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10 Biggest European Countries by Area

Can you name the 10 largest European countries in terms of area?
Includes land and inland water area
Area within Europe only
Quiz by gjcsarris
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Last updated: April 3, 2019
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First submittedMay 6, 2016
Times taken143,791
Average score100.0%
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km2
country
3,960,000
Russia
603,500
Ukraine
551,500
France
505,992
Spain
450,295
Sweden
km2
country
357,168
Germany
338,145
Finland
323,802
Norway
312,685
Poland
301,336
Italy
118 Recent Comments
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Level ∞
May 29, 2016
Interesting note. The U.S. state of Texas would rank #2 on this list.
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Level 70
May 29, 2016
So would Alaska!
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Level 39
Sep 21, 2021
Woah the quizmaster replied!!
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Level 39
Sep 21, 2021
Top 10s badge suggestion?
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2016
And so would Manitoba (which is larger than only four Canadian provinces).
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Level 55
Jul 2, 2016
Wow. So Texas is bigger than any non-disputed-as-being-in-Europe countries. (I always learned in school that Russia was in Asia, but I do understand why it's considered part of Europe, both here and elsewhere. And plus Russia's bigger than everything anyway, regardless of what continent it's part of). That's crazy.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2016
it's in Europe.... and Asia

Love and hugs

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Level 39
Sep 9, 2018
And Alaska is about 3 times the size of Texas
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2019
ahem.......

Aren't we doing a european quiz

from where did texas and alaska come in your comments?

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Level 70
Apr 3, 2019
The Ural and Caucasus mountains and the Caspian sea are usually used as borders between Europe and Asia, and though most of Russian land is East of the Ural, its capital and most of its population stand in its European part.

Europe and Asia are artificial constructs anyway, none of them fit the definition of a continent.

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Level 56
Mar 25, 2020
Yes, It is largest nation in South America.
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Level 58
May 10, 2021
I have to agree with @AnkitMohan here, why is this website so US-biased, half of the featured quizzes are about United States, and even for those that have nothing to do USA, Quizmaster would comment something totally unrelatable
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Level 57
Aug 25, 2021
Half of the featured quizzes are about the U.S. because those quizzes happen to be taken just as much by people as the other country quizzes.
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Level 75
Sep 8, 2021
I'm from Europe and I don't care whether there are more quizzes on the US, Europe or any other area of the world as long as there are many of them and something for everyone. And there is! I just did a quiz on the 100 most populous cities in Germany and learned that a place called "Marl" is one of them, which I had never heard of before - speaking of obscure topics! So as long as the Quizmaster doesn't start deleting niche topic quizzes, as long as they meet quality standards of course, I really see no problem here.
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Level 20
Feb 14, 2022
true
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Level 20
Feb 14, 2022
Russia is in Europe and Asia it is could a Eurasion country
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2016
Seeing as documentaries and the news seem to always be comparing areas of the world to the size of Wales or Texas, my dad and I worked out that 1 Texas is equal to 33.5 Waleses...
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2016
but how many Rhode Islands? That unit is commonly used as well.
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Level 66
Apr 12, 2017
Texas is about 1,577,083 Vatican Cities.
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2018
Our news doesn't use Rhode Islands or Vatican Cities, they must be imperial measurements.

The other metric measurements we use on this side of the water are Belgiums (22.8 per Texas), Yorkshires (58.4 p/T) and Lancashires (226 p/T), but don't tell anyone from Yorkshire about that last one

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Level 43
Feb 19, 2018
One Texas equals 221.6 Rhode Islands.
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2018
The Australian state of Western Australia is 4.3 times the size of Ukraine and 3.8 times the size of Texas. It is equivalent to a 127.32 Wales', 841.48 Rhode Islands, and 6,012,761.36 Vatican City's. It also has a population density of a mere 1.02 persons per square kilometre, making it less than Mongolia as the least densely populated country, at 1.97 persons per square kilometre. If it was a country it would be the 10th largest in the world, just after Kazakhstan in 9th and knocking Algeria down to 11th.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2020
If Earth was the size of Mercury, Vatican City would only be five soccer fields big
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2020
1 km² per persoon sounds lovely! Far enough you cant hear others, but close enough to reach someone.
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Level 43
Jan 29, 2018
Interesting fact - history of all states combined cant even come close to history of any mentioned countries.
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2018
What does that mean? How do you measure history?
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2018
history of Texas is only 5 history, whereas history of glorious Barcelona alone is 62 history
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Level 75
Feb 28, 2018
Oh I see - the famous Texalona scale
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Level 45
Apr 5, 2019
Yeah, but Rome has 1,062 history, Istanbul has 1,184 history, and Athens has 1,973 history. Not to mention Jerusalem, with about 2,109 history.
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2023
But the one with the most is Kabul, with 3,234 history, because of recent events.

Runner ups are Damascus with 3,213 history, and Basra with 3,197 history.

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Level 25
Mar 18, 2021
classic quizmaster
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Level 39
Sep 21, 2021
WOAH! The quizmaster replied
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Level 82
Apr 13, 2023
The Australian states of Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, plus the Northern Territory would all beat out the second-placed country on this list (and Texas for that matter).
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Level 60
Sep 1, 2023
No it wouldn't - not in Europe
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Level 77
May 29, 2016
Little too generous on the time i think. Probably 2 minutes max.
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Level ∞
May 30, 2016
Changed to 2 minutes
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2016
Still finished with 1:26 left... :-)
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2016
30 seconds should be plenty.
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Level 47
Jul 2, 2016
Average score of 10. LMAO Glad to help maintain the average.
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2016
I don't think I've ever seen such high scores. Average score of 10, with the most missed answers still gussed by 97% of test takers. I hope this become a trend of largest/smallest countries on each continent.
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2016
I think the longer you stay on JetPunk, the better you get at geography.
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Level 47
Jul 2, 2016
Finished with 1:35 left!
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Level 56
Jul 2, 2016
10/10 with 1:25 remaning
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Level 38
Jul 2, 2016
Simple and easy :-)
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2016
I am surprised Italy is at the bottom and also surprised Belarus is not on this list. Good quiz though
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2020
i was more suprised about romania tbh
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Level 40
Jul 2, 2016
f1or the frist 90 seconds I thought it said largest cities fgs
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2016
Reading the title as 10 Biggest European Cities, therefore getting zero right.

*Facepalm

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Level 70
Jul 2, 2016
There 's always a second chance :)
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Level 36
Jul 5, 2016
Denmark didn't make the list?

I mean, Greenland is quite large...

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Level 36
Jul 5, 2016
Just looked it up.

Greenland would be number 2 on this list alone......

So Denmark, in turn would be number 2, right?

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Level 60
Jul 5, 2016
"•Area within Europe only"
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2019
Greenland is considered part of the continent of North America.
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2016
Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 45
Jul 9, 2016
1:42 remaining, neat quiz
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Level 70
Jul 9, 2016
Thanks and congrats for your tennis quiz (hoping that one of my tennis quizzes will earn a star some day...)!
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Level 63
Jul 13, 2016
A higher percentage of people guessed Germany and France than they did Russia? Seriously?
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Level 63
Sep 27, 2016
Because some people refuse to accept the European part of Russia. Though the size should give it away. And what's quite interesting is that even though it's just the area on the European side it's still bigger than the other countries combined!
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Level 68
Jul 1, 2019
I think a bigger part is not refusing to accept it, but just not knowing it, or even have been taught in school that it didnt belong to europe.

I think peoples eagerness on this site to get points is bigger than their stubbornness in refusing to typer certain answers. Though it might be close ;)

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Level 44
Dec 13, 2016
racking my brains for large areas....forgot scandanavia.....
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Level 26
Mar 22, 2017
Done with 1:28 left.
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2017
This quiz is easy, but fun!
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 37
Jul 18, 2017
Easy
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Level 44
Aug 18, 2017
1:25 left!
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Level 12
Nov 1, 2017
0:53 left

But it was a great quiz!

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Level 23
Nov 3, 2017
Finished with 1:16
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Level 23
Nov 3, 2017
Left
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Level 37
Feb 19, 2018
Great Quiz! I've grown used to the arguments about Russia and Cyprus on these quiz sites, but how did an american State (Texas)

get into an argument about a EUROPEAN quiz, pray tell?

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Level 63
Feb 19, 2018
Quickest quiz I've ever done (with the exception of the planets)
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Level 47
Feb 27, 2018
Shouldn't Norway be number six or isn't Svalbard included as a part of Norway??
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Level 70
Feb 28, 2018
It seems I didn't include Svalbard...just fixed it though:)
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Hi there. I didn't approve the resubmit because it's not consistent with the rest of our quizzes. It doesn't seem like Svalbard is incorporated with the rest of Norway, so it would be somewhat similar to how we don't include Greenland in the area of Denmark. Obviously, this is somewhat up for interpretation, but I think it's best to go with Wikipedia's information unless there is a definite reason not to.
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2018
Seems that Norway is stuck there...:)

I should have thought of Greenland...

Thanks Quizmaster!

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Level 77
Aug 15, 2018
You said that Greenland wasn't included as part of Denmark because it isn't in Europe. Fair enough. But then you should count Svalbard and Bear Island (and possibly Jan Mayen) as part of the area of Norway because they ARE in Europe.
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Level ∞
Oct 30, 2018
@CardinalSin. For the sake of "biggest area" quizzes we don't territories as part of a country's area.
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Level 62
Jun 8, 2021
Then surely Canada would plummet down the list, given how much of its land comprises territories rather than provinces? /s 😜
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Level 81
Sep 10, 2018
This quiz should have gone up to 11.

Yours,

The UK

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Level 63
Jan 16, 2019
Got them all with 1:04 left at 4:29:50 PM on January 16, 2019.
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Level 35
Apr 15, 2023
You forgot the time zone, we'll never know when this was posted 😔
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2019
great quiz
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Level 20
Jan 24, 2019
Thanks for the 5 points
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Level 78
Mar 5, 2019
The ten countries I guessed were all correct answers! :) 1:47 remaining
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2019
Meaning I didn't guess anything else.
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2019
Good quiz but given the average score is ten maybe you could consider shortening the time limit: 45 seconds?
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2019
Even your source states that Finland has larger area than Norway, so why is it the other way around?
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Level 35
Apr 15, 2023
Did you take Svalbard and Jan Mayen into account ?
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2019
The source listed gives Norway the size of 323,802 km2, but in the quiz it says 385,203. Where did you come up with the extra +50,000km2 ?
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Level 46
Apr 3, 2019
The area of some countries might have been defined a little bit after the quiz was done, and I think that the person who made the quiz just didn't feel like editing the quiz.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2019
The source must have changed. The quiz has been updated.
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Level 86
Apr 3, 2019
That was probably the Svalbard.
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Level 43
Apr 3, 2019
Italy is classified as a subcontinent, being recognized as one by many prestigious organizations, e.t. UN, NATO, AU. I guess it is possible to assume Italy being part of the larger continent, but its classification in the scientific world speaks volumes regarding to the economic independence of a land locked country of its sort.
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Level 82
Apr 7, 2019
wth are you talkin about? Italy is not land locked, it's a peninsula that's almost all coastline. and I never heard of anyone referring to it as a subcontinent, either.
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Level 75
Dec 18, 2019
Those are some bizarre claims right there
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
I'd love some explanation of what was going on there.

Subcontinental landlocked country? Italy is repeated twice, so that's probably not a typo.

Are there any single-country subcontinents? Russia would be closest of course, but I can't find any reference to it or any part of it as a subcontinent. Maybe Central Asia could be described as a landlocked subcontinent?

The UN, NATO and African Union (?) don't recognise subcontinents. Who are the scientists? What are the volumes that are spoken?

Italy?! I'm confused and intrigued...

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Level 82
Jun 8, 2021
If the term 'continent' is vague and up to wildly different interpretations, 'subcontinent' is even more so. The Indian Subcontinent is the only widely recognised subcontinent, though the term South Asia is usually preferred by international organisations, so as not to offend the likes of Pakistan. India gains that status largely because it is a large landmass, with a clear geographic boundary (the Himalayas) and occupies its own tectonic plate. Italy is mostly on the Eurasian Plate, though some is on the Adriatic or Apulian Plate and some is on the African Plate. The Alps do mark a clear boundary, so based on all this I could kinda see where the post was coming from (though didn't agree), until they pulled out landlocked. That just left me completely confused.
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Level 35
Jul 9, 2019
Finished quiz with 1:39 remaining. Please lower the time limit.
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Level 27
Oct 6, 2019
ultra mega super easy
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Level 45
Nov 28, 2019
where is uk
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Level 56
Jun 8, 2021
Slightly North West of France !
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Level 47
Jan 23, 2020
Svalbard, and two island in Antarctic waters, Peter I and Bouvet, are Norwegian. Thus Norway's correct size is 385 207 km2.

The Danes must fend for themselves re. Greenland (that they stole from us!).

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Level 52
Feb 18, 2020
Dunno why, I thought Belarus was bigger than it actually is
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Level 45
Jul 19, 2020
suprised the scandanavian/nordic countries are bigger than belarus and romania on maps they look huge
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Level 82
Jun 8, 2021
Really? On maps the Nordics look waaaaay bigger than Romania and Belarus, thanks to the Mercator projection's quirks. I've got Google Maps open in another tab, and on it Belarus and Romania look like they'd both comfortably fit into southern Finland. Or are you taking that into account and mentally over-correcting for the warping of the Nordics' sizes?
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2020
I don’t know why but I was convinced UK should be on this list. I thought I misspelled it so I put UK, United Kingdom, Great Britain, before realizing it wasn’t on here :)
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2020
Yeah, I always convince myself that the UK is larger than it actually is -- but at one time the British Empire was 24% of the Earth's total land area! Fun fact: the British Isles are nearly exactly the same size of the state of New Mexico -- 315,159 km² and 315,194 km² respectively.
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2020
Wow, Russia (#1 largest) is bigger than the other 9 combined!

#1 => 3,960,000

#2-#9 => 603,500+551,500+505,992+450,295+357,168+338,145+323,802+312,685+301,336=3,744,423

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Level 54
Oct 23, 2020
And the crazy thing is its European side makes up only 1/3 of its territory.
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Level 82
Jun 8, 2021
This really goes to show how massive the Soviet Union was. Firstly, three quarters of its territory was in Asia. Secondly, the remaining quarter that was in Europe got broken up. Yet, here the two largest countries in Europe are both remnants of that quarter of the Soviet Union.
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Level 35
Apr 15, 2023
France is bigger than Ukraine though just not the European part but yeah
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2021
I almost forgot Ukraine I'm sorry
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2021
55 seconds
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Level 19
Jun 8, 2021
I think you could lower the time down to one minute on this one. It wasn't too difficult.
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Level 22
Sep 5, 2021
28 seconds :)
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Level 58
Nov 12, 2021
finished with 1:37 one of my best
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Level 20
Feb 14, 2022
actully russia is
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Level 19
Apr 13, 2023
great quiz thanks!!!
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Level 33
Mar 22, 2024
good quizz, but France is bigger than Ukraine, don't forget to count french Guiana, etc,... =640 000 KM2