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Land area

(sq. km)

Russian Federation is the top country by land area in the world. As of 2017, land area in Russian Federation was 16.4 million sq. km that accounts for 12.67 % of the world's land area. The top 5 countries (others are China, the United States of America, Canada, and Brazil) account for 40.52 % of it. The world's total land area was estimated at 129 million sq. km in 2017.

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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.