Lebanon, with its 10,452 square kilometers is not the biggest country of all, we know that. It’s actually among the smallest in the world. There are even cities, including municipalities/localities, that are bigger than Lebanon, in land size.
#1 Nagqu, China – 450,537 km2
Nagqu is a prefecture-level city in the north of the Autonomous Region of Tibet in China.
#2 Hulumbuir, China – 263,953 km2
Hulumbuir is a region governed as a prefecture-level city in northeastern Inner Mongolia, China.
#3 Jiuquan, China – 191,342 km2
Also a prefecture-level city, it’s located in the northwesternmost part of Gansu Province of China.
#4 Shigatse, China – 182,000 km2
Population: About 720,00
Shigatse (Xigazê) is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, located within the historical Tsang province of Tibet.
#5 Altamira, Brazil – 159,534 km2
Altamira occupies 12.8% of the Pará state in northern Brazil, 1.8% of Brazil’s territory, and 0.8% of South America. It also covers a more extensive area than 104 countries.
#6 Chamdo City, China – 110,154 km2
A prefecture-level city in the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Chamdo is Tibet’s third-largest city.
Located in north-central Quebec, on the Saint-Maurice River, most of its inhabitants live within the urban area, which is relatively small, yet the city’s territory is the largest municipality in Canada.
#11 Kiruna, Sweden – 20,551.45 km2
Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland.
#12 Jokkmokk, Sweden – 19,334.40 km2
Located in the Swedish province of Lapland, just north of the Arctic Circle.
#13 Gällivare, Sweden – 16,818.24 km2
Located in the Swedish province of Lapland, 100 km north of the Arctic Circle.
#14 Beijing, China – 16,410.50 km2
Also called Peking by its people, Beijing is the capital of China and the most populous capital city in the world.
#15 Sitka, Alaska, USA – 12,461 km2
Population: About 8,493
The city-borough of Sitka is located in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of Alaska. Sitka was formerly known for its Russian name Novo-Arkhangelsk or New Archangel.
The 16th largest on the world’s list, Juneau in Alaska (USA) is smaller than Lebanon. It has an area of 8,428 km2 and is inhabited by 31,974 people.
Disclaimer: The figures mentioned in this article related to the population are according to the last publicized census conducted in the respective countries, some of which could not be considered recent.
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