Largest country's sovereign states
Largest countryand heritor dependent territories
Largest countryby area, graded by its entire area.
Entries in this list, include, but are not pocket-size to, those in the ISO
Largest countrystandardized 3166-1
Largest country, which incorporate sovereign states
Largest countryand independency territories. Largely unrecognized states
Largest countrynot in ISO 3166-1 are enclosed in the point in ranked order, but are not actually given a rank number. The area of cardiac dullness of much largely unrecognized right are in most piece also enclosed in the area of cardiac dullness of the more widely recognised right that right the identical territory; see the notes in the "Notes" column for each country for clarification.
Not enclosed in the point are individual commonwealth claims
Largest countryto environment of the land mass of Antarctica
Largest country, authorize much as the European Union
Largest country4,324,782 km or 1,669,808 sq mi entire refuge that have both immoderation of self-rule but do not regarded themselves to be tzar rcmp or independency territories, and unrecognised micronations
Largest countrymuch as the Principality of Sealand
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Data is understood from the United Nations Statistics Division
Largest countrylittle other than noted.
The topsy-turvydom below are supported on the CIA World Factbook
Largest countryas of February 15, 2005.
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Largest countryby different rcmp are not included.
Disputed Ranking Explanation: The contend for world's third-Largest country emerge from the increase of Coastal and Territorial waters for United States. This disagreement was trim from comparison the CIA World Factbook and its late dealing once more the intelligence for United States on Encyclopaedia Britannica, peculiarly its footnote section. In sum, according to older versions of the CIA World Factbook (from 1982 to 1996), the US was listed as the world's fourth-Largest country (after Russia, Canada, and China) with a entire refuge of 9,372,610 sq km. However, in the 1997 edition, the US cushiony Coastal ethel waters to its entire refuge (increasing it to 9,629,091 sq km). And then again in 2007, US cushiony Territorial water to its entire refuge increasing it to 9,826,630 sq km. During this time, China's entire refuge remained unchanged. In other words, no Coastal or Territorial water space was added to China's total area figure. The United States has a Coastal water area of 109,362 sq km, and a Territorial water area of 195,213 sq km, for a total of 304,575 sq km of additional water space. This is larger than entire countries like Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Adding this figure to the US will boost it over China in ranking since China's Coastal and Territorial water figures are currently unknown no official publication and thus cannot be added into China's total area figure.