As of March 2020, the population of the world hovered around 7,800,000,000 people and the population reached 7 billion within a span of 200 years. Most of the population is concentrated in the Asian region of the world that does not mean that in the Asia continent there are large countries that can occupy many people.
There are many other countries that are vast and here are the top 10 largest countries in the world based on area wise.
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- 1 10) Algeria – 2,381,741 sq km
- 2 9) Kazakhstan – 2,724,900 sq km
- 3 8) Argentina – 2,780,400 sq km
- 4 7) India – 3,166,391 sq km
- 5 6) Australia – 7,692,020 sq km
- 6 5) Brazil – 8,515,767 sq km
- 7 4) The United States of America – 9,525,067 sq km
- 8 3) China – 9,572,900 sq km
- 9 2) Canada – 9,984,670 sq km
- 10 1) Russia – 17,125,000 sq km
10) Algeria – 2,381,741 sq km
The democratic republic of Algeria is a North African country with a Mediterranean coastline. The borders of Algeria include Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The land size of Algeria spreads across 2,381,741 square kilometers and has a population of 43,851,044.
The capital and most populous place of Algeria is Algiers which is located near to the Mediterranean coast. It is one of the largest countries in the African Union and the Arab world.
9) Kazakhstan – 2,724,900 sq km
Officially, The Republic of Kazakhstan is a trans-continental country located in Central Asia and a small portion that shares border with Europe. It is the world’s largest landlocked country and is the 9th largest country in the world. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
The capital of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan which was formerly known as Astana. The capital was moved from Almaty which is the countries largest city in the year 1997. Currently, the population of Kazakhstan is around 18,776,707 and its total land size occupies around 2,724,900 square kilometers.
8) Argentina – 2,780,400 sq km
Officially called the Argentine Republic, Argentina is located in South Americas and is bordered with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The capital and largest city of Argentina is Buenos Aires.
Argentina is the 4th largest country in America, 2nd largest in South America and the largest Spanish speaking area in South America. Argentina has a land size of 2,780,400 square kilometers and a population of around 45,195,774 approximately.
7) India – 3,166,391 sq km
Officially called The Republic of India, India is the second-most populous country in the world and 7th largest country and is one of the largest democratic countries in the world. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea and shares land borders with Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
India has a land area of 3,166,391 square kilometers and an approximate population of 1,380,004,385 as of 2020. The capital city of India is New Delhi.
6) Australia – 7,692,020 sq km
Officially termed as the Commonwealth of Australia, Australia is a sovereign country that comprises of mainland Australia, the island of Tasmania and other numerous small islands.
It is the largest country in Oceania and the 6th largest country in the world with the area covering 7,692,020 sq km. The capital city of Australia is Canberra and has an approximate population of 25,499,884 as of 2020.
5) Brazil – 8,515,767 sq km
Another South Americas country on the list is Brazil. Officially called the Federative Republic of Brazil, Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
It is the 5th largest country in the world and its largest city is São Paulo. The capital city of Brazil is Brasília and Brazil occupies an area size of around 8,515,767 square kilometers and has an approximate population of 212,559,417 as of 2020.
4) The United States of America – 9,525,067 sq km
Commonly known as the United States or US or America, the USA is one of the 4th largest countries in the world which shares a border between Canada and Mexico.
It covers the area of 9,525,067 square kilometers and has a population of 331,002,651 as of 2020. The capital city of the USA is Washington DC and its most populous city is New York City.
3) China – 9,572,900 sq km
Officially called the People’s Republic of China, China is a country in East Asia that shares a border with countries that include India, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Russia, Mongolia, North Korea, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
The capital city of China is Beijing and the largest city in China is Shanghai. China is the most populous country in the world with an approximate population of 1,439,323,776 in 2020. China has a land area of 9,572,900 square kilometers.
2) Canada – 9,984,670 sq km
A country which is located in Northern Part of North America, Canada occupies 2nd position in the largest country in the world area wise with an area size of around 9,984,670 square kilometers.
It shares its border with the USA and has a population of around 37,742,154 as of 2020. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto.
1) Russia – 17,125,000 sq km
One of the largest country in the world, the Russian Federation or Russia spans around 1/8th of Earth’s land area and has 11 time zones. It shares its border with 16 sovereign nations and it has a land area of 17,125,000 square kilometres and has a population of 145,934,462 as of 2020.
The capital city of Russia is Moscow and has major urban areas such as Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, and Samara.