The largest to smallest landmasses in the world mapped

One of the most significant disadvantages of the Mercator projection is that it distorts the actual sizes of territories.

The Mercator projection exaggerates the sizes of landmasses close to the poles as a side effect. As a result, Russia and Canada seem to take up almost 25 percent of the planet’s surface, but these nations only own 5 percent.

The map below shows the actual size of all countries and dependencies by area.

Map of the largest to smallest landmasses in the world

This map was created by Artemy Lebedev Studio.

RankLandmassTotal in km2 (mi2)Land in km2 (mi2)Water in km2 (mi2)% water
1 Russia17,098,246 (6,601,670)16,377,742 (6,323,482)720,500 (278,200)4.21
2 Antarctica14,000,000 (5,400,000)14,000,000 (5,400,000)0 (0)0
3 Canada9,984,670 (3,855,100)9,093,507 (3,511,023)891,163 (344,080)8.93
4 China9,596,961 (3,705,407)9,326,410 (3,600,950)270,550 (104,460)2.82
5 United States9,525,067 (3,677,649)9,147,593 (3,531,905)377,424 (145,724)3.96
6 Brazil8,515,767 (3,287,956)8,460,415 (3,266,584)55,352 (21,372)0.65
7 Australia7,692,024 (2,969,907)7,633,565 (2,947,336)58,459 (22,571)0.76
8 India3,287,263 (1,269,219)2,973,190 (1,147,960)314,073 (121,264)9.55
9 Argentina2,780,400 (1,073,500)2,736,690 (1,056,640)43,710 (16,880)1.57
10 Kazakhstan2,724,900 (1,052,100)2,699,700 (1,042,400)25,200 (9,700)0.92
11 Algeria2,381,741 (919,595)2,381,741 (919,595)0 (0)0
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo2,344,858 (905,355)2,267,048 (875,312)77,810 (30,040)3.32
13Denmark Kingdom of Denmark2,220,093 (857,183)2,220,072 (857,175)21 (8.1)0
14 Greenland (Denmark)2,166,086 (836,330)2,166,086 (836,330)[Note 9]0 (0)0
15 Saudi Arabia2,149,690 (830,000)2,149,690 (830,000)0 (0)0
16 Mexico1,964,375 (758,449)1,943,945 (750,561)20,430 (7,890)1.04
17 Indonesia1,910,931 (737,815)1,811,569 (699,451)93,000 (36,000)4.87
18 Sudan1,861,484 (718,723)---
19 Libya1,759,540 (679,360)1,759,540 (679,360)0 (0)0
20 Iran1,648,195 (636,372)1,531,595 (591,352)116,600 (45,000)7.07
21 Mongolia1,564,110 (603,910)1,553,556 (599,831)10,560 (4,080)0.68
22 Peru1,285,216 (496,225)1,279,996 (494,209)5,220 (2,020)0.41
23 Chad1,284,000 (496,000)1,259,200 (486,200)24,800 (9,600)1.93
24 Niger1,267,000 (489,000)1,266,700 (489,100)300 (120)0.02
25 Angola1,246,700 (481,400)1,246,700 (481,400)0 (0)0
26 Mali1,240,192 (478,841)1,220,190 (471,120)20,002 (7,723)1.61
27 South Africa1,221,037 (471,445)1,214,470 (468,910)4,620 (1,780)0.38
28 Colombia1,141,748 (440,831)1,038,700 (401,000)100,210 (38,690)8.8
29 Ethiopia1,104,300 (426,400)1,000,000 (390,000)104,300 (40,300)0.7
30 Bolivia1,098,581 (424,164)1,083,301 (418,265)15,280 (5,900)1.39
31 Mauritania1,030,700 (398,000)1,025,520 (395,960)4,480 (1,730)0.44
32 Egypt1,002,450 (387,050)995,450 (384,350)6,000 (2,300)0.6
33 Tanzania945,087 (364,900)885,800 (342,000)61,500 (23,700)6.49
34 Nigeria923,768 (356,669)910,768 (351,649)13,000 (5,000)1.41
35 Venezuela916,445 (353,841)882,050 (340,560)30,000 (12,000)3.29
36 Pakistan907,132 (350,246)881,912 (340,508)25,220 (9,740)2.86
37 Namibia825,615 (318,772)823,290 (317,870)2,425 (936)0.12
38 Mozambique801,590 (309,500)786,380 (303,620)13,000 (5,000)1.63
39 Turkey783,562 (302,535)769,632 (297,157)13,930 (5,380)1.78
40 Chile756,102 (291,933)743,812 (287,187)12,290 (4,750)1.63
41 Zambia752,612 (290,585)743,398 (287,028)9,220 (3,560)1.23
42 Myanmar676,578 (261,228)653,508 (252,321)23,070 (8,910)3.41
43 Afghanistan652,230 (251,830)652,230 (251,830)0 (0)0
44 South Sudan644,329 (248,777)---
45 France640,679 (247,368)640,427 (247,270)3,374 (1,303)0.52
46 Somalia637,657 (246,201)627,337 (242,216)10,320 (3,980)1.62
47 Central African Republic622,984 (240,535)622,984 (240,535)0 (0)0
48 Ukraine603,500 (233,000)579,300 (223,700)24,200 (9,300)4.01
49 Madagascar587,041 (226,658)581,540 (224,530)5,501 (2,124)0.94
50 Botswana581,730 (224,610)566,730 (218,820)15,000 (5,800)2.58
51 Kenya580,367 (224,081)569,140 (219,750)11,227 (4,335)1.93
52 France (metropolitan)543,940 (210,020)
53 Yemen527,968 (203,850)527,968 (203,850)0 (0)0
54 Thailand513,120 (198,120)510,890 (197,260)2,230 (860)0.43
55 Spain505,992 (195,365)498,980 (192,660)6,390 (2,470)1.26
56 Turkmenistan488,100 (188,500)469,930 (181,440)18,170 (7,020)3.72
57 Cameroon475,442 (183,569)472,710 (182,510)2,730 (1,050)0.57
58 Papua New Guinea462,840 (178,700)452,860 (174,850)9,980 (3,850)2.16
59 Sweden450,295 (173,860)410,335 (158,431)39,960 (15,430)8.87
60 Uzbekistan447,400 (172,700)425,400 (164,200)22,000 (8,500)4.92
61 Morocco446,550 (172,410)446,300 (172,300)250 (97)0.06
62 Iraq438,317 (169,235)437,367 (168,868)950 (370)0.22
63 Paraguay406,752 (157,048)397,302 (153,399)9,450 (3,650)2.32
64 Zimbabwe390,757 (150,872)386,847 (149,362)3,910 (1,510)1
65 Norway386,273 (149,141)366,753 (141,604)19,520 (7,540)5.05
66 Japan377,975 (145,937)364,545 (140,752)13,430 (5,190)3.55
67 Germany357,114 (137,882)348,672 (134,623)8,350 (3,220)2.34
68 Republic of the Congo342,000 (132,000)341,500 (131,900)500 (190)0.15
69 Finland338,424 (130,666)303,815 (117,304)34,330 (13,250)10.15
70 Vietnam331,212 (127,882)310,070 (119,720)21,140 (8,160)6.38
71 Malaysia330,803 (127,724)329,613 (127,264)1,190 (460)0.35
72 Norway (mainland)323,802 (125,021)304,282 (117,484)19,520 (7,540)6.03
73 Ivory Coast322,463 (124,504)318,003 (122,782)4,460 (1,720)1.38
74 Poland312,696 (120,733)311,888 (120,421)791 (305)3.07
75 Oman309,500 (119,500)309,500 (119,500)0 (0)0
76 Italy301,339 (116,348)294,140 (113,570)7,200 (2,800)2.39
77 Philippines300,000 (120,000)298,170 (115,120)1,830 (710)0.61
78 Ecuador276,841 (106,889)256,369 (98,985)6,720 (2,590)2.37
79 Burkina Faso274,222 (105,878)273,602 (105,638)620 (240)0.23
80 New Zealand270,467 (104,428)262,443 (101,330)4,395 (1,697)1.65
81 Gabon267,668 (103,347)257,667 (99,486)10,000 (3,900)3.74
82 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic266,000 (103,000)266,000 (103,000)0 (0)0
83 Guinea245,857 (94,926)245,717 (94,872)140 (54)0.06
84 United Kingdom242,495 (93,628)241,930 (93,410)1,680 (650)0.69
85 Uganda241,550 (93,260)197,100 (76,100)43,938 (16,965)18.23
86 Ghana238,533 (92,098)227,533 (87,851)11,000 (4,200)4.61
87 Romania238,397 (92,046)231,291 (89,302)7,100 (2,700)2.97
88 Laos236,800 (91,400)230,800 (89,100)6,000 (2,300)2.53
89 Guyana214,969 (83,000)196,849 (76,004)18,120 (7,000)8.43
90 Belarus207,600 (80,200)202,900 (78,300)4,700 (1,800)2.26
91 Kyrgyzstan199,951 (77,202)191,801 (74,055)8,150 (3,150)4.08
92 Senegal196,722 (75,955)192,530 (74,340)4,192 (1,619)2.13
93 Syria185,180 (71,500)183,630 (70,900)1,550 (600)0.84
94 Cambodia181,035 (69,898)176,515 (68,153)4,520 (1,750)2.5
95 Uruguay176,215 (68,037)175,015 (67,574)1,200 (460)0.68
96 Somaliland176,120 (68,000)
97 Suriname163,820 (63,250)156,000 (60,000)7,820 (3,020)4.77
98 Tunisia163,610 (63,170)155,360 (59,980)8,250 (3,190)5.04
99 Bangladesh147,570 (56,980)130,168 (50,258)13,830 (5,340)9.6
100 Nepal147,181 (56,827)143,351 (55,348)3,830 (1,480)2.6
101 Tajikistan143,100 (55,300)141,510 (54,640)2,590 (1,000)1.81
102 Greece131,957 (50,949)130,647 (50,443)1,310 (510)0.99
103 Nicaragua130,373 (50,337)119,990 (46,330)10,380 (4,010)7.96
104 North Korea120,540 (46,540)120,538 (46,540)2 (0.77)0.11
105 Malawi118,484 (45,747)94,080 (36,320)24,404 (9,422)20.6
106 Eritrea117,600 (45,400)101,000 (39,000)16,600 (6,400)14.12
107 Benin114,763 (44,310)114,305 (44,133)457.569 (176.668)0.4
108 Honduras112,492 (43,433)111,890 (43,200)200 (77)0.18
109 Liberia111,369 (43,000)96,320 (37,190)15,049 (5,810)13.51
110 Bulgaria111,002 (42,858)108,612 (41,935)2,390 (920)2.16
111 Cuba109,884 (42,426)109,820 (42,400)1,040 (400)0.94
112 Guatemala108,889 (42,042)107,159 (41,374)1,730 (670)1.59
113 Iceland103,000 (40,000)100,250 (38,710)2,750 (1,060)2.67
114 South Korea100,210 (38,690)99,909 (38,575)301 (116)0.3
115 Hungary93,028 (35,918)89,608 (34,598)3,420 (1,320)3.68
116 Portugal92,090 (35,560)91,470 (35,320)620 (240)0.67
117 Jordan89,342 (34,495)88,802 (34,287)540 (210)0.6
118 Serbia88,361 (34,116)88,246 (34,072)115 (44)0.13
119 Azerbaijan86,600 (33,400)86,100 (33,200)500 (190)0.13
120 Austria83,871 (32,383)82,445 (31,832)1,426 (551)1.7
121 United Arab Emirates83,600 (32,300)83,600 (32,300)0 (0)0
122 Czech Republic78,865 (30,450)77,247 (29,825)1,620 (630)2.05
123 Panama75,417 (29,119)74,340 (28,700)1,080 (420)1.43
124 Sierra Leone71,740 (27,700)71,620 (27,650)120 (46)0.17
125 Ireland70,273 (27,133)68,883 (26,596)1,390 (540)1.98
126 Georgia69,700 (26,900)69,700 (26,900)0 (0)0
127 Sri Lanka65,610 (25,330)62,732 (24,221)2,878 (1,111)4.4
128 Lithuania65,300 (25,200)62,680 (24,200)2,620 (1,010)4.01
129 Latvia64,559 (24,926)62,249 (24,034)2,340 (900)3.62
130 Svalbard (Norway)62,045 (23,956)62,045 (23,956)0 (0)0
131 Togo56,785 (21,925)54,385 (20,998)2,400 (930)4.23
132 Croatia56,594 (21,851)55,974 (21,612)620 (240)1.1
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina51,209 (19,772)51,187 (19,763)10 (3.9)0.02
134 Costa Rica51,100 (19,700)51,060 (19,710)40 (15)0.08
135 Slovakia49,037 (18,933)48,105 (18,573)930 (360)1.9
136 Dominican Republic48,671 (18,792)48,320 (18,660)350 (140)0.72
137 Estonia45,227 (17,462)42,388 (16,366)2,840 (1,100)6.28
138 Denmark43,094 (16,639)42,434 (16,384)660 (250)1.53
139 Netherlands41,850 (16,160)33,893 (13,086)7,650 (2,950)18.41
140 Switzerland41,284 (15,940)39,997 (15,443)1,280 (490)3.1
141 Bhutan38,394 (14,824)38,394 (14,824)0 (0)0
142 Taiwan36,193 (13,974)32,260 (12,460)3,720 (1,440)10.34
143 Guinea-Bissau36,125 (13,948)28,120 (10,860)8,005 (3,091)22.16
144 Moldova33,846 (13,068)32,891 (12,699)960 (370)2.84
145 Belgium30,528 (11,787)30,278 (11,690)250 (97)0.82
146 Lesotho30,355 (11,720)30,355 (11,720)0 (0)0
147 Armenia29,743 (11,484)28,342 (10,943)1,401 (541)4.71
148 Solomon Islands28,896 (11,157)27,986 (10,805)910 (350)3.15
149 Albania28,748 (11,100)27,398 (10,578)1,350 (520)4.7
150 Equatorial Guinea28,051 (10,831)28,051 (10,831)0 (0)0
151 Burundi27,834 (10,747)25,680 (9,920)2,150 (830)7.73
152 Haiti27,750 (10,710)27,560 (10,640)190 (73)0.68
153 Rwanda26,338 (10,169)24,668 (9,524)1,670 (640)6.34
154 North Macedonia25,713 (9,928)25,433 (9,820)280 (110)1.09
155 Djibouti23,200 (9,000)23,180 (8,950)20 (7.7)0.09
156 Belize22,966 (8,867)22,806 (8,805)160 (62)0.7
157 El Salvador21,041 (8,124)20,721 (8,000)320 (120)1.52
158 Israel20,770 (8,020)20,330 (7,850)440 (170)2.12
159 Slovenia20,273 (7,827)20,151 (7,780)122 (47)0.6
160 New Caledonia (France)18,575 (7,172)18,275 (7,056)300 (120)1.62
161 Fiji18,272 (7,055)18,274 (7,056)0 (0)0
162 Kuwait17,818 (6,880)17,818 (6,880)0 (0)0
163 Eswatini17,364 (6,704)17,204 (6,643)160 (62)0.92
164 Timor-Leste14,919 (5,760)14,919 (5,760)0 (0)0
165 The Bahamas13,943 (5,383)10,010 (3,860)3,870 (1,490)27.88
166 Montenegro13,812 (5,333)13,452 (5,194)360 (140)2.61
167 Vanuatu12,189 (4,706)12,189 (4,706)0 (0)0
168 Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)12,173 (4,700)12,173 (4,700)0 (0)0
169 Qatar11,586 (4,473)11,586 (4,473)0 (0)0
170 Artsakh11,458 (4,424)11,458 (4,424)1,200 (460)1
171 The Gambia11,295 (4,361)10,000 (3,900)1,295 (500)11.47
172 Jamaica10,991 (4,244)10,831 (4,182)160 (62)1.46
173 Kosovo10,887 (4,203)
174 Lebanon10,452 (4,036)10,230 (3,950)170 (66)1.63
175 Cyprus9,251 (3,572)9,241 (3,568)10 (3.9)0.11
176 Puerto Rico (United States)9,104 (3,515)9,104 (3,515)3,054 (1,179)35.2
177 Abkhazia8,660 (3,340)
178 French Southern Territories (France)7,747 (2,991)7,668 (2,961)79.8 (30.8)1.03
179 United States Minor Outlying Islands6,959.41 (2,687.04)34.2 (13.2)6,937 (2,678)99.68
180 State of Palestine6,020 (2,320)6,000 (2,300)220 (85)3.9
181 Brunei5,765 (2,226)5,265 (2,033)500 (190)8.67
182 Trinidad and Tobago5,130 (1,980)5,128 (1,980)0 (0)0
183 French Polynesia (France)4,167 (1,609)3,827 (1,478)340 (130)8.16
184 Transnistria4,163 (1,607)
185 Cape Verde4,033 (1,557)4,033 (1,557)0 (0)0
186 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)3,903 (1,507)3,903 (1,507)0 (0)0
187 South Ossetia3,900 (1,500)
188 Northern Cyprus3,355 (1,295)
189 Samoa2,842 (1,097)2,821 (1,089)10 (3.9)0.35
190 Hong Kong (China)2,755 (1,064)1,106 (427)1,649 (637) [38]59.8
191 Luxembourg2,586 (998)2,586 (998)0 (0)0
192 Bir Tawil (terra nullius)2,060 (800)2,060 (800)0 (0)0
193 Mauritius2,040 (790)2,030 (780)10 (3.9)0.49
194 Comoros1,862 (719)1,862 (719)0 (0)0
195 Еland Islands (Finland)1,580 (610)
196 Faroe Islands (Denmark)1,393 (538)1,393 (538)~0~0
197 Sгo Tomй and Prнncipe964 (372)964 (372)0 (0)0
198 Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)948 (366)430 (170)0 (0)0
199 Kiribati811 (313)811 (313)0 (0)0
200 Bahrain778 (300)778 (300)0 (0)0
201 Dominica751 (290)751 (290)0 (0)0
202 Tonga747 (288)717 (277)30 (12)4.02
203 Singapore716 (276)687 (265)10 (3.9)1.43
204 Federated States of Micronesia702 (271)702 (271)~0~0
205 Saint Lucia616 (238)606 (234)10 (3.9)1.62
206 Isle of Man (United Kingdom)572 (221)572 (221)0 (0)0
207 Guam (United States)549 (212)544 (210)0 (0)0
208 Andorra468 (181)468 (181)0 (0)0
209 Northern Mariana Islands (United States)464 (179)464 (179)0 (0)0
210 Palau459 (177)459 (177)0 (0)0
211 Seychelles452 (175)455 (176)0 (0)0
212 Curaзao (Netherlands)444 (171)444 (171)0 (0)0
213 Antigua and Barbuda442 (171)442.6 (170.9)0 (0)0
214 Barbados430 (170)431 (166)0 (0)0
215 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia)412 (159)412 (159)0 (0)0
216 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines389 (150)389 (150)0 (0)0
217 Jan Mayen (Norway)377 (146)377 (146)0 (0)0
218 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States)347 (134)346 (134)1,564 (604)81.88
219 Grenada344 (133)344 (133)0 (0)0
220 Malta316 (122)316 (122)0 (0)0
221 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)308 (119)308 (119)0 (0)0
222 Maldives300 (120)298 (115)0 (0)0
223 Bonaire (Netherlands)294 (114)294 (114)0 (0)0
224 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)264 (102)264 (102)0 (0)0
225 Saint Kitts and Nevis261 (101)261 (101)0 (0)0
226 Niue (New Zealand)260 (100)260 (100)0 (0)0
227 Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom)253.8 (98.0)---
228 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)242 (93)242 (93)0 (0)0
229 Cook Islands (New Zealand)236 (91)236 (91)0 (0)0
230 American Samoa (United States)199 (77)199 (77)0 (0)0
231 Marshall Islands181 (70)181 (70)11,673 (4,507)98.47
232 Aruba (Netherlands)180 (69)180 (69)0 (0)0
233 Liechtenstein160 (62)160 (62)0 (0)0
234 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)151 (58)151 (58)0 (0)0
235 Wallis and Futuna (France)142 (55)142 (55)0 (0)0
236 Christmas Island (Australia)135 (52)135 (52)0 (0)0
237 Jersey (United Kingdom)116 (45)116 (45)0 (0)0
238 Montserrat (United Kingdom)102 (39)102 (39)0 (0)0
239 Anguilla (United Kingdom)91 (35)91 (35)0 (0)0
240 Guernsey (United Kingdom)78 (30)78 (30)0 (0)0
241 San Marino61 (24)61 (24)0 (0)0
242 British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom)60 (23)60 (23)54,340 (20,980)99.89
243 Saint Martin (France)54 (21)54.4 (21.0)~0~0
244 Bermuda (United Kingdom)54 (21)54 (21)0 (0)0
245 Bouvet Island (Norway)49 (19)49 (19)0 (0)0
246 Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)47 (18)47 (18)0 (0)0
247 Norfolk Island (Australia)36 (14)36 (14)0 (0)0
248 Sint Maarten (Netherlands)34 (13)34 (13)0 (0)0
249 Macau (China)31.3 (12.1)28.2 (10.9)0 (0)0
250 Tuvalu26 (10)26 (10)0 (0)0
251 Nauru21 (8.1)21 (8.1)0 (0)0
252 Saint Barthйlemy (France)21 (8.1)---
253 Sint Eustatius (Netherlands)21 (8.1)---
254 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)14 (5.4)14 (5.4)0 (0)0
255 Saba (Netherlands)13 (5.0)---
256 Tokelau (New Zealand)12 (4.6)12 (4.6)0 (0)0
257 Gibraltar (United Kingdom)6 (2.3)6.5 (2.5)0 (0)0
258 Clipperton Island (France)6 (2.3)2 (0.77)4 (1.5)66.67
259 Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia)5 (1.9)5 (1.9)0 (0)0
260 Spratly Islands (disputed)< 5 (< 1.9)< 5 (< 1.9)0 (0)0 (0)
261 Coral Sea Islands (Australia)< 3 (< 1.2)< 3 (< 1.2)0 (0)0
262 Monaco2.02 (0.78)2.02 (0.78)0 (0)0
263 Vatican City0.49 (0.19)0.49 (0.19)0 (0)0

Total area of land surface is 143,804,549 km2 or 55,523,247 mi2.

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