There are many countries in the world. Each country differs from one another. These differences range from cultural, food, economic to political. These are not the only differences. These countries also differ from population and land area. None of them are equal and sometimes the differences can be quite large. Comparing Canada to USA, both have similar land area but the population differs greatly. Similarly Cameroon and Australia have a similar number of populations but land size varies greatly. Here’s a list of the largest countries by land area.
Russia is the largest country in the world. It is about 10.9% of the world’s land mass. Russia is split between Europe and Asia and both portions remain the largest in Europe and Asia. Therefore it is the largest country in Europe and Asia. Russia’s land mass is around 6,601,670 km2.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Being the second largest country, Canada only has a population of around 36 million. Canada is a popular tourist destination too and a day trip won’t be enough. Canada’s land mass is around 3,855,100 km2 which is nearly half of Russia.
China is the third largest country in the world and the second largest in Asia. Compared to the top two countries China is also the most populated country in the world with a population of 1.37 billion which is a very large amount. China is also one of the only two countries to have a population above 1 billion and above. China’s land mass is around 3,705,407 km2.
The United States is the fourth largest country in the world and the second largest in the Americas after Canada. It is also the third most populated country with a population of 325 million. The US also has the largest immigrant population in the world. The total land mass of the US is 3,677,649 km2.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and the largest country in South America. Brazil has always been a popular tourist’s destination and hosts the world famous Rio de Janeiro which is the largest carnival in the world. Brazil has a total land mass of 3,287,956 km2.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. Since Australia is isolated from the rest of the world the country has a unique biodiversity making it a perfect for tourist destination. There are popular tours such as the trips from Sydney to Blue Mountains. Australia has a total land mass of 2,969,907 km2.
India is the seventh largest country in the world. It is also the third largest country in Asia and has the second largest number of population in the world. India’s population stand at 1.3 billion and it’s the only other country with China to have a population of over 1 billion. India has a land mass of 1,269,219 km2.
Argentina is the eight largest country in the world. It is also the second largest country in South America and the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. Argentina has a land mass of 1,073,500 km2.