Top Ten Largest Countries in The World
This time we are presenting the top ten largest countries in the world in terms of land area, inhabited countries and exclude Antarctica, which would be second because it is not inhabited.
1. Russia: It is the largest country in the world, extending between two continents , Asia and Europe. Its coast, extend from the Arctic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, also has costs to inland seas Baltic, Black and Caspian. The Russian Federation, has an area of 17,075,400 square kilometers. It has nine time zones. It is the country that borders 18 countries, and has the longest borders. It has the largest untapped mineral reserves on the planet, the largest energy power, also has the largest forest reserves.
2. Canada: With a 9,984,670 square kilometers area, Canada is the second largest country in the world. It occupies much of the territory of North America. Bordered on the south by the United States and extends from the Atlantic Ocean and Davis Strait in the east to the Pacific Ocean to the west. Country has a reputation for cold and winters can be harsh with snowstorms, ice storms and temperatures below -50° C in the far north.
3. United States: With a 9,826,675 square kilometers area, United States is the world’s 3rd largest country. It is bordered on the north by Canada and Alaska with Glacier Arctic Ocean, on the south bordering Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. This is a federal constitutional state, with 50 states and a federal district. It is having territories in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The dissolution of the Soviet Union left it as the only superpower, and is an economic force, political and cultural leader in the world.
4. China: A country located in East Asia, the most populous, with more than 1,300 million polulation, and the largest in terms of land area room. China shares borders with 14 countries. Given its size, naturally contains a variety of landscapes and climatic zones. In the central area of the east are the deltas of the two major rivers, the Yellow and the Yangzi. The territory is divided into 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities and 2 special administrative regions namely Hong Kong and Macau. The People’s Republic of China is the second economy and first of the world’s largest trading power.
5. Brazil: The Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America and the world’s fifth largest country with an area of 8,514,877 square km. It borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. Its capital is Brasilia, replacing Rio de Janeiro in 1960. It is also the fifth most populous country in the world, although with a low rate of population density, because it is concentrated along the coast, to the detriment of the jungle interior.
6. Australia: Located in the southern hemisphere, occupying the entire mainland of Oceania, the smallest in the world, as well as several islands in the Pacific, Indian and Antarctic oceans continent. With a 7,692,024 sqare km of area, Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. Its capital is Canberra. It’s name comes from the Latin word “australis” southern lands. Its thriving economy has a per capita income slightly above the United Kingdom and Germany, in terms of purchasing power parity. It is on the 2nd place in the Human Development Index carried out in 2009 by the United Nations.
7. India: It occupies much of the Indian subcontinent. With a 3,287,595 square kilometers of area, India is the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populous after China. It borders Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system of democracy. The economic reforms initiated in 1991 have transformed it into one of the fastest growing economies, but still suffers from problems such as high levels of poverty, illiteracy and pandemics.
8. Argentina: Located at the southern tip of America and with a 2,780,400 square kilometers of area, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and the second largest South American country. It is a representative of federal republic with 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the capital of the nation and home to the federal government. Wikipedia argues that Argentina is a recognized middle power and one of the largest economies in South America, with a high rating on the Human Development Index.
9. Kazakhstan: It is a country of Central Asia, with an area of 2,717,300 square kilometers. Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. Its size is almost equal to Western Europe and extends into a huge steppes between the Caspian Sea and the Altai. Presidential republic with its capital in Astana. It became independent from the Soviet Union on November 16, 1991.
10. Sudan: With an area of 2,505,810 square kilometers, Sudan is the tenth largest in the world and the African continent’s largest country. Located on the banks of the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. It is partly crossed by the Nile and its tributaries. In the south the climate is tropical, and the north is desert. The country is rich in natural resources like oil and cotton, and its economy is among the fastest growing in the world.