which is the bigest country on earth

October 31, 2006 1:05pm CST
i do nto know
3 responses
• India
19 Nov 06
This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by total area. The list ranks sovereign states and dependent territories that are recognized by the United Nations as countries. Total areas are included, covering land and inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Marine internal waters, territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones are not included, and nor are various countries' claims to parts of Antarctica. For a graphical version of this list, see List of countries by area (graphical). Notes: The Earth's total surface area is 510,065,284 km² — 70.8% of the world's surface (361,126,221 km²) is covered by water, while 29.2% (148,939,063 km²) is covered by land. Territories listed and ranked as part of a sovereign state may be sparingly listed; they are set off in italics. Rank Country Area (km²) Notes 1 Russia 17,098,242 2 Canada 9,970,610 Total surface area is 9,984,670 km² according to Statistics Canada 3, 4 (disputed) People's Republic of China (PRC) 9,598,0861 or 9,640,8212 Total of separate UN figures for mainland China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Both values exclude the disputed territories of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu which the Republic of China has continued to govern after the PRC replaced it on the mainland. 1 Excludes all disputed territories. 2 Includes PRC-administered disputed territories (Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract, both territories claimed by India). United States 9,629,091 Includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia 5 Brazil 8,514,877 Includes Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martim Vaz, and Penedos de São Pedro e São Paulo 6 Australia 7,741,220 Includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island. Excludes the Australian Antarctic Territory (6,119,818 km²) 7 India 3,166,4141 or 3,287,2632 1 Excludes non-Indian-administered disputed territories (Aksai Chin, Trans-Karakoram Tract, Azad Kashmir, and Northern Areas). Includes all Indian-administered territories. Figure from Census India. 2 Includes all disputed territories. 8 Argentina 2,780,400 Does not include claims on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and on Antarctica. 9 Kazakhstan 2,724,900 10 Sudan 2,505,813
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• United States
31 Oct 06
Isn't it Europe? or South America?
• United States
31 Oct 06