All the Countries in the World in Alphabetical Order

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There are currently 195 independent sovereign countries in the world, following the independence of South Sudan as a sovereign nation on July 9, 2011.

About 193 are recognized by the United Nations as member states while the remaining two countries are non-member observer states; speaking of Vatican City (Holy See) and Palestine.

Taiwan is not included in this list because the United Nations does not recognize Taiwan as a member. Taiwan is only recognized as an independent country by about 25 countries.

Due to political pressure from China, Taiwan does not have an embassy in the United States, and the United States has not recognized Taiwan since January 1, 1979. The other places not included in this list are dependent countries.

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Here below is the list of all the countries in the world in alphabetical order.

# Country (A-Z) Population
(2020)
Land Area
(Km²)
1 Afghanistan 38,928,346 652,860
2 Albania 2,877,797 27,400
3 Algeria 43,851,044 2,381,740
4 Andorra 77,265 470
5 Angola 32,866,272 1,246,700
6 Antigua and Barbuda 97,929 440
7 Argentina 45,195,774 2,736,690
8 Armenia 2,963,243 28,470
9 Australia 25,499,884 7,682,300
10 Austria 9,006,398 82,409
11 Azerbaijan 10,139,177 82,658
12 Bahamas 393,244 10,010
13 Bahrain 1,701,575 760
14 Bangladesh 164,689,383 130,170
15 Barbados 287,375 430
16 Belarus 9,449,323 202,910
17 Belgium 11,589,623 30,280
18 Belize 397,628 22,810
19 Benin 12,123,200 112,760
20 Bhutan 771,608 38,117
21 Bolivia 11,673,021 1,083,300
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,280,819 51,000
23 Botswana 2,351,627 566,730
24 Brazil 212,559,417 8,358,140
25 Brunei 437,479 5,270
26 Bulgaria 6,948,445 108,560
27 Burkina Faso 20,903,273 273,600
28 Burundi 11,890,784 25,680
29 Côte d’Ivoire 26,378,274 318,000
30 Cabo Verde 555,987 4,030
31 Cambodia 16,718,965 176,520
32 Cameroon 26,545,863 472,710
33 Canada 37,742,154 9,093,510
34 Central African Republic 4,829,767 622,980
35 Chad 16,425,864 1,259,200
36 Chile 19,116,201 743,532
37 China 1,439,323,776 9,388,211
38 Colombia 50,882,891 1,109,500
39 Comoros 869,601 1,861
40 Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) 5,518,087 341,500
41 Costa Rica 5,094,118 51,060
42 Croatia 4,105,267 55,960
43 Cuba 11,326,616 106,440
44 Cyprus 1,207,359 9,240
45 Czechia (Czech Republic) 10,708,981 77,240
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo 89,561,403 2,267,050
47 Denmark 5,792,202 42,430
48 Djibouti 988,000 23,180
49 Dominica 71,986 750
50 Dominican Republic 10,847,910 48,320
51 Ecuador 17,643,054 248,360
52 Egypt 102,334,404 995,450
53 El Salvador 6,486,205 20,720
54 Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 28,050
55 Eritrea 3,546,421 101,000
56 Estonia 1,326,535 42,390
57 Eswatini (fmr. “Swaziland”) 1,160,164 17,200
58 Ethiopia 114,963,588 1,000,000
59 Fiji 896,445 18,270
60 Finland 5,540,720 303,890
61 France 65,273,511 547,557
62 Gabon 2,225,734 257,670
63 Gambia 2,416,668 10,120
64 Georgia 3,989,167 69,490
65 Germany 83,783,942 348,560
66 Ghana 31,072,940 227,540
67 Greece 10,423,054 128,900
68 Grenada 112,523 340
69 Guatemala 17,915,568 107,160
70 Guinea 13,132,795 245,720
71 Guinea-Bissau 1,968,001 28,120
72 Guyana 786,552 196,850
73 Haiti 11,402,528 27,560
74 Holy See 801 0
75 Honduras 9,904,607 111,890
76 Hungary 9,660,351 90,530
77 Iceland 341,243 100,250
78 India 1,380,004,385 2,973,190
79 Indonesia 273,523,615 1,811,570
80 Iran 83,992,949 1,628,550
81 Iraq 40,222,493 434,320
82 Ireland 4,937,786 68,890
83 Israel 8,655,535 21,640
84 Italy 60,461,826 294,140
85 Jamaica 2,961,167 10,830
86 Japan 126,476,461 364,555
87 Jordan 10,203,134 88,780
88 Kazakhstan 18,776,707 2,699,700
89 Kenya 53,771,296 569,140
90 Kiribati 119,449 810
91 Kuwait 4,270,571 17,820
92 Kyrgyzstan 6,524,195 191,800
93 Laos 7,275,560 230,800
94 Latvia 1,886,198 62,200
95 Lebanon 6,825,445 10,230
96 Lesotho 2,142,249 30,360
97 Liberia 5,057,681 96,320
98 Libya 6,871,292 1,759,540
99 Liechtenstein 38,128 160
100 Lithuania 2,722,289 62,674
101 Luxembourg 625,978 2,590
102 Madagascar 27,691,018 581,795
103 Malawi 19,129,952 94,280
104 Malaysia 32,365,999 328,550
105 Maldives 540,544 300
106 Mali 20,250,833 1,220,190
107 Malta 441,543 320
108 Marshall Islands 59,190 180
109 Mauritania 4,649,658 1,030,700
110 Mauritius 1,271,768 2,030
111 Mexico 128,932,753 1,943,950
112 Micronesia 548,914 700
113 Moldova 4,033,963 32,850
114 Monaco 39,242 1
115 Mongolia 3,278,290 1,553,560
116 Montenegro 628,066 13,450
117 Morocco 36,910,560 446,300
118 Mozambique 31,255,435 786,380
119 Myanmar (formerly Burma) 54,409,800 653,290
120 Namibia 2,540,905 823,290
121 Nauru 10,824 20
122 Nepal 29,136,808 143,350
123 Netherlands 17,134,872 33,720
124 New Zealand 4,822,233 263,310
125 Nicaragua 6,624,554 120,340
126 Niger 24,206,644 1,266,700
127 Nigeria 206,139,589 910,770
128 North Korea 25,778,816 120,410
129 North Macedonia 2,083,374 25,220
130 Norway 5,421,241 365,268
131 Oman 5,106,626 309,500
132 Pakistan 220,892,340 770,880
133 Palau 18,094 460
134 Palestine State 5,101,414 6,020
135 Panama 4,314,767 74,340
136 Papua New Guinea 8,947,024 452,860
137 Paraguay 7,132,538 397,300
138 Peru 32,971,854 1,280,000
139 Philippines 109,581,078 298,170
140 Poland 37,846,611 306,230
141 Portugal 10,196,709 91,590
142 Qatar 2,881,053 11,610
143 Romania 19,237,691 230,170
144 Russia 145,934,462 16,376,870
145 Rwanda 12,952,218 24,670
146 Saint Kitts and Nevis 53,199 260
147 Saint Lucia 183,627 610
148 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,940 390
149 Samoa 198,414 2,830
150 San Marino 33,931 60
151 Sao Tome and Principe 219,159 960
152 Saudi Arabia 34,813,871 2,149,690
153 Senegal 16,743,927 192,530
154 Serbia 8,737,371 87,460
155 Seychelles 98,347 460
156 Sierra Leone 7,976,983 72,180
157 Singapore 5,850,342 700
158 Slovakia 5,459,642 48,088
159 Slovenia 2,078,938 20,140
160 Solomon Islands 686,884 27,990
161 Somalia 15,893,222 627,340
162 South Africa 59,308,690 1,213,090
163 South Korea 51,269,185 97,230
164 South Sudan 11,193,725 610,952
165 Spain 46,754,778 498,800
166 Sri Lanka 21,413,249 62,710
167 Sudan 43,849,260 1,765,048
168 Suriname 586,632 156,000
169 Sweden 10,099,265 410,340
170 Switzerland 8,654,622 39,516
171 Syria 17,500,658 183,630
172 Tajikistan 9,537,645 139,960
173 Tanzania 59,734,218 885,800
174 Thailand 69,799,978 510,890
175 Timor-Leste 1,318,445 14,870
176 Togo 8,278,724 54,390
177 Tonga 105,695 720
178 Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,488 5,130
179 Tunisia 11,818,619 155,360
180 Turkey 84,339,067 769,630
181 Turkmenistan 6,031,200 469,930
182 Tuvalu 11,792 30
183 Uganda 45,741,007 199,810
184 Ukraine 43,733,762 579,320
185 United Arab Emirates 9,890,402 83,600
186 United Kingdom 67,886,011 241,930
187 United States of America 331,002,651 9,147,420
188 Uruguay 3,473,730 175,020
189 Uzbekistan 33,469,203 425,400
190 Vanuatu 307,145 12,190
191 Venezuela 28,435,940 882,050
192 Vietnam 97,338,579 310,070
193 Yemen 29,825,964 527,970
194 Zambia 18,383,955 743,390
195 Zimbabwe 14,862,924 386,850

What parts of the world are these countries located?

Out of the 195 independent countries in the world; 54 countries are in Africa, 48 counties are in Asia, 44 countries are in Europe, 33 countries are in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 countries are in Oceania, and the remaining 2 countries are in Northern America.

What is United Nations?

The United Nations is a global organization that was established in 1945. The UN, which now has 193 member states, is guided by the goals and principles outlined in its founding Charter. The United Nations has developed over time to keep up with a rapidly changing world.

Is Kosovo a country?

Kosovo is the newest member of the European Union. The Republic of Kosovo’s Assembly in Pristina declared independence from the Republic of Serbia on February 17, 2008. Since then, 114 countries have recognized Kosovo as an independent country, including Germany and the majority of EU member states. Meanwhile, not all UN members have recognized Kosovo as an independent state, and some have even revoked their recognition.

Purpose of this list of countries in the world

The above list of the world countries have been organized alphabetically and can be used for informational or educational purposes, as well as to see if your country is recognized by the United Nations.

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