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Top 10 Largest Countries in the World

There are two criteria that are used for ranking the largest countries in the world as sometimes they are ranked on the basis of the total population that they have and they are also ranked as the world’s largest countries depending on the total area that includes both land area and water area. The measurements that are presented are not completely accurate as they differ from one source to another and this affects ranking the largest countries in the world. Some of the largest countries that are raked here on the basis of total area are also ranked among the largest countries in the world in terms of population. To discover more about the large countries in the world, take a look at the following top 10 largest countries in the world in terms of total area including water and land area.

10. Algeria

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Its capital city is Algiers. It is the largest country in Africa and the 10th largest country in the world in terms of the total area as it covers 2,381,741 square kilometers (919,595 square miles).

9. Kazakhstan

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Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan covers a total area of 2,724,900 square kilometers (1,052,100 square miles) to be the largest landlocked country and the 9th largest country in the world.

8. Argentina

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The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires. It is ranked as the 8th largest country in the world as it covers a total area of 2,780,400 square kilometers (1,073,500 square miles).

7. India

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New Delhi is the capital city of India. India comes in the 7th place on the list of the largest countries in the world since it covers a total area of 3,166,414 square kilometers (1,222,559 square miles).

6. Australia

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Australia’s capital city is Canberra. It is the 6th largest country in the world by area and the largest country in Oceania as it covers a total area of 7,692,024 square kilometers (2,969,907 square miles).

5. Brazil 

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Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the Southern Hemisphere and it is also the 5th largest country in the whole world with a total area of 8,515,767 square kilometers (3,287,956 square miles).

4. United States 

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The most powerful country in the world comes as the 2nd largest country in the Americas and the 4th largest country in the whole world. The capital city of the United States is Washington DC and this country covers a total area of 9,526,468 square kilometers (3,678,190 square miles).

3. China 

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The capital city of China is Beijing. China which is the largest country in the world in terms of its total population is the 3rd largest country in the world by area. China covers a total area of 9,572,900 square kilometers (3,696,100 square miles).

2. Canada 

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Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Canada is ranked as the largest country in the Americas and the 2nd largest country in the world in terms of its total area as it covers 9,984,670 square kilometers (3,855,100 square miles).

1. Russia 

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Russia’s capital city is Moscow. It is highly ranked at the top of the list to be the largest country in the world in terms of area. Russia covers a total area of 17,098,242 square kilometers (6,601,668 square miles). The total area that Russia covers includes 16,377,742 square kilometers for the land area and 720,500 square kilometers for the water area.

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