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Countries of Asia by Area

List of the Countries of Asia Arranged by Area

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Russia is the largest country in Asia.

St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Russia is the largest country in area in Asia.

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Updated May 29, 2014

Asia is the largest continent in the world with a total area of 17,212,000 square miles (44,579,000 sq km) and a 2010 population estimate of 3,870,000,000 people. According to Wikipedia.org, most of Asia is in the northern and eastern hemispheres and it covers about 8.6% of the Earth's surface. Asia has a varied topography that consists of the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, to places with very low elevations.

Asia is made up of 48 different countries and as such it is a diverse mix of people, cultures and governments. The following is a list of the countries of Asia arranged by land area. All land area figures were obtained from the CIA World Factbook.

1) Russia: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 sq km)

2) China: 3,694,982 square miles (9,596,961 sq km)

3) India: 1,269,219 square miles (3,287,263 sq km)

4) Kazakhstan: 1,049,155 square miles (2,717,300 sq km)

5) Saudi Arabia: 756,985 square miles (1,960,582 sq km)

6) Indonesia: 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 sq km)

7) Iran: 636,371 square miles (1,648,195 sq km)

8) Mongolia: 603,908 square miles (1,564,116 sq km)

9) Pakistan: 310,403 square miles (803,940 sq km)

10) Turkey: 302,535 square miles (783,562 sq km)

11) Myanmar (Burma): 261,970 square miles (678,500 sq km)

12) Afghanistan: 251,827 square miles (652,230 sq km)

13) Yemen: 203,849 square miles (527,968 sq km)

14) Thailand: 198,456 square miles (514,000 sq km)

15) Turkmenistan: 188,456 square miles (488,100 sq km)

16) Uzbekistan: 172,742 square miles (447,400 sq km)

17) Iraq: 168,754 square miles (437,072 sq km)

18) Japan: 145,883 square miles (377,835 sq km)

19) Malaysia: 127,317 square miles (329,750 sq km)

20) Vietnam: 127,220 square miles (329,560 sq km)

21) Philippines: 115,830 square miles (300,000 sq km)

22) Laos: 91,429 square miles (236,800 sq km)

23) Oman: 82,031 square miles (212,460 sq km)

24) Kyrgyzstan: 76,641 square miles (198,500 sq km)

25) Syria: 71,498 square miles (185,180 sq km)

26) Cambodia: 69,899 square miles (181,040 sq km)

27) Bangladesh: 55,599 square miles (144,000 sq km)

28) Tajikistan: 55,251 square miles (143,100 sq km)

29) Nepal: 54,363 square miles (140,800 sq km)

30) North Korea: 46,540 square miles (120,538 sq km)

31) South Korea: 38,502 square miles (99,720 sq km)

32) Jordan: 35,637 square miles (92,300 sq km)

33) Azerbaijan: 33,436 square miles (86,600 sq km)

34) United Arab Emirates: 32,000 square miles (82,880 sq km)

35) Georgia: 26,911 square miles (69,700 sq km)

36) Sri Lanka: 25,332 square miles (65,610 sq km)

37) Bhutan: 18,147 square miles (47,000 sq km)

38) Taiwan: 13,891 square miles (35,980 sq km)

39) Armenia: 11,506 square miles (29,800 sq km)

40) Israel: 8,019 square miles (20,770 sq km)

41) Kuwait: 6,880 square miles (17,820 sq km)

42) Qatar: 4,416 square miles (11,437 sq km)

43) Lebanon: 4,015 square miles (10,400 sq km)

44) Brunei: 2,228 square miles (5,770 sq km)

45) Hong Kong: 421 square miles (1,092 sq km)

46) Singapore: 267 square miles (693 sq km)

47) Bahrain: 257 square miles (665 sq km)

48) Maldives: 116 square miles (300 sq km)

Note: The total sum of the areas listed above is lower than the figure mentioned in the introductory paragraph because that figure also includes areas that are territories and not countries.

References

Rosenberg, Matt. (n.d.). Countries of Asia - About.com. Retrieved from: http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blrasia.htm

Wikipedia.org. (5 February 2011). Asia - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

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