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Largest Countries by Area or Population

Name the countries that are the world's largest in either area or population.
Area in square kilometers. Includes land and inland water area, but not external territories.
Area according to Wikipedia
Population as of 25 November 2022. More info here.
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Last updated: November 25, 2022
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First submittedJuly 20, 2015
Times taken107,766
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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
2,780,400
Argentina
2,724,900
Kazakhstan
2,381,741
Algeria
Area
Country
2,344,858
D. R. Congo
2,149,690
Saudi Arabia
1,964,375
Mexico
1,904,569
Indonesia
1,886,068
Sudan
1,759,540
Libya
1,648,195
Iran
1,564,110
Mongolia
1,285,216
Peru
1,284,000
Chad
Population
Country
1434 mil
China
1421 mil
India
342 mil
United States
276 mil
Indonesia
238 mil
Pakistan
221 mil
Nigeria
216 mil
Brazil
172 mil
Bangladesh
145 mil
Russia
128 mil
Mexico
Population
Country
125 mil
Ethiopia
124 mil
Japan
116 mil
Philippines
112 mil
Egypt
100 mil
D. R. Congo
98.5 mil
Vietnam
88.8 mil
Iran
88.5 mil
Turkey
83.3 mil
Germany
71.7 mil
Thailand
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2015
Fun quiz, but time is very generous - maybe make it about four minutes?
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2015
Yeah, I finished with 4:17 left on the clock.
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Level 67
Dec 2, 2015
Me too!
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2017
Me too 4:17
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2018
4:18 left.
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Level 79
Oct 16, 2015
I had "just" 1:50 left and spent almost a minute thinking about the last one alone.
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2015
First try. 5 minutes left.
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2015
Ye, first try 05:08 left.
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Level 13
Aug 25, 2016
i got 5:11 left
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Level 71
May 2, 2022
You're truly a scholar and a gentleman.
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2015
4:30 left. Definitely too much time...
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Level 53
Nov 29, 2019
Does it affect your enjoyment of the quiz if you have a lot of time left?
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2015
Loved it!
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2015
Interesting that Brazil is No. 5 in Population and No. 5 in Area, the only country to do this.
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Level 62
Dec 3, 2015
What about Iran?
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Level 84
Dec 5, 2015
Iran is number 17, silly.
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Level 56
Dec 5, 2015
kabahamut: XD
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Level 76
Jun 15, 2016
kalbahamut, he means Iran is the same number for both, like Brazil
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
And Vatican city, and whatever country is 191st
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
San Marino, and Liechtenstein and Nauru also work.
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Level 84
Apr 4, 2019
Swegman, you think?
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Level 60
Oct 28, 2020
Well, Iran is now 18th for population, so no more.
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2021
and brazil is now 6th in population
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2023
Iran is not no. 5 in either.
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Level 84
Jan 10, 2019
Vatican City is No. 196 and No. 196
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Level 71
Jan 6, 2023
Nauru and San Marino also fit the pattern if you look at the Smallest Countries by Population and Area quiz. Not sure about the countries that fall in between though.
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Level 41
Apr 4, 2019
Some say USA is larger than China. So if you count USA as No.3 in area it's also like that in pop.
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Level 25
Mar 31, 2020
The only reason people say is larger is because they count the water area in the USA, which is bias because they do it to no other country.
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Level 60
Oct 28, 2020
They actually count territorial waters, specifically. (The CIA does this) I make this point because all inland water area is counted toward land area. Lakes make up a large part of Canadian land area.
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Level 31
Feb 13, 2020
It shouldn’t be anymore; Pakistan overtook Brazil in December 2019
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Level 28
Jul 3, 2020
Not anymore,pakistan is no 5 now in terms of population
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Level 36
Jan 20, 2021
Vatican (:
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Level 52
Jan 6, 2023
Brazil has now dropped to seventh place, behind Nigeria!
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2015
bloody Libya !!
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Level 65
Jul 27, 2016
The wars it's been through are awful!
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Level 36
Mar 17, 2017
I had a Map in front of me... And I forgot about it
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Level 33
Dec 4, 2015
Sudan has split into Sudan and South Sudan and should no longer be on this list
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Level 61
Dec 5, 2015
The figures in the quiz are from Sudan post-split.
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2020
no, before 2011 sudan was the biggest in africa now it's like the 3rd or something like that
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Level 60
Oct 28, 2020
Once again, the figures are from after South Sudan left.
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2021
Xeno, they know, they are correcting them already you don't have to pile on
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Level 45
Sep 6, 2021
Duzza, like you said, Sudan split into South Sudan AND Sudan. Sudan is still a country.
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Level 38
Dec 6, 2015
screw you Chad!!!!! 1 min left and i still couldnt get it :/
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2020
if u didn't get chad 1st try ur not chad enough to complete this quiz
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2015
how did I forget France!!!
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Level 25
Apr 4, 2019
France wasn't one there. was it?
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Level 77
Apr 4, 2019
Not anymore
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Level 13
Aug 25, 2016
na na voty vol
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2017
I was stuck on Peru for about two minutes, but I got them all in the end.
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Level 44
Feb 10, 2018
3:02 left in first attempt, could be a little less time
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Level 30
Aug 27, 2021
Same 3:02 left first attempt
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2019
Nice. I liked doing both pop. and area at the same time. I got Mongolia in just under the wire. *whew*
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Level 74
Jan 11, 2019
Only missed Thailand
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Level 28
Jul 3, 2020
Me too, i had 2 minutes but still kept on trying african and european countries
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Level 44
Jan 11, 2019
Love this! Great idea :)
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Level 23
Apr 4, 2019
bloody Phillippines!!!
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Level 25
Apr 4, 2019
Finish with 18 seconds left and a whole lot of stress.
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Level 32
Apr 4, 2019
Only missed Ethiopia. Dammitt
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Level 46
Apr 8, 2019
I just now learned the Saudi Arabia is bigger than Mexico...
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Level 72
Oct 14, 2020
But Mexico has better pork tacos.
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Level 83
Feb 28, 2022
I would certainly hope so.
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Level 61
Sep 12, 2019
I uhh.... missed japan :| and Mongolia. and Bangladesh. As well as Chad and Turkey
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
I have now redone this and I still missed Bangladesh
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Level 21
Mar 6, 2020
cool quiz! Very enjoyable!
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2020
Thought of Vietnam FINALLY. 0:31 left.
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2020
idk how but every time i try this quiz i forget iran is so big and i only guess it cuz it's very populous
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Level 46
Aug 12, 2020
Good quiz!
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Level 72
Sep 29, 2020
Pakistan now has more population than Brazil.
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Level 72
Oct 14, 2020
Imagine if Bangladesh hadn't been split off of Pakistan. That would move Pakistan nicely up the ranks, from #6 to #3 (bigger than the US).
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Level 43
Oct 19, 2020
Missed Libya and Germany. Dammit!
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Level 66
Feb 13, 2021
bruh China is not bigger than the Us. Worldometers is wrong.
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Level 30
Aug 27, 2021
It's just not including the territories of the US
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Level 55
Jan 10, 2023
Using just land area, China is larger in size than the USA. With water area added, the United States overtakes China
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Level 37
Feb 22, 2021
Missed Mongolia and Bangladesh
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Level 28
Mar 6, 2021
31/31 on first try! 30 seconds left.

check out my flag quiz it is quite hard

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Level 29
Sep 15, 2021
4:00 so easy
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Level 48
Jul 6, 2022
got stuck with one missing and absolutely no idea. USA ...
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2022
Same for me, but with Nigeria... got it eventually though.
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Level 32
Jan 6, 2023
EZ but fun I Snatch the last one with 3-4 Minutes