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Land mass

For a large continuous area of land, see landmass.

Land mass refers to the total surface area of a geographical region or country (which may include discontinuous pieces of land such as islands). It is written as two words to distinguish it from the usage "landmass"—the contiguous area of land surrounded by ocean.

The Earth's total land mass is 148,939,063.133 km2 (57,505,693.767 sq mi) which is about 29.2% of its total surface. Water covers approximately 70.8% of the Earth's surface, mostly in the form of oceans.


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