List of countries by area
May 29, 2022
The list of countries by area is a list of countries ranked according to the total area of the world. For statistical purposes, the territories of each country are also included in italics. The figures below refer to the total area only and include lakes, reservoirs and rivers located within the territory, but do not include territorial waters and exclusive economic zones. In addition, uninhabited areas and territories such as Antarctica were excluded. Multinational associations and organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations were also excluded.