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Biggest Countries by Area

This is a list of the 20 countries with the largest surface area. How many can you name in 4 minutes?
Area in square kilometers. Includes land and inland water area.
Does not include overseas territories such as Greenland.
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Last updated: November 30, 2019
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First submittedDecember 22, 2012
Times taken825,745
Average score80.0%
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Area
Country
17,098,242
Russia
9,984,670
Canada
9,640,821
China
9,526,468
United States
8,514,877
Brazil
7,692,024
Australia
3,287,590
India
Area
Country
2,780,400
Argentina
2,724,900
Kazakhstan
2,381,741
Algeria
2,344,858
D.R. Congo
2,149,690
Saudi Arabia
1,964,375
Mexico
1,904,569
Indonesia
Area
Country
1,886,068
Sudan
1,759,540
Libya
1,648,195
Iran
1,564,110
Mongolia
1,285,216
Peru
1,284,000
Chad
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Level 44
May 6, 2018
100% in 1 minute :)
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Level 16
Apr 3, 2024
why is Denmark not on here don't they own Greenland???
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Level 27
Apr 14, 2024
Greenland isn't that big, it just looks big on the map because the map is distorted to make a sphere into a square. Idk what its called but there's a website where you can drag countries around to show their size relative to others
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Level 30
May 12, 2018
Got all except for Mongolia lol.
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2018
I forgot Chad. How is Chad bigger than Bolivia or Colombia though?!
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Level 54
Sep 20, 2018
forgot libya
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Level 85
Nov 15, 2018
why is indonesia in if it is all islands? does that count as over seas territories?
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Level 17
Dec 28, 2018
overseas territories means a country has control of islands. those islands are its overseas territories. an example is the uk and the falklands.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2019
All the islands are part of the country. The country is made up of islands.
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
If Indonesia's islands don't count, Indonesia has an area of...

Drumroll please...

0 mi²

0 km²

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Level 44
Jan 8, 2019
LIBYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 49
Jan 22, 2019
Great quiz! Got all but Libya.
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Level 63
Feb 5, 2019
After taking it again following the update on August 28, 2018, I got them all again with 1:28 left at about 6:24:35 PM on February 5, 2019. Completing this quiz again increased my point total by 5, to 751 and my level from level 28 to level 29.
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Level 62
Feb 5, 2019
should be updated because sudan split in two and it now has less area
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Level 82
Feb 10, 2019
It used to be even bigger than what is stated here. The quiz was already updated.
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Level 29
Apr 13, 2019
I only missed mongolia
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Level 37
May 29, 2019
44 seconds left
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2019
How?? HOW did I miss INDIA?!?!
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2019
I used Google Maps and still missed three LOL.
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Level 17
Dec 8, 2019
You would think it would be easy... They are the biggest countries! Although it took me like 6 tries to get them all correct.
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Level 51
Jan 7, 2020
only missed Chad and Mongolia
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Level 53
Feb 12, 2020
I think you should add Denmark because Greenland is a part of Denmark and It's like the biggest island ever.
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Level 63
Apr 29, 2020
Does NOT include overseas territories like Greenland, so Denmark does not count.
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Level 28
Apr 19, 2020
I missed Algeria
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Level 50
Apr 28, 2020
Is Sudan really that big?
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Level 85
Dec 17, 2021
Things that look kinda big on the map, and are at or near the Equator, are typically really big when you look in to the details.
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Level 63
Apr 29, 2020
Can't Believe I missed Mongolia!
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Level 39
May 5, 2020
Wow, Indonesia does not seem that large.
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Level 20
May 8, 2020
Saudi Arabia should be on this list it’s 2.15 million km
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Level 49
Sep 9, 2021
But it is in the list?
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Level 25
Jun 4, 2020
Does any one know why Denmark isn't on the list?
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2020
Because it says not including any overseas territories SUCH AS GREENLAND in the caveat
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Level 35
Jul 20, 2020
Managed to get all.
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Level 23
Aug 11, 2020
Wow!! Who knew how big some of these countries were? Still having trouble with this one lol. Might have to come back another time to see how well I can do. Great Quiz!
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Level 30
Aug 13, 2020
Cant believe I forgot indonesia!!!!

Well I'm only 10....

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Level 15
Aug 31, 2020
i got al of them first try even chad i just named large african countries. took me a while to get algeria lol
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Level 22
Sep 4, 2020
Denmark should be there! it has greenland!
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Level 52
Mar 14, 2021
Please read the description, especially the caveats. Overseas territories not included.
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Level 16
Nov 3, 2020
great quiz

missed one

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Level 33
Dec 3, 2020
who asked
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Level 71
Mar 26, 2021
well done coolshehzaadi! :)
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2020
Still wondering how China is bigger than the USA. Especially if we count Alaska.
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2024
It's land area, not ego.
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Level 22
Jan 27, 2021
Dooood 34 secs. I thought that china and the US had a dispute over which one is bigger
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Level 22
Jan 27, 2021
nice quiz tho
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Level 41
Mar 16, 2021
If French Guiana counts towards France's land, then Greenland should count towards Denmark's land. Unless the UN doesn't recognize Greenland as an official territorial addition
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Level 19
Mar 29, 2021
Well, is an Autonomous Territory so that is why they don't add it to its official Denmark's Landmass!

In some lists, they might have it as an HM(Honorable Mention)

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Level 42
Nov 26, 2021
Well, it's debatable as they are not the same. French Guiana is just a region of France with equal status (with a few adjusted regulations, of course) as with other regions on Metropolitan France, with no special autonomy. However, Greenland is an autonomous territory under Denmark. But, constitutionally, both of them are integral parts of the respective countries, so, yeah, technically Greenland should be counted (or not, either).
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Level 19
Mar 29, 2021
Got all of 20 Biggest Country's by Area with 1:20 to spare!
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Level 17
Apr 26, 2021
United States Is Actually Bigger Then China Because Of Alaska Ya Know By The Country Lover Kittykatty:)
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Level 17
Apr 26, 2021
🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
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Level 40
Jul 2, 2021
Kids have its own language.
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Level 37
May 9, 2021
Wheres denmark?
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Level 26
May 13, 2021
Denmark is small. Greenland is a territory, despite many people believe it is actually a country. Although I would include it, I understand why it is right.
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Level 62
Oct 24, 2022
y'all, just read the description of the quiz
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2023
It's just north of Germany :)
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
2:08 remaining but apparently I've done it faster
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Level 40
Jul 2, 2021
I forgot iran *facepalm*
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Level 28
Jul 26, 2021
USA IS BIGGER THAN CHINA 🇨🇳!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2021
not really
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Level 53
Oct 23, 2022
Depends who you ask
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Level 46
Aug 5, 2021
Got them all first try, phew
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Level 29
Oct 25, 2021
Yeah it litteraly says "Does not include overseas territories such as Greenland"
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Level 47
Nov 30, 2021
I should have gotten Saudi Arabia
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2021
The actual list should do just land, that is what a country is

1. Russia

2. China

3. USA

4. Canada

5. Brazil

what the top 5 should actually look like

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Level 77
Dec 14, 2021
Yeah... but what is the fresh water resting upon?
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2021
it should be land + inland water, but not offshore water like some counts try to do to the US to make it seem bigger than china
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2021
Finally--a largest area geography quiz that doesn't include Denmark.
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Level 24
Dec 17, 2021
Add Denmark with its Greenland.
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Level 54
Jan 10, 2022
It says "Does not include overseas territories such as Greenland" in the caveats
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Level 44
Dec 17, 2021
never realized Peru was that big
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Level 67
Feb 7, 2022
Same
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
Same here too
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Level 38
Dec 12, 2023
literally guessed venezuela and colombia as last ditch attempts and left peru
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2023
Exactly what I thought, I remember it to look smaller on the map, but it actually is way bigger...
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Level 48
Dec 31, 2021
How the heck I can forget India... facepalm
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
I almost forgot India too
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Level 36
Apr 1, 2022
Where is Denmark?
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
read the caveats
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
giga chad
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Level 17
May 24, 2022
these comments are sad
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Level 19
Aug 30, 2022
got them all :)
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Level 48
Oct 14, 2022
Kinda surprised people guessed Chad more than Peru by 6%
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Level 53
Oct 23, 2022
Yeah, I was pretty surprised as well!
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Level 51
Oct 24, 2022
It only took me 20 seconds lol
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Level 30
Oct 29, 2022
Surely Sudan should be split to North and South
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2022
It is. Sudan was larger than Algeria before the split.
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Level 17
Nov 7, 2022
37 seconds!
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Level 65
Nov 15, 2022
Easy! 3:37 remaining.
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Level 40
Feb 22, 2023
Chad?!?!?!?!?
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Level 39
Mar 28, 2023
19/20 I could have never thought about Peru 🤦🤦
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Level 61
Mar 30, 2023
United States has a larger total area than China. If we are measuring by land area though, China is number 3
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Level 55
Dec 19, 2023
It is measured by land area and USA is still not bigger than China. It's fact.
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Level 61
Dec 19, 2023
A lot of websites like to use Chinas land area but USA gets added more water area, so thats why. Most sources do this for some reason.
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Level 38
Dec 12, 2023
everything but peru lmao it didnt even enter my head, im surprised egypt isnt even half the size of saudi though
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Level 44
Dec 19, 2023
Barely remembered Peru
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Level 61
Dec 19, 2023
done in 13 seconds
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Level 22
Dec 20, 2023
Denmark is 12th in the world(because of Greenland).
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Level 63
Dec 21, 2023
See the many above comments and the caveat explaining why not
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Level 32
Feb 20, 2024
Got chad with 1 second left
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Level 26
Mar 13, 2024
To everyone saying that China is bigger than the U.S.: You are right, but China is bigger than U.S. only if you exclude Alaska and Hawaii, which still make the U.S. bigger because Alaska and Hawaii aren't overseas territories.

China is bigger than continental USA, not USA including Alaska and Hawaii. So really the U.S. is bigger.

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Level 30
Mar 16, 2024
i never realised how big latin american countries are. i missed peru and Mexico this time