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To whom the world belongs?

Biggest Landowner

Owning a piece of land in the world is a dream for many people. People having their own place for settlement is the daily struggle. Many Country politics are revolving around settlements, refugees and Wars for acquiring other colonies are daily news.

But do you know who own not only a piece of land but multiple countries?

Owner of 16 Countries

The world's biggest Landowner is Queen Elizabeth II, who legally owns about 16.6% of the Earth's land surface. She is the only person on the earth who owns multiple countries.


Queen Elizabeth II serves as the Head of State of United Kingdom, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

These nations are termed as "Commonwealth Realms". These nations were former British colonies. The British sovereign retains the position she holds in the United kingdom that of the Head of State. As in Britain, this is largely a ceremonial role from day to day.


Many nations have withdrawn from the Queen's rule before as like that from these 16 current nations, Barbados has announced that it will remove Queen Elizabeth II as the country's head of state and become Republic by November 2021.

After which Queen Elizabeth II will own 14 Countries in addition to the home country United Kingdom. 

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