This post is about the Largest Countries in the world covering the most land areas of the globe.
We, humans, have split the surface of the Earth into many nations.
Some of them are true giants such as Russia, Canada, the United States, China, Brazil, and Australia.
We have referred our research for countries and dependencies from the United Nations Statistics Division.
These are the top 10 largest countries in the world by area:
10. Algeria-2,381,741 km²
Algeria is a nation in North Africa with a Mediterranean shoreline and has an expanse of the Saharan desert.
This country has a total area is 2.38 million square kilometers and is the largest country in Africa (second is the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
It has a 998 km length Mediterranean coastline with a huge Algerian Sahara stretches across its boundaries with Western Sahara to its west, Niger and Mali all the way to the south.
Desert contributes 90% of topography, while many of its areas are elevated.
9. Kazakhstan-2,724,900 km²
Kazakhstan, the largest landlocked country in the world located in Central Asia and is a former Soviet Republic (the biggest nation ever).
It stretches from the eastern Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains on its eastern frontier with China and Russia.
The 2.72 million square kilometers of Kazakhstan extends across vast grasslands and mountains.
A hot and moist climate prevails for most of the year, but not quite desert-like.
Kazakhstan experiences a wide variety of temperatures throughout the year, although, in Kazakhstan, it does not get as cold as it does in parts of its neighbor to the north, Russia.
For its landscape and horses, the country is pretty popular.
8. Argentina-2,780,400 km²
Argentina is a country situated in Central America’s southernmost part.
Its 2.78 million square kilometers includes some world’s most diverse geography and swampy climate, tropical areas in the very north and southern freezing glacial cold regions.
7. India-3,287,263 km²
India has 3.29 million square kilometers of land that places it on the seventh position among the largest countries in the world.
And despite being only an entire part of Europe size-wise but It has a much larger population than the whole of European Union placed together.
Europe has 743 million inhabitants, while India has over 1.2 billion people.
India’s population density is around 1069 pop./per square mile.
Geologically, India is located on its own subcontinent.
Studies show that a sea (before Indian ocean) once divided this entire country from its Asian neighbors.
6. Australia-7,741,220 km²
Australia is more than twice the extent of India, at approximately 7.69 million square kilometers and is by far the largest country in Oceania.
It is so big that still it’s highly debated that Australia is an island, landmass, or an entire continent.
Australia as a continent is surrounded by many small island nations and is the only big country in the overall South Pacific.
The vast majority of its population lives in seaside cities like Sydney in the east, Melbourne in the south, Brisbane and Perth in the west.
Its because the Australian Outback (remote interior) is one of the driest and hottest areas in the world.
Australia is renowned for its spectacular and often deadly wildlife, along with severe weather and topography.
5. Brazil-8,511,965 km²
Brazil is home to much of the world’s biggest rainforest, the Amazon and is the largest country by area in South America.
Brazil is the fifth-largest nation in the world by area, with 8.5 million square kilometers and over 208 million people, and the fifth most populated country in the world.
On the eastern side, Brazil also has a long Atlantic coastline stretching about 8,000 km.
Most of its major cities are located near the coastline, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
4. China-9,56,960 km²
Officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with the highest world population of around 1.404 billion, is a nation in East Asia.
It is the fourth largest country in the world by total area, covering roughly 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi).
3. United States-9,833,517 km²
The United States occupies 9.63 million square kilometers, only larger than China.
Located in North America, bordered by Mexico in the south and Canada in the north, the United States has a variety of flora and fauna.
Two North-South regions split the nation into three distinct geomorphological pieces.
The Pacific regions are renowned for a year-round warm climate and lengthy beach expanses along the California shore, west of the Rocky Mountains.
The great plains extend from Canada to Mexico, tucked between the Rockies and the Mississippi River, providing the United States one of the most fertile growing fields in the world.
Finally, the third geographical part of the country is the Mississippi river basin, which acts as oxygen to America’s manufacturing hubs, with significant towns scattered across it.
2. Canada-9,984,670 km²
Canada is the second-largest country in the world by landmass and the biggest in the western hemisphere.
It’s because of ten provinces and three territories cover 9.98 million square kilometers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic Ocean.
This implies that with a population density of 4 individuals per square kilometer, of the total 35 million people in Canada could have around 61 acres of land for each.
Canada’s immense cold tundra, between the Arctic and the United States, stretches until the North Pole.
Split like its southern neighbor, the Rocky Mountains lie from its north to south in the western part of the nation, the snowy arctic circle in its northeast, and grasslands covering most remaining areas.
1. Russia-17,075,200 km²
Russia is by a significant percentage, the biggest country in the world, covering 17,125,200 square kilometers by area.
I will not exaggerate, but in Russia, when people on the western frontier wake up, individuals on the eastern side are having dinner.
Russia has a population of 143 million and if we distribute the country among its citizens, it can afford to offer a square km of the area to every 10 individuals.
By comparison, for the United States, its 30 individuals.
Last but not least, Russia is bigger than the combined Pluto’s surface area.
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