|Top Ten Largest Countries in Area|
|Country||Capital City||Continent||Area (square km)|
|United States of America||Washington DC||North America||9826675|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||South America||2780400|
The worlds ten largest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook.
Russia is the largest country in the world by a wide margin, covering 17,098,242 square kilometers. Russia stretches across Eurasia, spanning nine time zones and covering about an eighth of the inhabited land area of the Earth.
The next largest country is also located in the far north. Canada covers the northern part of the Western Hemisphere, with a total area of 9,984,670 square kilometers. The United States and China are next on the list, so close in size that their positions are sometimes reversed, depending on the inclusion of particular territories and water areas.
Just behind the USA and China is the largest country in South America, Brazil, with an area of 8,511,965 square miles, followed by Australia with an area of 7,686,850 square kilometers. Rounding out the top ten are the much smaller countries of India, Argentina, Kazakhstan, and Algeria.
Last Updated on: December 24, 2012