The surface area of the world is 510,072,000 square kilometers. 70.8% of the world is covered with waters and the remaining 29.2% is terrestrial. The total land area is 148,940,000 square kilometers. Almost 50% of the land area is covered by 10 countries. Here are the World’s Top 10 Largest Countries.
Russia is the largest country in the world and is also one of the few countries with land both in Europe and Asia. The total surface area of Russia is 17.098.242 km2. 95.95% of the 17.098.242 km2 area is terrestrial. The total area of this terrestrial area is 16.377.742 km2. 4.21% is water. This corresponds to 720.500 km2.
Surface: 17.098.242 km2
Land Area: 16.377.742 km2 (%95,79)
Water Area: 720.500 km2 (%4.21)
Canada is the second largest country in the world and the largest in the Americas. The total surface area of Canada is 9,984,670 km2. The terrestrial area is 9.093.507 km2 and the water area is 891.163 km2. Canada’s water area is 8,93% of the total area of the country.
Surface: 9.984.670 km2
Land Area: 9.093.507 km2 (%91,07)
Water Area: 891.163 km2 (%8,93)
China is the third largest country in the world. It is also the largest country in Asia. The total surface area is 9,706,961 km2. Almost all of the country is continental and the total area of terrestrial area is 9,569,901 km2. The remaining 137.060 km2 is the area of water and corresponds to 1.41% of the country’s area.
Surface: 9.706.961 km2
Land Area: 9.569.901 km2 (%98,59)
Water Area: 137.060 km2 (%1,41)
4. United States of America
America is the fourth largest country in the world and the largest after the waters of the American continent. The total area is 9,629,091 km2, the terrestrial area is 9,158,960 km2 and the water area is 470,131 km2.
Surface: 9.629.091 km2
Land Area: 9.158.960km2 (%95,12)
Water Area: 470.131 km2 (%4,88)
Brazil is the largest country in South America, with 5 being the world’s largest face value. It is the largest united area on the American continent. The total area is 8,515,767 km2. 8,460,415 km2 is the continental area and only 55,352 km2 is the water area.
Surface: 8.515.767 km2
Land Area: 8.460.415 km2 (%99,35)
Water Area: 55.352 km2 (%0.65)
Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. It is also the largest Oceania country, the largest country without land borders, and the largest country of the entire South hemisphere. The total area of the country is 7.692.024 km2. The area of 7.682.300 km2 is the continental area and 58.920 km2 is the area of water.
Surface: 7.692.024 km2
Land Area: 7.682.300 km2 (%99,87)
Water Area: 58.920 km2 (%0.13)
India is the second largest country of the Asian continent and its total surface area is 3,287,590 km2. 2.973.193 km2 is about 10% of the terrestrial water area. The water area is 314,070 km2.
Surface: 3.287.590 km2
Land Area: 2.973.193 km2 (%90,45)
Water Area: 314.070 km2 (%9,55)
The 8th largest country in the world is Argentina with an area of 2,780,400 km2. The territorial area of the country is 2.736.690 km2 and the water area of the country is 43.710 km2.
Surface: 2.780.400 km2
Land Area: 2.736.690 km2 (%98,43)
Water Area: 43.710 km2 (%1,57)
With a surface area of 2,724,900 km2, Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world. At the same time Kazakhstan is the largest country without sea coast. The territorial area of the country is 2,699,700 km2 while the water area is 25,200 km2.
Surface: 2.724.900 km2
Land Area: 2.699.700 km2 (%99.08)
Water Area: 25.200 km2 (%0.92)
Algeria, the last in the list, is the 10th largest country in the world and at the same time the largest country in Africa. The total surface area of Algeria is 2,381,741 km2. All of the country is terrestrial.
Surface: 2.381.741 km2
Land Area: 2.381.741 km2 (%100)
Water Area: 0 km2 (%0)