General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Rank wise Countries (by Area)

General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Geography of India and The World)

Rank wise Countries (by Area)

Country/Territory Area (km2) % of Total Continent/Region Notes
Earth 148,940,000 100% Solar System Total land coverage (29.2% of Earth’s surface)
Russia 17,098,242 11.5% Asia/Europe Largest country in the world EB:17,075,400 km2
Canada 9,984,670 6.7% America, North Largest country in the western hemisphere. Longest coastline. EB: 9,984,670 km2
U.S. 9,629,091 6.5% America, North Includes only the 50 states and the district of Columbia. the total area is listed as 9,826,630 km2 by the CIA World Factbook. EB:9,522,055 km2
PR China 9,598,094 6.4% Asia, Eastern Second largest asian country (after asian part of Russia). Total of separate UN figures for Mainland China (9,596,961) inclusive Hong Kong SAR (1,104 km2) and Macau (29 km2). (Excludes all disputed territories). EB: 9,572,900 km2.
Brazil 8,514,877 5.7% America, South Largest country in South America, and in the southern hemisphere. EB: 8,514,877 km2.
Australia 7,692,024 5.2% Australia/Oceania Australia is the only country that is coterminous with a continent. Largest country without a land-border to neighbours. Largest country in Oceania. Eb: 7,692,208 km2.
India 3,287,263 2.3% Asia, South-Central disputed territories with Pakistan and China. Third-largest country in Asia (after Russia and China). EB: 3,166,414 km2.
Argentina 2,780,400 2% America South Second largest country in South America,EB: 2,780,403 km2.
Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1.8% Asia,South-Central Largest landlocked country in the world. EB: 2,724,900 km2
Sudan 2,505,813 1.7% Africa,Northern Largest country in Africa. EB: 2,505,810 km2.

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