Have you ever wondered which are the biggest countries in the world ? We collect them in JangliDude.
Because of its territorial extension, incredible in some cases, and all of them inhabited, so Antarctica is excluded , we take a long walk through the 20 largest countries in the world : from waterfalls in Canada to beaches in Australia , passing through endless steppes in Mongolia or majestic waterfalls in Brazil. Who could make a trip like that, right?
Largest countries in the world
The first of the largest countries in the world is also one of the most complex. Beyond the architecture of important buildings in the great capitals, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow or the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg , the vast Russian territory stands out for its history and deep-rooted culture, together with fascinating natural landscapes virgins, mountainous steppes covered with snow and infinite forests.
‘Endless Freedom’ is one of the promises of idyllic Canada . Whether you’re looking for a survival adventure in the smallest desert on the planet, camping with the only sound of an endless waterfall, contemplating wild animals or simply strolling contemplating the waves of the sea, you’ll find it here. And if you prefer urban life, Montreal , Toronto or Vancouver will surprise you for its varied cuisine and leisure.
How would you like to travel by car in one of the largest countries in the world ? With a length of almost 4,000 kilometers, Route 66 crosses 8 states, from Chicago to Los Angeles , passing through different cities of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California . The land of opportunities has so much to offer that you will lack time and money to enjoy it in all its splendor.
Replete with exotic and mystical places, which for many would be at the head of the largest countries in the world occupies only the fourth place. Numerous temples, pagodas and palaces throughout its territory give an idea of the history, culture and religious tradition of China , where they shine with their own cities so busy and with unique architecture, such as Shanghai or Hong Kong.
The largest nation in South America promises sun all year round and inspires thousands of tourists to visit during its famous Carnival. An excursion through the Amazon ensures the vision of exotic flora and fauna, majestic waterfalls, idyllic coasts and pampas rich in water. And what to say about Brazilian hospitality: chatting and dancing until dawn is mandatory in any traveler’s manual.
Unusual animals, sports, gastronomy, wines and adventure are insured throughout the sixth of the largest countries in the world . The lively Melbourne or Sydney await visitors in Australia , but also reserves where to see up close koalas, kangaroos and birds. And lovers of the beach and surf will not find a better place to relax or ride a few waves.
5,000 years of culture are not found every day and India has been able to sell it like few others . Beautiful coastlines, natural landscapes, splendid temples or the colorful festival of Holi await tourists from half the planet to contemplate the Taj Mahal , savor the delicious Indian cuisine or relax with a spa treatment, while enjoying an unforgettable vacation.
If you like natural parks, in Argentina you can find two of the most famous on the planet: Talampaya , with unique sandstone formations and huge canyons, and Los Glaciares , which, as its name suggests, gives unsurpassed glaciers in sight . On the other hand, the animal lovers will hallucinate with the colony of lions and marine elephants of the Valdés Peninsula.
Located between the Caspian Sea and the Altai Mountains, eastern Kazakhstan is characterized by peoples and cultures settled there over centuries. Its capital, Astana , awaits with its futuristic buildings to be discovered by travelers, while the national parks of Karkaraly or Burabay invite you to relax among unspoilt nature in one of the largest countries in the world , independent of the Soviet Union since 1991.
Vast steppes, deserts and oases full of palm trees are just three of the characteristics of Algeria , tenth of the largest countries in the world . The coastal areas of the north are a paradise for fans to lie on the sand, while its capital, Algiers , is the ultimate expression to discover the local way of life, with typical constructions of the French colonial heritage.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa , on the left bank of the Congo River, is the main economic and administrative center of the nation. With a population that exceeds nine million inhabitants, it is a city full of contrasts: precarious housing in front of elegant residential neighborhoods, gigantic shopping centers or farms within the city itself.
Northern lights, observations of cetaceans, fjords, glaciers … Ice is the protagonist in one of the largest countries in the world . Located in the northeastern area of North America , between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, this island is the largest, if we do not count Australia, and only two municipalities are connected by paved roads, being snowmobiles or dog sleds usual means of transport.
Little interested in attracting visitors, Saudi Arabia occupies an area of 2,149,690 square kilometers, with 2,640 of coastline. Packed with tourist potentials: large metropolises such as Riyadh or Jeddah , immaculate beaches, historical relics and excellent places to practice diving, it stays away from the favorites of most Westerners to spend their vacations.
In addition to one of the most tourist, with more than 32 million visitors in 2015, Mexico is another of the largest countries in the world . Nature, archaeological sites, sports and adventure, sun and beach, heritage cities, magical towns and a gastronomy known to all are part of its charm. Thousands of kilometers and many possibilities await you in a state that is renewed day by day.
Nearly 17,000 islands make Indonesia the second most colossal coastline on the globe and rank it 15th in the ranking of the world’s largest countries . With 300 ethnic groups and 250 languages, it can also boast an unequaled cultural diversity. Its tropical climate throughout the year has made it one of the most requested destinations from January to December.
While it hopes to attract five million visitors in 2019, Sudan is the third largest state in Africa . More than 200 pyramids give an idea of their until now almost unknown heritage, which include three sites included in the Unesco World Heritage: the archaeological sites of the island of Meroe , Gebel Barkal and the Napata region or the National Marine Parks of Sanganeb and of Dungonab Bay.
Although it is still a small sector, tourism grows gradually in this sovereign country of North Africa . With nearly 13,000 hotel rooms, which are expected to increase to 50,000 in the next few years, it is known for the landscapes of the Sahara desert and its Greek and Roman ruins. There are five sites declared a World Heritage Site , three of which are classic ruins.
The eighteenth largest of the world’s countries , with 1,648,195 square kilometers and a population of almost 80 million people of various ethnicities: Kurds, Turks, Arabs, Persians or Balochis, is the home of the oldest civilizations. Open increasingly to travelers, there are still handicaps as no credit or debit card will work, all payments having to be made in cash.
Kilometers and miles of steppe and the nomadic life that still carry a large part of its inhabitants make Mongolia a very different territory. The best time to get to know it is during the boreal summer (from June to September), since in winter it can reach 40 degrees below zero in some areas of the north. Ulan Bator , its capital, is the coldest in the world during the winter months.
The last of this list of the largest countries in the world is the best culinary destination on the planet for the fifth consecutive year. Peruvian cuisine is known by all and crosses borders for its richness and variety. But, in addition, Peru offers the visitor pure air in the Andes , the incomparable Machu Picchu or the jungle of the Amazon , among many other gems. Almost nothing.
List of Top 20 Largest Countries by Area in the World
|Rank||Country Name||Million Square km²|
|1||Russia||17.1 million km²|
|2||Canada||9.985 million km²|
|3||United States||9.834 million km²|
|4||China||9.597 million km²|
|5||Brazil||8.516 million km²|
|6||Australia||7.692 million km²|
|7||India||3.287 million km²|
|8||Argentina||2.78 million km²|
|9||Kazakhstan||2.725 million km²|
|10||Algeria||2.382 million km²|
|11||Democratic Republic of the Congo||2.345 million km²|
|12||Greenland||2.166 million km²|
|13||Saudi Arabia||2.15 million km²|
|14||Mexico||1.964 million km²|
|15||Indonesia||1.905 million km²|
|16||Sudan||1.886 million km²|
|17||Libya||1.76 million km²|
|18||Iran||1.648 million km²|
|19||Mongolia||1.566 million km²|
|20||Peru||1.285 million km²|
Q: Which is the largest country by area in the world?
Russia has the first rank in the table of largest countries by area. 143 million people are living in Russia which is very low as we compare to other countries. Russia is 17,098,242 km² land and water which is largest by a country. Russia is also the biggest country of Asia and Europe by area because half of its area is in Asia and half in Europe. It has 9 times zones in the country because it is so large. Russia is sharing borders with 13 countries including China. It is the most rich and powerful country in the world. Moscow is the capital and biggest city of Russian Federation.