List of countries and outlying territories by total area

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This is a list of the world's sovereign states and their dependent territories by total area, including the entities listed on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. The figures represent total areas, covering land and inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Some entries may also include marine internal waters (coastal waters). Territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones are not included. The total land area of the world is 148,940,000 km2 (57,510,000 sq mi)[1] (about 29.1% of the Earth's surface area).

All recognised sovereign states are on this list. Territories that are not integral, such as dependent territories, are listed separately or noted as included. Not included in the list are uninhabited dependent territories, such as various countries' claims to parts of the continent of Antarctica[Note 1] (14,400,000 km2/5,600,000 sq mi) – and entities such as the European Union[Note 2] (4,324,782 km2/1,669,808 sq mi total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories. States with limited recognition are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given.

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Countries by total area

Metropolitan France covers 543,965 km2 (210,026 sq mi).[11] The French Republic includes French overseas territories and covers 674,843 km2 (260,558 sq mi), excluding the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (432,000 km2/167,000 sq mi).

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