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Top 50 Countries by Area - In Order

Name the top 50 countries by area. To make it easier, we give you the first letter of the country as a hint.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Area in square kilometers. Includes land and inland water area
Does not include overseas territories such as Greenland
Last updated: May 20, 2016
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Country
17,098,242
R
Russia
9,984,670
C
Canada
9,640,821
C
China
9,526,468
U
United States
8,514,877
B
Brazil
7,692,024
A
Australia
3,287,590
I
India
2,780,400
A
Argentina
2,724,900
K
Kazakhstan
2,381,741
A
Algeria
2,344,858
D
D.R. Congo
2,149,690
S
Saudi Arabia
1,964,375
M
Mexico
1,904,569
I
Indonesia
1,886,068
S
Sudan
1,759,540
L
Libya
1,648,195
I
Iran
 
 
Country
1,564,110
M
Mongolia
1,285,216
P
Peru
1,284,000
C
Chad
1,267,000
N
Niger
1,246,700
A
Angola
1,240,192
M
Mali
1,221,037
S
South Africa
1,141,748
C
Colombia
1,104,300
E
Ethiopia
1,098,581
B
Bolivia
1,030,700
M
Mauritania
1,002,450
E
Egypt
945,087
T
Tanzania
923,768
N
Nigeria
916,445
V
Venezuela
881,912
P
Pakistan
825,615
N
Namibia
 
 
Country
801,590
M
Mozambique
783,562
T
Turkey
756,102
C
Chile
752,612
Z
Zambia
676,578
M
Myanmar
652,230
A
Afghanistan
640,679
F
France
637,657
S
Somalia
622,984
C
Central African Republic
619,745
S
South Sudan
603,500
U
Ukraine
587,041
M
Madagascar
581,730
B
Botswana
580,367
K
Kenya
527,968
Y
Yemen
513,120
T
Thailand
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level 68
Apr 22, 2016
Nice :)
+13
level 77
Apr 23, 2016
Needed another minute - good quiz
+10
level 71
Apr 27, 2016
not enough time
+3
level 56
Feb 2, 2018
Agree, at least two minutes more
+7
level 78
Jun 17, 2016
Having the first letter actually makes this more difficult for me. I see the letter and immediately think of well known countries that start with that letter and then have a hard time thinking of other countries! Fun quiz, though.
+1
level 34
Jun 17, 2016
That happened to me too
+1
level 43
Jun 19, 2016
Agreed
+2
level 58
Aug 19, 2018
It was helpful to me. I thought of big countries and typed them into all the slots that started with the right letter until I found the right one!
+2
level 69
Jun 17, 2016
Good quiz but really hard - I could have done with more time.
+1
level 58
Jun 17, 2016
More time would mean more time to guess countries that come up in your mind. I like it the way it is now, since it's a good challenge.
+1
level 67
Jun 17, 2016
Great quiz - too little time
+1
level 75
Jun 17, 2016
Myanmar threw me
+1
level 46
Jun 17, 2016
need more time..
+1
level 28
Jun 17, 2016
38/50. I think you should add another minute
+1
level 53
Jun 17, 2016
More time needed
+1
level 58
Jun 17, 2016
39/50 - missed some obvious ones, but wouldn't have got Myanmar correct anyhow because i think Burma.... Good quiz!
+1
level 46
Jun 17, 2016
Needs more time! Near impossible to get a good score
+1
level 24
Jun 17, 2016
needs more time
+2
level 69
Jun 17, 2016
Just wondering if anyone else thinks there needs to be for time for this quiz.
+3
level 75
Jun 17, 2016
I do, but probably no one else thinks so.
+1
level 70
Jun 17, 2016
Probably just me, but I thought it could use more time.
+1
level 67
Jun 17, 2016
Good quiz but need more time.
+1
level 36
Jun 17, 2016
Definitely need at least two more minutes to even have a chance at this one. I like this quiz though!
+1
level 43
Jun 17, 2016
Love it!
+1
level 48
Jun 17, 2016
Defo more time. Ran out of time after the first column.
+1
level 51
Jun 17, 2016
Swear to god I thought of every country that starts with 'S' before I figured out Saudi Arabia. goddammit.
+1
level 68
Jun 17, 2016
Square miles would help. Square kilometers look like useless random numbers.
+2
level 37
Jun 18, 2016
Are you saying you can actually imagine the size of the landmass corresponding to millions of square miles?
+1
level 41
Jun 18, 2016
I know that I can
+1
level 46
Jun 18, 2016
More time would've been fantastic..
+2
level 67
Jun 18, 2016
Too easy. Needs less time.
+1
level 59
Jun 19, 2016
Nice quiz, and not to be picky, but....As it was the military junta who changed Burma's name to Myanmar, shouldn't we use the name Burma?
+1
level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
It's complicated. We used to use Burma, but it was counter to my policy of not making political statements on the quizzes. Burma, of course, will always be an accepted type-in.
+1
level 70
Nov 27, 2017
Wise approach. We tend to freely complain when we feel justified, but much gratitude is in order. Tremendous job. Thank you.
+1
level 67
Jun 20, 2016
I don't like it discounting Greenland. That's an odd choice.
+1
level 52
Jun 22, 2016
One minute more would be great
+2
level 67
Nov 7, 2017
Great quiz but, to repeat what many before me have said, it does need more time. A lot more time.
+1
level 70
Nov 27, 2017
Have to agree. 1 more minute would be most appreciated. I was really enjoying this one, but only got a little over half way through it as the time frittered down to 0:00.
+2
level 23
Feb 2, 2018
The USA is bigger than China
+1
level 35
May 5, 2018
i think alaska doesnt count because it says not including overseas territories
+2
level 53
May 5, 2018
Alaska is not overseas from USA, it is not a territory either. Apart from those 2 things you are right in saying it is an overseas territory.
+1
level 53
May 5, 2018
How do you know? Do you have a better source? Have you measured both countries personally with a tape measure?
+1
level 77
May 29, 2018
They're extremely close. Depending on how exactly you chose to count disputed territories, I believe either one could end up as #3. Lucky for you, they don't start with the same letter!
+1
level 55
Oct 14, 2018
It's nothing to do with disputed territories like Taiwan, measurement error or Alaska. It's to do with whether or not you count land area only or some water area. Jetpunk measures all of the land inside the borders of the country and lakes within the borders. If you count maritime area that the countries claim as well, then the USA is bigger. But that is only because it claims the sea further out from its coast than other countries do. Interestingly, if you discount lakes inside a country too then not only is China bigger than the USA, it is also bigger than Canada.
+1
level 67
Feb 3, 2018
In the spirit of what was done for the Czech Republic, could 'Saudi' or 'KSA' (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) be accepted in all quizzes? It would be quite obvious that the person knew the answer. thanks
+2
level 35
May 5, 2018
a good strategy to use is to think of a country that might be in this list and find all the letters that it matches. Then type the country in each one. it helps a lot
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