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Biggest Countries by Area Quiz

We have a list of the top 20 countries in terms of area. How many can you name?
  • Area in square kilometers. Includes land and inland water area
  • Does not include overseas territories such as Greenland
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Area
Country
17,098,242
9,984,670
9,640,821
9,526,468
8,514,877
7,692,024
3,287,590
Area
Country
2,780,400
2,724,900
2,381,741
2,344,858
2,149,690
1,964,375
1,904,569
Area
Country
1,886,068
1,759,540
1,648,195
1,564,110
1,285,216
1,284,000
Answer Stats
Area
Country
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Your %
Nikidavis
(15)
missed Chad. ):
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Mar 29, 2014
(63)
Chad misses you too.
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Dec 7, 2015
(48)
sometimes I feel like we need a "like" button in the comment section. And this is one of those times.
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Dec 8, 2015
GeoMax1207
(14)
Missed Chad also!!! 19/20
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Jan 13, 2016
(30)
should have gotten indonesia, thought i typed it in but i didnt... 19/20
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Mar 31, 2014
(34)
Can't believe I missed India #so dumb
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Apr 1, 2014
zupermaus
(30)
US has less land area than China btw. The US counts not just coastal teritorries but sea territories also, the only country to do so. In terms of land area alone its Russia>China>USA>Canada. In terms of land area + lakes it's Russia>Canada>China>USA. (imo this is the term you should use, as the rest of the world does when it thinks of land territory. After all, under the lakes is... land) In terms of land area + lakes + coastal waters it's Russia>Canada>China>USA In any of those ways China is larger than the US. Even if you were to clue in the sea territories, China would probably still beat the US but due to the tiny Spratly Islands dispute it can't get a conclusive figure.
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Apr 4, 2014
(5)
exclude all disputed territories of china
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Dec 28, 2015
(5)
so there would be no land at all : )
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Dec 28, 2015
zupermaus
(30)
In other words the China land + inland lakes area is: 9,596,961 sq km (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). USA land + inland lakes area is: 9,526,468 sq km. The figure up on the list there is an inflated one that includes not only the coastal waters, but also sea waters (that the CIA factbook uses, but no other country does). See notes 3 and 4 on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area
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Apr 4, 2014
dunkinggandalf
(61)
Why would you exclude Hong Kong and Macau from China?
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Nov 28, 2014
(38)
Done with 2:35
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Apr 6, 2014
RichTea
(15)
I forgot the USA. Couldn't see the wood for the trees.... I got Chad though. and Sudan.... and all the places I statistically shouldn't have known...
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Apr 16, 2014
(12)
I'm Bad at this kind of stuff. I didn't get high on the scale
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Apr 17, 2014
nihao1313
(12)
Ok, I'm not a native, but I tried Khasakhstan Khasakstan Kasakhstan Kasachstan and Khasachstan I have seen ALL of these variants on various (native speaker) occasions, two of those were even included in quizzes here (compare "Countries of the World"). One of these GOT to count! ;)
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Apr 17, 2014
(18)
It's Kazakhstan
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Jul 1, 2015
Luizao
(2)
15/20 I knew Kazakhstan was in the list but i didn't know how to spell it!! OMG
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Apr 17, 2014
(21)
Forgot Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia, 90%
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Apr 18, 2014
(19)
Just missed peru. Good quiz!
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Apr 20, 2014
KatMH
(21)
Libya. First time that country hadn't occurred to me.
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Apr 20, 2014
(18)
Chad is a hard one. Some how I remembered it. However, I missed Iran as the only country. Otherwise it would've been 100 percent.
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Jul 1, 2015
milkyabrar
(4)
missed kazakhstan, chad, peru :|
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Apr 21, 2014
zupermaus
(30)
US figure counts not just coastal waters but sea territories too. The other countries don't do this. In other words China has more land area.
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Apr 21, 2014
(22)
I realised Ukraine is not bigger than Kazakhstan.
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Apr 22, 2014
macca0507
(10)
Where is Greenland?
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Apr 24, 2014
(72)
It's tucked right up there between North America and Europe, between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Or perhaps you mean why isn't it on the quiz... which is explained in the notes of the quiz.
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May 7, 2014
(40)
Where did you get these numbers? I know for a fact that China has far more land area than the US.
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Apr 25, 2014
(72)
I find it remarkable that you can "know for a fact" something that is completely false (and quite easily proven so).
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May 7, 2014
(40)
As you can see from actually reading what I wrote, China is far larger when looking at *land* area. This quiz, however, includes all inland bodies of water, which pushes the *total* area of the US up ahead of China (mostly thanks to the Great Lakes). So yes, I do know for a fact that China's land area is much larger than the United States', because it is a fact.
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May 26, 2014
LP
(16)
Except it is true that China is larger by land area.
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Jun 14, 2014
LP
(16)
Your definition of far is unique given China is half a percent larger than the US in land area.
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Jun 14, 2014
(15)
you know that russia is bigger than pluto lel
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Apr 27, 2014
(53)
And Mickey Mouse
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Feb 5, 2016
Goomaster7
(63)
Aggghhh! Just missed Peru!
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Jun 4, 2014
kazan
(18)
Iran never occurred in my mind as well as Peru...Denmark should be in the list since Greenland is theirs...
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Jun 7, 2014
(35)
smh
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Jun 29, 2014
zupermaus
(30)
fair enough that USA counts the inland waters, as many countries do, China included - but the US also counts the coastal waters (no other country counts this). On top of that it also includes all sea territories, vast swathes of ocean well out in the Pacific and Atlantic. Read the smallprint in the CIA factbook/ website. The reality is China 9,640,821km2, USA 9,526,468 km2.
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Jun 9, 2014
Quizmaster
It looks like you are correct. The Wikipedia page has been updated, including an explanatory note that says exactly what you did. I changed the quiz to match.
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Jun 10, 2014
(21)
all and 2 min left..good :)
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Jun 21, 2014
(28)
forgot Peru :/
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Jun 22, 2014
SinisaM
(14)
Got them all but Algeria!!! >:(
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Jul 19, 2014
jayj
(21)
Wahoo- 100% first time. Just got Saudi Arabia in the nick of time.
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Aug 10, 2014
(43)
100% got Russia. I can't remember the last time 100% got an answer in one of these quizzes
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Aug 25, 2014
(21)
mist chad 19/20 all right though
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Oct 21, 2014
(44)
Should Denmark count since Greenland is technically a part of it?
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Nov 23, 2014
connorledger1196
(24)
it says in the notes
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Feb 3, 2016
(28)
Sweden, Norway, Finland
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Nov 26, 2014
woooowoooo
(7)
GOT EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR CHAD!
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Dec 1, 2014
(26)
forgot congo
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Dec 3, 2014
(6)
18 out of 20
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Dec 13, 2014
Mussolini
(20)
Why isn't Denmark on here? They have Greenland as an overseas territory
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Dec 15, 2014
connorledger1196
(24)
it says it in the notes
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Jan 16, 2016
Mussolini
(20)
whoops, disregard my comment. I need to read descriptions.....
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Dec 15, 2014
(15)
...lots missed out on Australia.. that was my first one :P
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Dec 23, 2014
(31)
I pictured the middle east in my mind and didn't even think of saudi arabia
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Dec 29, 2014
(18)
I can't believe Peru is bigger than Chad And Indonesia smaller than Mexico
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Jan 7, 2015
RiosRed
(7)
100/100 I am the best :)
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Jan 7, 2015
(8)
all with 1:58 left
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Jan 8, 2015
(33)
Missed Mongolia (live so close to there and couldn't remember) and Sudan. I knew I was missing one in Africa, but couldn't think about which one!
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Jan 25, 2015
caribdevist
(44)
Oh god, I missed Mexico. How embarrassing.
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Jan 29, 2015
(9)
#100 out of 100 first try with 33 seconds to go, not bad for a nine year old kid who is in third grade.
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Jan 29, 2015
(33)
Only on the 3rd try I could make it. For some reason I always forget about Sudan
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Feb 19, 2015
(16)
Forgot Peru and Libya i typed Lybia..
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Mar 7, 2015
mind7799
(34)
Ummmmm where is South Africa? If Sudan is on here then surely South Africa is larger (at least on my map)!!
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Mar 7, 2015
(18)
South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It borders Nairobi, Botswana, and Zimbabwe to the north, Mozambique to the east, the Indian Ocean is to the south and east, and the Atlantic Ocean is to the west. Lesotho and Swaziland are two tiny nations that are totally within or almost within South Africa.
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Jul 1, 2015
(34)
100% with 2:16 remaining, all of this information is correct china is ahead because of its disputed territories with India though
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Apr 3, 2015
(32)
play my new quizzes and let me know what you think of them
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Apr 10, 2015
myungsookim
(8)
i got 16/20 not bad for a 12 yr old who never studied geography in school..
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Apr 18, 2015
Danizar49
(22)
Almost didn't get Saudi Arabia.
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Apr 25, 2015
ILIKEGEOGRAPHY
(23)
I feel a little silly I got all of them except for CANADA and MEXICO!
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Apr 27, 2015
(47)
Can I ask for an explanation of why overseas territories are not counted as part of the nation's land area? Bringing up the Denmark and Greenland issue, Greenland is a piece of land on Earth. Therefore it makes up part of the earth's surface. What you are asking for is the nations on Earth with the largest land area, and whether it is physically connected to the mainland of the nation that owns it or not, Greenland is still a part of Earth, and is under the control of Denmark. I just don't see how water separating the two parts should prevent it from being counted. Can someone please explain?
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May 5, 2015
(61)
Greenland as part of Denmark should probably count; although there is a debate as to whether it "belongs" to Denmark, is a sovereign nation, or somewhere in between. Not including territories is sensible in that overseas claims such as those on Antarctica are not universally accepted
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Nov 4, 2015
FreddyM
(26)
Needs updating, Sudan has split into Sudan and South Sudan since this quiz was last updated and should no longer feature
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May 6, 2015
(36)
Well... it's already updated. Sudan's land area is without South Sudan
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May 6, 2015
(34)
I have just completed the quiz by typing the i ones i knew, then opening up the comments. bada bing! i finished with 49 seconds to go.
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May 20, 2015
(53)
Perhaps you should change your name to 'Maradona2'
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Dec 7, 2015
(64)
Or "Winsbycheating"?
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Dec 7, 2015
(18)
Got 95 percent. Would've got a hundred if I hadn't forgotten Saudi Arabia. LOL
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May 29, 2015
(28)
100%
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May 31, 2015
(23)
What about Greenland?
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Jun 14, 2015
HummusMan
(20)
Can't believe i missed mexico
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Jul 13, 2015
jenny123maya
(17)
missed dem. republic of congo and mexico but managed to get peru and chad.
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Jul 29, 2015
Geo101
(8)
I missed Chad, Indonesia and Iran (was so close and yet so far)
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Aug 29, 2015
KappaPunk03
(28)
0:17 left, 100% So close to losing, ended up naming random countries ;)
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Sep 9, 2015
(20)
OMG i randomely guessed chad 2 seconds before it was over. dat prideness got em all
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Oct 2, 2015
(52)
I didn't think Sudan would still be that big after South Sudan became a country.
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Oct 7, 2015
rrp97
(16)
missed USA!
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Oct 20, 2015
Victorv
(4)
what about Denmark? considering that greenland belongs to it...?
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Oct 26, 2015
(25)
chad and saudi arabia. you eluded me
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Nov 2, 2015
joseyposey
(4)
first time I missed 2 Libya and chad this time I got them all (:
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Nov 4, 2015
joseyposey
(4)
done in 56 seconds not bad
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Nov 4, 2015
(15)
done with 1:30 left!!!
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Nov 15, 2015
KnowlegeOfPresidentsDude122
(16)
75%.....not too bad.
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Nov 23, 2015
(24)
20/20 with 1:51 to spare!
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Nov 29, 2015
jessmike4281
(65)
2:24 left.
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Dec 7, 2015
(43)
I got 100% and got each country pretty much in decreasing order of how many people got them.
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Dec 7, 2015
(44)
Really easy. Guess Australia, various North Asian countries, Indonesia, Middle East countries, large African countries, North and South American countries and you're through!
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Dec 7, 2015
(14)
PERU!!!! NOOOO wayyyyyyyy
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Dec 12, 2015
Faejinni
(12)
Shouldn't Greenland be up there? Or Denmark for that matter.
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Dec 29, 2015
Aragorn
(28)
24 secs left!
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Jan 11, 2016
(22)
Forgot Chad & Sudan :(
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Jan 13, 2016
(20)
Is Greenland not part of Denmark?
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Jan 15, 2016
(13)
if you included Denmark's overseas territories i.e. Greenland, it would be up there
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Jan 18, 2016
(14)
Take that, yo! Let me see yo do that! 100% 2:21 remaing! P.S.- I'm only 13, yo.
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Jan 25, 2016
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