia is a transcontinental country, its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia and its European portion makes it the largest country in Europe. Russia is so massive that it has nine different time zones and shares its borders with fourteen other nations. If Russia chops off 7 million square kilometers, it would still be the largest. And the chopped off section would rank seventh largest overall.
2. CANADA: Total Area- 9,984,670
Canada is the second largest country in the world and the largest country completely in the Western Hemisphere by total area. It has the longest shoreline in the world. With the largest surface area of water, Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined. Though the country is gigantic, its population is only about one-fifth of Russia. It has a population density of 4 people per square kilometer, meaning that each of Canada’s 35 million people could have 61 acres for themselves.
3. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Total Area- 9,833,517
The USA is slightly smaller than Canada which makes it the third largest country in the world. It is the largest country in the Western Hemisphere by land area. The USA shares its borders with Mexico to the south and Canada to the north. The United States is home to a diverse range of geography and wildlife and some of the most iconic and popular natural gems. In the U.S. each state varies in size, where the Rhode Island is the smallest of just 1,545 square miles, and Alaska is the largest state with a land area of 663,268 square miles.
4. CHINA: Total Area- 9,596,961
China is the fourth largest country in the world and the largest country entirely in Asia. China has the largest population in the world, one in every five people in the world is Chinese. China is also the second-largest country in the world by land area sharing its border with 14 different nations. China with the United States of America, and Canada each occupy just under seven percent of the globe’s surface. It has a diverse geography and it’s home to the Gobi, the world’s 4th largest desert. An interesting fact about China is, it has 1.9 doctors per 1000 people, China has more doctors than the entire population of Qatar.
5. BRAZIL: Total Area- 8,515,767
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and also the largest country in both the Southern Hemisphere and in South America. The largest Latin American country, Brazil covers 47.3 % of the South American continent’s land area. Brazil is the sixth most populous nation, where Sao Paulo is the most populated city in the country. Brazil has a diverse geography and it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon.
6. AUSTRALIA: Total Area- 7,692,024
Australia is the largest country in Oceania, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country completely in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia is often referred to as the “island continent”, though it has a rather smaller population of only 22.6 million. More than one-third of Australia is covered by a region known as the ‘outback,’ with scorching temperatures, little water, and almost no vegetation. With extreme climate and geography, Australia is also known for its spectacular and deadly wildlife.
7. INDIA: Total Area- 3,287,263
India is the seventh largest country in the world and third-largest country in Asia and the largest country in South Asia. India’s boundaries have changed a few times over the past era. India shares its borders with six-nations including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. India is known for its diverse geographical features and culture. India is often referred to as the “land of rivers” for the numerous rivers it has. India is located on its own subcontinent, and the nation and its close neighbors were at one time separated from Asia by a sea.
8. ARGENTINA: Total Area- 2,780,400
Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking country and second-largest country in South America and 32nd most populous country. Argentina is divided into four regions, the Andes, the Pampas, which are fertile lowlands, the north, and Patagonia to the south. Patagonia is one of the most spectacular places on the planet. Cape Horn is the southern tip of Argentina and it is one of the stormiest locations on the globe.
9. KAZAKHSTAN: Total Area- 2,724,900
KAZAKHSTAN is the ninth largest country; the largest landlocked country. The country’s 85% is covered in steppe, plains, semi-desert, and desert. It’s capital, Astana is quite unique as its modern and striking architecture is surrounded by open steppes, making it seem like a mirage. Astana is often referred to as the world’s weirdest or strangest capital.
Kazakhstanis encounter a vast range of temperatures throughout the year.
10. ALGERIA: Total Area- 2,381,741
Algeria is the world’s tenth-largest country and the largest Arabic-speaking and Berber-speaking country, the largest Islamic state, and the largest country in Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. 90% of the country is desert, more than four-fifths of the nation’s land area is covered by the Sahara desert. To the north, it’s bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.