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Is Brazil the third largest country by geographical area?


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January 04, 2010 8:04PM

Yes, Brazil is the third largest country on the American continents. It's the largest country in South America. Its total area is 3,287,612 square miles [8,514,877 square kilometers]. It's the third largest country in the Americas [North and South].

Canada is the largest in the Americas with 3,855,100 square miles [9,984,670 square kilometers]. The United States is the second largest in the Americas with 3,717,813 square miles [9,629,091 square kilometers].

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Greater in size are Russia, Canada, China, and the United States.