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Top 10 largest countries of the world


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1. Russia

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Russia is the largest country of the world with the area of 17,075,200 km2. Moscow is the Russia capital and its largest city. Russia was formerly known as Soviet Union (USSR) and 14 different Central Asian (Stan), Caucasian, Baltic and East European countries were also part of it. Even after the breakup of Soviet Union it is still the largest country of the world. Kazakhstan which is one of former member of Soviet Union is the ninth largest country of the world. Russia reside in both Europe (west of Ural mountains) and Asia, about three quarter of Russian live in European part, whereas most of the Asian Russia is part of Siberian wilderness / tundra, where temperature remains below zero most of the year and it is sparsely populated.
 
2. Canada

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Canada is the second largest country of the world and the largest British colony in the history. It’s mostly uninhabited or sparsely inhabited due to Arctic like severe cold region. It is the largest country in the western hemisphere. Its population is about 35 million most of which resides to the southern part close to the border of USA. Ottawa is its capital and Toronto is its biggest city.
 
3. China

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China is the third largest country of the world and most populous country as well. Apart from the main core Hun area other parts of the china like Tibet, Xinxiang, Inner Mongolia or Manchuria are sparsely populated. At the same time these areas work as buffer for primarily populated area. Record fourteen countries border it. Asia longest river Yangtze located in China. China is one of the five countries of the world that still use some form of communism to run the country.
 
4. USA

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USA is the fourth largest country of the world. It comprises of fifty states which reflect in its flag as white stars, 48 states are part of mainland, Alaska which it purchased from Russia in 1867 is at north west part of continent and Hawaii is an island located in about center of Pacific ocean. USA declared its independence in 1776 at that time only thirteen states were part of its.  Right now it’s one of the most powerful country of the world regarding both economical and militarily.
 
5. Brazil

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Brazil is the largest South American country, its area is about 8.5 million square kilometers. It is also the largest Portuguese speaking country. It gained its independence in 1822. Most uncontacted tribes reside in Brazil. It is home of largest rainforest of the world, Amazon. Brasilia is its capital since 1960, before that Rio de Janeiro was its capital. It has some separatist movements in south most area. Pantanal the largest wetland of the world is also in Brazil.  
 
6. Australia

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Australia is the sixth largest country of the world with the area more that 7.6 million square kilometers. It is in fact a continentl. Captain James Cook discovered it, later on Britain made it its colony. White people were inhabited here mostly with criminal background, formerly America was used for this purpose but after American Revolution in 1776 it was not possible to use America for this purpose any more. Canberra is Australia capital. Most of the Australian live around South West coast of the country.
 
7. India

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India is the seventh largest in the world, third largest in Asia and largest in subcontinent. It has several territorial disputes with its neighboring countries like China, Pakistan, Myanmar and Nepal. Earlier had disputes with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well. It is second most populous country and largest democracy of world.
 
8. Argentina

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Argentina is eighth largest country of the world and its area is 2,780,400 km2. It is the second largest South America country and the largest country that was once part of Spanish Colonial Empire. It declared its independence on 1810 though formally recognized as independent nation in 1816.
 
9. Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan is the largest Central Asian country and largest former Soviet Republic (country that once part of the Soviet Union before its collapse in 1991). It is also the largest Muslim country as well. Since its independence from Soviet Union it is being ruled under strict dictatorship. It is sparsely populated country with various nomadic tribes, desert and vast plains. Astana is its capital since 1997.
 
10. Algeria

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Algeria is the 10th largest country of the world and largest country of Africa as well after the separation of South Sudan from Sudan earlier united Sudan with area more than 2500000 square kilometer was the largest African country. From 1830 to 1964 it was part of French empire. Algiers is its capital. Currently it is ruled by military establishment.
 
 
Followings are some regional largest countries
  •  Saudi Arabia is the largest country of Arabian Peninsula.
  •  Ukraine is the largest country that fully contain in Europe
  •  Cuba is the largest Caribbean country
  •  Nicaragua is the largest Central American country
  •  Indonesia is the largest fully island country
  •  Pakistan is the 33rd largest country of the world
 
Following is the list of top 25 countries by area
 

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Country

Area (km²)

1

Russia

17,098,200

2

Canada

9,984,670

3

China

9,572,900

4

USA

9,525,067

5

Brazil

8,515,767

6

Australia

7,692,024

7

India

3,287,263

8

Argentina

2,780,400

9

Kazakhstan

2,724,900

10

Algeria

2,381,740

11

Congo (Democratic Republic)

2,345,410

12

Saudi Arabia

2,149,690

13

Mexico

1,964,375

14

Indonesia

1,904,556

15

Sudan

1,861,484

16

Libya

1,759,540

17

Iran

1,648,000

18

Mongolia

1,565,000

19

Peru

1,285,220

20

Chad

1,284,000

21

Niger

1,267,000

22

Angola

1,246,700

23

Mali

1,240,000

24

South Africa

1,219,912

25

Colombia

1,197,411

 


 

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