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List: Top Ten Largest Countries in the World

Date: 2006

Source: Pringles Atlas

Base: All recognised countries in the world.

Notes: China's figure includes illegally occupied Tibet as well as East Turkistan, Hong Kong, Macau, and, incredibly, Taiwan. India, Pakistan and China all claim parts of the Jammu and Kashmir regions but here total area includes only the areas currently occupied. Kazakhstan is the only fully landlocked country on our list.

Rank

Country

Total Area (km2)

Coastline (km)

1.

Russia

17,075,000

37,650

2.

Canada

9,985,000

202,080

3.

China

9,634,000

16,840

4.

USA

9,631,400

19,920

5.

Brazil

8,512,000

7,490

6.

Australia

7,686,850

25,760

7.

India

3,287,600

7,000

8.

Argentina

2,760,000

4,900

9.

Kazakhstan

2,717,300

0

10.

Sudan

2,505,000

850


 

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