Here’s a list of the top 10 largest empires in history.
The largest empire ever in the history of the world has been the British Empire which occupied an area of 33.7 million km sq and had a population of 458 million. The second largest empire in history is Mongol Empire which had a population of 110 million and was spread over an area of 24 million km sq.
The Russian Empire is the third largest empire in the world with a population of 176.4 million and covered an area of 22.8 million km sq.
The Spanish empire had a total population of 68.2 million and covered an area of 19.42 million sq. On the 5th position comes Umayyad Caliphate with a population of 62 million and area of 15 million km sq.
Qing Dynasty covered an area of 14.7 million sq km and thus is placed at the 6th position in the world. Yuan Dynasty covered an area of 14 million sq km and was the 7th largest empire in the entire world.
French Colonial Empire is the 8th largest empire in the world whereas Abbasid Caliphate was the 9th largest empire in the entire world. The 10th largest empire in the world was Portuguese empire.