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There are 196 countries in the world, although some controversy still exists.

The US government does not recognize Taiwan as an official independent country and considers there are only 195 countries in the world. But it has not agreed to Taiwan's incorporation into China. There are 193 members of the United Nations and that number often gets mistaken for the number of countries in the world.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has 159 member states as of February 2013. The member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are those states which have joined the international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organization on 29 July 1957. Though established independently of the United Nations through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute, the IAEA reports to both the UN General Assembly and Security Council. Refer to the relevant link below for the full list of member states.

Here are some statistics for each country in the world (listed below in alphabetical order):

1) Afghanistan
  • Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Capital: Kābul
  • Total Area: 652,225 km2
  • Approximate population: 27,145,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Dari, Pushtu, Uzbek, Turkmen
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: Afghani
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 41st largest country/territory (area)
2) Albania
  • Official name: Republic of Albania
  • Capital: Tirana
  • Total Area: 28,748 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,190,000
  • Location: Southeastern Europe
  • Languages: Albanian, Greek
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Albanian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Lek
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 143rd largest country/territory (area)
3) Algeria
  • Official name: People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Capital: Algiers
  • Total Area: 2,381,741 km2
  • Approximate population: 33,858,000
  • Location: Northwestern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, French, Berber
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Algerian dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations, African Union, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 11th largest country/territory (area)
4) Andorra
  • Official name:Principality of Andorra
  • Capital: Andorra la Vella
  • Total Area: 465 km2
  • Approximate population: 75,000
  • Location: Southwestern Europe
  • Languages: Spanish, French, Catalan
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 191st largest country/territory (area)
5) Angola
  • Official name: Republic of Angola
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Total Area: 1,246,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 17,024,000
  • Location: South-central Africa
  • Languages: Portugese, Bantu, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Kwanza
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 23rd largest country/territory (area)
6) Antigua and Barbuda
  • Official name: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Capital: St. John's
  • Total Area: 442 km2
  • Approximate population: 85,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 195th largest country/territory (area)
7) Argentina
  • Official name: Argentine Republic
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Total Area: 2,766,889 km2
  • Approximate population: 39,531,000
  • Location: Southern South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Italian, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Argentinian peso
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 8th largest country/territory (area)
8) Armenia
  • Official name: Republic of Armenia
  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Total Area: 29,800 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,002,000
  • Location: Southern Caucasus region of Eurasia
  • Languages: Armenian, Azeri
  • Religions: Armenian Orthodox
  • Currency: Dram
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 141st largest country/territory (area)
9) Australia
  • Official name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Total Area: 7,692,024 km2
  • Approximate population: 20,743,000
  • Location: Oceania, between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
  • Languages: English, Italian, Greek
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 6th largest country/territory (area)
10) Austria
  • Official name: Republic of Austria
  • Capital: Vienna
  • Total Area: 83,855 km2
  • Approximate population: 8,361,000
  • Location: Central Europe
  • Languages: German, Croatian, Turkish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Union
  • World's 114th largest country/territory (area)
11) Azerbaijan
  • Official name: Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Capital: Baku
  • Total Area: 86,600 km2
  • Approximate population: 8,467,000
  • Location: Southern Caucasus region of Eurasia
  • Languages: Armenian, Azeri, Lezgian, Russian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Russian and Armenian Orthodox
  • Currency: Azerbaijani manat
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 113th largest country/territory (area)
12) The Bahamas
  • Official name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Capital: Nassau
  • Total Area: 13,939 km2
  • Approximate population: 331,000
  • Location: The Caribbean, Atlantic
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Bahamian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 159th largest country/territory (area)
13) Bahrain
  • Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Capital: Manama
  • Total Area: 691 km2
  • Approximate population: 753,000
  • Location: Middle East
  • Languages: English, Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Bahraini dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 184th largest country/territory (area)
14) Bangladesh
  • Official name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Capital: Dhaka
  • Total Area: 143,998 km2
  • Approximate population: 158,665,000
  • Location: Southern Asia
  • Languages: English, Bengali
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Hindu
  • Currency: Taka
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 94th largest country/territory (area)
15) Barbados
  • Official name: Barbados
  • Capital: Bridgetown
  • Total Area: 430 km2
  • Approximate population: 294,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Barbados dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 195th largest country/territory (area)
16) Belarus
  • Official name: Republic of Belarus
  • Capital: Minsk
  • Total Area: 207,600 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,689,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Belorussian, Russian
  • Religions: Belorussian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Belarus rouble
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 85th largest country/territory (area)
17) Belgium
  • Official name: Kingdom of Belgium
  • Capital: Brussels
  • Total Area: 30,520 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,457,000
  • Location: Western Europe
  • Languages: Dutch, French, German
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 139th largest country/territory (area)
18) Belize
  • Official name: Belize
  • Capital: Belmopan
  • Total Area: 22,965 km2
  • Approximate population: 288,000
  • Location: The Caribbean, Central America
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Mayan, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Belize dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 150th largest country/territory (area)
19) Benin
  • Official name: Republic of Benin
  • Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Total Area: 112,620 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,033,000
  • Location: Wesern Africa
  • Languages: French, Fon, Yoruba, Adja, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 101st largest country/territory (area)
20) Bhutan
  • Official name: Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Capital: Thimphu
  • Total Area: 46,620 km2
  • Approximate population: 658,000
  • Location: Southern Asia
  • Languages: Dzongkha, Nepali, Assamese
  • Religions: Buddhist, Hindu
  • Currency: Ngultrum, Indian rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 135th largest country/territory (area)
21) Bolivia
  • Official name: Republic of Bolivia
  • Capital: La Paz, Sucre
  • Total Area: 1,098,581 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,525,000
  • Location: Central South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Baha'i
  • Currency: Boliviano
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 28th largest country/territory (area)
22) Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Official name: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Capital: Sarajevo
  • Total Area: 51,130 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,935,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Serbian Orthodox
  • Currency: Marka
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 127th largest country/territory (area)
23) Botswana
  • Official name: Republic of Botswana
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Total Area: 581,370 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,882,000
  • Location: Southern Africa
  • Languages: English, Setswana, Shona, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Pula
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 47th largest country/territory (area)
24) Brazil
  • Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Total Area: 8,514,879 km2
  • Approximate population: 191,791,000
  • Location: Eastern South America
  • Languages: Portugese
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Real
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 5th largest country/territory (area)
25) Brunei
  • Official name: Brunei Darussalam
  • Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Total Area: 5,765 km2
  • Approximate population: 390,000
  • Location: South-eastern Asia
  • Languages: Malay, English, Chinese
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhist, Christian
  • Currency: Brunei dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 170th largest country/territory (area)
26) Bulgaria
  • Official name: Republic of Bulgaria
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Total Area: 110,994 km2
  • Approximate population: 7,639,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Bulgarian, Turkish, Romany, Macedonian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Bulgarian Orthodox
  • Currency: Lev
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 104th largest country/territory (area)
27) Burkina Faso
  • Official name: Democratic Republic of Burkina Faso
  • Capital: Quagadougou
  • Total Area: 274,200 km2
  • Approximate population: 14,784,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Moore, Fulani, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 74th largest country/territory (area)
28) Burundi
  • Official name: Republic of Burundi
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Total Area: 27,835 km2
  • Approximate population: 8,508,000
  • Location: Eastern Africa
  • Languages: Kirundi (Hutu, Tutsi), French
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Burundian franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 145th largest country/territory (area)
29) Cambodia
  • Official name: Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Total Area: 181,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 14,444,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: Khmer, Vietnamese
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhist, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Riel
  • Organizations: United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 89th largest country/territory (area)
30) Cameroon
  • Official name: Republic of Cameroon
  • Capital: Yaoundé
  • Total Area: 475,442 km2
  • Approximate population: 18,549,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, English, Fang, Bamileke, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 53rd largest country/territory (area)
31) Canada
  • Official name: Canada
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Total Area: 9,984,670 km2
  • Approximate population: 33,855,103
  • Location: Northern North America
  • Languages: English, French
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish
  • Currency: Canadian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 2nd largest country/territory (area)
32) Cape Verde
  • Official name: Republic of Cape Verde
  • Capital: Praia
  • Total Area: 4,033 km2
  • Approximate population: 530,000
  • Location: Atlantic, off Western African coast
  • Languages: Portugese, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Cape Verde escudo
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 172nd largest country/territory (area)
33) Central African Republic
  • Official name: Central African Republic
  • Capital: Bangui
  • Total Area: 622,436 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,343,000
  • Location: Central Africa
  • Languages: French, Sango, Banda, Baya, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 44th largest country/territory (area)
34) Chad
  • Official name: Republic of Chad
  • Capital: Ndjamena
  • Total Area: 1,284,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,781,000
  • Location: North-central Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, French, Sara, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 21st largest country/territory (area)
35) Chile
  • Official name: Republic of Chile
  • Capital: Santiago
  • Total Area: 756,945 km2
  • Approximate population: 16,635,000
  • Location: Southeastern South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Chilean peso
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's 38th largest country/territory (area)
36) China*
  • Official name: People's Republic of China
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Total Area: 9,584,492 - 9,640,821 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,313,437,000
  • Location: Central/Eastern Asia
  • Languages: Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Hsiang, other regional languages and dialects
  • Religions: Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist
  • Currency: Yuan, Hong Kong dollar, Macau pataca
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's 3rd/4th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's largest country/territory (population)
37) Colombia
  • Official name: Republic of Colombia
  • Capital: Bogotá
  • Total Area: 1,141,748 km2
  • Approximate population: 46,156,000
  • Location: Northwestern South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Colombian peso
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 26th largest country/territory (area)
38) Comoros
  • Official name: Union of the Comoros
  • Capital: Moroni
  • Total Area: 1,862 km2
  • Approximate population: 839,000
  • Location: Off Eastern African coast
  • Languages: Comorian, French, Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Comoros franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 176th largest country/territory (area)
39) Congo
  • Official name: Republic of Congo
  • Capital: Brazzaville
  • Total Area: 342,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,768,000
  • Location: Central Africa
  • Languages: French, Kongo, Monokutuba, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 63rd largest country/territory (area)
40) Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Official name: Congo, Democratic Republic of the; Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Total Area: 2,345,410 km2
  • Approximate population: 62,636,000
  • Location: Central Africa
  • Languages: French, Lingala, Swahili, Kongo, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Congolese franc
  • Organizations: United Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 12th largest country/territory (area)
41) Costa Rica
  • Official name: Republic of Costa Rica
  • Capital: San José
  • Total Area: 51,100 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,468,000
  • Location: Central America
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Costa Rican colón
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 128th largest country/territory (area)
42) Côte D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Official name: Republic of Côte D'Ivoire
  • Capital: Yamoussoukro
  • Total Area: 322,463 km2
  • Approximate population: 19,262,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Creole, Akan, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 68th largest country/territory (area)
43) Croatia
  • Official name: Republic of Croatia
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Total Area: 56,538 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,555,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Croatian, Serbian
  • Religions: Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Kuna
  • Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 126th largest country/territory (area)
44) Cuba
  • Official name: Republic of Cuba
  • Capital: Havana
  • Total Area: 110,860 km2
  • Approximate population: 11,268,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Cuban peso
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 105th largest country/territory (area)
45) Cyprus
  • Official name: Republic of Cyprus
  • Capital: Nicosia
  • Total Area: 9,251 km2
  • Approximate population: 855,000
  • Location: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Languages: English, Greek, Turkish
  • Religions: Greek Orthodox, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 167th largest country/territory (area)
46) Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia)
  • Official name: Czech Republic
  • Capital: Prague
  • Total Area: 78,864 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,186,000
  • Location: Central Europe
  • Languages: Czech, Moravian, Slovakian
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Czech koruna
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 116th largest country/territory (area)
47) Denmark
  • Official name: Kingdom of Denmark
  • Capital: Copenhagen
  • Total Area: 43,075 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,442,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Danish
  • Religions: Protestant
  • Currency: Danish krone
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 132nd largest country/territory (area)



When including Greenland and Faroe Islands:
  • Capitals: Copenhagen (Denmark), Nuuk (Greenland), Thorshavn (Faroe Islands)
  • Total Area: 2,220,093 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,550,000
  • Locations: Northern Europe (Denmark), Northern North Atlantic off Northeastern North America coast (Greenland), Northeastern North Atlantic (Faroe Islands)
  • Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic
  • Religions: Protestant
  • Currency: Danish krone
  • World's 13th largest country/territory (area)
48) Djibouti
  • Official name: Republic of Djibouti
  • Capital: Djibouti
  • Total Area: 23,200 km2
  • Approximate population: 833,000
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: Somali, Afar, French, Arabic
  • Religions: Christian, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Djibouti franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 149th largest country/territory (area)
49) Dominica
  • Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Capital: Roseau
  • Total Area: 750 km2
  • Approximate population: 67,000
  • Location: Eastern Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 182nd largest country/territory (area)
50) Dominican Republic
  • Official name: Dominican Republic
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Total Area: 48,442 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,760,000
  • Location: Eastern Caribbean
  • Languages: Spanish, Creole
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Dominican peso
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 130th largest country/territory (area)
51) East Timor
  • Official name: Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
  • Capital: Dili
  • Total Area: 14,874 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,155,000
  • Location: Southern Asia (Indonesian Archipelago)
  • Languages: English, Portugese, Tetun
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 158th largest country/territory (area)
52) Ecuador
  • Official name: Republic of Ecuador
  • Capital: Quito
  • Total Area: 272,045 km2
  • Approximate population: 13,341,000
  • Location: Northwestern South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, other Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 73rd largest country/territory (area)
53) Egypt
  • Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Total Area: 1,000,250 km2
  • Approximate population: 75,498,000
  • Location: Eastern Mediterranean, Northeastern Africa, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Coptic Christian, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Egyptian pound
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 30th largest country/territory (area)
54) El Salvador
  • Official name: Republic of El Salvador
  • Capital: San Salvador
  • Total Area: 21,041 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,857,000
  • Location: Central America
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: El Salvador colón, United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 151st largest country/territory (area)
55) Equatorial Guinea
  • Official name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Capital: Malabo
  • Total Area: 28,051 km2
  • Approximate population: 507,000
  • Location: Central-eastern Africa
  • Languages: Spanish, French, Fang
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 144th largest country/territory (area)
56) Eritrea
  • Official name: State of Eritrea
  • Capital: Asmara
  • Total Area: 117,400 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,851,000
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: Tigrinya, Tigre
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Coptic Christian
  • Currency: Nakfa
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 100th largest country/territory (area)
57) Estonia
  • Official name: Republic of Estonia
  • Capital: Tallinn
  • Total Area: 45,200 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,335,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Estonian, Russian
  • Religions: Protestant, Estonian and Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Kroon
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 131st largest country/territory (area)
58) Ethiopia
  • Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Total Area: 1,133,880 km2
  • Approximate population: 83,099,000
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Ethiopian Orthodox, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Birr
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 27th largest country/territory (area)
59) Fiji
  • Official name: Sovereign Democratic Republic of Fiji
  • Capital: Suva
  • Total Area: 18,330 km2
  • Approximate population: 839,000
  • Location: Southwestern Pacific
  • Languages: English, Fijian, Hindi
  • Religions: Christian, Hindu, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Fiji dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 155th largest country/territory (area)
60) Finland
  • Official name: Republic of Finland
  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Total Area: 338,145 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,277,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Finnish, Swedish
  • Religions: Greek Orthodox, Protestant
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 64th largest country/territory (area)
61) France
  • Official name: French Republic
  • Capital: Paris
  • Total Area: 543,965 km2
  • Approximate population: 61,647,000
  • Location: Western Europe
  • Languages: French, Arabic
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Development
  • World's 43rd largest country/territory (area)
62) Gabon
  • Official name: Gabonese Republic
  • Capital: Libreville
  • Total Area: 267,667 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,331,000
  • Location: Central-eastern Africa
  • Languages: French, Fang, other local languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 76th largest country/territory (area)
63) The Gambia
  • Official name: Republic of the Gambia
  • Capital: Banjul
  • Total Area: 11,295 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,709,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: English, Malinke, Fulani, Wolof
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Protestant
  • Currency: Dalasi
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 164th largest country/territory (area)
64) Georgia
  • Official name: Republic of Georgia
  • Capital: T'bilisi
  • Total Area: 69,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,395,000
  • Location: Northwestern Caucasus region of Eurasia
  • Languages: Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, Ossetian, Abkhaz
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Georgian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Lari
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 120th largest country/territory (area)
65) Germany
  • Official name: Federal Republic of Germany
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Total Area: 357,022 km2
  • Approximate population: 82,599,000
  • Location: Central Europe
  • Languages: German, Turkish
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 62nd largest country/territory (area)
66) Ghana
  • Official name: Republic of Ghana
  • Capital: Accra
  • Total Area: 238,537 km2
  • Approximate population: 23,478,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: English, Hausa, Akan, other local languages
  • Religions: Christian, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Cedi
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 81th largest country/territory (area)
67) Greece
  • Official name: Hellenic Republic
  • Capital: Athens
  • Total Area: 131,957 km2
  • Approximate population: 11,147,000
  • Location: Southeastern Europe
  • Languages: Greek
  • Religions: Greek Orthodox, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 96th largest country/territory (area)
68) Grenada
  • Official name: Grenada
  • Capital: St. George's
  • Total Area: 378 km2
  • Approximate population: 106,000
  • Location: Southeastern Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 199th largest country/territory (area)
69) Guatemala
  • Official name: Republic of Guatemala
  • Capital: Guatemala City
  • Total Area: 108,890 km2
  • Approximate population: 13,354,000
  • Location: Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, Mayan
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: United States dollar, Quetzal
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 106th largest country/territory (area)
70) Guinea
  • Official name: Republic of Guinea
  • Capital: Conakry
  • Total Area: 245,857 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,370,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Fulani, Malinke, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Guinea franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 78th largest country/territory (area)
71) Guinea-Bissau
  • Official name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Capital: Bissau
  • Total Area: 36,125 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,695,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: Portugese, Crioulo, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 137th largest country/territory (area)
72) Guyana
  • Official name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Capital: Georgetown
  • Total Area: 214,969 km2
  • Approximate population: 738,000
  • Location: Northeastern South America
  • Languages: English, Creole, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Sunni Muslim, Hindu
  • Currency: Guyana dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 84th largest country/territory (area)
73) Haiti
  • Official name: Republic of Haiti
  • Capital: Port-au-Prince
  • Total Area: 27,750 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,598,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: French, Creole
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Voodoo
  • Currency: Gourde
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 146th largest country/territory (area)
74) Honduras
  • Official name: Republic of Honduras
  • Capital: Tegucigalpa
  • Total Area: 112,088 km2
  • Approximate population: 7,106,000
  • Location: Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Lempira
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 102nd largest country/territory (area)
75) Hungary
  • Official name: Republic of Hungary
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Total Area: 93,030 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,030,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Hungarian
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Forint
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 109th largest country/territory (area)
76) Iceland
  • Official name: Republic of Iceland
  • Capital: Reykjavík
  • Total Area: 102,820 km2
  • Approximate population: 301,000
  • Location: Northern North Atlantic
  • Languages: Icelandic
  • Religions: Protestant
  • Currency: Icelandic krona
  • Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 107th largest country/territory (area)
77) India
  • Official name: Republic of India
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Total Area: 3,064,898 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,169,016,000
  • Location: Southern Asia
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, other regional languages and dialects
  • Religions: Hindu, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Sikh, Christian
  • Currency: Indian rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 7th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's 2nd largest country/territory (population)
78) Indonesia
  • Official name: Republic of Indonesia
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Total Area: 1,919,445 km2
  • Approximate population: 231,627,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, other local languages and dialects
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Sunni Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist
  • Currency: Rupiah
  • Organizations: United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 16th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's largest arhipelago
79) Iran
  • Official name: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Capital: Tehran
  • Total Area: 1,648,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 71,208,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Farsi, Azeri, Kurdish, other regional languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: Iranian rial
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 18th largest country/territory (area)
80) Iraq
  • Official name: Republic of Iraq
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Total Area: 438,317 km2
  • Approximate population: 28,993,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Turkmen
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Iraqi dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 58th largest country/territory (area)
81) Ireland
  • Official name: Republic of Ireland
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Total Area: 70,282 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,301,000
  • Location: Northwestern Europe
  • Languages: English, Irish
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 119th largest country/territory (area)
82) Israel
  • Official name: State of Israel
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Total Area: 20,770 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,928,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
  • Religions: Jewish, Sunni Muslim, Christian, Druze
  • Currency: Shekel
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 152nd largest country/territory (area)
83) Italy
  • Official name: Italian Republic
  • Capital: Rome
  • Total Area: 301,245 km2
  • Approximate population: 58,877,000
  • Location: Southern Europe, Eastern Mediterranean
  • Languages: Italian
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 71st largest country/territory (area)
84) Jamaica
  • Official name: Jamaica
  • Capital: Kingston
  • Total Area: 10,991 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,714,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Jamaican dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 165th largest country/territory (area)
85) Japan
  • Official name: Japan
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Total Area: 377,727 km2
  • Approximate population: 127,967,000
  • Location: Western North Pacific, off Eastern Asia coast
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Religions: Shintoist, Buddhist, Christian
  • Currency: Yen
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 61st largest country/territory (area)
86) Jordan
  • Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital: Amman
  • Total Area: 89,206 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,924,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Jordinian dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 111th largest country/territory (area)
87) Kazakhstan
  • Official name: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Capital: Astana
  • Total Area: 2,717,300 km2
  • Approximate population: 15,422,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian, German, Uzbek, Tatar
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Russian Orthodox, Protestant
  • Currency: Tenge
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 9th largest country/territory (area)
88) Kenya
  • Official name: Republic of Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Total Area: 582,646 km2
  • Approximate population: 37,538,000
  • Location: Eastern Africa
  • Languages: English, Swahili, other local languages
  • Religions: Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 48th largest country/territory (area)
89) Kiribati
  • Official name: Republic of Kiribati
  • Capital: Bariki
  • Total Area: 717 km2
  • Approximate population: 95,000
  • Location: Pacific
  • Languages: Gilbertese
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 185th largest country/territory (area)
90) Kosovo
  • Official name: Republic of Kosovo
  • Capital: Pristina
  • Total Area: 10,908 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,070,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Albanian, Serbian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Serbian Orthodox
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: -
  • World's 166th largest country/territory (area)
91) Kuwait
  • Official name: State of Kuwait
  • Capital: Kuwait
  • Total Area: 17,818 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,851,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni uslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian, Hindu
  • Currency: Kuwaiti dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 156th largest country/territory (area)
92) Kyrgyzstan
  • Official name: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Capital: Bishkek
  • Total Area: 198,500 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,317,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Kyrgyz som
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 86th largest country/territory (area)
93) Laos
  • Official name: Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Capital: Vientiane
  • Total Area: 236,800 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,859,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: lao, other local languages
  • Religions: Buddhist, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Kip
  • Organizations: United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 83rd largest country/territory (area)
94) Latvia
  • Official name: Republic of Latvia
  • Capital: Riga
  • Total Area: 63,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,277,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Latvian, Russian
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Lats
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 123rd largest country/territory (area)
95) Lebanon
  • Official name: Republic of Lebanon
  • Capital: Beirut
  • Total Area: 10,452 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,099,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Languages: Arabic, Armenian, French
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Lebanese pound
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 166th largest country/territory (area)
96) Lesotho
  • Official name: Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Capital: Maseru
  • Total Area: 30,355 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,008,000
  • Location: South Africa
  • Languages: Sesotho, English, Zulu
  • Religions: Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Loti, South African rand
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 140th largest country/territory (area)
97) Liberia
  • Official name: Republic of Liberia
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Total Area: 111,369 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,750,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: English, Creole, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Liberian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 103rd largest country/territory (area)
98) Libya
  • Official name: Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Capital: Tripoli
  • Total Area: 1,759,540 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,160,000
  • Location: Northern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, Berber
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Libyan dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 17th largest country/territory (area)
99) Liechtenstein
  • Official name: Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Capital: Vaduz
  • Total Area: 160 km2
  • Approximate population: 35,000
  • Location: Central Europe
  • Languages: German
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Swiss franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 210th largest country/territory (area)
100) Lithuania
  • Official name: Republic of Lithuania
  • Capital: Vilnius
  • Total Area: 65,200 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,390,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Lithuanian, Russian, Polish
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Litas
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 122nd largest country/territory (area)
101) Luxembourg
  • Official name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Capital: Luxembourg
  • Total Area: 2,586 km2
  • Approximate population: 467,000
  • Location: Western Europe
  • Languages: Letzeburgish, German, French
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 175th largest country/territory (area)
102) Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Official name: Republic of Macedonia
  • Capital: Skopje
  • Total Area: 25,713 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,038,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish
  • Religions: Macedonian Orthodox, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Macedonian denar
  • Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 148th largest country/territory (area)
103) Madagascar
  • Official name: Republic of Madagascar
  • Capital: Antonanarivo
  • Total Area: 587,041 km2
  • Approximate population: 19,683,000
  • Location: Off Southeastern Africa coast
  • Languages: Malagasy, French
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Malagasy franc
  • Organizations: United Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 46th largest country/territory (area)
104) Malawi
  • Official name: Republic of Malawi
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Total Area: 118,484 km2
  • Approximate population: 13,925,000
  • Location: Central-western Africa
  • Languages: Chichewa, English, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Malawian kwacha
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 99th largest country/territory (area)
105) Malaysia
  • Official name: Federation of Malaysia
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Total Area: 332,965 km2
  • Approximate population: 26,572,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Ringgit
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 66th largest country/territory (area)
106) Maldives
  • Official name: Republic of the Maldives
  • Capital: Male
  • Total Area: 298 km2
  • Approximate population: 306,000
  • Location: Indian Ocean (Southwest of India)
  • Languages: Divehi (Maldivian)
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Rufiyaa
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 201st largest country/territory (area)
107) Mali
  • Official name: Republic of Mali
  • Capital: Bamako
  • Total Area: 1,240,140 km2
  • Approximate population: 12,337,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Bambara, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 24th largest country/territory (area)
108) Malta
  • Official name: Republic of Malta
  • Capital: Valletta
  • Total Area: 316 km2
  • Approximate population: 407,000
  • Location: Mediterranean Sea
  • Languages: Maltese, English
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, European Union
  • World's 200th largest country/territory (area)
109) Marshall Islands
  • Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Capital: Delap-Uliga-Djarrit
  • Total Area: 181 km2
  • Approximate population: 59,000
  • Location: North Pacific
  • Languages: English, Marshallese
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 208th largest country/territory (area)
110) Mauritania
  • Official name: Islamic Arab and African Republic of Mauritania
  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Total Area: 1,030,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,124,000
  • Location: Northwestern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, French, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Ouguiya
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 29th largest country/territory (area)
111) Mauritius
  • Official name: Republic of Mauritius
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Total Area: 2,040 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,262,000
  • Location: Indian Ocean, off Eastern Madagascar coast
  • Languages: English, French, Hindi, Creole, Bhojpuri
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Hindu
  • Currency: Mauritius rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 177th largest country/territory (area)
112) Mexico
  • Official name: United Mexican States
  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Total Area: 1,972,545 km2
  • Approximate population: 106,535,000
  • Location: Northern Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Mexican peso
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 15th largest country/territory (area)
113) Federated States of Micronesia
  • Official name: Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Capital: Palikir
  • Total Area: 701 km2
  • Approximate population: 111,000
  • Location: North Pacific
  • Languages: English, Chuukese, Pohnpeian, other local languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 186th largest country/territory (area)
114) Moldova
  • Official name: Republic of Moldova
  • Capital: Chişinău
  • Total Area: 33,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,794,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Romanian, Ukrainian, Gagauz, Russian
  • Religions: Romanian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Moldovan leu
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 138th largest country/territory (area)
115) Monaco
  • Official name: Principality of Monaco
  • Capital: Monaco-Ville
  • Total Area: 2 km2
  • Approximate population: 33,000
  • Location: Southwestern Europe
  • Languages: French, Italian, Monégasque
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 230th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's most densely populated country
116) Mongolia
  • Official name: Mongolia
  • Capital: Ulan Bator
  • Total Area: 1,565,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,629,000
  • Location: Eastern Asia
  • Languages: Khalka (Mongolian), Kazakh, other local languages
  • Religions: Buddhist, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Tugrik
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 19th largest country/territory (area)
117) Montenegro
  • Official name: Montenegro
  • Capital: Podgorica
  • Total Area: 13,812 km2
  • Approximate population: 598,000
  • Location: Southeastern Europe
  • Languages: Serbian (Montenegrin), Albanian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Montenegrin Orthodox
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 160th largest country/territory (area)
118) Morocco
  • Official name: Kingdom of Morocco
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Total Area: 446,550 km2
  • Approximate population: 31,224,000
  • Location: Northwestern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, French, Berber
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Moroccan dirham
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 57th largest country/territory (area)
119) Mozambique
  • Official name: Republic of Mozambique
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Total Area: 799,380 km2
  • Approximate population: 21,397,000
  • Location: Southeastern Africa
  • Languages: Portugese, Makua, Tsonga, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Metical
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 35th largest country/territory (area)
120) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Official name: Union of Myanmar
  • Capital: Rangoon
  • Total Area: 676,577 km2
  • Approximate population: 48,798,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: Burmese, Shan, Karen, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhist, Christian
  • Currency: Kyat
  • Organizations: United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 40th largest country/territory (area)
121) Namibia
  • Official name: Republic of Namibia
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Total Area: 824,292 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,074,000
  • Location: Southwestern Africa
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Ovambo, other local languages
  • Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Namibian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 34th largest country/territory (area)
122) Nauru
  • Official name: Republic of Nauru
  • Capital: Yaren
  • Total Area: 21 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,000
  • Location: Pacific
  • Languages: English, Nauruan
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 225th largest country/territory (area)
123) Nepal
  • Official name: Republic of Nepal
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Total Area: 147,181 km2
  • Approximate population: 28,196,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: English, Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, other local languages
  • Religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Hindu-Buddhist, Christians, Muslims
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 93rd largest country/territory (area)
124) The Netherlands
  • Official name: Republic of the Netherlands
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Total Area: 41,526 km2
  • Approximate population: 16,419,000
  • Location: Western Europe
  • Languages: Dutch, Frisian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, Protestant
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 133rd largest country/territory (area)
125) New Zealand
  • Official name: New Zealand
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Total Area: 270,534 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,179,000
  • Location: Southeastern Oceania
  • Languages: English, Maori
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: new Zealand dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 75th largest country/territory (area)
126) Nicaragua
  • Official name: Republic of Nicaragua
  • Capital: Managua
  • Total Area: 130,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,603,000
  • Location: Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Córdoba
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 98th largest country/territory (area)
127) Niger
  • Official name: Republic of Niger
  • Capital: Niamey
  • Total Area: 1,267,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 14,226,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Hausa, Fulani, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 22nd largest country/territory (area)
128) Nigeria
  • Official name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Total Area: 923,768 km2
  • Approximate population: 148,093,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: English, Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Naira
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 32nd largest country/territory (area)
129) North Korea
  • Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Capital: Pyongyang
  • Total Area: 120,538 km2
  • Approximate population: 23,790,000
  • Location: Northeastern Asia
  • Languages: Korean
  • Religions: Chondoist, Buddhist, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: North Korean won
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 97th largest country/territory (area)
130) Norway
  • Official name: Kingdom of Norway
  • Capital: Oslo
  • Total Area: 323,878 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,698,000
  • Location: Northern Europe
  • Languages: Norwegian
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Norwegian krone
  • Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 67th largest country/territory (area)
131) Oman
  • Official name: Sultanate of Oman
  • Capital: Muscat
  • Total Area: 309,500 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,595,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic, Baluchi, Indian languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Ibadhi Muslim
  • Currency: Omani riyal
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 70th largest country/territory (area)
132) Pakistan
  • Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Total Area: 803,940 km2
  • Approximate population: 163,902,000
  • Location: Southern Asia
  • Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushtu, English
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian, Hindu
  • Currency: Pakistani rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 36th largest country/territory (area)
133) Palau
  • Official name: Republic of Palau
  • Capital: Melekeok
  • Total Area: 497 km2
  • Approximate population: 20,000
  • Location: West Pacific
  • Languages: English, Palauan
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 193rd largest country/territory (area)
134) Panama
  • Official name: Republic of Panama
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Total Area: 77,082 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,343,000
  • Location: Southern Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, English, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Balboa
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 117th largest country/territory (area)
135) Papua New Guinea
  • Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Total Area: 462,840 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,331,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: English, Tok Pisin (Creole), other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Kina
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's 54th largest country/territory (area)
136) Paraguay
  • Official name: Republic of Paraguay
  • Capital: Asunción
  • Total Area: 406,752 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,127,000
  • Location: Central South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Guaraní
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Guaraní
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 59th largest country/territory (area)
137) Peru
  • Official name: Republic of Peru
  • Capital: Lima
  • Total Area: 1,285,216 km2
  • Approximate population: 27,903,000
  • Location: Northeastern Central America
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Sol
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's 20th largest country/territory (area)
138) The Philippines
  • Official name: Republic of the Philippines
  • Capital: Manila
  • Total Area: 300,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 87,960,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: English, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, other local languages and dialects
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Aglipayan
  • Currency: Philippine peso
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 72nd largest country/territory (area)
139) Poland
  • Official name: Polish Republic
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Total Area: 312,683 km2
  • Approximate population: 38,082,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Polish, German
  • Religions: Polish Orthodox, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Złoty
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 69th largest country/territory (area)
140) Portugal
  • Official name: Portugese Republic
  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Total Area: 89,940 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,623,000
  • Location: Southwestern Europe
  • Languages: Portugese
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 110th largest country/territory (area)
141) Qatar
  • Official name: State of Qatar
  • Capital: Doha
  • Total Area: 11,437 km2
  • Approximate population: 841,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Qatari riyal
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 163rd largest country/territory (area)
142) Romania
  • Official name: Romania
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Total Area: 237,500 km2
  • Approximate population: 21,438,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Romanian, Hungarian
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Romanian Orthodox
  • Currency: Romanian leu
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 82nd largest country/territory (area)
143) Russia
  • Official name: Russian Federation
  • Capital: Moscow
  • Total Area: 17,075,400 km2
  • Approximate population: 142,499,000
  • Location: Northern Asia, Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Russian Orthodox, Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Russian rouble
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's largest country/territory (area)
144) Rwanda
  • Official name: Republic of Rwanda
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Total Area: 26,338 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,725,000
  • Location: Central Africa
  • Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Rwandan franc
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 147th largest country/territory (area)
145) St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Official name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Total Area: 261 km2
  • Approximate population: 50,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 203rd largest country/territory (area)
146) St. Lucia
  • Official name: Saint Lucia
  • Capital: Castries
  • Total Area: 616 km2
  • Approximate population: 165,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 190th largest country/territory (area)
147) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Official name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Capital: Kingstown
  • Total Area: 389 km2
  • Approximate population: 120,000
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 197th largest country/territory (area)
148) Samoa
  • Official name: Independent State of Samoa
  • Capital: Apia
  • Total Area: 2,831 km2
  • Approximate population: 187,000
  • Location: South Pacific
  • Languages: Samoan, English
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Tala
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 174th largest country/territory (area)
149) San Marino
  • Official name: Republic of San Marino
  • Capital: San Marino
  • Total Area: 61 km2
  • Approximate population: 31,000
  • Location: Italy
  • Languages: Italian,
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 220th largest country/territory (area)
150) São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Official name: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Capital: São Tomé
  • Total Area: 964 km2
  • Approximate population: 158,000
  • Location: Off Western Africa coast
  • Languages: Portugese, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Dobra
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 179th largest country/territory (area)
151) Saudi Arabia
  • Official name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Total Area: 2,200,000 km2
  • Approximate population: 24,735,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia, Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: Saudi Arabian riyal
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 14th largest country/territory (area)
152) Senegal
  • Official name: Republic of Senegal
  • Capital: Dakar
  • Total Area: 196,720 km2
  • Approximate population: 12,379,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Wolof, Fulani, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 87th largest country/territory (area)
153) Serbia
  • Official name: Republic of Serbia
  • Capital: Beograd
  • Total Area: 77,453 km2
  • Approximate population: 7,788,500
  • Location: Central, Southeastern Europe
  • Languages: Serbian, Hungarian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, Serbian Orthodox
  • Currency: Serbian dinar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 112th largest country/territory (area)
154) Seychelles
  • Official name: Republic of Seychelles
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Total Area: 455 km2
  • Approximate population: 87,000
  • Location: Western Indian Ocean
  • Languages: English, French, Creole
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Seychelles rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 194th largest country/territory (area)
155) Sierra Leone
  • Official name: Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Total Area: 71,740 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,866,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: English, Creole, Mende, Temne, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Leone
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 118th largest country/territory (area)
156) Singapore
  • Official name: Republic of Singapore
  • Capital: Singapore
  • Total Area: 710.2 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,840,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil and other dialects
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu
  • Currency: Singapore dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 187th largest country/territory (area)
  • World's 2nd most densely populated country
157) Slovakia
  • Official name: Slovak Republic
  • Capital: Bratislava
  • Total Area: 49,035 km2
  • Approximate population: 5,390,000
  • Location: Central Europe
  • Languages: Slovakian, Hungarian, Czech
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox
  • Currency: Slovakian coruna
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 129th largest country/territory (area)
158) Slovenia
  • Official name: Republic of Slovenia
  • Capital: Ljubljana
  • Total Area: 20,251 km2
  • Approximate population: 2,002,000
  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Languages: Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 153rd largest country/territory (area)
159) Solomon Islands
  • Official name: Solomon Islands
  • Capital: Honiara
  • Total Area: 28,370 km2
  • Approximate population: 496,000
  • Location: Southwest Pacific
  • Languages: English, Creole, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Solomon Islands dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 142nd largest country/territory (area)
160) Somalia
  • Official name: Somali Republic
  • Capital: Mogadishu
  • Total Area: 637,657 km2
  • Approximate population: 8,699,000
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: Somali, Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Somali shilling
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 42nd largest country/territory (area)
161) Republic of South Africa
  • Official name: South Africa, Republic of
  • Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town
  • Total Area: 1,219,090 km2
  • Approximate population: 48,577,000
  • Location: Southern Africa
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, 9 other official languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Hindu
  • Currency: Rand
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 25th largest country/territory (area)
162) South Korea
  • Official name: Republic of Korea
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Total Area: 99,274 km2
  • Approximate population: 48,224,000
  • Location: Northeastern Asia
  • Languages: Korean
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Buddhist
  • Currency: South Korean won
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 108th largest country/territory (area)
163) South Sudan
  • Official name: Republic of South Sudan
  • Capital: Juba
  • Total Area: 619,745 km2
  • Approximate population: 8,260,490
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: English
  • Religions: Christianity, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: South Sudanese Pound
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 45th largest country/territory (area)
164) Spain
  • Official name: Kingdom of Spain
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Total Area: 504,782 km2
  • Approximate population: 44,279,000
  • Location: Southwestern Europe
  • Languages: Spanish, Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Basque
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 51st largest country/territory (area)
165) Sri Lanka
  • Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Capital: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
  • Total Area: 65,610 km2
  • Approximate population: 19,299,000
  • Location: Southern Asia (South of India)
  • Languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Religions: Buddhist, Hindu, Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 121st largest country/territory (area)
166) Sudan
  • Official name: Republic of the Sudan
  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Total Area: 1,886,068 km2
  • Approximate population: 31,894,000
  • Location: Northeastern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, Dinka, Nubian, Beja, Nuer, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Sudanese pound
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 16th largest country/territory (area)
167) Suriname
  • Official name: Republic of Suriname
  • Capital: Paramaribo
  • Total Area: 163,820 km2
  • Approximate population: 458,000
  • Location: Northern South America
  • Languages: Dutch, Surinamese, English, Hindi
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Hindi
  • Currency: Suriname guilder
  • Organizations: United Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 91st largest country/territory (area)
168) Swaziland
  • Official name: Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Capital: Mbabane
  • Total Area: 17,364 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,141,000
  • Location: Southern Africa
  • Languages: English, Swazi
  • Religions: Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Emalangeni, South African rand
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 157th largest country/territory (area)
169) Sweden
  • Official name: Kingdom of Sweden
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Total Area: 449,964 km2
  • Approximate population: 9,119,000
  • Location: Northeastern Europe
  • Languages: Swedish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Swedish krona
  • Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 55th largest country/territory (area)
170) Switzerland
  • Official name: Swiss Confederation
  • Capital: Bern
  • Total Area: 41,293 km2
  • Approximate population: 7,484,000
  • Location: Central-western Europe
  • Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansch
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Swiss franc
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 134th largest country/territory (area)
171) Syria
  • Official name: Syrian Arab Republic
  • Capital: Damascus
  • Total Area: 185,180 km2
  • Approximate population: 19,929,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian
  • Currency: Syrian pound
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 88th largest country/territory (area)
172) Taiwan
  • Official name: Republic of China
  • Capital: Taipei
  • Total Area: 36,179 km2
  • Approximate population: 22,880,000
  • Location: Eastern Asia
  • Languages: Mandarin, Hakka, Min, other local languages and dialects
  • Religions: Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Christian
  • Currency: Taiwan dollar
  • Organizations: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • World's 136th largest country/territory (area)
173) Tajikistan
  • Official name: Republic of Tajikistan
  • Capital: Dushanbe
  • Total Area: 143,100 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,736,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Tajik, Uzbek, Russian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Somoni
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 95th largest country/territory (area)
174) Tanzania
  • Official name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Total Area: 945,087 km2
  • Approximate population: 40,454,000
  • Location: Eastern Africa
  • Languages: Swahili, English, Nyamwezi, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 31st largest country/territory (area)
175) Thailand
  • Official name: Kingdom of Thailand
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Total Area: 513,115 km2
  • Approximate population: 63,884,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: Thai, Lao, Chinese, Malay, Mon-Khmer languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhist
  • Currency: Thai baht
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 50th largest country/territory (area)
176) Togo
  • Official name: Republic of Togo
  • Capital: Lome
  • Total Area: 56,785 km2
  • Approximate population: 6,585,000
  • Location: Western Africa
  • Languages: French, Ewe, Kabre, other local languages
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian, other local languages
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 125th largest country/territory (area)
177) Tonga
  • Official name: Kingdom of Tonga
  • Capital: Nuku'alofa
  • Total Area: 748 km2
  • Approximate population: 100,000
  • Location: South Pacific
  • Languages: Tongan, English
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Pa'anga
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 183rd largest country/territory (area)
178) Trinidad and Tobago
  • Official name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Capital: Port of Spain
  • Total Area: 5,130 km2
  • Approximate population: 1,333,000
  • Location: Southern Caribbean
  • Languages: English, Creole, Hindi
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Hindu
  • Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Caribbean Community
  • World's 171st largest country/territory (area)
179) Tunisia
  • Official name: Tunisian Republic
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Total Area: 164,150 km2
  • Approximate population: 10,327,000
  • Location: Northern Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, French
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim
  • Currency: Tunisian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 92nd largest country/territory (area)
180) Turkey
  • Official name: Republic of Turkey
  • Capital: Ankara
  • Total Area: 779,452 km2
  • Approximate population: 74,877,000
  • Location: Southwestern Asia
  • Languages: Turkish, Kurdish
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: Lira
  • Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 37th largest country/territory (area)
181) Turkmenistan
  • Official name: Republic of Turkmenistan
  • Capital: Asgabat
  • Total Area: 488,100 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,965,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Turkmen, Uzbek, Russian
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Turkmen manat
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 52nd largest country/territory (area)
182) Tuvalu
  • Official name: Tuvalu
  • Capital: Vaiaku
  • Total Area: 25 km2
  • Approximate population: 11,000
  • Location: South Pacific
  • Languages: Tuvaluan, English
  • Religions: Protestant
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
183) Uganda
  • Official name: Republic of Uganda
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Total Area: 241,038 km2
  • Approximate population: 30,884,000
  • Location: Central-eastern Africa
  • Languages: English, Swahili, Luganda, other local languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 80th largest country/territory (area)
184) Ukraine
  • Official name: Ukraine
  • Capital: Kiev
  • Total Area: 603,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 46,205,000
  • Location: Eastern Europe
  • Languages: Ukrainian, Russian
  • Religions: Protestant, Ukrainian Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox
  • Currency: Hryvnia
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 45th largest country/territory (area)
185) United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
  • Official name: Federation of Emirates
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Total Area: 77,700 km2
  • Approximate population: 4,380,000
  • Location: Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic, English
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 115th largest country/territory (area)
186) United Kingdom (U.K.)
  • Official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Capital: London
  • Total Area: 243,600 km2
  • Approximate population: 60,769,000
  • Location: Northwestern Europe
  • Languages: English, Welsh, Gaelic
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim
  • Currency: Pound sterling
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World's 79th largest country/territory (area)
187) United States of America (U.S.A.)
  • Official name: Federal Republic
  • Capital: Washington D.C.
  • Total Area: 9,826,635 km2
  • Approximate population: 305,826,000
  • Location: Central-Southern North America (48 contiguous states), Northwestern North America (Alaska), North Pacific (Hawaii)
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sunni Muslim, Jewish
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • World's 3rd/4th largest country/territory (area)
188) Uruguay
  • Official name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Total Area: 176,215 km2
  • Approximate population: 3,340,000
  • Location: Central-western South America
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish
  • Currency: Uruguayan peso
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 90th largest country/territory (area)
189) Uzbekistan
  • Official name: Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Total Area: 447,400 km2
  • Approximate population: 27,372,000
  • Location: Central Asia
  • Languages: Uzbek, Russian, Tajik, Kazakh
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Russian Orthodox
  • Currency: Uzbek som
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States
  • World's 56th largest country/territory (area)
190) Vanuatu
  • Official name: Republic of Vanuatu
  • Capital: Port Vila
  • Total Area: 12,190 km2
  • Approximate population: 226,000
  • Location: Southwestern Pacific
  • Languages: English, Bislama (Creole), French
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Vatu
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations
  • World's 161st largest country/territory (area)
191) Vatican City
  • Official name: Vatican City State or Holy See
  • Capital: Vatican City
  • Total Area: 0.5 km2
  • Approximate population: 557
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Languages: Italian
  • Religions: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Organizations: -
  • World's smallest country/territory (area)
  • World's smallest country/territory (population)
192) Venezuela
  • Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Capital: Caracas
  • Total Area: 912,050 km2
  • Approximate population: 27,657,000
  • Location: Northern South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
  • Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Bolivar fuerte
  • Organizations: United Nations, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • World's 33rd largest country/territory (area)
193) Vietnam
  • Official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Total Area: 329,565 km2
  • Approximate population: 87,375,000
  • Location: Southeastern Asia
  • Languages: Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Chinese, other local languages
  • Religions: Buddhist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao
  • Currency: Dong
  • Organizations: United Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • World's 65th largest country/territory (area)
194) Yemen
  • Official name: Republic of Yemen
  • Capital: San'a
  • Total Area: 527,968 km2
  • Approximate population: 22,389,000
  • Location: Southwestern Middle East
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
  • Currency: Yemeni riyal
  • Organizations: United Nations
  • World's 49th largest country/territory (area)
195) Zambia
  • Official name: Republic of Zambia
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Total Area: 752,614 km2
  • Approximate population:11,922,000
  • Location: South-central Africa
  • Languages: English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, other local languages
  • Religions: Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Zambian kwacha
  • Organizations: United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 39th largest country/territory (area)
196) Zimbabwe
  • Official name: Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Capital: Harare
  • Total Area: 390,759 km2
  • Approximate population: 13,349,000
  • Location: South-central Africa
  • Languages: English, Shona, Ndebele
  • Religions: Christian, other traditional beliefs
  • Currency: Zimbabwean dollar
  • Organizations: United Nations, Southern African Development Community
  • World's 60th largest country/territory (area)



*Might or might not include Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other PRC regions depending on topic.

**The UK is a sovereign (unitary) state led by its own government, the Prime Minister being David Cameron and the monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and is made up of 4 'countries': Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. While 'countries' is the commonly-used descriptive term, owing to the absence of a formal British constitution and the long and complex history of the formation of the UK, the countries of the UK have no official appellation. As a consequence, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not formal subdivisions of the United Kingdom.
This is a difficult question. Depending on your source, you could get any number. The most acceptable number is 196. There are 193 states in the United Nations. So what about the other three? The Vatican is officially recognised as a country by most UN members. The Vatican refused a position in the UN because they did not wish to be involved in World politics and chose to serve in a religious capacity instead. Kosovo and Taiwan are two other countries that meet all criteria to be seen as independent countries but are not accepted by all members of the UN. Seeing as the Vatican, Kosovo and Taiwan do meet the criteria as World countries, they are generally considered to be a part of the World's collection of countries.
Here are the list of all the countries:

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Austria
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Armenia
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Algeria
  8. Angola
  9. Antigua and Barbuda
  10. Argentina
  11. Australia
  12. Belarus
  13. Belgium
  14. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  15. Bulgaria
  16. Bahrain
  17. Bangladesh
  18. Bhutan
  19. Brunei
  20. Burma
  21. Benin
  22. Botswana
  23. Burkina Faso
  24. Burundi
  25. Bahamas
  26. Barbados
  27. Belize
  28. Bolivia
  29. Brazil
  30. Croatia
  31. Cyprus
  32. Czech Republic
  33. Cambodia
  34. China
  35. Cameroon
  36. Cape Verde
  37. Central African Republic
  38. Chad
  39. Comoros
  40. Canada
  41. Costa Rica
  42. Cuba
  43. Colombia
  44. Chile
  45. Denmark
  46. Democratic Republic of Congo
  47. Djibouti
  48. Dominica
  49. Dominican Republic
  50. Estonia
  51. East Timor
  52. Egypt
  53. Equatorial Guinea
  54. Eritrea
  55. Ethiopia
  56. El Salvador
  57. Ecuador
  58. Finland
  59. France
  60. Fiji
  61. Germany
  62. Greece
  63. Georgia
  64. Gabon
  65. Gambia
  66. Ghana
  67. Guinea
  68. Guinea-Bissau
  69. Grenada
  70. Guatemala
  71. Guyana
  72. Hungary
  73. Haiti
  74. Honduras
  75. Iceland
  76. Ireland
  77. Italy
  78. India
  79. Indonesia
  80. Iran
  81. Iraq
  82. Israel
  83. Ivory Coast
  84. Japan
  85. Jordan
  86. Jamaica
  87. Kosovo
  88. Kazakhstan
  89. Kuwait
  90. Kyrgyzstan
  91. Kenya
  92. Kiribati
  93. Latvia
  94. Liechtenstein
  95. Lithuania
  96. Luxembourg
  97. Laos
  98. Lebanon
  99. Lesotho
  100. Liberia
  101. Libya
  102. Macedonia
  103. Malta
  104. Moldova
  105. Monaco
  106. Montenegro
  107. Malaysia
  108. Maldives
  109. Mongolia
  110. Madagascar
  111. Malawi
  112. Mali
  113. Mauritania
  114. Mauritius
  115. Morocco
  116. Mozambique
  117. Mexico
  118. Marshall Islands
  119. Micronesia
  120. Netherlands
  121. Norway
  122. Nepal
  123. North Korea
  124. Namibia
  125. Niger
  126. Nigeria
  127. Nicaragua
  128. Nauru
  129. New Zealand
  130. Oman
  131. Poland
  132. Portugal
  133. Pakistan
  134. Philippines
  135. Panama
  136. Paraguay
  137. Peru
  138. Palau
  139. Papua New Guinea
  140. Qatar
  141. Romania
  142. Russia
  143. Republic of Congo
  144. Rwanda
  145. San Marino
  146. Serbia
  147. Slovakia
  148. Slovenia
  149. Spain
  150. Sweden
  151. Switzerland
  152. Saudi Arabia
  153. Singapore
  154. South Korea
  155. Sri Lanka
  156. Syria
  157. Sao Tome and Principe
  158. Senegal
  159. Seychelles
  160. Sierra Leone
  161. Somalia
  162. South Africa
  163. South Sudan
  164. Sudan
  165. Swaziland
  166. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  167. Saint Lucia
  168. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  169. Suriname
  170. Samoa
  171. Solomon Islands
  172. Turkey
  173. Taiwan
  174. Tajikistan
  175. Thailand
  176. Turkmenistan
  177. Tanzania
  178. Togo
  179. Tunisia
  180. Trinidad and Tobago
  181. Tonga
  182. Tuvalu
  183. Ukraine
  184. United Kingdom
  185. United Arab Emirates
  186. Uzbekistan
  187. Uganda
  188. United States
  189. Uruguay
  190. Vatican
  191. Vietnam
  192. Venezuela
  193. Vanuatu
  194. Yemen
  195. Zambia
  196. Zimbabwe

Again, there are 196 sovereign nations / countries in the world. Of those, 192 are members of the U.N. or United Nations.
more than 190
There are 7 countries: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica
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