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Land area in sq. km, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 196 countries was 716970 sq. km.The highest value was in Russia: 16376870 sq. km and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 10 sq. km. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: sq. km; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
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Definition: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
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