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Land area: The average for 2016 was 656107.88 sq. km. The highest value was in Russia: 16376870 sq. km and the lowest value was in Monaco: 2 sq. km. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Land area.
Land area in sq. km, 2016
(sq. km, Source: Food and Agriculture Organization)
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.