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The largest countries

The question itself for the "largest" countries is a bit difficult. Listed by population, some of the biggest ones like Canada, Greenland and Australia are not even listed in the first dozen entries. Otherwise a ranking by area wouldn't even list important countries like Japan or Mexico. Here are both rankings.

The largest countries by population

RankCountryAreaPopulationPopulation per km²
1
China
9,597,000 km²1,373.5 M143.1
2
India
3,287,300 km²1,266.9 M385.4
3
United States
9,826,700 km²324.0 M33.0
4
Indonesia
1,904,600 km²258.3 M135.6
5
Brazil
8,514,900 km²205.8 M24.2
6
Pakistan
796,100 km²202.0 M253.7
7
Nigeria
923,800 km²186.1 M201.4
8
Bangladesh
144,000 km²156.2 M1,084.6
9
Russia
17,098,200 km²142.4 M8.3
10
Japan
377,900 km²126.7 M335.3
11
Mexico
1,964,400 km²123.2 M62.7
12
Philippines
300,000 km²102.6 M342.1
13
Ethiopia
1,104,300 km²102.4 M92.7
14
Vietnam
331,200 km²95.3 M287.6
15
Egypt
1,001,500 km²94.7 M94.5
16
Iran
1,648,200 km²82.8 M50.2
17
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2,344,900 km²81.3 M34.7
18
Germany
357,000 km²80.7 M226.1
19
Turkey
783,600 km²80.3 M102.4
20
Thailand
513,100 km²68.2 M132.9
21
France
643,800 km²66.8 M103.8
22
United Kingdom
243,600 km²64.4 M264.5
23
Italy
301,300 km²62.0 M205.8
24
Burma
676,600 km²56.9 M84.1
25
South Africa
1,219,100 km²54.3 M44.5
26
Tanzania
947,300 km²52.5 M55.4
27
South Korea
99,700 km²50.9 M510.7
28
Spain
505,400 km²48.6 M96.1
29
Colombia
1,138,900 km²47.2 M41.5
30
Kenya
580,400 km²46.8 M80.6

The largest countries by area

RankCountryAreaPopulationPopulation per km²
1
Russia
17,098,200 km²142.4 M8.3
2
Canada
9,984,700 km²35.4 M3.5
3
United States
9,826,700 km²324.0 M33.0
4
China
9,597,000 km²1,373.5 M143.1
5
Brazil
8,514,900 km²205.8 M24.2
6
Australia
7,741,200 km²23.0 M3.0
7
India
3,287,300 km²1,266.9 M385.4
8
Argentina
2,780,400 km²43.9 M15.8
9
Kazakhstan
2,724,900 km²18.4 M6.7
10
Algeria
2,381,700 km²40.3 M16.9
11
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2,344,900 km²81.3 M34.7
12
Greenland
2,166,100 km²0.1 M0.0
13
Saudi Arabia
2,149,700 km²28.2 M13.1
14
Mexico
1,964,400 km²123.2 M62.7
15
Indonesia
1,904,600 km²258.3 M135.6
16
Sudan
1,861,500 km²36.7 M19.7
17
Libya
1,759,500 km²6.5 M3.7
18
Iran
1,648,200 km²82.8 M50.2
19
Mongolia
1,564,100 km²3.0 M1.9
20
Peru
1,285,200 km²30.7 M23.9
21
Chad
1,284,000 km²11.9 M9.2
22
Niger
1,267,000 km²18.6 M14.7
23
Angola
1,246,700 km²20.2 M16.2
24
Mali
1,240,200 km²17.5 M14.1
25
South Africa
1,219,100 km²54.3 M44.5
26
Colombia
1,138,900 km²47.2 M41.5
27
Ethiopia
1,104,300 km²102.4 M92.7
28
Bolivia
1,098,600 km²11.0 M10.0
29
Mauritania
1,030,700 km²3.7 M3.6
30
Egypt
1,001,500 km²94.7 M94.5