Top 10 largest Countries in World
largest countries in world:
largest countries in world: We compiled the 10 largest countries in the world in terms of territorial extension. We put to the countries that are inhabited, for that reason we exclude to the Antarctic, that would be in the second position. The 10 largest countries on the planet are:
1. Russia: (17,075,200 km²)
largest countries in world: It is the largest country in the world, extending between Europe and Asia. Its coast extends from the Arctic Ocean to the North Pacific Ocean, and also has coast in inland seas like the Baltic Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
2. Canada (9,984,670 km²)
largest countries in world: It occupies most of the territory of North America. It limits to the south with the continental part of the United States. The country stretches from the Atlantic Ocean and the Davis Strait to the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. Canada is known as a cold country. In fact, winters can be very harsh in many regions of the country, with risks of snowstorms, ice storms and temperatures below -50 ° C in the far north.
3. United States of America: (9,631,420 km²)
largest countries in world: To the North, the continental states share the border with Canada, and Alaska, with the Arctic Ocean; to the south they border with Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico; to the East is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the West, the Pacific Ocean.
4. People’s Republic of China: (9,596,960 km²)
largest countries in world: It is a country located in East Asia, the most populated in the world, with more than 1.3 billion inhabitants, and the fourth largest in terms of territorial extension. China has borders with 14 countries. Given its extension, it naturally contains a wide variety of landscapes and climatic zones. In the center-east are the deltas of the two largest rivers: the Yellow and the Yangzi.
5. Brazil (8,511,965 km²)
largest countries in world: The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. Brazil has boundary zones with all South American countries with the exception of Chile and Ecuador. Its national capital is Brasilia, which replaced Rio de Janeiro in 1960.
6. Australia: (7,686,850 km²)
largest countries in world: It is a nation located in the southern hemisphere, which occupies the entire continental part of Oceania, the smallest continent in the world, in addition to several islands in the Pacific, Indian and Antarctic Oceans. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef (one of the 10 natural wonders of the world) is located a short distance from the northeast coast and stretches for over 2,000 kilometers.
7. India (3,287,590 km²)
largest countries in world: A South Asian country comprising most of the Indian subcontinent. It is the second most populous country in the world (after China) India borders Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
8. Argentina (2,766,890 km²)
largest countries in world: It is a country located in the extreme south of America. By its extension, it is the second state of South America and the eighth in the whole planet. The Argentine mainland is located between the Andes, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic continent.
9. Kazakhstan (2,717,300 km²)
largest countries in world: It is a country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. Its size is practically equivalent to western Europe. The country lies in a huge steppe between the Caspian Sea and the Altai mountains.
10. Sudan (2,505,810 km²)
largest countries in world: It is located in the north of Africa, on the shores of the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. It is partly crossed by the Nile and its tributaries. With an area of 2,505,810 km², it is the largest country on the African continent. In the center is a large plain, bordered to the east and west by mountains. In the south the climate is tropical, while in the north it is desert, where the rainy season occurs from April to October. Desertification that extends over time to the south, and soil erosion pose serious problems for the country.