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what is the largest country, in terms of size, in Europe

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    Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭ banjobongo


    We were having a debate on this issue recently, is it the Ukraine, is it Denmark (ie Denmark/Greenland) or Russia? I vote for the Ukraine!


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  • Yes it is Ukraine: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=largest+country+europe
    Greenland doesn't count towards Europe, else Denmark would be the biggest country.




  • But will it remain Europe's largest country if Russia succeeds in legitimising it's annexation of the Crimea, Donetsk and Lujansk regions? I reckon France will edge it into second place by a few 1000 sq km if it comes to pass.




  • Seems it will loose this position then.

    1 | Ukraine | 233032 mi^2 |
    2 | France | 212935 mi^2 |
    3 | Spain | 195124 mi^2 |
    4 | Sweden | 173860 mi^2 |
    5 | Germany | 137847 mi^2 |

    Crimea has 10,425 mi²
    Luhansk 10,302 mi²
    donetsk 10,267 mi²

    but those are of the regions, no idea how big the area of the separatist really is.




  • Europe only:
    Ukraine 603,628 s/kms

    Part Europe/Asia:
    Russia 17,098,242 s/kms
    Kazakhstan 2,724,902 s/kms
    Turkey 783,562 783,562 s/kms




  • What about the argument that its Denmark, as Denmark has Greenland and Denmark + Greenland would be the biggest?


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  • banjobongo wrote: »
    What about the argument that its Denmark, as Denmark has Greenland and Denmark + Greenland would be the biggest?

    Greenland is part of Northamerica. If this counts we have to add Australia, NZ to UK territory.




  • banjobongo wrote: »
    What about the argument that its Denmark, as Denmark has Greenland and Denmark + Greenland would be the biggest?
    Complex answer. Geographically Greenland is in North America. Politically gained home rule 1979. Denmark retains defense & foreign affairs. Part of European Economic Community until 1985. Left EEC to avoid fishing regulations.


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