Countries of Asia by Area

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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 2017 population estimate of 4,504,000,000 people, which is 60 percent of the world's population, according to the UN's World Population Prospects, 2017 Revision. Most of Asia is in the northern and eastern hemispheres and shares its landmass with Europe; together they make up Eurasia. The continent covers about 8.6 percent of the Earth's surface and represents about one-third of its land mass.

Asia has a varied topography that consists of the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, as well as some of the lowest elevations on Earth.

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

Asia's Countries, From Largest to Smallest

  1. Russia: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 sq km)
  2. China: 3,705,407 square miles (9,596,960 sq km)
  3. India: 1,269,219 square miles (3,287,263 sq km)
  4. Kazakhstan: 1,052,090 square miles (2,724,900 sq km)
  5. Saudi Arabia: 830,000 square miles (2,149,690 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: 307,374 square miles (796,095 sq km)
  10. Turkey: 302,535 square miles (783,562 sq km)
  1. Myanmar (Burma): 262,000 square miles (678,578 sq km)
  2. Afghanistan: 251,827 square miles (652,230 sq km)
  3. Yemen: 203,849 square miles (527,968 sq km)
  4. Thailand: 198,117 square miles (513,120 sq km)
  5. Turkmenistan: 188,456 square miles (488,100 sq km)
  6. Uzbekistan: 172,742 square miles (447,400 sq km)
  7. Iraq: 169,235 square miles (438,317 sq km)
  1. Japan: 145,914 square miles (377,915 sq km)
  2. Vietnam: 127,881 square miles (331,210 sq km)
  3. Malaysia: 127,354 square miles (329,847 sq km)
  4. Oman: 119,499 square miles (309,500 sq km)
  5. Philippines: 115,830 square miles (300,000 sq km)
  6. Laos: 91,429 square miles (236,800 sq km) 
  7. Kyrgyzstan: 77,202 square miles (199,951 sq km)
  8. Syria: 71,498 square miles (185,180 sq km)
  9. Cambodia: 69,898 square miles (181,035 sq km)
  10. Bangladesh: 57,321 square miles (148,460 sq km)
  11. Nepal: 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km)
  12. Tajikistan: 55,637 square miles (144,100 sq km) 
  13. North Korea: 46,540 square miles (120,538 sq km)
  14. South Korea: 38,502 square miles (99,720 sq km)
  15. Jordan: 34,495 square miles (89,342 sq km)
  16. Azerbaijan: 33,436 square miles (86,600 sq km)
  17. United Arab Emirates: 32,278 square miles (83,600 sq km)
  18. Georgia: 26,911 square miles (69,700 sq km)
  19. Sri Lanka: 25,332 square miles (65,610 sq km)
  20. Bhutan: 14,824 square miles (38,394 sq km)
  21. Taiwan: 13,891 square miles (35,980 sq km)
  22. Armenia: 11,484 square miles (29,743 sq km)
  23. Israel: 8,019 square miles (20,770 sq km)
  24. Kuwait: 6,880 square miles (17,818 sq km)
  25. Qatar: 4,473 square miles (11,586 sq km)
  26. Lebanon: 4,015 square miles (10,400 sq km)
  27. Brunei: 2,226 square miles (5,765 sq km)
  28. Hong Kong: 428 square miles (1,108 sq km)
  1. Bahrain: 293 square miles (760 sq km)
  2. Singapore: 277.7 square miles (719.2 sq km)
  3. Maldi ves: 115 square miles (298 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.

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