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Afghanistanalmost six times the size of Virginia; slightly smaller than Texas
Akrotiriabout 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Albaniaslightly smaller than Maryland
Algeriaslightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas
American Samoaslightly larger than Washington, DC
Andorra2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Angolaabout eight times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Anguillaabout one-half the size of Washington, DC
Antarcticaslightly less than 1.5 times the size of the US
Antigua and Barbuda2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Arctic Oceanslightly less than 1.5 times the size of the US
Argentinaslightly less than three-tenths the size of the US
Armeniaslightly smaller than Maryland
Arubaslightly larger than Washington, DC
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsabout eight times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Atlantic Oceanabout 7.5 times the size of the US
Australiaslightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states
Austriaabout the size of South Carolina; slightly more than two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania
Azerbaijanabout three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Maine
Bahamas, Theslightly smaller than Connecticut
Bahrain3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Bangladeshslightly larger than Pennsylvania and New Jersey combined; slightly smaller than Iowa
Barbados2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Belarusslightly less than twice the size of Kentucky; slightly smaller than Kansas
Belgiumabout the size of Maryland
Belizeslightly smaller than Massachusetts
Beninslightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Bermudaabout one-third the size of Washington, DC
Bhutanslightly larger than Maryland; about one-half the size of Indiana
Boliviaslightly less than three times the size of Montana
Bosnia and Herzegovinaslightly smaller than West Virginia
Botswanaslightly smaller than Texas
Bouvet Islandabout 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Brazilslightly smaller than the US
British Indian Ocean Territoryland area is about one-third the size of Washington, DC
British Virgin Islandsabout 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Bruneislightly smaller than Delaware
Bulgariaalmost identical in size to Virginia; slightly larger than Tennessee
Burkina Fasoslightly larger than Colorado
Burmaslightly smaller than Texas
Burundislightly smaller than Maryland
Cambodiaone and a half times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oklahoma
Cameroonslightly larger than California
Canadaslightly larger than the US
Cape Verdeslightly larger than Rhode Island
Cayman Islands1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Central African Republicslightly smaller than Texas
Chadalmost nine times the size of New York state; slightly more than three times the size of California
Chileslightly smaller than twice the size of Montana
Chinaslightly smaller than the US
Christmas Islandabout three-quarters the size of Washington, DC
Clipperton Islandabout 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsabout 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Colombiaslightly less than twice the size of Texas
Comorosslightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC
Congo, Democratic Republic of theslightly less than one-fourth the size of the US
Congo, Republic of theslightly smaller than Montana
Cook Islands1.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Coral Sea Islandsabout four times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Costa Ricaslightly smaller than West Virginia
Cote d'Ivoireslightly larger than New Mexico
Croatiaslightly smaller than West Virginia
Cubaslightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Curacaomore than twice the size of Washington, DC
Cyprusabout 0.6 times the size of Connecticut
Czech Republicabout two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than South Carolina
Denmarkslightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts
Dhekeliaabout three-quarters the size of Washington, DC
Djiboutislightly smaller than New Jersey
Dominicaslightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
Dominican Republicslightly more than twice the size of New Jersey
East Timorslightly larger than Connecticut
Ecuadorslightly smaller than Nevada
Egyptmore than eight times the size of Ohio; slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
El Salvadorabout the same size as New Jersey
Equatorial Guineaslightly smaller than Maryland
Eritreaslightly larger than Pennsylvania
Estoniaabout twice the size of New Jersey
Ethiopiaslightly less than twice the size of Texas
European Unionless than one-half the size of the US
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)slightly smaller than Connecticut
Faroe Islandseight times the size of Washington, DC
Fijislightly smaller than New Jersey
Finlandslightly more than two times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Montana
Franceslightly more than four times the size of Georgia; slightly less than the size of Texas
French Polynesiaslightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut
French Southern and Antarctic LandsIle Amsterdam (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul): less than one-half the size of Washington, DC
Ile Saint-Paul (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul): more than 10 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Iles Crozet: about twice the size of Washington, DC
Iles Kerguelen: slightly larger than Delaware
Bassas da India (Iles Eparses): land area about one-third the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Europa Island (Iles Eparses): about one-sixth the size of Washington, DC
Glorioso Islands (Iles Eparses): about eight times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Juan de Nova Island (Iles Eparses): about seven times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Tromelin Island (Iles Eparses): about 1.7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Gabonslightly smaller than Colorado
Gambia, Theslightly less than twice the size of Delaware
Gaza Stripslightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Georgiaslightly smaller than South Carolina; slightly larger than West Virginia
Germanythree times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Montana
Ghanaslightly smaller than Oregon
Gibraltarmore than 10 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Greeceslightly smaller than Alabama
Greenlandslightly more than three times the size of Texas
Grenadatwice the size of Washington, DC
Guamthree times the size of Washington, DC
Guatemalaslightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Guernseyabout one-half the size of Washington, DC
Guineaslightly smaller than Oregon
Guinea-Bissauslightly less than three times the size of Connecticut
Guyanaslightly smaller than Idaho
Haitislightly smaller than Maryland
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsslightly more than two times the size of Washington, DC
Holy See (Vatican City)about 0.7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Hondurasslightly larger than Tennessee
Hong Kongsix times the size of Washington, DC
Howland Islandabout three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Hungaryslightly smaller than Virginia; about the same size as Indiana
Icelandslightly smaller than Pennsylvania; about the same size as Kentucky
Indiaslightly more than one-third the size of the US
Indian Oceanalmost 7 times the size of the US
Indonesiaslightly less than three times the size of Texas
Iranalmost 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska
Iraqslightly more than three times the size of New York state
Irelandslightly larger than West Virginia
Isle of Manslightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC
Israelslightly larger than New Jersey
Italyalmost twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona
Jamaicaabout half the size of New Jersey; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Jan Mayenslightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Japanslightly smaller than California
Jarvis Islandabout eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Jerseyabout two-thirds the size of Washington, DC
Johnston Atollabout 4.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Jordanabout three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Indiana
Kazakhstanslightly less than four times the size of Texas
Kenyafive times the size of Ohio; slightly more than twice the size of Nevada
Kingman Reefabout 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Kiribatifour times the size of Washington, DC
Korea, Northslightly larger than Virginia; slightly smaller than Mississippi
Korea, Southslightly smaller than Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Indiana
Kosovoslightly larger than Delaware
Kuwaitslightly smaller than New Jersey
Kyrgyzstanslightly smaller than South Dakota
Laosabout twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Utah
Latviaslightly larger than West Virginia
Lebanonabout one-third the size of Maryland
Lesothoslightly smaller than Maryland
Liberiaslightly larger than Tennessee
Libyaabout 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly larger than Alaska
Liechtensteinabout 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Lithuaniaslightly larger than West Virginia
Luxembourgslightly smaller than Rhode Island; about half the size of Delaware
Macauless than one-sixth the size of Washington, DC
Macedoniaslightly larger than Vermont
Madagascaralmost four times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of Arizona
Malawislightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Malaysiaslightly larger than New Mexico
Maldivesabout 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Malislightly less than twice the size of Texas
Maltaslightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC
Marshall Islandsabout the size of Washington, DC
Mauritaniaslightly larger than three times the size of New Mexico
Mauritiusalmost 11 times the size of Washington, DC
Mexicoslightly less than three times the size of Texas
Micronesia, Federated States offour times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)
Midway Islandsabout nine times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Moldovaslightly larger than Maryland
Monacoabout three times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Mongoliaslightly smaller than Alaska; more than twice the size of Texas
Montenegroslightly smaller than Connecticut
Montserratabout 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC
Moroccoslightly more than three times the size of New York; slightly larger than California
Mozambiqueslightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California
Namibiaslightly more than half the size of Alaska
Nauruabout 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Navassa Islandabout nine times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Nepalslightly larger than New York state
Netherlandsslightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
New Caledoniaslightly smaller than New Jersey
New Zealandalmost twice the size of North Carolina; about the size of Colorado
Nicaraguaslightly larger than Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than New York state
Nigerslightly less than twice the size of Texas
Nigeriaabout six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California
Niue1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Norfolk Islandabout 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
Northern Mariana Islands2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Norwayslightly larger than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than New Mexico
Omantwice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Kansas
Pacific Oceanabout 15 times the size of the US; covers about 28% of the global surface; almost equal to the total land area of the world
Pakistanslightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California
Palauslightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Palmyra Atollabout 20 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Panamaslightly smaller than South Carolina
Papua New Guineaslightly larger than California
Paracel Islandsland area is about 13 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Paraguayabout three times the size of New York state; slightly smaller than California
Perualmost twice the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska
Philippinesslightly less than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona
Pitcairn Islandsabout three-tenths the size of Washington, DC
Polandabout twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than New Mexico
Portugalslightly smaller than Virginia
Puerto Ricoslightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island
Qataralmost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Romaniatwice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
Russiaapproximately 1.8 times the size of the US
Rwandaslightly smaller than Maryland
Saint Barthelemyless than one-eighth the size of Washington, DC
Saint Helenaslightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Saint Kitts and Nevis1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Luciathree and a half times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Martinmore than one-third the size of Washington, DC
Saint Pierre and Miquelonone and half times the size of Washington, DC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinestwice the size of Washington, DC
Samoaslightly smaller than Rhode Island
San Marinoabout one-third the size of Washington, DC
Sao Tome and Principemore than five times the size of Washington, DC
Saudi Arabiaslightly more than one-fifth the size of the US
Senegalslightly smaller than South Dakota
Serbiaslightly smaller than South Carolina
Seychelles2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Sierra Leoneslightly smaller than South Carolina
Singaporeslightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Sint Maartenone-fifth the size of Washington, DC
Slovakiaabout one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire
Sloveniaslightly smaller than New Jersey
Solomon Islandsslightly smaller than Maryland
Somaliaalmost five times the size of Alabama; slightly smaller than Texas
South Africaslightly less than twice the size of Texas
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsslightly larger than Rhode Island
South Sudanmore than four times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Texas
Southern Oceanslightly more than twice the size of the US
Spainalmost five times the size of Kentucky; slightly more than twice the size of Oregon
Spratly Islandsland area is about seven times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Sri Lankaslightly larger than West Virginia
Sudanslightly less than one-fifth the size of the US
Surinameslightly larger than Georgia
Svalbardslightly smaller than West Virginia
Swazilandslightly smaller than New Jersey
Swedenalmost three times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than California
Switzerlandslightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Syriaslightly more than 1.5 times the size of Pennsylvania
Taiwanslightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined
Tajikistanslightly smaller than Wisconsin
Tanzaniamore than six times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than twice the size of California
Thailandabout three times the size of Florida; slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming
Togoslightly smaller than West Virginia
Tokelauabout 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Tongafour times the size of Washington, DC
Trinidad and Tobagoslightly smaller than Delaware
Tunisiaslightly larger than Georgia
Turkeyslightly larger than Texas
Turkmenistanslightly more than three times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than California
Turks and Caicos Islands2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Tuvalu0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Ugandaslightly more than two times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
Ukrainealmost four times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Texas
United Arab Emiratesslightly larger than South Carolina; slightly smaller than Maine
United Kingdomtwice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
United Statesabout half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Uruguayabout the size of Virginia and West Virginia combined; slightly smaller than the state of Washington
Uzbekistanabout four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California
Vanuatuslightly larger than Connecticut
Venezuelaalmost six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California
Vietnamabout three times the size of Tennessee; slightly larger than New Mexico
Virgin Islandstwice the size of Washington, DC
Wake Islandabout 11 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Wallis and Futuna1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
West Bankslightly smaller than Delaware
Western Saharaabout the size of Colorado
Worldland area about 16 times the size of the US
top fifteen World Factbook entities ranked by size: Pacific Ocean 155.557 million sq km; Atlantic Ocean 76.762 million sq km; Indian Ocean 68.556 million sq km; Southern Ocean 20.327 million sq km; Russia 17,098,242 sq km; Arctic Ocean 14.056 million sq km; Antarctica 14 million sq km; Canada 9,984,670 sq km; United States 9,826,675 sq km; China 9,596,960 sq km; Brazil 8,515,770 sq km; Australia 7,741,220 sq km; European Union 4,324,782 sq km; India 3,287,263 sq km; Argentina 2,780,400 sq km
top ten largest water bodies: Pacific Ocean 155.557 million sq km; Atlantic Ocean 76.762 million sq km; Indian Ocean 68.556 million sq km; Southern Ocean 20.327 million sq km; Arctic Ocean 14.056 million sq km; Coral Sea 4,184,100 sq km; South China Sea 3,595,900 sq km; Caribbean Sea 2.834 million sq km; Bering Sea 2.52 million sq km; Mediterranean Sea 2.469 million sq km
top ten largest landmasses: Asia 44,568,500 sq km; Africa 30.065 million sq km; North America 24.473 million sq km; South America 17.819 million sq km; Antarctica 14 million sq km; Europe 9.948 million sq km; Australia 7,741,220 sq km; Greenland 2,166,086 sq km; New Guinea 785,753 sq km; Borneo 751,929 sq km
top ten largest islands: Greenland 2,166,086 sq km; New Guinea (Indonesia, Papua New Guinea) 785,753 sq km; Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia) 751,929 sq km; Madagascar 587,713 sq km; Baffin Island (Canada) 507,451 sq km; Sumatra (Indonesia) 472,784 sq km; Honshu (Japan) 227,963 sq km; Victoria Island (Canada) 217,291 sq km; Great Britain (United Kingdom) 209,331 sq km; Ellesmere Island (Canada) 196,236 sq km
ten smallest independent countries: Holy See (Vatican City) 0.44 sq km; Monaco 2 sq km; Nauru 21 sq km; Tuvalu 26 sq km; San Marino 61 sq km; Liechtenstein 160 sq km; Marshall Islands 181 sq km; Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 sq km; Maldives 298 sq km; Malta 316 sq km
Yemenalmost four times the size of Alabama; slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming
Zambiaalmost five times the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Texas
Zimbabweabout four times the size of Indiana; slightly larger than Montana

Source: CIA Factbook