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World Countries List

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Map of the world with nations represented by their flags.
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How many countries are there in the world?

Since South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011, there are now 195 independent sovereign nations in the world (not including the disputed but de facto independent Taiwan, plus some 60 dependent areas and several disputed territories, such as Kosovo.

193 sovereign states are United Nations members and equally represented in the UN General Assembly.
Two non-member countries have permanent observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

Below is a list of countries and areas of the world in alphabetical order, with official names and alternative designations. The list contains English and French country names as well as the local names of the countries.

Links will lead to the respective One World - Nations Online country profiles.

Each country profile contains links to and information about important official websites of a country/territory, geographic information, maps, the national flag, history, culture and tourist destinations.
The country profiles include information on a country's population and languages, its capital(s) and largest cities, tourist attractions and world heritage sites, as well as education, economy, newspapers and news sources, and other country information.

English English Name
French French Name
Local Name
Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanestan South-Central Asia
Albania Albanie Shqiperia Balkan Peninsula
Algeria Algérie Al Jaza'ir Northern Africa
American Samoa Samoa Américaines American Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
Andorra Andorre Andorra Southern Europe
Angola Angola Angola Central Africa
Anguilla Anguilla Anguilla Leeward Islands, Caribbean
ice Antarctica Antarctique Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua-et-Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Argentina Argentine Argentina Southern South America
Armenia Arménie Hayastan Western Asia
Aruba Aruba Aruba Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Australia Australie Australia Australia/Oceania
Austria Autriche Österreich Western Europe
Azerbaijan Azerbaïdjan Azarbaycan Caucasus, Western Asia
Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas Caribbean
Bahrain Bahreïn Al Bahrayn Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh South-Central Asia
Barbados Barbade Barbados Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Belarus Bélarus Byelarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Belgique Belgique, Belgie Western Europe
Belize Belize Belize Central America
Benin Bénin Benin West Africa
Bermuda Bermudes Bermuda North America
Bhutan Bhoutan Bhutan South-Central Asia
Bolivia Bolivie Bolivia Central South America
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnie-Herzégovine Bosna i Hercegovina Southern Europe
Botswana Botswana Botswana Southern Africa
Brazil Brésil Brasil Central Eastern South America
Brunei Darussalam Brunéi Darussalam Negara Brunei Darussalam Southeast Asia
Bulgaria Bulgarie Bulgaria Balkan, Eastern Europe
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso West Africa
Burundi Burundi Burundi Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
Cambodia Cambodge Kampuchea South-East Asia
Cameroon Cameroun Cameroon, Cameroun Central Africa
Canada Canada Canada North North America
Cape Verde Cap-Vert Cabo Verde West Africa
Cayman Islands Îles Caïmans Cayman Islands Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Central African Republic Centrafricaine, République Republique Centrafricaine Central Africa
Chad Tchad Tchad Central Africa
Chile Chili Chile Western South America
China Chine Zhong Guo Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Île Christmas Christmas Island Southeast Asia
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Îles Cocos (Keeling) Cocos (Keeling) Islands South-East Asia, Australia
Colombia Colombie Colombia North West South America
Comoros Comores Komori Eastern Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) Congo, La République Démocratique du République Démocratique du Congo Central Africa
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) République du Congo République du Congo Central Africa
Cook Islands Îles Cook Kūki 'Āirani Polynesia, Oceania
Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica Central America
Côte D'ivoire (Ivory Coast) Côte D'ivoire Cote d'Ivoire West Africa
Croatia Croatie Hrvatska Balkan Peninsula, Southern Europe
Cuba Cuba Cuba Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Cyprus Chypre Kibris, Kypros Mediterranean, Western Asia
Czech Republic République Tchèque Ceska Republika Eastern Europe
Denmark Danemark Danmark Northern Europe
Djibouti Djibouti Jabuuti, Gabuuti Eastern Africa
Dominica Dominique Dominica (Ouaitocoubouli) Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Dominican Republic Dominicaine, République República Dominicana Greater Antilles, Caribbean
East Timor (Timor-Leste) Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental) Timór Loro Sa’e South-East Asia
Ecuador Équateur Ecuador North West South America
Egypt Égypte Misr Africa, Middle East
El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Central America
Equatorial Guinea Guinée Équatoriale Guinea Ecuatorial Central Africa
Eritrea Érythrée Hagärä Ertra, Tigrinya Eastern Africa
Estonia Estonie Eesti Vabariik Northern Europe
Ethiopia Éthiopie Ityop'iya Eastern Africa
Falkland Islands Falkland, Îles (Malvinas) Islas Malvinas Southern South America
Faroe Islands Îles Féroé Føroyar Northern Europe
Fiji Fidji Matanitu ko Viti Melanesia, Oceania
Finland Finlande Suomi Northern Europe
France France France Western Europe
French Guiana Guyane Française Guyane Northern South America
French Polynesia Polynésie Française Polynésie Française Polynesia, Oceania
French Southern Territories Terres Australes Françaises Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises Southern Indian Ocean
Gabon Gabon Gabon Central Africa
The Gambia Gambie The Gambia West Africa
Georgia Géorgie Sakartvelo Caucasus
Germany Allemagne Deutschland Western Europe
Ghana Ghana Ghana West Africa
Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Grèce Ellas or Ellada Southern Europe
Greenland Groenland Kalaallit Nunaat North America
Grenada Grenade Grenada Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (Gwadloup) Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guam Guam Guåhan Micronesia, Oceania
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Central America
Guinea Guinée Guinée West Africa
Guinea-Bissau Guinée-Bissau Guiné-Bissau West Africa
Guyana Guyana Guyana North Eastern South America
Haiti Haïti Haiti Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Holy See Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
Honduras Honduras Honduras Central America
Hong Kong Hong-Kong Xianggang Eastern Asia
Hungary Hongrie Magyarorszag Eastern Europe
Iceland Islande Ísland Northern Europe
India Inde Bhārat South-Central Asia
Indonesia Indonésie Indonesia Maritime South-East Asia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) République Islamique d' Iran Īrān South-Central Asia
Iraq Iraq al-ʿIrāq Middle East, Western Asia
Ireland Irlande Éire Northern Europe
Israel Israël Jisra'el Middle East, Western Asia
Italy Italie Italia Southern Europe
Ivory Coast Côte D'ivoire Cote d'Ivoire West Africa
Jamaica Jamaïque Jamaica Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Japan Japon Nihon or Nippon Eastern Asia
Jordan Jordanie al-Urdunn Middle East, Western Asia
Kazakhstan Kazakstan Qazaqstan Central Asia
Kenya Kenya Kenya Eastern Africa
Kiribati Kiribati Ribaberiki Kiribati Micronesia, Oceania
Korea, Democratic People's Rep. (North Korea) Corée, République Populaire Démocratique de (Corée du Nord) Chosŏn Eastern Asia
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Corée, République de (Corée du Sud) Hanguk or Namhan Eastern Asia
Kosovo Flag Kosovo Kosovo Albanian: : Kosova ou Kosovë,
Serbian: Kosovo, Косово
Southern Europe
Kuwait Koweït Al Kuwayt Middle East, Western Asia
Kyrgyzstan Kirghizistan Kyrgysstan Central Asia
Lao, People's Democratic Republic Lao, République Démocratique Populaire Lao South-East Asia
Latvia Lettonie Latvija Northern Europe
Lebanon Liban Lubnan Middle East, Western Asia
Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho Southern Africa
Liberia Libéria Liberia West Africa
Libya Libye Libiyah Northern Africa
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Western Europe
Lithuania Lituanie Lietuva Northern Europe
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg, Letzebuerg Western Europe
Macau Macao Aomen Eastern Asia
Madagascar Madagascar Madagasikara Eastern Africa
Malawi Malawi Malaŵi Eastern Africa
Malaysia Malaisie Malaysia Southeast Asia
Maldives Maldives Dhivehi Raajje South-Central Asia
Mali Mali Mali West Africa
Malta Malte Malta Southern Europe
Marshall Islands Îles Marshall Aolepān Aorōkin Ṃajeḷ Micronesia, Oceania
Martinique Martinique Martinique Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Mauritania Mauritanie Muritaniyah West Africa
Mauritius Île Maurice Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mayotte Mayotte Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Mexique Estados Unidos Mexicanos North America
Micronesia, Federal States of États Fédérés de Micronésie Micronesia Micronesia, Oceania
Moldova, Republic of Moldova, République de Moldova Eastern Europe
Monaco Monaco Monaco Southern Europe
Mongolia Mongolie Mongol Uls Eastern Asia
Montenegro Monténégro Crna Gora Southern Europe
Montserrat Montserrat Montserrat Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Morocco Maroc Al Maghrib Northern Africa
Mozambique Mozambique Mocambique Eastern Africa
Myanmar, Burma Myanmar, Birmanie Myăma Southeast Asia
Namibia Namibie Namibia Southern Africa
Nauru Nauru Nauru Micronesia, Oceania
Nepal Népal Nepal South-Central Asia
Netherlands Pays-Bas Nederland/Holland Western Europe
Netherlands Antilles Antilles Néerlandaises Nederlandse Antillen Caribbean
New Caledonia Nouvelle-Calédonie Nouvelle-Calédonie Melanesia, Oceania
New Zealand Nouvelle-Zélande Aotearoa Oceania; Australia
Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua Central America
Niger Niger Niger West Africa
Nigeria Nigéria Nigeria West Africa
Niue Nioué Niue Polynesia, Oceania
North Macedonia Macédoine du Nord Severna Makedonija Balkan Peninsula, Southern Europe
Northern Mariana Islands Îles Mariannes du Nord Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia, Oceania
Norway Norvège Norge, Noreg Northern Europe
Oman Oman Saltanat Uman Middle East
Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan South-Central Asia
Palau Palaos Belau Micronesia, Oceania
Palestinian territories Autorité Nationale Palestinienne Filastin Middle East, Western Asia
Panama Panama Panama Central America
Papua New Guinea Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée Papua Niu Gini Maritime Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Oceania
Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay Central South America
Peru Pérou Peru Western South America
Philippines Philippines Pilipinas Southeast Asia
Pitcairn Island Pitcairn Pitcairn Island Polynesia, Oceania
Poland Pologne Polska Eastern Europe
Portugal Portugal Portugal Southern Europe
Puerto Rico Porto Rico Puerto Rico Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Qatar Qatar Dawlat Qatar Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Reunion Island Ile de la Réunion Ile de la Réunion Eastern Africa
Romania Roumanie Romania Eastern Europe
Russian Federation Russie, Fédération de Rossiya Eastern Europe - Northern Asia
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Lucia Sainte-Lucie Saint Lucia Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Samoa Samoa Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
San Marino Saint-Marin San Marino Southern Europe within Italy
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tomé-et-Principe São Tomé e Príncipe Central Africa
Saudi Arabia Arabie Saoudite Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Senegal Sénégal Senegal West Africa
Serbia Serbie Srbija Southern Europe
Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone West Africa
Singapore Singapour Singapore Southeast Asia
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Slovaquie Slovensko Eastern Europe
Slovenia Slovénie Slovenija Southern Europe
Solomon Islands Salomon, Îles Solomon Islands Melanesia, Oceania
Somalia Somalie Soomaaliya Eastern Africa
South Africa Afrique du Sud South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika, Southern Africa
South Sudan Soudan du Sud South Sudan East-Central Africa
Spain Espagne España Southern Europe
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South-Central Asia
Sudan Soudan As-Sudan Northern Africa
Suriname Suriname Suriname North-Eastern South America
Swaziland (Eswatini) Swaziland Eswatini Southern Africa
Sweden Suède Sverige Northern Europe
Switzerland Suisse Schweiz (German), Suisse (French), Svizzera (Italian) Western Europe
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic Syrienne, République Arabe Suriyah Middle East, Western Asia
Taiwan (Republic of China) Taïwan, Province de Chine T'ai-wan Eastern Asia
Tajikistan Tadjikistan Tojikiston Central Asia
Tanzania; officially the United Republic of Tanzania Tanzanie, République-Unie de Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Eastern Africa
Thailand Thaïlande Prathet Thai South-East Asia
Tibet Tibet Bod South-Central Asia
Timor-Leste (East Timor) Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental) Timór Loro Sa’e Maritime South-East Asia
Togo Togo Republique Togolaise West Africa
Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Oceania/Australia
Tonga Tonga Tonga Polynesia, Oceania
Trinidad and Tobago Trinité-et-Tobago Trinidad, Tobago Northern South America, Caribbean
Tunisia Tunisie Tunis Northern Africa
Turkey Turquie Turkiye Southeastern Europe, Western Asia
Turkmenistan Turkménistan Turkmenistan Central Asia
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks et Caïques, Îles Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean, parts of the Bahamas island chain.
Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu Polynesia, Oceania
Uganda Ouganda Uganda Eastern Africa
Ukraine Ukraine Ukrayina Eastern Europe
United Arab Emirates Émirats Arabes Unis Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
United Kingdom Royaume-Uni United Kingdom Northern Europe
United States États-Unis United States North America
Uruguay Uruguay Republica Oriental del Uruguay Central East South America
Uzbekistan Ouzbékistan Uzbekiston Respublikasi Central Asia
Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu Melanesia, Oceania
Vatican City State (Holy See) Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Northern South America
Vietnam Viêt Nam Việt Nam South-East Asia
Virgin Islands (British) Îles Vierges Britanniques   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Îles Vierges des États-Unis Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Islands Wallis et Futuna Wallis et Futuna Polynesia, Oceania
Western Sahara Sahara Occidental Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah Northern Africa
Yemen Yémen Al Yaman Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Zambia Zambie Zambia Eastern Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Eastern Africa



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