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Visualizing Countries by Share of Our Planet’s Surface

 The Total Surface Area of Earth is approximately 510 million square km (197 million sq mi). However, the land occupies only 29 percent of the planets’ surface (148 million sq km or 57 million sq mi). Antarctica is the most giant landmass covering 2.7 percent of the Earth’s surface (14 million sq km or 5. million sq mi).  The largest nations by surface area are Russia (3.4%), Canada (2.0%), China (1.9%), United States (1.9%), Brazil (1.7%), and Australia (1.5%). Collectively they occupy about 12.2 percent of the Earth’s surface. Europe excludes Russia, and Greenland makes up 1.2 percent of the planet’s surface. Deserts make up 33% or a third of the land’s surface area. VisualCapitalist made a splendid chart, visualizing the surface of our Earth. Seventy percent of the planet's total surface is covered with water (362 million sq km or 140 million sq mi): 27 percent territorial waters (exclusive economic zones) and 43 percent worldwide waters beyond national jurisdiction. Ninety-sev

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