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The Largest and the Smallest Countries in the World

It's challenging to portray the spherical world's reality on a flat map because of the unavoidable distortion in projections. When we dive into the numbers, they paint a different picture than what may appear on the map. However, we are still left with burning questions about why the United States ranked 3 or 4th, depending on how you calculate? How does the US compare to Europe?

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    Planet Earth is the 5th largest planet on the solar system, with a total surface area of approximately 510.1 million km2. About 29.2% or 149 million …

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