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The 10 largest countries in the world

If you were to be asked about the largest countries in the world, what would that be on your mind? Maybe the USA, Russia or China, the rest will be more difficult, right? Here we have the ten largest countries in the world on the countdown!

10th place: Algeria

Area: 2,381,741 km²

The largest country in Africa, Algeria, starts in our top 10 largest countries. The state in the Sahara reflects everything you imagine the African desert regions to be: oriental-looking cities made of white stone, spacious, deserted steppes and palm-studded oases. The coastal areas in the north, around the capital Algiers, also offer beautiful sandy beaches and insights into the local way of life. And now to be honest: Who would have known that Algeria was in the top 10?

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9th place: Kazakhstan

Area: 2,724,900 km²

We come to the 9th largest country in the world. Located between the Caspian Sea in the west and the Altai Mountains in the east, Kazakhstan is shaped by the numerous cultures and peoples that have settled here over the centuries. Ancient petroglyphs (rock art) can be viewed at sites such as the world cultural heritage site of Tamgaly, while the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkistan is dedicated to the Islamic mystic of the same name. In idyllic places like the national park near Qarqaraly or Kaindysees you can relax in the untouched nature and enjoy the sight of the diverse fauna and flora. The capital Astana, on the other hand, offers imposing and futuristic-looking buildings that are waiting to be discovered.

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8th place: Argentina

Area: 2,780,400 km²

Argentina is the largest country in South America after Brazil and is particularly impressive with its diverse natural landscapes. On the one hand there is the Talampaya National Park, which inspires with wonderful desert landscapes as well as unique sandstone formations and extensive gorges. In contrast, in the Los Glaciares National Park you can marvel at the complete opposite of the desert, namely incomparable glacier formations. Animal lovers should head to the Valdez Peninsula, known for its colonies of sea lions and elephant seals. You should definitely see the legendary Cueva de las Manos cave, which presents cave paintings - above all the eponymous handprints - from around 7000 to 1000 BC.

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7th place: India

Area: 3,287,263 km²

Not only is India one of the largest countries in the world, it is also home to some of the largest cities in the world: Delhi and Mumbai. From dreamy beaches and idyllic natural landscapes to magnificent temples to exuberant celebrations such as the annual Holi Festival of Colors - the 5000-year-old culture of India inspires with its traditional and modern culture and has just the right thing in store for every holidaymaker's taste. In the famous Taj Mahal you can admire the unique architecture, while in Varanasi you can see one of the oldest settlements in the world. In the urban centers, however, you can enjoy delicious Indian cuisine or indulge in soothing Ayurvedic spa treatments.

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6th place: Australia

Area: 7,741,220 km²

Exotic animals, almost endless, adventurous landscapes, but also lively cities like Sydney or Melbourne await visitors to Australia, the 6th largest country in the world. In the country's nature reserves, you can get close to kangaroos, rare birds and koalas, while you relax on the beach while sunbathing or instead let off steam in the refreshing water while surfing. You can get a good dose of culture in the urban centers by visiting the many museums or an evening at the famous Sydney Opera House. For a pinch of mysticism, you finally head to the holy sites of the indigenous Aborigines, such as the famous Ayers Rock mountain or the Baiame cave in Milbrodale.

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5th place: Brazil

Area: 8,515,770 km²

A stay in sunny Brazil promises pure temperament. The largest country in South America not only inspires thousands of tourists every year during its world-famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, but also skilfully lets its southern charm play out in the remaining months. On excursions to the Amazon and other fascinating natural landscapes, you can observe the exotic fauna and flora of Brazil or enjoy the unique sight of majestic waterfalls, water-rich deserts and idyllic coastal areas. Celebrate in the metropolises of the country, where the hospitable locals like to dance and chat with you until the early hours of the morning.

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4th place: China

Area: 9,596,960 km²

From the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City in Beijing to the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, many impressive places await you in China. Therefore, it is hard to believe that huge China only makes it to the 4th place of the largest countries in the world! The country's numerous temples, pagodas and palaces also give a deeper insight into the history, culture and religious tradition of the Middle Kingdom and impress not only with its extensive past, but also with its unique architecture. The hustle and bustle in the big cities of China, above all Shanghai and Hong Kong, however, lets the country shine in a completely different light and brings guests closer to the modern way of life of today's residents.

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3rd place: USA

Area: 9,833,517 km²

The land of unlimited possibilities has exactly this ready for vacationers - from fairytale forest landscapes in Maine to the unique rocky deserts along the Grand Canyon to the hustle and bustle of cities like New York or Los Angeles. If you want to experience the American dream up close, you can rent a car and speed down the famous Route 66 or learn about the history of the founding fathers and their descendants in the countless museums and cultural sites in the USA. Adrenaline junkies, meanwhile, take advantage of the country's huge range of extreme sports or prefer to stay on the safe side of the thrill in one of the many amusement parks. The USA is not the largest country in North America, but is topped by its northern neighbor ...

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2nd place: Canada

Area: 9,984,670 km²

Untouched natural landscapes and endless freedom - this is what idyllic Canada promises, which is the second largest country in the world. Anyone who has always wanted to go on a survival adventure into the wilderness has come to the right place and goes camping for a few days between rushing waterfalls and wild animals. It's quieter, but at least as beautiful, in the country's cities. Accordingly, you will experience the friendly nature of the locals in urban centers such as Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver and let yourself be instructed and inspired by the rich cultural offerings. Relaxed hours await on the coasts with walks with a wonderful view over the irrepressible waves and - with a little luck - the gentle giants of the sea.

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1st place: Russia

Area: 17,098,242 km²

Nastrovje! The - by far - largest country on earth is at the same time one of the most complex: While you can familiarize yourself with the rich history and firmly anchored culture of the Russians in metropolises like Moscow or Saint Petersburg, fascinatingly beautiful ones await in other parts of the vast area , untouched natural landscapes, from steppe areas over snow-covered mountain ridges to the deciduous forests of the taiga. You should definitely visit the numerous historically significant and architecturally impressive buildings in the country, such as St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow or the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg.

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