Asked in Ancient History
Ancient History

What was the largest empire in history?

Answer

Wiki User
01/14/2013

The top 15 largest empires by land are:

  1. British Empire. 33.7 million km2
  2. Mongol Empire. 24.0 million km2
  3. Russian Empire. 22.8 million km2
  4. Spanish Empire. 19.42 million km2
  5. Umayyad Caliphate. 15.0 million km2
  6. Qing Dynasty. 14.7 million km2
  7. Yuan Dynasty. 14.0 million km2
  8. French Colonial Empire. 13.0 million km2
  9. Abbasid Caliphate. 11.1 million km2
  10. Portuguese Empire. 10.4 million km2
  11. Rashidun Caliphate. 9.0 million km2
  12. Empire of Brazil. 8.5 million km2
  13. Achaemenid Empire. 8.0 million km2
  14. Japanese Empire. 7.4 million km2
  15. Roman Empire. 6.5 million km2