List of European countries by area
Below is a list of all countries in Europe, in order of geographical area. Europe's total geographical area is 10.18 million km².
Some countries (marked *) are only partially located in Europe. Those are ranked according to the size of their European part only.
|1||3,972,400||17,098,242 including North Asia|
|2||603,628||This includes Crimea|
|3||551,394||643,801 when the overseas departments are included.|
|4||498,468||505,992 when the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla are included|
|6||385,178||This includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen|
|11||248,532||266,702 when the British Overseas Territories (except British Antarctic Territory) are included.|
|14||180,000 (est.)||2,724,902 including Asian part|
|22||77,453||This excludes Kosovo|
|30||44,493||This includes Faroe Islands; 2,210,579 including Greenland|
|32||41,198||Excluding Caribbean Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten.|
|37||23,507||783,562 including Asian part|
|40||10,908||Partially recognized state|
|42||6,960||86,600 including Asian part|
|44||2,428||69,700 including Asian part|
Europe and Asia are contiguous with each other and thus the exact boundary between them is not clearly defined, and often follows historical, political, and cultural definitions rather than geographical.
Clickable map of Europe, showing one of the most commonly used continental boundaries
Legend: blue = Contiguous transcontinental states; green = Sometimes considered European but geographically outside Europe's boundaries.
- "Updated land cover figures". ssb.no. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
- The map shows one of the most commonly accepted delineations of the geographical boundaries of Europe, as used by National Geographic and Encyclopædia Britannica. Whether countries are considered in Europe or Asia can vary in sources, for example in the classification of the CIA World Factbook or that of the BBC. Note also that certain countries in Europe, such as France, have territories lying geographically outside Europe, but which are nevertheless considered integral parts of that country.