You all probably know that Russia is the biggest country in the world, covering 6,591,027 square miles. Russia stretches across Eurasia, spanning nine time zones and covering about an eighth of the inhabited land area of the Earth. The next largest country is also located in the far north. Canada covers the northern part of the Western Hemisphere, with a total area of 3,854,082 square miles. The United States and China are next on the list, so close in size that their positions are sometimes reversed, depending on the inclusion of particular territories and water areas. Check out the following list to see the other countries that are among the 10 biggest on the Earth.

Russia: 6,591,027 mi2

russia via

 Canada: 3,854,082 mi2

canada via NCC

 United States: 3,717,727 mi2

usa via

 China: 3,704,426 mi2

china via


Brazil: 3,285,618 mi2

brazil1 via thegentleman

 Australia: 2,967,124 mi2

Australia via Yury Prokopenko

 India: 1,269,009 mi2

india via Jim Richardson

 Argentina: 1,068,019 mi2

argentina via

 Kazakhstan: 1,048,877 mi2

Kazakhstan via Damina Nagumanova

 Algeria: 919,352 mi2

Algeria via