Comparison of EU States by Area

Jan 25, 2018
Chart of EU state areas

The chart above shows the area of each of the EU states.  France, Spain, and Sweden are the only states with over 400,000 square kilometers.


  • The difference between the largest state in the EU and the smallest is 551,184 square kilometers (212,813 square miles).
  • The largest US state, France, is 1,745 times larger than the smallest US state, Malta.
  • Nine states have over 200,000 square kilometers (77,220 square miles) of area.


  • The data is from 2007.
  • The area includes both land and water area.


Not a single Eastern European state appears in the five largest states.  The largest Eastern European state, Poland, is sixth, and along with Romania the only two Eastern European states in the top ten.

According to this data, the entire area of the 28 EU states is 4,386,927 square Kilometers (1,693,802 square miles).


United Nations.  2007.  "United Nations Statistics Division - Environment Statistics."  Accessed January 23, 2018.

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