Russia is the largest country in the world by area. Russia has an area of 17,098,242 square kilometers making it the largest country in the world. It is almost twice the size of Canada. Canada is the country with the second largest area. Russia covers 11% of the Earth’s land surface. Russia is such a big country that it stretches from North-East Europe to North Asia.
Largest Country In The World By Area
The largest country in the world Russia has a population over 144 million people. Regional perspective Russia is located within both the continents of Asia and Europe. But the perception of Russia for its culture and population is that it is considered as a European country and China is considered as the largest country in Asia. Globally, China is the fourth largest country after Russia, Canada and the United States.
Here are Top 10 Largest countries in the World
(Area in square kilometers)
- Russia – 17,098,242
- Canada – 9,984,670
- USA – 9,833,517
- China – 9,596,960
- Brazil – 8,515,770
- Australia – 7,741,220
- India – 3,287,263
- Argentina – 2,780,400
- Kazakhstan – 2,724,900
- Algeria – 2,381,741
The largest country in terms of area, Russia is the 9th largest country in the world in terms of population. But in Europe, Russia is the most populous country. The Capital and the largest city of Russia is Moscow. Saint Petersburg is second largest city. Russia has world’s fourth longest coastline of 37,653 kilometer. It has nine major mountain ranges located in southernmost regions.
Russia, the largest country in the world, is spread over 11 time zones. It has a variety of environments and soils. The country ranges from desert to dense forests. Volga, the longest river in Europe, is also located in Russia. The world’s deepest Lake Baikal is also located in this country. The lowest temperature on Earth outside the North and South Poles is also recorded in Russia.
Russia is also the country with the most borders with any other country in the world. Russia shares land borders with a total of 14 countries. In countries bordering Russia are
1. North Korea
You Should Know
Russia is the largest country in the world with total area of about 17 million square kilometers.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a land just 0.49 square kilometers
Monaco is the second smallest country in the world with having 2.02 square kilometer
There are 195 countries in the world today.