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Is United States bigger than China?

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2012-04-22 20:13:05

This has been a source of debate for quite some time. Many

sources cite that the People's Republic of China is larger in size

than the United States. Others say that the United States is larger

(however, these sources include certain water areas, such as the

Great Lakes, for the United States, but does not include water

areas for the People's Republic of China. They also tend to be

United States-based operations).

China's area includes disputed territories and therefore

shouldn't be considered part of China's area since it is disputed.

If including water area, China is larger than the US, but if

including all territory that is undisputed, the US becomes larger

than China. Overall, China is just slightly larger in size compared

to the United States.

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