Countries of Asia, Africa and Europe by Area…

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Asia is the largest continent in the world with a total area of 17,212,000 square miles (44,579,000 sq km) and a 2017 population estimate of 4,504,000,000 people, which is 60 percent of the world’s population, according to the UN’s World Population Prospects, 2017 Revision. Most of Asia is in the northern and eastern hemispheres and shares its landmass with Europe; together they make up Eurasia. The continent covers about 8.6 percent of the Earth’s surface and represents about one-third of its land mass.

Asia has a varied topography that consists of the world’s highest mountains, the Himalayas, as well as some of the lowest elevations on Earth.

Asia is made up of 48 different countries, and as such, it is a diverse mix of people, cultures, and governments. The following is a list of the countries of Asia arranged by land area. All land area figures were obtained from the CIA World Factbook.

Asia’s Countries, From Largest to Smallest

Russia: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 sq km)
China: 3,705,407 square miles (9,596,960 sq km)
India: 1,269,219 square miles (3,287,263 sq km)
Kazakhstan: 1,052,090 square miles (2,724,900 sq km)
Saudi Arabia: 830,000 square miles (2,149,690 sq km)
Indonesia: 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 sq km)
Iran: 636,371 square miles (1,648,195 sq km)
Mongolia: 603,908 square miles (1,564,116 sq km)
Pakistan: 307,374 square miles (796,095 sq km)
Turkey: 302,535 square miles (783,562 sq km)
Myanmar (Burma): 262,000 square miles (678,578 sq km)
Afghanistan: 251,827 square miles (652,230 sq km)
Yemen: 203,849 square miles (527,968 sq km)
Thailand: 198,117 square miles (513,120 sq km)
Turkmenistan: 188,456 square miles (488,100 sq km)
Uzbekistan: 172,742 square miles (447,400 sq km)
Iraq: 169,235 square miles (438,317 sq km)

Japan: 145,914 square miles (377,915 sq km)
Vietnam: 127,881 square miles (331,210 sq km)
Malaysia: 127,354 square miles (329,847 sq km)
Oman: 119,499 square miles (309,500 sq km)
Philippines: 115,830 square miles (300,000 sq km)
Laos: 91,429 square miles (236,800 sq km)
Kyrgyzstan: 77,202 square miles (199,951 sq km)
Syria: 71,498 square miles (185,180 sq km)
Cambodia: 69,898 square miles (181,035 sq km)
Bangladesh: 57,321 square miles (148,460 sq km)
Nepal: 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km)
Tajikistan: 55,637 square miles (144,100 sq km)
North Korea: 46,540 square miles (120,538 sq km)
South Korea: 38,502 square miles (99,720 sq km)
Jordan: 34,495 square miles (89,342 sq km)
Azerbaijan: 33,436 square miles (86,600 sq km)
United Arab Emirates: 32,278 square miles (83,600 sq km)
Georgia: 26,911 square miles (69,700 sq km)
Sri Lanka: 25,332 square miles (65,610 sq km)
Bhutan: 14,824 square miles (38,394 sq km)
Taiwan: 13,891 square miles (35,980 sq km)
Armenia: 11,484 square miles (29,743 sq km)
Israel: 8,019 square miles (20,770 sq km)
Kuwait: 6,880 square miles (17,818 sq km)
Qatar: 4,473 square miles (11,586 sq km)
Lebanon: 4,015 square miles (10,400 sq km)
Brunei: 2,226 square miles (5,765 sq km)
Hong Kong: 428 square miles (1,108 sq km)
Bahrain: 293 square miles (760 sq km)
Singapore: 277.7 square miles (719.2 sq km)
Maldi ves: 115 square miles (298 sq km)

(Note: The total sum of the areas listed above is lower than the figure mentioned in the introductory paragraph because that figure also includes areas that are territories and not countries.)

Countries of Europe by Area-

The continent of Europe varies in latitude from places such as Greece, which is in the range of about 35 degrees north to 39 degrees north latitude, to Iceland, which ranges from around 64 degrees north to more than 66 degrees north. Because of the difference in latitudes, Europe has varying climates and topography. Regardless, it has been inhabited for about 2 million years. It consists of only about 1/15th of the world’s land, but the contiguous continent has about 24,000 square miles (38,000 sq km) of coastline.

Stats…

Europe is made up of 46 countries that range in size from some of the largest in the world (Russia) to some of the smallest (Vatican City, Monaco). The population of Europe is about 742 million (United Nations 2017 Population Division figure), and for a land mass of about 3.9 million square miles (10.1 sq km), it has a density of 187.7 people per square mile.

By Area, Largest to Smallest…

The following is a list of the countries of Europe arranged by area. Various sources may differ in size of a country’s area due to rounding, whether the original figure is in kilometers or miles, and whether the sources include overseas territories. Figures here come from the CIA World Factbook, which presents figures in square kilometers; they have been converted and rounded to the nearest number.

Russia: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 sq km)

Turkey: 302,535 square miles (783,562 sq km)

Ukraine: 233,032 square miles (603,550 sq km)

France: 212,935 square miles (551,500 sq km); 248,457 square miles (643,501 square km) including overseas regions

Spain: 195,124 square miles (505,370 sq km)

Sweden: 173,860 square miles (450,295 sq km)

Germany: 137,847 square miles (357,022 sq km)

Finland: 130,559 square miles (338,145 sq km)

Norway: 125,021 square miles (323,802 sq km)

Poland: 120,728 square miles (312,685 sq km)

Italy: 116,305 square miles (301,340 sq km)

United Kingdom: 94,058 square miles (243,610 sq km), includes Rockall and Shetland Islands

Romania: 92,043 square miles (238,391 sq km)

Belarus: 80,155 square miles (207,600 sq km)

Greece: 50,949 square miles (131,957 sq km)

Bulgaria: 42,811 square miles (110,879 sq km)

Iceland: 39,768 square miles (103,000 sq km)

Hungary: 35,918 square miles (93,028 sq km)

Portugal: 35,556 square miles (92,090 sq km)

Austria: 32,382 square miles (83,871 sq km)

Czech Republic: 30,451 square miles (78,867 sq km)

Serbia: 29,913 square miles (77,474 sq km)

Ireland: 27,133 square miles (70,273 sq km)

Lithuania: 25,212 square miles (65,300 sq km)

Latvia: 24,937 square miles (64,589 sq km)

Croatia: 21,851 square miles (56,594 sq km)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 19,767 square miles (51,197 sq km)

Slovakia: 18,932 square miles (49,035 sq km)

Estonia: 17,462 square miles (45,228 sq km)

Denmark: 16,638 square miles (43,094 sq km)

Netherlands: 16,040 square miles (41,543 sq km)

Switzerland: 15,937 square miles (41,277 sq km)

Moldova: 13,070 square miles (33,851 sq km)

Belgium: 11,786 square miles (30,528 sq km)

Albania: 11,099 square miles (28,748 sq km)

Macedonia: 9,928 square miles (25,713 sq km)

Slovenia: 7,827 square miles (20,273 sq km)

Montenegro: 5,333 sq miles (13,812 sq km)

Cyprus: 3,571 square miles (9,251 sq km)

Luxembourg: 998 square miles (2,586 sq km)

Andorra: 181 square miles (468 sq km)

Malta: 122 square miles (316 sq km)

Liechtenstein: 62 square miles (160 sq km)

San Marino: 23 square miles (61 sq km)

Monaco: 0.77 square miles (2 sq km)

Vatican City: 0.17 square miles (0.44 sq km)

The continent of Africa is the world’s second-largest based on land area and population just after Asia. It has a population of around one billion people (as of 2009) and covers 20.4% of the Earth’s land area. Africa is bordered the by Mediterranean sea to the north, the Red Sea and the suez canal to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Africa
Africa is known for its biodiversity, varied topography, culture and varied climate.

The continent straddles the equator and encompasses the entire tropical band. Africa’s northern and southernmost countries also stretch out of the tropics (from 0° to 23.5° N and S latitude) and into the northern and southern temperate latitudes (latitudes above the Tropics of cancer and capricorn)

As the world’s second-largest continent, Africa is divided into 53 officially recognized countries. The following is a list of Africa’s countries ordered by land area. For reference, the country’s population and capital city have also been included.

1) Sudan
Area: 967,500 square miles (2,505,813 sq km)
Population: 39,154,490
Capital: Khartoum

2) Algeria
Area: 919,594 square miles (2,381,740 sq km)
Population: 33,333,216
Capital: Algiers

3) Democratic Republic of congo
Area: 905,355 square miles (2,344,858 sq km)
Population: 63,655,000
Capital: Kinshasa

4) Libya
Area: 679,362 square miles (1,759,540 sq km)
Population: 6,036,914
Capital: Tripoli

5) Chad
Area: 495,755 square miles (1,284,000 sq km)
Population: 10,146,000
Capital: N’Djamena

6) Niger
Area: 489,191 square miles (1,267,000 sq km)
Population: 13,957,000
Capital: Niamey

7) Angola
Area: 481,353 square miles (1,246,700 sq km)
Population: 15,941,000
Capital: Luanda

8) Mali
Area: 478,840 square miles (1,240,192 sq km)
Population: 13,518,000
Capital: Bamako

9) South Africa
Area: 471,455 square miles (1,221,037 sq km)
Population: 47,432,000
Capital: Pretoria

10) Ethiopia
Area: 426,372 square miles (1,104,300 sq km)
Population: 85,237,338
Capital: Addis Ababa

11) Mauritania
Area: 396,955 square miles (1,030,700 sq km)
Population: 3,069,000
Capital: Nouakchott

12) Egypt
Area: 386,661 square miles (1,001,449 sq km)
Population: 80,335,036
Capital: Cairo

13) Tanzania
Area: 364,900 square miles (945,087 sq km)
Population: 37,849,133
Capital: Dodoma

14) Nigeria
Area: 356,668 square miles (923,768 sq km)
Population: 154,729,000
Capital: Abuja

15) Namibia
Area: 318,695 square miles (825,418 sq km)
Population: 2,031,000
Capital: Windhoek

16) Mozambique
Area: 309,495 square miles (801,590 sq km)
Population: 20,366,795
Capital: Maputo

17) Zambia
Area: 290,585 square miles (752,614 sq km)
Population: 14,668,000
Capital: Lusaka

18) Somalia
Area: 246,200 square miles (637,657 sq km)
Population: 9,832,017
Capital: Mogadishu

19) Central African Republic
Area: 240,535 square miles (622,984 sq km)
Population: 4,216,666
Capital: Bangui

20) Madagaskar

Area: 226,658 square miles (587,041 sq km)
Population: 18,606,000
Capital: Antananarivo

21) Botswana
Area: 224,340 square miles (581,041 sq km)
Population: 1,839,833
Capital: Gaborone

22) Kenya
Area: 224,080 square miles (580,367 sq km)
Population: 34,707,817
Capital: Nairobi

23) Cameroon
Area: 183,569 square miles (475,442 sq km)
Population: 17,795,000
Capital: Yaoundé

24) MoroccoArea: 172,414 square miles (446,550 sq km)
Population: 33,757,175
Capital: Rabat

25) Zimbabwe
Area: 150,872 square miles (390,757 sq km)
Population: 13,010,000
Capital: Harare

26) Republic of the Congo
Area: 132,046 square miles (342,000 sq km)
Population: 4,012,809
Capital: Brazzaville

27) Côte d’Ivoire
Area: 124,502 square miles (322,460 sq km)
Population: 17,654,843
Capital: Yamoussoukro

28) Burkina Faso
Area: 105,792 square miles (274,000 sq km)
Population: 13,228,000
Capital: Ouagadougou

29) Gabon
Area: 103,347 square miles (267,668 sq km)
Population, 1,387,000
Capital: Libreville

30) Guinea
Area: 94,925 square miles (245,857 sq km)
Population: 9,402,000
Capital: Conakry

31) Ghana
Area: 92,098 square miles (238,534 sq km)
Population: 23,000,000
Capital: Accra

32) Uganda
Area: 91,135 square miles (236,040 sq km)
Population: 27,616,000
Capital: Kampala

33) Senegal
Area: 75,955 square miles (196,723 sq km)
Population: 11,658,000
Capital: Dakar

34) Tunisia
Area: 63,170 square miles (163,610 sq km)
Population: 10,102,000
Capital: Tunis

35) Malawi
Area: 45,746 square miles (118,484 sq km)
Population: 12,884,000
Capital: Lilongwe

36) Eritrea
Area: 45,405 square miles (117,600 sq km)
Population: 4,401,000
Capital: Asmara

37) Benin
Area: 43,484 square miles (112,622 sq km)
Population: 8,439,000
Capital: Porto Novo

38) Liberia
Area: 43,000 square miles (111,369 sq km)
Population: 3,283,000
Capital: Monrovia

39) Sierra Leone
Area: 27,699 square miles (71,740 sq km)
Population: 6,144,562
Capital: Freetown

40) Togo
Area: 21,925 square miles (56,785 sq km)
Population: 6,100,000
Capital: Lomé

41) Guinea-Bissau
Area: 13,948 square miles (36,125 sq km)
Population: 1,586,000
Capital: Bissau

42) Lesotho
Area: 11,720 square miles (30,355 sq km)
Population: 1,795,000
Capital: Maseru

43) Equatorial Guinea
Area: 10,830 square miles (28,051 sq km)
Population: 504,000
Capital: Malabo

44) Burundi
Area: 10,745 square miles (27,830 sq km)
Population: 7,548,000
Capital: Bujumbura

45) Rwanda
Area: 10,346 square miles (26,798 sq km)
Population: 7,600,000
Capital: Kigali

46) Djibouti
Area: 8,957 square miles (23,200 sq km)
Population: 496,374
Capital: Djibouti

47) Swaziland
Area: 6,704 square miles (17,364 sq km)
Population: 1,032,000
Capital: Lobamba and Mbabane

48) Gambia
Area: 4,007 square miles (10,380 sq km)
Population: 1,517,000
Capital: Banjul

49) Cape Verde
Area: 1,557 square miles (4,033 sq km)
Population: 420,979
Capital: Praia

50) Comoros
Area: 863 square miles (2,235 sq km)
Population: 798,000
Capital: Moroni

51) Mauritius
Area: 787 square miles (2,040 sq km)
Population: 1,219,220
Capital: Port Louis

52) São Tomé and Príncipe
Area: 380 square miles (984 sq km)
Population: 157,000
Capital: São Tomé

53) Seychelles
Area: 175 square miles (455 sq km)
Population: 88,340
Capital: Victoria

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