Have you ever wondered which are the largest countries in the world? Well today we are going to solve your doubt! And then we are going to talk to you about the 10 that occupy the first positions in the list of countries by area that we have found in Wikipedia, which includes all the countries and territories of the world ordered according to their surface.
Before talking to you about the top 10 countries big of the world, we want to comment that the Earth has an area of 510,072,000 square kilometers (359,685,360 correspond to the oceans and 150,386,640 to the emerged lands). Would you like to join us?
The largest country in the world is Russia, which has an area of 17,098,242 square kilometers, not counting the disputed territory of Crimea, which supposes around a ninth part of the continental surface of the planet. It offers a great variety of reliefs and natural environments, as well as impressive cities, such as Moscow, its capital, or Saint Petersburg.
In second position we find Canada, which measures 9,984,670 square kilometers. Located in the extreme north of the North American subcontinent, it shares border with the United States. Its capital is Ottawa, although the most populous city in Canada is Toronto. Of course, the best of this country are its landscapes.
The third largest country on the planet is China, which covers an area of 9,596,961 square kilometers. With a vast and diverse landscape, the People's Republic of China is considered the most populated of the world, in addition to being the world's leading economic power by GDP, in terms of purchasing power parity.
The United States occupies the fourth position in the ranking. With an area of 9,371,1784 square kilometers, this country is the third in population, in addition to being considered one of the most diverse territories and multicultural. Furthermore, it is the largest economy on the planet in nominal terms.
The fifth largest country on the planet is Brazil, which measures 8,514,877 square kilometers, comprising the eastern half of South America and some groups of small islands. It is important to note that it has a border with all the countries of the subcontinent except Ecuador and Chile.
We continue our tour of the largest countries in the world in Australia, which, with 7,741,220 square kilometers, is ranked sixth on the list. Of course, it is the largest island country on the planet, occupying the main continental mass of the platform Sahul and some islands in the Pacific, Indian and Antarctic oceans.
We change continents to talk about India, which has a much smaller area than Australia: 3,287,263 square kilometers. Located in South Asia, it is the second country in the world by population, in addition to being the democracy most populous on the planet.
We return to South America to talk about Argentina, which, with an area of 2,780,400 square kilometers, is the largest country in Latin America. It is important to keep in mind that its territory includes a great diversity of climates due to the latitudinal width.
In ninth position in the ranking we find Kazakhstan, which measures 2,724,900 square kilometers. Considered the largest landlocked country in the world, the territory encompasses plains, steppes, canyons, hills, taigas, snowy mountains, and deserts. On the other hand, we want to comment that it has a low density population.
Finally, we must talk about Algeria, the largest country in Africa and in the Arab world. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers, it is one of the countries that comprise the Maghreb. It is located in the north of the continent, bordering on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Biggest Countries In The World (February 2021)
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