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{{pp-protect|small=yes}}{{pp-pc1}}File:British Empire 1921.png|thumb|350px|The British EmpireBritish Empire{{use dmy dates|date=March 2017}}The following is a list of the largest empires in world history. Rein Taagepera has defined an empire as "any relatively large sovereign political entity whose components are not sovereign" and its size as the area over which the empire has some undisputed military and taxation prerogatives,JOURNAL, 1979, Size and Duration of Empires: Growth-Decline Curves, 600 B.C. to 600 A.D., 1170959, Social Science History, 3, 3/4, 117, 10.2307/1170959, Taagepera, Rein, and these are the definitions used by this list.

Largest empires by land area

For context, the total land area of the Earth is {{convert|148940000|km2|sqmi|abbr=on|sigfig=5}}.WEB,weblink The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency, March 27, 2017,

Empires at their greatest extent

Empire size in this list is defined as the dry land area it controls. Where estimates vary, entries are sorted by the lowest estimate. The British Empire is the largest empire by total size, though its constituent units are discontinuous across oceans, whilst the Mongolian Empire is the largest contiguous empire, being one entity in Eurasia.{{Anchor|All empires}}{| class="wikitable sortable"!rowspan="2"|Empire!colspan="4"|Maximum land area!data-sort-type=number | million km2 ! class="unsortable" | million mi2 ! class="unsortable" | % of world ! Year
|British Empire|35.5
35.5mi2disp=number}}35.52|pad=yes}}1920}}
|Mongol Empire|24.0
24.0mi2disp=number}}24.02|pad=yes}}1270}}TURCHIN>FIRST1=PETERFIRST2=JONATHAN M.FIRST3=THOMAS D.JOURNAL=JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCHVOLUME=12PAGES=222–223ACCESSDATE=25 AUGUST 20161309}}
Russian Empire{{Efn>Its successor state the USSR and its successor in turn, Russia, reached maximum extents of 22.3 million km2 in 1945 and 17.1 million km2 in 1991, respectively.}}|22.822.8mi2disp=number}}22.82|pad=yes}}1895}}
|Spanish Empire
LAST=BAREADATE=2016-11-10YEAR=LOCATION=LANGUAGE=ES, 13.7mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}13.7220.02|pad=yes}}1810}} or {{dts|1750}}
|Qing dynasty|12.16–14.7
12.16mi2abbr=14.7mi2disp=number}}12.16214.72|pad=yes}}1820}} or {{Dts|1790}}
French colonial empire#Second French colonial empire (after 1830)>Second French colonial empire|11.511.5mi2disp=number}}11.52|pad=yes}}1920}}
|Abbasid Caliphate|11.1
11.1mi2disp=number}}11.12|pad=yes}}750}}
|Umayyad Caliphate|11.1
11.1mi2disp=number}}11.12|pad=yes}}720}}
|Yuan dynasty|11.0–13.72
11.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}11.0213.722|pad=yes}}1310}}SEPTEMBER 1997>TITLE=EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION PATTERNS OF LARGE POLITIES: CONTEXT FOR RUSSIAJOURNAL=INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLYISSUE=3DOI=10.1111/0020-8833.00053AUTHORLINK=REIN TAAGEPERA1330}}
|Xiongnu Empire|9.0
9.0mi2disp=number}}9.02|pad=yes}}-176}}
|Brazilian Empire
WEBSITE=WWW.IBGE.GOV.BRBRAZILIAN INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY AND STATISTICS>QUOTE=A PRIMEIRA ESTIMATIVA OFICIAL PARA A EXTENSãO SUPERFICIAL DO TERRITóRIO BRASILEIRO DATA DE 1889. O VALOR DE 8.337.218 KM2 FOI OBTIDO A PARTIR DE MEDIçõES E CáLCULOS EFETUADOS SOBRE AS FOLHAS BáSICAS DA CARTA DO IMPéRIO DO BRASIL, PUBLICADA EM 1883. [THE FIRST OFFICIAL ESTIMATE OF THE SURFACE AREA OF THE BRAZILIAN TERRITORY DATES FROM 1889. A VALUE OF 8,337,218 KM2 WAS OBTAINED FROM MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS MADE ON DRAFTS OF THE MAP OF THE EMPIRE OF BRAZIL, PUBLISHED IN 1883.]ACCESSDATE=16 OCTOBER 2016, 8.337218mi2disp=number}}8.3372182|pad=yes}}1889}}
|Empire of Japan
3.285km2disp=number}}7.4mi2disp=number}}–3.285HTTPS://BOOKS.GOOGLE.COM/BOOKS?ID=CEKLH3YT_38C&PG=PT331>TITLE=THE RISE AND FALL OF THE JAPANESE EMPIREFIRST=DAVID H.PUBLISHER=ROUTLEDGELANGUAGE=EN, 7.42{{convertmi22148.94pad=yes}}1938}} or {{Dts|1942}}
|Iberian Union|7.1
7.1mi2disp=number}}7.12|pad=yes}}1640}}
|Eastern Han dynasty|6.5
6.5mi2disp=number}}6.52|pad=yes}}100}}
|Ming dynasty|6.5
6.5mi2disp=number}}6.52|pad=yes}}1450}}
|Rashidun Caliphate|6.4
6.4mi2disp=number}}6.42|pad=yes}}655}}
|Göktürk Khaganate|6.0
6.0mi2disp=number}}6.02|pad=yes}}557}}
Golden Horde>Golden Horde Khanate|6.06.0mi2disp=number}}6.02|pad=yes}}1310}}
|Western Han dynasty|6.0
6.0mi2disp=number}}6.02|pad=yes}}-50}}TAAGEPERA>FIRST1=REINTITLE=SIZE AND DURATION OF EMPIRES: GROWTH-DECLINE CURVES, 600 B.C. TO 600 A.D.JOURNAL=SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORYISSUE=3/4DOI=10.2307/1170959VIA=,
|Achaemenid Empire
LAST=BRZEZINSKIDATE=2012YEAR=LOCATION=NEW YORKOCLC=787847809, 5.5mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}5.528.02|pad=yes}}-500}} or {{dts|-480}}
|Second Portuguese Empire
LAST=BRZEZINSKIDATE=2012YEAR=LOCATION=NEW YORKOCLC=787847809, 5.5mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}5.5210.42|pad=yes}}1820}} or {{dts|1815}}
|Tang dynasty
LAST=宋岩 [SONG YAN]PUBLISHER=CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES>YEAR=1994LOCATION=LANGUAGE=ZH, 5.4mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22disp=number}}5.4210.762|pad=yes}}715}} or {{dts|669}}
|Macedonian Empire|5.2
5.2mi2disp=number}}5.22|pad=yes}}-323}}
|Ottoman Empire|5.2
5.2mi2disp=number}}5.22|pad=yes}}1683}}
|Roman Empire
LAST=BRZEZINSKIDATE=2012YEAR=LOCATION=NEW YORKOCLC=787847809, 5.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}5.026.52|pad=yes}}117}}
|Tibetan Empire|4.6
4.6mi2disp=number}}4.62|pad=yes}}800}}
|Timurid Empire|4.4
4.4mi2disp=number}}4.42|pad=yes}}1405}}
|Fatimid Caliphate|4.1
4.1mi2disp=number}}4.12|pad=yes}}969}}
|Eastern Turkic Khaganate|4.0
4.0mi2disp=number}}4.02|pad=yes}}624}}
|Hephthalite Empire|4.0
4.0mi2disp=number}}4.02|pad=yes}}470}}
|Hunnic Empire|4.0
4.0mi2disp=number}}4.02|pad=yes}}441}}
|Mughal Empire|4.0
4.0mi2disp=number}}4.02|pad=yes}}1690}}
|Great Seljuq Empire|3.9
3.9mi2disp=number}}3.92|pad=yes}}1080}}
|Seleucid Empire|3.9
3.9mi2disp=number}}3.92|pad=yes}}-301}}
|Italian Empire
TITLE=THE ECONOMICS OF WORLD WAR II: SIX GREAT POWERS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONPUBLISHER=CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESSPAGE=3ACCESSDATE=2 OCTOBER 2016, –4.25VV>FIRST= AA.TITLE= ATLANTE STORICO. CRONOLOGIA DELLA STORIA UNIVERSALE - LE GARZANTINEPUBLISHER=GARZANTI, 3.798mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22disp=number}}3.79824.252|pad=yes}}1938}} or {{dts|1941}}
|Ilkhanate|3.75
3.75mi2disp=number}}3.752|pad=yes}}1310}}
|Chagatai Khanate|3.5
3.5mi2disp=number}}3.52|pad=yes}}1310}} or {{dts|1350}}
|Sasanian Empire|3.5
3.5mi2disp=number}}3.52|pad=yes}}550}}
|Western Turkic Khaganate|3.5
3.5mi2disp=number}}3.52|pad=yes}}630}}
|Western Xiongnu|3.5
3.5mi2disp=number}}3.52|pad=yes}}20}}
French colonial empire#First French colonial empire>First French colonial empire|3.43.4mi2disp=number}}3.42|pad=yes}}1670}}
Ghaznavids>Ghaznavid Empire|3.43.4mi2disp=number}}3.42|pad=yes}}1029}}
|Maurya Empire|3.4–5.0
3.4mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}3.425.02|pad=yes}}-261}} or {{dts|-250}}
Tughlaq dynasty>Delhi Sultanate (Tughlaq dynasty)|3.23.2mi2disp=number}}3.22|pad=yes}}1312}}
|German colonial empire
QUOTE=AT ITS BIRTH GERMANY OCCUPIED AN AREA OF 208,825 SQUARE MILES (540,854 SQUARE KM) AND HAD A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 41 MILLION, WHICH WAS TO GROW TO 67 MILLION BY 1914. STATISTISCHE ANGABEN ZU DEN DEUTSCHEN KOLONIEN>QUOTE= SOFERN NICHT ANDERS VERMERKT, BEZIEHEN SICH ALLE ANGABEN AUF DAS JAHR 1912.DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM>WEBSITE=WWW.DHM.DELANGUAGE=GERMAN, [Except where otherwise noted, all figures relate to the year 1912.] {{#expr:(540854+835100+495000+87200+995000+240000+400+515+2376+2570)/1000000}}mi2disp=number}}{{#expr:(540854+835100+495000+87200+995000+240000+400+515+2376+2570)/1000000}}2|pad=yes}}1912}}
|Song dynasty|3.1
3.1mi2disp=number}}3.12|pad=yes}}980}}
|Uyghur Khaganate|3.1
3.1mi2disp=number}}3.12|pad=yes}}800}}
|Western Jin dynasty|3.1
3.1mi2disp=number}}3.12|pad=yes}}280}}
|Sui dynasty|3.0
3.0mi2disp=number}}3.02|pad=yes}}589}}
|Samanid Empire|2.85
2.85mi2disp=number}}2.852|pad=yes}}928}}
|Eastern Jin dynasty|2.8
2.8mi2disp=number}}2.82|pad=yes}}347}}
|Median Empire|2.8
2.8mi2disp=number}}2.82|pad=yes}}-585}}
|Parthian Empire|2.8
2.8mi2disp=number}}2.82|pad=yes}}|0
|Rouran Khaganate|2.8
2.8mi2disp=number}}2.82|pad=yes}}405}}
|Byzantine Empire|2.7–2.8
2.7mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}2.722.82|pad=yes}}555}} or {{dts|450}}
Indo-Scythians>Indo-Scythian Kingdom|2.62.6mi2disp=number}}2.62|pad=yes}}20}}
|Liao dynasty|2.6–4.5
2.6mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}2.624.52|pad=yes}}947}}or {{dts|1111}}
|Greco-Bactrian Kingdom|2.5
2.5mi2disp=number}}2.52|pad=yes}}-184}}
|Later Zhao|2.5
2.5mi2disp=number}}2.52|pad=yes}}329}}
|Maratha Empire|2.5
2.5mi2disp=number}}2.52|pad=yes}}1760}}
|Jin dynasty (1115–1234)|2.3
2.3mi2disp=number}}2.32|pad=yes}}1126}}
Khwarazm-Shah dynasty>Khwarazmian Empire|2.3–3.62.3mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}2.323.62|pad=yes}}1210}} or {{dts|1218}}
|Qin dynasty|2.3
2.3mi2disp=number}}2.32|pad=yes}}-220}}
|First French Empire|2.1
2.1mi2disp=number}}2.12|pad=yes}}1813}}
|Kievan Rus'|2.1
2.1mi2disp=number}}2.12|pad=yes}}1000}}
Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)>Mamluk Sultanate|2.12.1mi2disp=number}}2.12|pad=yes}}1300}} or {{dts|1400}}
|Third Portuguese Empire|2.1
2.1mi2disp=number}}2.12|pad=yes}}1900}}
|Almohad Caliphate|2.0–2.3
2.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}2.022.32|pad=yes}}1200}} or {{dts|1150}}
|Cao Wei|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}263}}
|Former Qin|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}376}}
|Former Zhao|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}316}}
|Inca Empire|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}1527}}
|Kushan Empire|2.0–2.5
2.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}2.022.52|pad=yes}}200}}
|Liu Song dynasty|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}450}}
|Northern Wei|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}450}}
|Western Roman Empire|2.0
2.0mi2disp=number}}2.02|pad=yes}}395}}
|Ayyubid dynasty|1.7–2.0
1.7mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}1.722.02|pad=yes}}1200}} or {{Dts|1190}}
|Gupta Empire|1.7–3.5
1.7mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}1.723.52|pad=yes}}440}} or {{dts|400}}
|Buyid dynasty|1.6
1.6mi2disp=number}}1.62|pad=yes}}980}}
|Eastern Wu|1.5
1.5mi2disp=number}}1.52|pad=yes}}221}}
|Northern Qi|1.5
1.5mi2disp=number}}1.52|pad=yes}}557}}
|Northern Xiongnu|1.5
1.5mi2disp=number}}1.52|pad=yes}}60}}
|Northern Zhou|1.5
1.5mi2disp=number}}1.52|pad=yes}}577}}
|Assyria|1.4
1.4mi2disp=number}}1.42|pad=yes}}-670}}
|Eastern Maurya Empire|1.3
1.3mi2disp=number}}1.32|pad=yes}}-210}}
|Liang dynasty|1.3
1.3mi2disp=number}}1.32|pad=yes}}502}}, {{dts579}}
|Kingdom of Aksum|1.25
1.25mi2disp=number}}1.252|pad=yes}}350}}
|Shang dynasty|1.25
1.25mi2disp=number}}1.252|pad=yes}}-1122}}
|Francia|1.2
1.2mi2disp=number}}1.22|pad=yes}}814}}
|Srivijaya|1.2
1.2mi2disp=number}}1.22|pad=yes}}1200}}
|Indo-Greek Kingdom|1.1
1.1mi2disp=number}}1.12|pad=yes}}-150}}
|Mali Empire|1.1
1.1mi2disp=number}}1.12|pad=yes}}1380}}
|Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth|1.1
1.1mi2disp=number}}1.12|pad=yes}}1480}} or {{dts|1650}}
|Almoravid dynasty|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}1120}}
|Empire of Harsha|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}625}} or {{Dts|648}}
|Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}860}}
|Holy Roman Empire|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}1050}}
|Khazar Khanate|1.0–3.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}1.023.02|pad=yes}}900}} or {{dts|850}}
|Khmer Empire|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}1290}}
|New Kingdom of Egypt|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}-1450}} or {{Dts|-1300}}
|Ptolemaic Kingdom|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}-301}}
|Qara Khitai|1.0–1.5
1.0mi2disp=number}}–{{convertkm22|disp=number}}1.021.52|pad=yes}}1130}} or {{Dts|1210}}
|Shu Han|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}221}}
|Tahirid dynasty|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}800}}
|Western Xia|1.0
1.0mi2disp=number}}1.02|pad=yes}}1100}}
|First Bulgarian Empire|0.807"Atlas of Europe in the Middle Ages", Ostrovski, Rome, 1998, page 66
0.807mi2disp=number}}0.8072|pad=yes}}927}}"Atlas of Europe in the Middle Ages", Ostrovski, Rome, 1998, page 66
|Akkadian Empire|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}-2250}}
|Avar Khaganate|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}600}}
|Chu (state)|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}-300}}
|First Portuguese Empire|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}1580}}
|Huns|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}287}}
|Songhai Empire|0.8
0.8mi2disp=number}}0.82|pad=yes}}1550}}
|Hyksos|0.65
0.65mi2disp=number}}0.652|pad=yes}}-1650}}
|Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt|0.65
0.65mi2disp=number}}0.652|pad=yes}}-550}}
|Austro-Hungarian Empire
0.239977km2abbr=|disp=number}}LAST=DATE=YEAR=LOCATION=LANGUAGE=ENGLISH, {{convertmi22148.94pad=yes}}1905}}
|Caliphate of Córdoba|0.6
0.6mi2disp=number}}0.62|pad=yes}}1000}}
|Visigothic Kingdom|0.6
0.6mi2disp=number}}0.62|pad=yes}}580}}
|Zhou dynasty
DATE=1978URL=HTTPS://ESCHOLARSHIP.ORG/UC/ITEM/8VX325VQSOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH>LANGUAGE=ENISSUE=2DOI=10.1016/0049-089X(78)90007-8VIA=, 0.55mi2disp=number|abbr=}}0.552|pad=yes}}-1100}}
|Kosala|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-543}}
|Lydia|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-585}}
|Magadha|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-510}}
|Middle Kingdom of Egypt|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-1850}}
|Neo-Babylonian Empire|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-562}}
|Satavahana dynasty|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}150}}
|Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}-715}}
|Western Satraps|0.5
0.5mi2disp=number}}0.52|pad=yes}}100}}
|Second Bulgarian Empire
TITLE=ATLAS "HISTORY OF BULGARIA" LOCATION=SOFIA PAGES=18, 20, 23, 0.477mi2disp=number}}0.4772|pad=yes}}1241}}
|New Hittite Kingdom|0.45
0.45mi2disp=number}}0.452|pad=yes}}-1250}}–{{dts|-1220}}
|Xia dynasty|0.45
0.45mi2disp=number}}0.452|pad=yes}}-1800}}
|Middle Assyrian Empire|0.4
0.4mi2disp=number}}0.42|pad=yes}}-1080}}
|Old Kingdom of Egypt|0.4
0.4mi2disp=number}}0.42|pad=yes}}-2400}}
|Ancient Carthage|0.3
0.3mi2disp=number}}0.32|pad=yes}}-220}}
|Indus Valley Civilisation|0.3
0.3mi2disp=number}}0.32|pad=yes}}-1800}}
|Mitanni|0.3
0.3mi2disp=number}}0.32|pad=yes}}-1450}}–{{dts|-1375}}
|First Babylonian Empire|0.25
0.25mi2disp=number}}0.252|pad=yes}}-1690}}
|Aztec Empire|0.22
0.22mi2disp=number}}0.222|pad=yes}}1520}}
|Elamite Empire|0.2
0.2mi2disp=number}}0.22|pad=yes}}-1160}}
|Phrygia|0.2
0.2mi2disp=number}}0.22|pad=yes}}-750}}
|Second Dynasty of Isin|0.2
0.2mi2disp=number}}0.22|pad=yes}}-1130}}
|Urartu|0.2
0.2mi2disp=number}}0.22|pad=yes}}-800}}
|Middle Hittite Kingdom|0.15
0.15mi2disp=number}}0.152|pad=yes}}-1450}}
|Old Assyrian Empire|0.15
0.15mi2disp=number}}0.152|pad=yes}}-1730}}
|Old Hittite Empire|0.15
0.15mi2disp=number}}0.152|pad=yes}}-1530}}
|Ashanti Empire|0.1Obeng, J. Pashington: "Asante Catholicism: Religious and Cultural Reproduction Among the Akan of Ghana", p. 20. BRILL, 1996
0.1mi2disp=number}}0.12|pad=yes}}1872}}
|Larsa|0.1
0.1mi2disp=number}}0.12|pad=yes}}-1750}}–{{dts|-1700}}
|Neo-Sumerian Empire|0.1
0.1mi2disp=number}}0.12|pad=yes}}-2000}}
|Lagash|0.05
0.05mi2disp=number}}0.052|pad=yes}}-2400}}
|Sumer|0.05
0.05mi2disp=number}}0.052|pad=yes}}-2400}}
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Timeline of largest empires to date

The earliest empire which can with certainty be stated to have been larger than all previous empires was that of Upper and Lower Egypt, which tenfolded the area of the previous largest civilisation.JOURNAL, Taagepera, Rein, 1997, Expansion and Contraction Patterns of Large Polities: Context for Russia,weblink International Studies Quarterly, en, 41, 3, 480, 10.1111/0020-8833.00053, 0020-8833, {| class="wikitable"
!Empire!Land area (million km2)!Year
|Upper and Lower Egypt|0.1
-3000}}
Old Kingdom of Egypt|0.25-2850}}
|0.4
-2400}}
Akkadian Empire|0.65-2300}}
|0.8
-2250}}
|New Kingdom of Egypt
DATE=1978URL=HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1016/0049-089X(78)90010-8VOLUME=7PAGES=182–189ISSN=0049-089X, -1450}}
|Shang dynasty|1.25
-1122}}
|Assyria|1.4
-670}}
|Median Empire|2.8
-585}}
Achaemenid Empire|3.6-539}}
|5.5
-500}}
|Xiongnu Empire|9.0
-176}}
|Umayyad Caliphate|11.1
720}}
Mongol Empire|13.51227}}
|24.0
1309}}
British Empire|24.51880}}
|35.5
1920}}

Timeline of largest empires at the time {| class"wikitable"

!Empire!Land area during timeas largest empire(million km2)!Year
Upper and Lower Egypt>Upper Egypt|0.1-3000}}
|Old Kingdom of Egypt|0.25–0.4
-2800}}–{{dts|-2400}}
|Akkadian Empire|0.2–0.6
-2300}}–{{dts|-2200}}
|Indus Valley Civilisation|0.15
-2100}}
|Middle Kingdom of Egypt|0.2–0.5
-2000}}–{{dts|-1800}}
|Xia dynasty|0.4
-1700}}
|Hyksos|0.65
-1600}}
|New Kingdom of Egypt|0.65–1.0
-1500}}–{{dts|-1300}}
Shang dynasty>Shang|0.9–1.1-1250}}–{{dts|-1150}}
|New Kingdom of Egypt|0.5–0.6
-1100}}–{{dts|-1050}}
|Zhou dynasty|0.35–0.45
-1000}}–{{dts|-900}}
|Assyria|0.4–1.4
-850}}–{{dts|-650}}
|Median Empire|3.0
-600}}
|Achaemenid Empire|2.5–5.5
-550}}–{{dts|-350}}
|Macedonian Empire|5.2
-323}}
|Seleucid Empire|4.0
-300}}
|Maurya Empire|3.5
-250}}
|Han dynasty|2.5
-200}}
|Xiongnu Empire|5.7
-150}}
|Han dynasty|4.2–6.5
-100}}–{{dts|200}}
|Roman Empire|4.4
250}}–{{dts|350}}
|Sasanian Empire|3.5
400}}
|Hunnic Empire|4.0
450}}
|Sasanian Empire|3.5
500}}
|Göktürk Khaganate|3.0–5.2
550}}–{{dts|600}}
|Rashidun Caliphate|5.2
650}}
|Umayyad Caliphate|9.0–11.0
700}}–{{dts|750}}
|Abbasid Caliphate|8.3–11.0
750}}–{{dts|800}}
|Tibetan Empire|2.5–4.7
850}}–{{dts|950}}
|Song dynasty|3.0
1000}}
|Seljuk Empire|3.0–4.0
1050}}–{{dts|1100}}
|Tibetan Empire|2.5
1150}}
|Jin dynasty (1115–1234)|2.3
1200}}
|Mongol Empire|18.0–24.0
1250}}–{{dts|1300}}
|Yuan dynasty|11.0
1350}}
|Timurid Empire|4.0
1400}}
|Ming dynasty|4.7–6.5
1450}}–{{dts|1500}}
|Ottoman Empire|4.3
1550}}
|Tsardom of Russia|6.0–12.0
1600}}–{{dts|1700}}
|Russian Empire|14.0–17.0
1750}}–{{dts|1800}}
|British Empire|23.0–34.0
1850}}–{{dts|1925}}
|Soviet Union|22.5
1950}}–{{dts|1975}}

See also

General

By era

By region

By size

By population

By economy

Notes and references

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