10 Largest Countries in The World

Diverse Countries of the big blue planet.

1. Russia

Russia is better – known as the Russian Federation an intercontinental country sharing its boundaries with Eastern Europe as well as with Northern Asia. Russia owns for more than one-eighth of the earth’s land area with 11 time zones ranging from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00.

Earlier, Soviet Union was the largest country in the world which was the union of multiple National Soviet Republics – Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia. The Soviet Union existed from 1922 to 1991 with Moscow as its capital. Even after its cessation Russia still maintained to be the largest country in the world.

With an area of 17,125,200 square kilometers is home to 146.7 million inhabitants. A popular nation with Moscow as its capital city. Russia is one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. Russia is categorized as a potential superpower. The armed forces in Russia have been ranked as the second most powerful in the World. Russia has phenomenal tourist spots with the ninth greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you visit Russia you must try out their national food Pelmeni – an amazingly delicious dish, meaty dumplings slathered in butter and topped with sour cream of soup broth. Just can’t resist trying!

2. Canada

Canada – In the Northern part of America, lies a country whose 10 provinces and three territories stretch from Atlantic to Pacific and on the northern side to the Arctic Ocean. It’s none other than Canada, the country which covers 9.98 million square kilometers, making it World’s second-largest country area wise also World’s longest bi-national border as it stretches for 8,891 kilometers in the southern and western border with the United States.

With the Capital city Ottawa, the beautiful nation has three major metropolitan cities namely Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The main languages of Canada are English and French. Canada is the largest producer of maple syrup in the world, because of the presence of abundant maple trees. Canada is widely known to be a very peaceful nation with a renowned global reputation.

The most famous dish in Canada is Poutine – ‘The delicious mess’! It looks like a pile of Fries with chicken, bacon, gravy, onion, and mushrooms with cheese and curds is a nationwide favorite. Though it’s of high-calorie food you can try a plate and share it with your friends while enjoying the scenic beauty of the city.

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Canada is a developed country and possesses the 13th highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Canada’s economy is the tenth-largest in the world, which majorly relies on its natural resources and developed international trade networks.

3. The United States

The country named after the famous Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is the world’s third-largest country in the world located in central North America between Canada and Mexico.

The USA is the third most populous country which has an extravagant spread of 50 states, a Federal District with five major self-governing territories and various other possessions. The mix and match of various cultures & beliefs are the reason for America’s greatest virtue, a no barrier-free living space where one can explore a lot in life without the burdens of social norms.

The only country on this World with five different Climate zones, with Washington D.C. as their capital and New York as the most popular city. Hamburger is considered to be the nation’s favorite which now has a good competition with bean burritos as it is the most ordered one known from the latest records.

4. China

People’s Republic of China – The East Asian country with 1.4 billion population is the world’s most populous country and is the fourth-largest country by area since it covers 9.6 million square kilometers.

China is referred to as one of the world’s first civilizations now governed by the Communist Party of China, China’s capital is Beijing. The blessed nation is home to 34,687 species of animals and vascular plants. After Brazil and Colombia China holds the third position as a bio-diverse nation in the world.

A land with the most impressive ancient heritage sites which includes the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Army, and the gigantic ancient palace, the Forbidden City.

Chinese people are absolute meat lovers which include their famous dishes like the Kung Pao Chicken, Sweet and Sour pork, Tofu, Wonton, Soup dumplings, spring rolls, and Chow Mein.

5. Brazil

Federative Republic of Brazil – It is the fifth-largest country in the world with 8.5 million square kilometers is the largest country in both South and Latin America with a population of over 211 million people. The official language of the country is Portuguese.

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Brasilia the capital and São Paulo the most populous city all make Brazil as one of the most enthralling and beautiful countries on the planet Earth. The world of football would have been so empty if not for Brazil being there, the country which participated from the very first of the World Cup Competition, with world-famous players like Pele, Kaka, Neymar, the pride of the nation. Their national food is Brazilian Feijoada –the very healthy black bean stew with chopped pork is a nation’s favorite.

6. Australia

Australia – Officially recognized as the Commonwealth of Australia is the smallest continent and world’s sixth-largest country by total area; the home to 26 million population. Australia is a well-developed country & possesses an amazing high-income economy. The country possesses the third spot on the human development index & it is the eighth-highest ranked democracy in the world.

The sovereign country is highly urbanized and modern with the capital city Canberra and the largest city Sydney. The post Metropolitan cities include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. The destination which attracts millions of tourists in a year comprises natural wonders like beaches, deserts, bushes, with the touch of modernity which brings more radiance to the city. A very common bread butter with sprinkles called fairy bread is very famous in Australia, along with scrumptious meat pies are a must to have.

7. India

India – officially known as the Republic of India, is the diverse land in South Asia, known as the second most populous country in the world with the title of the World’s Largest Democracy. Delhi the capital of India and Mumbai the largest city in India. It is most known for their culture which brings incredible colors to the country.

India got its independence on August 15,1947 and got its constitution officially on January 26, 1950. The country does not possess any national language. India is one of the world’s first civilizations and also one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Apart from its many religions and sects, it is home for innumerable castes & tribes.

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India is the world’s sixth richest country. The variations in culture brought a wide range of delicious cuisines but the most loved dish of all Indians is Khichdi. India has splendid monuments which serve as a tourist spot for historical sight scenes. Also the beautiful abundance of nature brings a lot of ethnicity to the country.

8. Argentina

It is the second-largest country in South America after Brazil which covers 2.78 square kilometers. The place where Tango originated and then became World famous favorite dance style.

The most beautiful city of Argentina is Buenos Aires, the magnificent eye favorite view of a lovely tourist site. Asados, a barbecued meat dish, is often regarded as the nation’s favorite dish.

Argentina was earlier acquired by Spain & got its independence from Spain on July 9, 1816, and has the second-largest economy in South America & third-largest in Latin America.

It stands second highest in the Human Development Index in Latin America. Argentina’s wildlife varies a lot from the country’s mountainous zones to its dry & humid plains & its sub-polar regions. 

9. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan – the Republic of Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country globally in Central Asia, covering 2,72 4,900 square kilometers. In the oil and black gold, Kazakhstan is in the number one spot. With 81 million tons of oil-producing per year. Beshbarmak is the national food loved by the people of Kazakhstan.

The largest city of the country is Almaty and Nur-Sultan is the capital of the country. Kazakhstan’s primary export destinations are Italy, China, Russia & Netherlands. Kazakhstan is a democratic, secular, constitutional unitary republic.

10. Algeria

Algeria officially known as People’s Democratic Algeria is a Muslim country of North Africa with an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers is the tenth-largest country in the world home to 42 million people (eighth-most populous country in Africa).

Their official language is Arab, famous for the Sahara desert as it covers four-fifths of the land and its climate dominates the country. It constitutes the world’s largest Oil and Gas Reserves. Couscous is the most favorite food of the people of Algeria, the fragrance of which can make anyone drool over it. The capital of the country is Algiers and also the largest city.

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